NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ex-Civil Wars singer Joy Williams doesn't want to be that cliche of a musician-turned-actor, but after getting her first role in the Showtime series "Roadies," she admits she's got the acting bug.

"I am learning there is the cliche for a reason 'cause there is a lot of overlap," she said in an interview last week at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. "I am still really committed to making music, but if the right role came up again, I totally caught the bug."

Williams probably couldn't have picked a better show to dip her toes in the water. Created by Cameron Crowe, "Roadies" pulls back the curtains on the motley crew of a major touring rock band, an experience that Williams knows a bit about after spending years on the road performing in the Grammy-winning Civil Wars duo with John Paul White.

"You become this strange patchwork quilt family when you're on the road," Williams said. 

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