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Everyone involved with the ABC drama Nashville is quick to point out that the show could not be possible without two very fearless leaders: show creator Callie Khouri and the man behind the music, T-Bone Burnett.
Connie Britton worried that there would be no coming back from playing Tami Taylor. After her name became attached to her beloved character on Friday Night Lights, Britton knew it would take something a little daring to avoid being typecast forever.
It might seem hard to imagine Connie Britton topping her last two TV performances as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights and Vivian Harmon on American Horror Story. But the actress has found another show stopping role on the new ABC drama Nashville.
Connie Britton notably starred in Peter Berg’s hit movie Friday Night Lights, opposite Billy Bob Thornton, and then became the only cast member to reprise her role in the beloved television program of the same name, opposite Kyle Chandler. She received two Emmy Award and Television Critics Association Award nominations for her work in the series. The show and its creators received several awards over the course of the series’ five-year run, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence. Ms. Britton’s performance also earned her a Women’s Image Network (WIN) Award nomination.
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