Hayden Panettiere Is A Country Star Now. Y’all Think She’s Country Strong? (VIDEO)

Hayden Panettiere goes country strong in her new video for “Telescope.”

Hayden Panettiere, er, we mean “Nashville” character Juliette Barnes, has officially dropped a brand-new pop-country music video called “Telescope” (aka Nashville‘s first official single!). Though at first we were surprised to see Hayden’s country-fied turn, now we have to admit that the former Heroes hottie is totally holding her own.

For all y’all skeptics out there, this isn’t Hayden’s first rodeo: In addition to releasing another pop-country single “Wake Up Call” back in 2008, she totally looks the part with her all-American blonde hair, lashes to there, hemlines beyond mini, and a healthy dash of cleavage. Musically speaking, she’s managed to channel the vixen vibes of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert with just a touch of Taylor Swift and is giving Connie Britton’s hair a run for its money as the best character on “Nashville,” if you ask me. Country Stronger than yesterday!

Watch Hayden Panettiere’s “Telescope” video after the jump.

Also, let’s talk. Aren’t cheating beaus brought to justice more in country music videos than any other genre? They’re the perfect physical manifestation of “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” In the video, Hayden gives her “cheatin’, schemin’” (and spicy) man (Daniel Ness) what he deserves by STRINGING THE DUDE UP with rope and hanging him upside down, Spider-Man-style. “You’re like the cover of a book that’s been read, baby,” croons Hayden. All the while, she struts around in a blue dress with a super plunging neckline. Consider it a**hole tax, Daniel. Dressing well’s the best revenge, right? Daniel may have “left his troubles in [her] head” and “[his] secrets in [her] bed,” but heck if Hayden didn’t have the last word.

+ Watch Hayden Panettiere’s “Telescope” video

What do you think of Panettiere’s stint as country music’s newest bad girl?

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