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Jose James' No Beginning No End will be released on Jan. 22. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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No Beginning No End

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Nashville veteran Deacon (Charles Esten) and upstart country-pop star Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) record a duet in a scene from ABC's Nashville. Katherine Bomboy-Thornton/ABC hide caption

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