TV/Film News: Trace Adkins In New McConaughey Movie

Trace Adkins in The Lincoln Lawyer

>>Trace Adkins has a role in the new Matthew McConaughey film The Lincoln Lawyer. The movie opens March 18 and features Adkins playing the leader of a biker club, and McConaughey as the lawyer who tries to get the bikers out of trouble. Starring as another client is Ryan Phillippe.

>>Rascal Flatts’ upcoming television special will feature guest appearances by pop stars Justin Bieber and Natasha Bedingfield. The concert performance show, Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JCPenney is set to air Saturday, March 12, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on ABC. More on the Flatts and the Bieb here.

>>A new documentary is out about the making of the Waylon Jennings tribute album, The Music Inside. The film Breaking the Myth: Waylon Jennings includes interviews and footage of artists on the tribute project such as Shooter Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr., Dierks Bentley, Alabama, John Hiatt, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Pat Green, Patti Griffin and Sunny Sweeney.

>>Jennifer Nettles shows up in the new music video from pop songstress Sara Bareilles, “Uncharted.” She is one of the celeb guests including Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Josh Groban, and Ben Folds.

>>Nashville’s own Leon Russell continues to ride high on his acclaimed collaboration with Elton John. The music vets teamed up on 2010′s The Union. The recording process of that project was captured in the new documentary of the same name from director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous). It will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, followed by a performance from John. The pair will perform April 2 on Saturday Night Live; John is also hosting the show.

>>Fellow Nashville native Miley Cyrus will make her SNL-hosting debut on March 5. Cyrus is also set to star in the new flick So Undercover as a street-smart private eye hired by the FBI to go undercover at a college sorority. Coming in October, the project also stars Jeremy Piven, Mike O’Malley and Kelly Osbourne.

>>Speaking of Nashvillians turned actresses, Ashley Judd has been tapped for ABC’s action drama series Missing. It is reportedly about a mom searching for her 18-year-old son who is missing in Italy.

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