Yeehaw! Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Clarkson, Nicole Kidman and extra stars have all stepped out of their consolation zones — and into their cowboy boots — to get into the nation groove.
Panettiere starred on Nashville from October 2012 to July 2018, portraying former teen sensation and nation trade hopeful Juliette Barnes. All through the sequence, Juliette nipped on the heels of longtime celebrity Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), whose reign excessive of the charts showing to be fading.
Turning into one together with her character was a problem, particularly when the present tackled some hard-hitting matters. The Heroes alum advised Entry Hollywood in December 2016, “It’s a must to experience the waves just like the character. Whenever you’re that near your character, you’re feeling their ache and generally issues hit near dwelling, and there’s been loads of that. … It undoubtedly takes it out of you.”
Two months later, Britton, whose character died on the finish of season 5, mirrored on her personal nation journey. “It was extremely emotional. It was very troublesome for me and it nonetheless is,” she advised The Hollywood Reporter in February 2017. “[Nashville] has grow to be an important a part of my life. It was actually robust doing these final couple weeks particularly.”
Viewers won’t have anticipated to see Panettiere and the Friday Evening Lights alum channeling their internal nation songstresses — and a few music stars have given followers the identical shock twist. Clarkson, identified for her gigantic pop hits, has dipped a toe into the nation world. The Voice coach teamed up with Jason Aldean for 2010’s “Don’t You Wanna Keep,” and whereas she won’t be an authorized nation queen, she has some sturdy emotions about how the style has developed over time.
“Nation music doesn’t sound nation anymore … Nation music is gone,” the Kelly Clarkson Present host mentioned throughout a 2019 Youtube Q&A. “Like, I don’t know who’s making it, however there is perhaps, like, 4 folks. Now it’s, like, bizarre phrase rap.”
The “Breakaway” singer’s quibbles with the style had been private, not skilled. “I’m not within the nation music trade. I’m not making an attempt to get performed on nation radio,” Clarkson defined on the time. “Right here’s the factor, I simply love nation music. So, why don’t all of us begin placing our ’80s and ’90s information on and let’s determine, ‘What’s nation music? What’s the sound we like once more?’ As a result of it’s not what you’re taking part in on the radio. I’m mad about it.”
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