Brad Paisley will guest-star and perform on the 'Nashville' season finale
The latest evidence of that? Country music superstar Brad Paisley will guest-star and perform in the season finale, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive."
According to ExtraTV.com, Paisley will appear as himself in order to perform with Rayna ( Connie Britton) and Deacon ( Charles Esten). The full extent of Paisley's role and the level to which he will be important to the season-ending plot is not yet known.
This isn't the biggest surprise of a country star to make an appearance on "Nashville." After all, Paisley's real-life wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, has recurred throughout the season as Teddy Conrad's ( Eric Close) mistress, Peggy Kenter.
What else can we expect from the first "Nashville" season finale? Although the show has not yet been renewed for a second season, it seems likely that this freshman success will return. As a result, there may be some cliffhangers coming. The episode's title, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive," also sounds rather ominous. But we are dealing with country music here -- titles in this genre are notoriously over-dramatic. Alternatively, someone could die.
We will find out for sure when the "Nashville" season finale airs on Wednesday, May 22 at 10pm on ABC.