Zooey Deschanel is taking her acting/singing talent to Broadway!

The New Girl star will be portraying country singer Loretta Lynn in the Broadway production, Coal Miner's Daughter. Zooey and Loretta hit the stage together yesterday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing Loretta's hit song Coal Miner's Daughter.

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Loretta herself made the announcement that she had chosen Zooey to portray her in the upcoming Broadway production about her life and stated, "I know Zooey is going to be great - she sings and writes her own songs just like I do, and we even have the same color eyes!"

Zooey told PEOPLE, "Loretta Lynn and her music have been inspirations for me for as long as I can remember. She is a true legend and to be chosen to play such an iconic woman is a dream come true."

Zooey is going to be great on Broadway.... Don't you think?