Mandi Bierly
November 13, 2012 AT 07:50 PM EST

The promo for Wednesday’s episode of Nashville (ABC, 10 p.m. ET) teases that Avery (Jonathan Jackson) will literally kiss up to a potential manager. Our exclusive sneak peek below shows just how far he might be willing to go. Will he stop before he seals the deal, or will he give Scarlett material for another great country song?

Chin up, Avery. Jonathan Jackson will have one song, “Twist of Barbwire,” on the Nashville soundtrack being released Dec. 11. Of course Clare Bowen (Scarlett) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar) will have two — “If I Didn’t Know Better” and “When The Right One Comes Along.”

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