Scoop: Without a Trace Vet Eric Close Joins ABC Drama Pilot Nashville

Eric Close NashvilleWithout a Trace alum Eric Close is making tracks to Nashville, ABC’s drama pilot set against the backdrop of the country music scene.

The project, written by Callie Khouri and directed by R.J. Cutler, centers on a fading country singer who is forced to team up with a teen sensation (Hayden Panettiere). Close will play the husband of the former.

The cast also includes Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital) and Powers Boothe (Deadwood).