Lucy Hale: Kidnapped By 'A'?

Okay, not really, but the "Pretty Little Liars" actress did joke that her absence at today's Television Critics Association panel could be credited to the mysterious texter... or the fact that she's in Nashville working on her new country album.

“It just really speaks to me. I think country music has so much soul and is so heartfelt,” Lucy told MTV News recently about the tracks she's recording. “I think it’s the perfect fit for me.”

We can't wait to hear for ourselves, Lucy!

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