“Nashville” is getting a new superstar. Rhiannon Giddens, of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is joining the show when it movies over to CMT. Giddens Tweeted today that her character will be named Hallie Jordan. Here’s the thing– that photo does not do her justice. Also, in addition to having an amazing voice, Giddens plays a lot of instruments including the violin/fiddle. With rumors of Connie Britton exiting, Rhiannon could take over this show. She almost starred on Broadway in “Shuffle Along,” replacing Audra McDonald, but producers decided to close instead. It was our loss! Now there’s a whole new big reason to follow “Nashville” to its new home on January 5, 2017. This is going to be something.
— Rhiannon Giddens (@RhiannonGiddens) September 1, 2016