Wednesday night, I entertained myself by watching ABC’s Connie Britton drama, Nashville – the finale of season 1 online, then the season premiere of season 2 on TV. One major plotline of the new episode concerned the possibility that Britton’s character’s sometime boyfriend, Deacon, would go to jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
This made me think of the voiceover at the start of The A-Team, that great ’80s show with Mr. T and George Peppard: “In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit.”
Thursday morning as I was plunking around online, Twitter suggest that I follow the country singer Brad Paisley (who knows why!). His Twitter profile? “In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. I was also born.”
And with whom did Connie Britton’s character sing a duet in the season 1 finale of Nashville?
Brad Freaking Paisley.