Trace Adkins will play the role of a bodyguard named “Scared” in a TV pilot shooting this week in Nashville. Titled Tough Trade, the original pilot is the first for EPIX, a new entertainment venture between Viacom, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (a division of Viacom’s Paramount Pictures unit) and Lionsgate. Press materials refer to the pilot as “a provocative, contemporary one-hour drama about a three-generation Nashville music dynasty whose penchant for drink, debauchery and divorce has left them morally corrupt and on the verge of bankruptcy. The family with little left is pinning its hopes on its former black sheep, a budding country star turned alternative-rock heart throb.” Music producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will be the executive music producer for the project. Burnett, whose production credits include Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand album, won five Grammy Awards for his work on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? film soundtrack.