Heroes star Hayden Panettiere has joined ABC's drama pilot, Nashville.

The show follows 40-year-old Nashville superstar Rayna James who is stunned to find that her star is fading and her label requires her to team up with teen sensation Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) on tour-or else face the loss of her own tour and the label's promotion of her latest record, whose sales have been underwhelming.

R.J. Cutler is directing the pilot from a script from Callie Khouri. Lionsgate and ABC Studios will be producing.

This project is still in development.