Because the singing stakes have just been raised for Nashville Season 3.
According to Deadline, Laura Benanti has been cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama. The actress will come on board as Sadie Stone, an up-and-coming country artist who initially bonds with Connie Britton’s Rayna... only to grow into a rival (we assume.)
Chris Carmack gets a lot of credit, not just for taking on a role of closeted gay singer Will Lexington and portraying him with surprising depth, but for holding his own as a country singer. If you heard this on the radio, you'd download it!
Like "Ball & Chain," "Wrong Song" had to be a smash for the show to have any musical credibility. It was. The show's initial run of episodes all culminated in this Rayna-Juliet duet, and they delivered.
Gunnar: You can't keep fighting it, Scarlett. Everything that just happened on that stage, the energy, the connection, you and me. It's all still there. I felt it, and I know you felt it too. Scarlett: Well, as somebody once said to me, all I felt was music.