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In the midst of fall's usual frenzy of self-promotion, ABC's "Nashville" is the one show justifiably generating great buzz.

In the opening scene of the soapy drama premiering Wednesday, Oct. 10, Rayna James (Connie Britton), hair in pin curls, playfully chases her daughters at home. In the next scene, she's a country star performing at the Grand Ole Opry.

The "Friday Night Lights" and "American Horror Story" actress really is singing, and quite well, as is co-star Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), playing the nasty ingenue, Juliette Barnes.

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Granting Zap2it their only individual print interview after a press conference, the two actresses sit in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton and reflect on singing and why they wanted this show.

In the pilot, Rayna is finishing her set, and Juliette is going on, which sums up their careers at the moment. Though Rayna is more talented, »

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