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OCT
19
1 years

ABC's 'Nashville' Books Wyclef Jean for Recurring Role

He'll play the head of a music label on the freshman drama starring Connie Britton.

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ABC's Nashville is adding to its musical pedigree.

The freshman drama has booked Wyclef Jean for a multiple-episode role, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Nashville stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, an aging country music superstar who's asked to team with a young starlet in Juliette Barnes (HeroesHayden Panettiere) when her record fails to catch on as the new label owners had hoped.

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The rapper, singer, politician and record producer will stick closely to what he knows best and play the head of a music label.

Jean announced the casting via Twitter, posting a photo (seen above) of himself with what he called the hottest cast on TV, featuring co-stars Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Clare Bowen (Scarlett) and Jonathan Jackson (Avery) and Rya Kihlstedt. 

For Jean, the casting marks his latest on-screen role following Third Watch in addition to work on soundtracks for Glee and 30 Rock. He's repped by CAA.

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