Rita Wilson on Lending Song to 'Nashville': The Ram Report - Rolling Stone
Country Flag
Home Music Country Music

Rita Wilson on Lending Song to ‘Nashville’: The Ram Report

Actress-singer penned tune that Connie Britton’s character will sing on tonight’s episode

On tonight’s (May 11th) episode of the ABC musical drama, Nashville, Connie Britton’s character will sing a tune written by another award-winning actress, Rita Wilson. “Strong Tonight” is a musical hall pass for those tired of “keeping it together” — which seems tailor-made for “Rayna Jaymes,” the show’s leading lady who is going through a family crisis.

Wilson, who co-wrote the song with seasoned hitmakers Blair Daly and Kelly Archer, is a huge fan of Nashville. “I joke about stalking that show, but I do,” she tells Rolling Stone Country. “I have this whole storyline in my head about a friend [Rayna] goes out on the road with, and I play that character. But in the meantime, ‘Strong Tonight’ has been selected to be on the show. . . and I’m super excited about that!”

“Strong Tonight” is featured on Wilson’s self-titled album, which hit stores back in March and marks her debut as a songwriter. The actress-singer, who co-wrote all 15 tracks on the project, is currently on tour. Check out cities and dates here.

Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.