A lifetime of soap operas has taught us that when things get tough, sometimes the best thing to do is… your hair! On tonight’s all-new episode of Nashville, Rayna (Connie Britton) discovers that her family is facing financial ruin, while Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) faces her own emotional distress when her troubled mother shows up at her door. But don’t expect their woes to keep them from looking the glamorous country crooner part. The leading ladies told InStyle.com just how important great hair is to their roles. “[We] do a lot of big hair, a lot of girly hair,” Britton said. “One of my best friends said to me, ‘That’s not really your hair, is it?’ I said, ‘How dare you?!’ I was almost more offended that somebody thought it wasn’t really my hair than somebody maybe thinking it wasn’t me singing.” Now that’s true Southern spirit! As for Panettiere, her coif helps her get into character. “[Juliette’s] got a lot of hair,” she told us. “I get to tap into my inner Leo, my inner lion with the hair.” We can’t wait to get caught up in this week’s drama! Catch Nashville tonight at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

Be sure to watch Katie Couric’s All Access Nashville special Friday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC for the real-life country star scoop from Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and more!

Plus, 5 things you need to know about Nashville.

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— Angela Salazar, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf