Nashville Scout Taylor-Compton Cast

Nashville's Scout Taylor-Compton Talks 'Bumpy' Tour for Erin & The Exes

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present The Exes… and the tech?

Nashville‘s newest romantic triangle — former lovers Scarlett and Gunnar, plus Gunny’s new guitar-tech girlfriend Erin — hit the road on tour in this Wednesday’s episode (ABC, 10/9c). Scout Taylor-Compton, who plays the no-strings-attached, free-spirited Erin, says her character is blissfully unconcerned with the havoc her presence creates for the duo.

“Gunnar’s trying to move forward, as Scarlett has, and Erin’s a won’t-take-s—t kind of girl,” Taylor-Compton tells TVLine.  “She doesn’t really feed into that kind of drama… She doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into.”

Erin’s prime directive (“to get Gunnar to loosen up a bit,” per the actress) seems to irk his pixie-haired former girlfriend — who, it should be noted, has devoted Dr. Caleb waiting for her at home. Add in the fact that The Exes are at the very beginning of a long outing, and…

“It’s going to be a really bumpy tour,” Taylor-Compton says.

Speaking of long hauls, Taylor-Compton’s path to a role on the country-music drama has been years in the making. The Gilmore Girls alum auditioned for Season 1, then later on for the role of Layla (which eventually went to Aubrey Peeples).

“I am not new to ABC,” she says, laughing. But the wait was worth it. “Erin is me,” she adds. “They really write for you. And I kept all my tattoos and my piercings, my edginess, myself and my goofiness.”

Part of the audition process included singing, so don’t be surprised if Erin grabs one of those six-strings and rocks out in the future.

“I am on quite a few episodes this season. Erin’s staying,” Taylor-Compton says. “You’re going to get to know her. You’re going to see her and Gunnar’s relationship bloom.”

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6 Comments
  1. Bill says:

    They just keep throwing more and more obstacles in the way of Scarlett-Gunnar. As if the jealous doctor/boyfriend isn’t enough.

  2. Shaun says:

    When Scarlett cut her hair it was a Felicity moment.That hair is part of your character!!

    • Jay says:

      Do you know why she cut her hair? Read this, then come talk to us about a “Felicity” moment. I think it’s beautiful that she was brave enough to not care about comments like yours and that the producers/creators of the show were amazing enough to back her up!

    • The only thing a haircut did for Keri Russell’s character was change her appearance and the same can be said for Claire Bowen’s character. If people drop a show or character because of a haircut, they are shallow and a little sad.

  3. Lorna says:

    She was the best part of the Halloween remakes, but her character is filler here.

  4. tsevca says:

    Another one? Can´t someone do another music related profession just for the profession and not to become singer?