Hump Day Hottie: Sam Palladio From “Nashville”

With the cold winter months approaching, it’s time to heat things up. Our new newsletter, Hump Day Hotties, will bring our favorite eye candy directly into your inbox every Wednesday. (Subscribe here!) Feel free to drool. We won’t judge.

Oh, hello there, handsome. Playing a little love song on that gui-tar, are ya? Is it about me? Guess not. Sigh.

Meet Sam Palladio, your new country ballad-singin’ crush. Actually, he just plays a country ballad singer on TV, as Gunnar Scott on our new favorite show “Nashville.” But get this — the actor, who previously appeared on “Episodes,” is actually British. That panty-droppin’ country twang is actually fake. What isn’t fake is his ability to sing a tune. In the series premiere of “Nashville,” Sam played the guitar and sang (along with Claire Bowen) the Civil Wars’ gorgeous song “If I Didn’t Know Better.” Watch it after the jump — and then click through a few more photos of the dashing and dreamy Sam above!