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Grascals’ Danny Roberts on ‘Nashville’

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Danny Roberts, mandolin player extraordinaire for The Grascals, made his television debut this week. Roberts appears in the hit series ‘Nashville’ as a member of the “Rayna James” band. His first appearance is in an episode entitled “Hit The Road.”

Roberts is unsure of just how many episodes he may appear in, but he’s taped several segments. In one scene, he plays the bouzouki on a duet by characters Rayna and Juliette. He also plays guitar and sings backup for some upcoming episodes. Although he’s not yet had a speaking role, Danny has filmed a few non-musician scenes as well.

“It is really cool to get to see another side of the entertainment world and I am very fortunate to have a small part in this hot new series,” Roberts says. “I will be playing a member of the Rayna James band and it’s given me a completely new outlook on what actors do. These are some very talented and hardworking folks.”

‘Nashville’ airs on ABC and stars Connie Britton as Country star Rayna, and Hayden Panettiere as rival Juliette Barnes.

 “I am enjoying every minute of this opportunity,” Roberts says, “and I hope to continue on with “Nashville” as long as possible — as long as it doesn’t interfere with The Grascals!”

The multi-award winning Grascals are nominated for Best Bluegrass Album in the 55th annual Grammy Awards for their album LIFE FINDS A WAY (Mountain Home Music). The Grammy Awards air on CBS on February 10th.

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