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ABC's 'Nashville' hits all the right notes

Drama debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday
By Jacqueline Cutler Published: October 10, 2012
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Rayna's at a crossroads; the record company boss demotes her to opening for Juliette on tour, and she declines. After 20 years as a star, she's not done singing.

“I had sung before, but years ago,” Britton says. “Saying I sang semiprofessionally would be overstating it. As an actor, if I am ever going to be able to stretch those muscles — to work with T-Bone Burnett in music and creating a character — this is as good as it gets.”

Burnett, the show's executive music producer, has won 12 Grammys for performing, writing and producing.

“T-Bone scares me,” Britton says. “As an artist, it is a great thing to take risks, but you chose to do it in front of 15 million people, and I run into the bathroom to vomit. As an artist, when you challenge yourself, you take risks, it is so rewarding. I feel like I hit a high C.”