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Connie Britton was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for her role as country singer Rayna Jaymes on ABC's freshman drama 'Nashville.'
This is the actress' first Golden Globe nomination. She has three Emmy nods under her belt - two for her role on the show 'Friday Night Lights' and one for her part on the mini-series 'American Horror Story.'
'I am just over the moon -- this is huge, mind-blowing!' she said about her Golden Globe nomination in a statement carried by The Hollywood Reporter. 'I have to say, it's so incredibly satisfying to be on this show. I've worked harder on this than anything I've ever done. It's a hugely ambitious show, and everyone involved has worked so hard, round the clock. People are really giving their blood for this series!'
'I have to say, as an actress, I have to pinch myself,' she added. 'I have a career that I could never have dreamed of. I'm so fortunate to be able to follow a dream, work really hard and be in the business in this way. I have a rare day off today to celebrate with my son, he's 22 months old. I was with him this morning when I found out about the Globes; we were up doing our thing when I got the news. It's all pretty awesome.'
In November 2011, it was reported that Britton, then 44, had adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia, which had visited 10 years prior in hopes of making a documentary. It the single mother's first child. His name name is Eyob and his nickname is Yoby.
She said on ABC's 'The View' on Dec. 3, 2012 that she sings to her son all the time, adding: 'The poor thing practically never hears me say a straight word. And I guess he likes it.'
'When this [show] came up, I thought to myself, I sound pretty good singing with Yoby. I'm sure I can pull it off. Not smart,' she joked.
Britton told OTRC.com and other outlets at ABC's Television Critics Association panel in Beverly Hills, California on July 27 that has been singing her whole life, although not professionally.
(Pictured: Connie Britton talks to OTRC.com at ABC's Television Critics Association party on July 27, 2012.)