Deana Carter is broadening her portfolio as an entertainer by taking on her very first acting role. The "Strawberry Wine" hitmaker will play a part in an upcoming film, Painted Horses.

According to IMDB, the movie's plot involves a young teacher, Pam, with a rough past who must win over some difficult kids and help with healing in the town. Carter has the role of Aunt Nora, a family member and mentor to the film's protagonist. Actress Madelyn Deutch, the daughter of Back to the Future actress Lea Thompson, will play Pam.

“I feel as though I’m the perfect age for [the role of Aunt Nora],” Carter tells the Paris Post-Intelligencer. “I’ve had experience in life and traveled, just like the character.

"She’s a bit of a mentor you might look up to," the singer-songwriter explains of her character. "She’s kind of a rebel herself, but I think she feels fine to be settled.”

The acting part, Carter says, came as an answered prayer.

“It was very out of the blue, and great, because I had been praying about finding more opportunities," she reflects. "I want to spend more time with my 11-year-old son as he’s reaching his teen years and want him to be able to tour with me in the summer."

Painted Horses finished filming on Nov. 1 and is expected to premiere in Spring 2016. Carter notes that she often arrived at work before her scenes were ready and enjoyed helping the cast and crew with whatever needs they had.

“I want to be a part [of the process]. That’s really connected me as a person [to the people]," she says. "As you get older, you realize how precious these experiences are. I am inspired every day by the actors.”

This role wasn't Carter's first shot at acting: She auditioned for the part of Rayna James on Nashville, but, as fans know, the role went to Connie Britton.

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