So far, Nashville has shied away from tapping into Music City’s vast stable of stars for celebrity cameos, focusing instead on the fictional fame of Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). That all changes in this week’s episode, which features guest appearances from real Nashville notables Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kip Moore, Kate York and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. They play themselves as guests at a star-studded surprise party that Juliette throws for Deacon (Charles Esten) at the Bluebird.
At the soiree, Rayna, Watty White (JD Souther) and Adria (Erin McCarley) perform alongside Tillis, York and Moore. Juliette’s performance doesn’t go as smoothly when her mother, fresh out of rehab, makes a scene. Meanwhile, Teddy (Eric Close) hires Peggy (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) for his mayoral staff and chemistry brews between Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar’s outlaw brother Jason (David Clayton Rogers).
Check out this exclusive clip from the episode in which Tillis yuks it up with Deacon and Auerbach lends a sympathetic ear to Rayna — whose divorce is now, to the detriment of her children, juicy tabloid fodder. Also, revisit our recap of the most recent Nashville episode to catch up on all the drama.
Nashville airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.