JULIETTE'S BABY SHOWER IS A BUST, AND INDIE SENSATION
RON POPE GUEST STARS AS HIMSELF, ON NASHVILLE
"This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin'" - Juliette is excited about Rayna throwing her a star-studded baby shower, but when Rayna gets pulled into Sadie's drama instead of hosting, Juliette starts her own mama drama. Bucky and Luke Wheeler both are interested in signing rising singer/songwriter Ron Pope (who guest stars as himself). Gunnar is upset by Scarlett growing closer to Dr. Rand, and Sadie finds a kindred spirit in an old friend, on "Nashville" airing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Ron Pope has made a name for himself in the music industry as one of the top-grossing independent acts on the scene today. On the sales front, he has sold over 2 million singles to date, averages 15 million spins a month on Pandora, and has 75 million Spotify streams in top 10 songs alone (117 million total streams across all songs/streaming platforms). He also tours the US and internationally regularly, playing to sold out crowds at top venues. Ron is a talent partner at Maker Studios, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.
"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
Guest starring are Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Kourtney Hansen as Emily, Laura Benanti as Sadie Stone, Moniqua Plante as Natasha, Ron Pope as himself and Jay Wilkison as Pete Collins.
"This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin'" was written by Paul Keables and directed by Michael Lohmann.
"Nashville" is executive produced by Dee Johnson ("Boss," "The Good Wife"), Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise"), and Steve Buchanan. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.
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