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Country Stars Weigh In On "Nashville"


Jason Aldean says he's curious about ABC's new series "Nashville," and he's hoping it's good. But the country star admits he doesn't think Hollywood has the best track record for delivering accurate portrayals of the country music community.

Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter says she'd like to see "Nashville" succeed -- provided it's a quality show that's realistic, well-written, and well-acted. But she adds that if it's "trash," the series will "go away."

"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as a country music legend and Hayden Panettiere as the new face on the scene who's taking the industry by storm. The series is shot in Nashville, and will feature a mix of familiar and new country songs -- some of which will be released via iTunes following each episode. New tunes to come from Wednesday's premiere include Panettiere's "Love Like Mine" and Charles Esten's "Back Home." In addition, the Tammy Wynette classic "Stand By Your Man" and the Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" will be heard in the show. And Eric Paslay, who co-wrote the Eli Young hit, will be making his TV debut on the episode. He'll be portraying himself in a scene that takes place backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.

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