IT'S A DREAM WEDDING FOR RAYNA AND DEACON,
ON THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF "NASHVILLE" WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and Singer/Songwriter Jim Lauderdale Guest Star as Themselves
"Forever and for Always" - It's the wedding viewers have longed for when Deacon and Rayna tie the knot, complete with captivating music performances by series regulars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella as well as cameos by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale portraying themselves. When the loving couple are ambushed by paparazzi after their intimate rehearsal dinner, Deacon's hot-headed reaction casts a pall on the plans and forces a change of venue. Meanwhile, wedding guest Avery is struggling to keep up with the lies Juliette is forcing him to message to press in her absence on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
"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, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant.
Guest starring are Judith Hoag as Tandy, Jessy Schram as Cash Gray, David Alford as Bucky, Mark Collie as Frankie Gray, David Amatrudo as Glenn, Keann Johnson, Jay DeMarcus as himself and Jim Lauderdale as himself.
"Forever and for Always" was written by Monica Macer and Dana Greenblatt and directed by Stephen Cragg.
"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. A parental guideline will be assigned at a later date.