parry ernsberger
August 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Connie Britton is everything, always. For example: Tami Taylor, Rayna Jaymes, HER HAIR, Tami Taylor, Tami Taylor, HER HAIR, Rayna Jaymes, HER HAIR, strong, single mother, role model, inspiration, everything. BTW: Did you guys know there’s an entire Tumblr dedicated to Connie Britton’s hair? It’s that good.

But as much as I’d like to continue to wax poetic about Connie Britton’s fictional characters and shimmering, ginger mane, she’s a real-life woman with some seriously solid, real-life advice. In a recent interview with Ladies’ Home Journal, Britton, who became a single mother in 2011 when she adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia, took some time off from her new Tennessee life to chat with the magazine about changing your life plan, challenging yourself and making mistakes.

If you haven’t yet tuned in, Britton plays Rayna James on Nashville, ABC’s honky-tonk hit show, and as the drama-prone country singer, Britton had to hone her own vocal chords to sing in front of the camera.

Another challenge that Britton’s embraced? Her young toddler, Yoby.

At 46, Britton has finally hit a serious stride in both her professional and personal life — but it hasn’t always been easy, proving that success doesn’t always have to come when you’re young. In fact, it wasn’t until her role as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights (which aired from 2006-2011), that people really started taking notice of Britton (and her hair).

I may only be 28, but I know one thing for sure: In another 20 years, I will still be a fan of this amazing woman (but I swear I won’t follow her down 6th Avenue for like, 5 blocks while trying to decide whether to approach her for a photo like I did that one time I saw her in The Village).

Featured image via Ladies’ Home Journal

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