Found a cute interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post..
Actress Hayden Panettiere, who is best known for playing cheerleader Claire Bennet in BBC Two supernatural hit Heroes, has recently revived her love of singing for her role as rising country singer Juliette Barnes in More4 drama Nashville.
The actress grew up in the industry, being cast in a role in US soap opera One Life To Live aged four, before rising to international acclaim in Heroes.
In between, she dabbled with pop music, releasing a single, Wake Up Call, in 2008, as well as lending her voice to the soundtracks of her early films, one of which, 1999’s A Bug’s Life Read-Along, resulted in a Grammy nomination.
Nowadays, country music occupies Panettiere’s professional and personal life. She plays singing upstart Juliette, who is persuaded to let fading queen of country Rayna Jaymes (played by Connie Britton) open her concert to give Rayna a last shot at fame and Juliette some much-needed credibility.