04:42 PM EDT 05/23/2013
Originally posted 05/22/2013 08:00PM
As Scarlett O'Connor on Nashville, Clare Bowen portrays the quintessential country crooner with a heart of gold, but the reality of the actress and singer's life may surprise you.
The Australian native (yes, that's right) has come to be known for her character's folksy duets with costar Sam Palladio (who plays Gunnar Scott) like "When the Right One Comes Along."
Leading in to Wednesday's finale, Bowen, 24, talks to PEOPLE about her accent, moving to the States, and what's next for the just-signed Scarlett.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 03:10PM
A real-life country star is coming to Nashville.
Brad Paisley will make a special guest appearance as himself on the season finale of the ABC drama – and PEOPLE has the first photos from the set.
The Grammy winner, 40, will perform with Connie Britton and Charles Esten's characters, Rayna and Deacon, at the CMA Awards during the episode, which airs May 22.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 06:00PM
With the Nashville actress and the pop star on dueling magazine covers, Britton's son couldn't tell the difference, she jokes
Originally posted 03/01/2013 09:00AM
"Never in a million years would that have stopped me. You get an idea in your head and you're going to do it," the Nashville star says
Originally posted 01/23/2013 07:10AM
The Australian actress, who plays Scarlett on the hit ABC show, talks about her favorite performances
Originally posted 01/16/2013 07:00PM
Still, the Nashville star says she "didn't really fully comprehend the level of guilt involved" in parenting
Originally posted 01/08/2013 06:00AM
Cecconi's in West Hollywood was the site of a celebrity date night as Audi kicked off Golden Globes week with a star-studded bash on Sunday.
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts arrived holding hands and spent the evening cozied up in one corner of the restaurant's covered patio, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
With Schreiber sipping on a glass of red wine with one arm draped adoringly around the beaming Watts's waist, the duo couldn't look any more in love.
The couple later caught up with actress Kate Bosworth and her fiancé, director Michael Polish, with Schreiber only breaking away to cross the crowded room and greet a late-arriving, Connie Britton, who was resplendent in an off-the-shoulder floor-length red gown.
Originally posted 10/24/2012 08:20PM
Guys, watch out for Hayden Panettiere!
The actress, who plays seductive country starlet Juliette Barnes on Nashville, has got the vixen thing down (not to mention a darn good twang!) in a brand new music video for "Telescope," the ABC show's first official single to be released.
Performing as Juliette, Panettiere makes her "cheatin', schemin'" tattooed lover (played by actor Daniel Ness) pay by stringing him up with rope and hanging him upside down.
Originally posted 10/11/2012 11:35AM
It was arguably the most-anticipated premiere of the season, filled with big, brassy country performances (by Connie Britton's Rayna and Hayden Panettiere's Juliette), crying drama queens (that would be Juliette, again) and, of course, sex (Juliette! Behave!).
But was ABC's heavily hyped Nashville all it promised to be?
Here's what y'all (plus some country stars!) had to say:
Originally posted 10/09/2012 09:00AM
Connie Britton's TV resumé is nothing if not well-rounded.
The actress, 45, has played working mom Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, the haunted and troubled Vivien on American Horror Story, and now, she'll portray fading country star Rayna James on the upcoming Nashville.
But for all her characters' differences, Britton is keen on bringing one unifying characteristic to each of the roles.
"It's important in whatever character I play that I show as many different levels of what it is to be a woman as I can. That includes being sexy!" Britton tells Redbook in its November issue.
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