Sam Palladio on 'Nashville' and His Latest Country Music Obsessions

The charming Gunnar Scott answers our 26 questions in anticipation of his debut EP.

'Nashville's Sam Palladio on His Latest Country Music Obsessions
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There's much to love about Sam Palladio. He's charming, talented, and impossibly adorable (have you seen him on Nashville lately?). On the ABC musical drama, the British actor plays an ambitious musician named Gunnar. Like his on-screen persona, Palladio also his sights set on music fame.

The singer-songwriter has a debut EP in the works, recently played at this year's Stagecoach Festival, and has taken the stage at the famed Grand Ole Opry on numerous occasions. But no matter how far the country road takes him, Palladio will never stray too far from acting. He'll soon star alongside Carrie-Anne Moss on Season 2 of AMC's Humans. Below, the actor answers our 26 questions about Nashville and his latest country music obsessions. 

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Album people may be surprised to know you love: 
Man Alive's Everything Everything. 

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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Biggest regret: 
Breaking hearts. 

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Celebrity crush: 
Jennifer Lawrence. 

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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Dream song collaboration: 
James Taylor, and I'd sing anything with him. 

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Embarrassing story you're ready to share with the world: 
I was doing a songwriters round in Nashville with four great songwriters and during Trent Dabbs' song, I somehow lost my balance on the high stool and unfortunately got my feet caught on the bars of the stool as well. I so fell forward unable to stop myself and caused a massive scene! Trent and I couldn't stop laughing for the whole show. 

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Favorite country song of all time: 
"Ain't It Always That Way" by Vince Gill. 

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Guilty pleasure song: 
Toto's "Africa".

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Happy place: 
Snorkeling just off the shore in my hometown Penzance. 

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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If your life were a movie, what would it be called? 
Escape from Hollywood. 

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Job you'd have if you weren't an actor or musician: 
Marine biologist. 

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Karaoke song you slay: 
"Walking in Memphis".

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Last TV show you binge-watched
Mozart in the Jungle. 

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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Morning routine:
Coffee, feed the sea horses. 

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Nashville character you'd date in real life:
Juliette Barnes, wish me luck though!

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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One fun fact about yourself: 
I used to be a part of an all-male dance company as a teenager, haha!

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Phrase you're sick of hearing: 
"I don't know who you are but let's take a selfie." 

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Question you get asked all the time: 
Is it hard to do an American accent?

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Revelations you've had since you started work on Nashville
I now love old-school country music. 

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Sam Palladio or Gunnar Scott, who would win a lip-sync battle? 
Me, Gunnar might get a little nervous if he had to dress up in Spandex and dance like it's the 80's — I'd be fine with it. 

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TV character you'd love to have dinner with: 
Daenerys Targaryen from Game Of Thrones. Maybe she'd let me pet her dragons..

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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Up and coming band you can't get enough of:  
Andrew Combs.

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Vine video that cracks you up the most: 
I must have skipped the Vine generation, sorry. 

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Would you rather only sing or act? 
Act. That way I could always play a musician, too.  

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Since we will not ask for your favorite "X word," give us your shameless plug here:
Stay tuned for my first EP being released before the end of the year, and get ready to see me in the second season of Humans on AMC, coming soon.

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YouTube video you've been showing all your friends:
Getting to sing "How's the World Treating You?" with Aubrey Peeples at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Finally, if you didn't know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think "a Zimbio" was?
Some sort of colorful deep sea creature. 

Sam Palladio on Gunnar Scott's TK
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