Academy of Country Music Awards 2014

Country Music's Hollywood Takeover

From Kellie Pickler's ballroom quickstep to Blake Shelton's loud mouth advice, see how country has gone pop culture

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The glitz and glamour of country music makes it the perfect backdrop for ABC's latest melodrama, Nashville, which pits Connie Britton against Hayden Panettiere as sparring singers from different generations. "It is real, whole-hearted, gritty, raw, talented Nashville," Panettiere said of the show, which also features her real-life singing and earned her a Golden Globe nomination.