Deadline Hollywood just reported that Little Rock native Mary Steenburgen is slated to star (and sing) in “Outlaw Country,” a new FX pilot drama placed in the precarious world of Nashville music and Southern crime.

This marks the first casting in the long-anticipated series from the station that does “shady people doing shady things” dramas with ease.

I’ve called for a Dixie Mafia drama for years now. And Robert Altman’s “Nashville” is, bar none, my favorite movie ever.

So “giddy-up” say I!

Just hold out hope that “Outlaw Country” doesn’t squeeze a cowpie in our grits like “Justified” and “Memphis Beat” have.