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Looks like all the time spent in Music City for ABC’s new drama Nashville is rubbing off on one actress. Hayden Panettiere, who plays the role of singer Juliette Barnes, performed “Telescope” on last week’s episode. The track is now available digitally through iTunes, and has found airplay on some country radio stations in the United States this week. It’s not her first time trying her hand at the music scene: the actress recorded a pop album when she was younger, including a single release in 2008.
In an interview with US Weekly Hayden admits that she would love to record a country record someday. She said:
“I always said that if I was going to go back to music, I would do Country. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.”
There is no official confirmation from Hayden on if she really will be recording a country album. What do you think? After Jana Kramer has successfully transitioned from actress on One Tree Hill to a country music career, do you think Hayden can too?
ABC’s “Nashville” starlet, Hayden Panettiere, who portrays a young country music superstar, is making her fictional on-screen role a reality. During the second episode of “Nashville” (which aired last week on October 17), Hayden’s character, Juliette Barnes, performed a song entitled “Telescope.” ABC has released Hayden’s version of “Telescope” to iTunes as the first single from the new primetime drama.
To purchase your copy of “Telescope,” click here.
So let me do a fangirl squeal for my current favorite TV show… Nashville!
The cast of the ABC hit series will be guests on The View this morning. There will be appearances from co-stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere as well as musical performances from Charles Esten, Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio, and Jonathan Jackson.
Set your DVRs, fans! The View airs on ABC at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.
Plus, there is an all new episode of Nashville on ABC at 10 p.m. ET./9 p.m. CT.
PS: I’m not-so-patiently waiting for Rayna & Deacon to reunite!
ABC’s Nashville, that is. The two country music artists are slotted to make cameos on ABC’s newest smash hit musical drama as party goers at a celebratory bash thrown by fictional country music sensation, Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere). Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young, who will appear as themselves, attend the party, which is intended to celebrate the success of Barnes’ and Rayna James’ (played by Connie Britton) duet, “Wrong Song”.
The episode featuring Brantley and Chris will air on Wednesday, January 23rd a 10:00 p.m. on ABC.
The Golden Globe, that is. This morning, the nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards were announced, and Nashville certainly made a showing; and we mean both “Nashville” the television show and residents of Nashville whose names you might recognize from the world of country music.
In the category of Best Actress, Television Drama, ABC’s “Nashville” was represented by a nomination for Connie Britton (who plays Rayna James in the highly coveted television series). In the category of Best Supporting Actress, Television, ABC’s “Nashville” was again represented by a nomination for Hayden Panettiere (who plays Juliette Barnes). Also getting nods for their involvement in film projects are Keith Urban and Taylor Swift. Keith lent his vocals to the soundtrack for “Act of Valor” with his song “For You,” while Taylor’s “Safe & Sound” was included on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack.
Good luck to the Nashville noms! Tune in on January 13 to see if any of the Golden Globes make their way back to Music City!
While the honorees themselves are still being kept top secret, CMT has announced a big list of performers for their 2012 Artists of the Year special. Performing this year will be country superstars Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Thompson Square, Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band and Sammy Hagar. While the station won’t announce the honorees, or even hint about who it could be, fans are encouraged to keep up-to-date in all the announcements at cmt.com.
The 90-minute special will be hosted by Rascal Flatts and “Nashville” show star Hayden Panettiere on December 8th, 2012 airing on CMT. Who do you think deserves to be honored at the third annual event?
A week has gone by and not much has changed on the streets of Nashville. Juliette Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere, has miraculously recovered from the heartache she experienced at the Bluebird last week when she watched Rayna James (Connie Britton) and Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) perform a duet that made them seem like a bit more than friends. How does a spicy little country starlet with a troubled family life recover? She throws herself at the man she is infatuated with a little more aggressively. Juliette’s solution to making sure that Deacon stays all hers is to say anything and everything (and do anything and everything) to get him to join her on tour. But will Deacon leave behind Rayna, his old flame who he clearly still burns hot for?
Speaking of Rayna, her husband, Teddy (Eric Close), is acting more and more suspicious as the weeks go by. It seems that maybe money has gotten Mr. Rayna James down, as we catch a glimpse of Teddy and Rayna discussing their financial status (otherwise known as “bankrupt”) with a financial analyst. It turns out the politician and former superstar have no liquid assets to their names. So, what does Rayna’s label suggest as a surefire way to cure their financial woes? You guessed it — hit the road with Juliette, of course. This tour seems to be the the key to solving many a’problem in Nashville! Later, Teddy headed to the Music City Credit Union to discuss his options, but reacted very oddly at the mention of the word “audit” and promptly excused himself from the premises. What is Teddy hiding?
This seemed to be the theme of the second episode of the show that has created quite a buzz, ABC’s Nashville. The second episode began with Hayden Panettiere‘s character, Juliette Barnes, taking over the streets of Nashville, literally, as she filmed a music video that has Laura Bell Bundy “Giddy On Up” style choreography, mixed with the naughtiness of Christina Aguilera back in her “Dirrty” days. And, of course, stuck in the traffic caused by Juliette is Rayna Jaymes, former country starlet who is trying to breathe new life back into a career that her record label believes is dwindling. Naturally, seeing the young vixen create such a stir is a point of contention for Rayna, as she still tries to work through the abominable idea her record label suggested — that she open for a songstress that, age-wise, she could have given birth to herself.
ABC has just announced that they’re adding a brand-new drama to its lineup this Fall. “Nashville” follows the story of country singer Rayna, played by Connie Britton, who is trying to save her declining career. She has been forced to open up the tour for new up-and-coming singer Juliett Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere, and the conflict begins. Take a look at the trailer for the new show, which was filmed right in Nashville, and let us know what you think about a drama being based around Music City:
With ABC upfronts in full-swing today and country music stars like Reba & Jennifer Nettles invading the network, ABC has announced a new fall drama centered around the goings-on of a country music legend and an up-and-coming crossover artist.
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) plays Rayna James, an accomplished country legend whose popularity is on the decline, while Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”) plays Juliette Barnes, a new artist determined to take over the country charts. In an attempt to benefit both careers, Rayna’s record label pairs her with Juliette for a co-headlining tour, and from there, the drama ensues. Will Juliette be able to steal Rayna’s spotlight?
Look for Rayna’s wealthy, powerful and estranged father to add to the drama by helping Rayna’s husband, Teddy, seek a chance at the mayorship of Nashville against his wife’s wishes.
Produced by Callie Khouri (writer of “Thelma & Louise”), R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue”) & Steve Buchanan, look for “Nashville” to take viewers inside the world of country music and all of its entanglements, ranging from touring and romance to politics and familial drama.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to let us know what you think! Will you be tuning in to “Nashville”?