Brad Paisley 'Nashville' appearance marks his second on ABC drama


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Brad Paisley 'Nashville' appearance marks his second on ABC drama

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Jan 10, 2014

Brad Paisley is set to return to the ABC drama "Nashville," playing himself for the second time on the Jan. 29 episode entitled "It’s All Wrong, But It's All Right." The real-life Grand Ole Opry member will be featured in a scene from the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium that has him inducting Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere) into the Opry.

Brad's first appearance as himself on the series took place during the season one finale as he performed with Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Deacon Clayborne (Chip Esten) at the CMA Awards.

In March 2013, the singer-songwriter, whose wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley has been appearing on the series as Peggy, the wife of Mayor Teddy Conrad, told Parade magazine he had been asked to appear on the show, but wasn't considering it at that time.

"It’s a little odd, having Kim on there playing somebody else. I can’t watch it," he said. "It is really good, but it's disturbing to me, too close to what I do. It's like if I was in the CIA, I don't know if I'd watch 'Homeland.' But I'm not, so I do."

During the show's winter finale cliffhanger last month [SPOILER ALERT IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE EPISODE!] Peggy appeared to fall victim to an assassin's bullet meant for the mayor, so Brad's appearance could indicate she's no longer on the series.

We should discover the outcome when "Nashville" returns on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 PM ET on ABC. And to find out if Juliette causes any drama for Brad (or vice versa!) tune in for his appearance Jan. 29.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.