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Nashville First Look: Laura Benanti's Sadie Cozies Up to [Spoiler]

A new songbird has landed in Nashville — and here’s your exclusive first look at Tony winner Laura Benanti as the ABC drama’s Sadie Stone. But you’ll never guess who’s grabbed her attention…

Yes, of all the men in Music City, sketchy record exec Jeff Fordham is one of the first to catch Ms. Stone’s eye. Is their interaction professional? Flirty? Is she showing him the iMace app on her phone? We’ll find out when Benanti (Go On) kicks off a multi-ep arc in the Oct. 1 episode.

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Sadie is “somebody that ends up on Rayna’s radar,” showrunner Dee Johnson tells TVLine. “They connect as women in this business who don’t have, say, the baggage that Rayna has with Juliette… It’ll be an interesting friendship that we see evolve.”

Scroll down to get a couple of good looks at Sadie, hit the comments with your thoughts, and remember: Nashville returns for a third season on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c. 

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