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.
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. 1746) 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.
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
, Jose Gonzalez
, The Constantines, Iron & Wine
, 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.