He learned to play guitar and sing for the movie. He stayed at Tim McGraw's cabin near Nashville to prepare. All his hard work paid off ten fold. He was in Troy, Death Sentence, Georgia Rule and Friday Night Lights. He is a talented and gifted actor that should get an award this year. Leighton was amazing too with her singing and acting.
You should watch him sing "Give Into Me" to Leighton Meester (Gossip Girls, The Room Mate, House, Date Night, & Country Strong). The chemistry is obvious. Listen to the tail end of the song (You Tube then put in Country Strong and look for the one with 1.77 million views) when he whispers in her ear. He told her again at the Country Strong premiere in December after being apart due to their schedules for months. He is 27 and she is 26. They waited a long time to have fate bring them together. Congrats and best wishes!
Oh my lord, he is a hottie for sure. Only reason why I'm going to watch Tron