Laura Benanti, Connie Britton Laura Benanti, Connie Britton

All Rayna James wants is a little peace and quiet.

On Wednesday's episode of Nashville, Rayna (Connie Britton) finds an unlikely ally in Sadie Stone (Laura Benanti), when Sadie helps Rayna flee undetected from some paparazzi who are lying in wait.

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As Rayna gears up for her wedding to Luke (Will Chase) while simultaneously trying to promote her album and record label, she forms a bond with Sadie — whose artistry reminds Rayna of herself before she got swept up into a social media whirlwind.

"Rayna takes her under her wing," Benanti tells about her character. "She's a real authentic artist. She's a real songwriter . ... It's less about flash and glitter and more about the music."

The pair's friendship evolves into a working relationship when they duet on a song, Benanti teases — even as Sadie finds herself the subject of a bidding war of sorts between Rayna and Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) over whose record label she'll sign to. "It's a song called 'Gasoline and Matches' that was written by [music producer] Buddy Miller and his wife Frankie," Benanti tells "It's a great song that Rayna and Sadie listen to in a car, and then Rayna delights Sadie by coming on to the stage and singing it with her."

Check out the clip below, exclusive to, to see Rayna and Sadie's great escape from the paparazzi:

Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.