ABC’s hit drama “Nashville” follows several fictional musicians trying to make it in Music City. Several real-life country stars have been on the show, too.
Although all of the main characters on Nashville are actors, several real country stars have filmed cameo roles. Here are five real country stars who acted on Nashville:
5. Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley had some extra motivation for wanting to be on Nashville: his wife Kimberly guest starred on the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paisley played himself in the season one finale, playing alongside characters Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten.) “We’re focused on our cast of real country artists — it’s not a guest show; the fabric of Nashville is the fabric of our show,” exec producer R.J. Cutler told reporters at the time.
Episode: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
4. Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler guest starred on Nashville in April 2014. She appeared with another impressive individual: First Lady Michelle Obama. Pickler and the First Lady both played themselves. They appeared at a Fort Campbell charity concert coordinated by Nashville character Luke Wheeler (Will Chase).
Episode: All or Nothing With Me
3. Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line performed in the season three premiere of Nashville in Sept. 2014. “Florida Georgia Line is one of the music industry’s hottest groups. They’ve achieved the level of stardom that we explore every week on Nashville, so we are delighted to have them perform live on both coasts for our historic third season premiere,” Nashville executive producer Dee Johnson told People.
Episode: That’s Me Without You
2. Vince Gill
Country music icon Vince Gill took to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry on an episode of Nashville. Playing himself, he welcomed main character Rayna James (Britton) to the stage. Gill was himself inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1991.
Episode: That’s The Way Love Goes
1. Kip Moore
Country crooner Kip Moore wasn’t about to miss out on the fun! The talented heartthrob played himself on a season three episode of the show, where he and some other individuals partied it up for main character Deacon’s birthday.
Episode: Dear Brother