SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

March 29, 2007 13:14 ET

The Third Soundtrack Album From "ONE TREE HILL" to Be Released April 3 on Warner Bros. Records

Characters on the Popular Series Take a Road Trip to Honey Grove, Texas, While Listening to "The Road Mix"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- The CW Network drama "ONE TREE HILL" has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. The show's latest effort to reach viewers takes the cast and crew from their North Carolina set to the small town of Honey Grove, Texas. Everyone knows that a good mix of music is the key to any road trip's success. "The Road Mix," the third soundtrack of "ONE TREE HILL," will be released on Tuesday, April 3 on Warner Bros. Records.

An upcoming episode of "ONE TREE HILL" follows Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Brooke (Sophia Bush), Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) as they take a 20-hour road trip from the fictional town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, to the real town of Honey Grove, Texas, (pop. 1,746) to find their friend Mouth (Lee Norris). The episode airs on Wednesday, May 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

In December 2006, "ONE TREE HILL" producers launched a national contest that allowed viewers to submit videos about why the show should shoot an episode in their hometown. Loyal fans in Honey Grove won the opportunity to appear in an upcoming episode (May 9) of the series.

"When we decided to travel to Honey Grove, we knew we'd need a great road mix for the journey. This soundtrack is just that -- a representation of some of the best songs and artists we've featured on 'One Tree Hill,'" says creator and executive producer Mark Schwahn. "The show has a strong musical heritage, and this mix makes me proud."

The new "ONE TREE HILL" soundtrack CD, "The Road Mix," will feature original tracks from Gym Class Heroes and Tyler Hilton, along with songs from The Wreckers, Dashboard Confessional, Lupe Fiasco, Band of Horses, The Honorary Title, Kooks, Jose Gonzalez, The Constantines, Iron & Wine/Calexico, Lucero, Songs: Ohia, The Weepies, La Rocca and Mother Love Bone.

Music has always played a fundamental role on "ONE TREE HILL," both within the show and in real life. Music artists such as Gavin DeGraw (who sings the show's theme song "I Don't Want To Be"), Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Eat World, Lupe Fiasco, The Wreckers and Fall Out Boy have all appeared as themselves on the series, performing in one of the show's two fictional venues: Club Tric and Karen's Café. And in a case of art imitating life imitating art, two series characters embarked on a successful real-life multi-city tour in the summer of 2005 with Tyler Hilton and Bethany Joy Galeotti performing in support of the first soundtrack album. The second album, "Friends with Benefits," was created to accompany a storyline dealing with breast cancer, with proceeds benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

"ONE TREE HILL" airs Wednesday (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on The CW). The series was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola. "ONE TREE HILL" is a Tollin/Robbins Production in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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