The 29-year-old professional dancer will appear in a recurring role on season three of the ABC series.
The "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer will portray Noah West, "a beguiling and disarming" movie star, who is cast in a biopic about a famous country singer.
The character and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) will likely cross paths, as season three opens with a pregnant Barnes heading to Hollywood.
"So excited for @derekhough from @DancingABC to be joining out fantastic cast!" the official Nashville writers Twitter posted Thursday. "Get pumped, #Nashies!! #ABClove."
Hough has appeared on 13 of the 18 seasons of "Dancing with the Stars," and has won the competition with his partner a record five times. The network announced he will return for Season 19 on Wednesday.
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