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Connie Britton Tells ‘Ellen’ She’s in for the Duration of ‘Nashville’ [Watch]

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While Nashies were worried about the status of Connie Britton’s role on the hit television series Nashville last year, the actress laid to rest all those fears during a recent appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (Jan. 4).

“I’m in it. I’m in. I’m in for the duration and we’re about to start a new season,” she told DeGeneres during her appearance on the talk show. “And it’s an exciting new season because we have new showrunners, so we have new writers and the stories, I think, are going to be really . . . it’s gonna get us back to what Nashville is about and what the characters are and what the town is and the music is.”

Britton credits the fans of Nashville for bringing the series back to life after it was canceled by ABC last year.

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“I have seen in so many ways in my life the power a unified voice can have. The fans were not going to have it. The show was canceled and it was picked up by CMT,” she shares.

While Britton’s character on the show, Rayna Jaymes, is a major country star, she admits that she is incredibly nervous every time it’s her turn to take the stage and perform.

“The thing that was exciting about this for me was the singing because as an actor, I wanted to do something that really scared the heck out of me,” she explained. “So I said I wanna sing, that would be a really incredible thing to do as an actor. It scares me every single time. It’s good to do something new that scares the hell out of you.”

Season five of Nashville will kick off on CMT Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9PM ET.

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