As 'Nashville' Finds New Home, We Count Down The Show's Top Cameo Stars

'Nashville' will move to CMT for Season 5.

Ahead of ‘Nashville’s move to CMT from its former home at ABC, fans are having to make do with binging on the previous four series.

The show follows the fortunes of fictitious aspiring artists in the home of country music, Nashville. Connie Britton stars as Rayna Jaymes, a superstar whose fame is beginning to fade, while Hayden Panettiere is the younger rising star Juliette Barnes.

One of the best bits of watching ‘Nashville’ is being the first to name the cameo, and the series has had more than its fair share of star names queueing up to take part.

As we prepare for Season 5, we count down the top 7 cameos, starting with a few real-life country stars who just couldn’t resist the chance to step in front of the cameras for a story they know all too well…

Country singer and Nashville native Carrie Underwood steps into a presenting role at the CMAs.
Kelly Clarkson makes an appearance in Season 2 as herself. After hearing Scarlett and Gunner sing "Lately", she asks them to write for her.
Christina Aguilera lends her famous vocals in her recurring role of Jade St. John, a successful pop singer whose dream is to sing country music.
Kesha makes an appearance in season 4’s 'After You’ve Gone'. Starring as herself, the Nashville native bumps into main character Juliette (Hayden Panetierre) on the red carpet.
Sir Elton John gets involved near the end of the dramatic Season 4, guest-starring as himself. He plays a concert and performs 'Blue Wonderful' with Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio).
Steven Tyler helps to start season 4 off with a bang, starring as himself and singing a duet of 'CRAZY' with Juliette Barnes.
Whoopi Goldberg makes an appearance in her real-life role as 'The View' host.
Michelle Obama makes a virtual appearance in Season 2 for character Rayna’s charity concert at Fort Campbell.

‘Nashville’ Seasons 1 to 3 are now available to enjoy on Sky Box Sets. ‘Nashville’ is also one of the chocolates on offer in this TV-themed Ultimate Chocolate Box Set by Sky Box Sets, available from 11 July in all Paul A Young stores. All proceeds go to Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).


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