2. Like the Harmons on FX’s American Horror Story, Britton’s marriage isn’t perfect. The actress, who with former FNL co-star Kyle Chandler comprised one of TV’s most realistic marriages, has ample material here as her character is tasked with supporting her husband and two young daughters. Britton’s legendary country megastar has a second family with just as much history. Charles Esten’s Deacon — Reyna’s longtime bandleader — is a face and voice to watch with a complicated love triangle just waiting to explode. Prepare to fall in love with this good ol’ boy with a penchant for picking the wrong woman.
3. Britton sings (and says “y’all”!) before the opening credits roll. The former Friday Night Lights Emmy nominee and American Horror Story alum — and her co-star, Panettiere — both worked with vocal coach Valerie Morehouse (Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne, Regina King) to prep for Nashville and it shows.