Actress Hayden Panettiere is one of Nashville's newest residents. If you've been keeping up with the latest in lifestyle news, you know Music City has become the ultimate hotspot to visit, live, work or play. As my best friend puts it, "We're the cool kid at the lunch table!"
And we just got a little cooler thanks to the star of ABC's Nashville.
Panettiere told People magazine she's definitely putting down roots here and finally purchasing a home of her own. It's not that she didn't love Nashville from the beginning. The New York native said she just wasn't in any rush to relocate.
"That's a big investment and a big commitment for something [like a TV show] that can be very fleeting," she said.
But the city brimming with Southern hospitality and the perfect blend of good old fashioned values and progressive people did steal Panettiere's heart. After living here and filming the show for more than a year, she's built friendships and a life she can't see herself without.
"It just feels good as a home base," she explained.
As for her fiancé, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, the actress told People, "He fits in anywhere. He's a very worldly man."
Fortunately for Panettiere and the rest of her castmates who already call Nashville home, it's looking to be another winning season for the ABC series that will hopefully usher in another year of record label politics, bed-hopping scandal and incredible music.
All the more reason to invest in our fair city and its wonderful people, right?