RAYNA AND DEACON ADDRESS THEIR TUMULTUOUS RELATIONSHIP ON "NASHVILLE," WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
Sir Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Raven Symoné and Paula Faris Guest Star as Themselves
"It's Sure Gonna Hurt" - After nearly two decades, Rayna and Deacon face the facts of their storied and often tempestuous relationship. Scarlett makes a startling self-discovery in between tour dates while Gunnar performs with one of his idols, rock-music legend Sir Elton John, who guest stars as himself. Luke stops by "The View" to trumpet a worthy cause - before a family emergency pulls his focus. Elsewhere, Juliette struggles to make a connection, and Layla launches her album at The Bluebird. Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Raven Symoné and Paula Faris guest star as themselves on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 (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 Sir Elton John as himself, Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Derek Hough as Noah West, Alicia Witt as Autumn Chase, Keean Johnson as Colt Wheeler, Mandy June Turpin as Cynthia Davis, Scott Lawrence as Dr. Oliver Voris, Brooke Smith as Jackie Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg as herself, Joy Behar as herself, Raven Symoné as herself and Paula Faris as herself.
"It's Sure Gonna Hurt" was written by Taylor Hamra and directed by Mike Listo.
"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 parental guideline.