Exclusive: Nashville Channels Country Star Hank Williams
Move over, Smash and Glee: ABC's new series Nashville will soon be entering the musical spotlight.
Taking a cue from series like Desperate Housewives, One Tree Hill and Eli Stone, ABC's new country-music drama will be using the names of songs as its episode titles. To that end, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that the second episode of the new series will be titled "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)," from prolific country artist Hank Williams.
You don't have to like country music to like ABC's Nashville, y'all!
What's the significance? Well, while the show's star Rayna James (Connie Britton) has a husband (Eric Close), her former lover Deacon (Charles Esten) plays guitar in her band. Sounds like Nashville will be getting juicy pretty much immediately.
Nashville stars the Friday Night Lights alum as a fading country singer who is forced to join a hot country-crossover gal (Heroes' Hayden Panettiere) on tour. Both leading ladies lend their voices to original songs and covers of popular tunes.
From executive producers Callie Khouri and RJ Cutler, Nashville premieres Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10/9c on ABC.