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'Nashville' Preview: Laura Benanti Debuts, Luke Bryan Guest Stars Tonight

Connie Britton and Luke Bryan on ABC's Nashville.
On this week's episode of Nashville, Laura Benanti begins her recurring role as Sadie Stone, plus country music sensation Luke Bryan and Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach guest star as themselves.

In the episode, titled "How Far Down Can I Go," after Will's debut album bumps Rayna's to second place, she's more determined than ever to make Highway 65 and her record a hit. In turn, she decides to pursue some new and unexpected opportunities for publicity, including a visit to Good Morning America where her friend Luke Bryan surprises her on stage. Layla becomes especially disgruntled about her fleeting career and pressures her husband Will, Edgehill Records' new #1 artist, to help her rebuild it. Meanwhile, Juliette deals with some life-changing news and prepares for a big audition, where she runs into some familiar competition. Then later, Maddie continues to act out while Deacon deals with the brunt of her adolescence, and Zoey becomes paranoid about Gunnar's past with Scarlett. Her suspicions are only heightened when she finds them collaborating again on a new song.

Watch a sneak peek video below:



Nashville airs Wednesday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.

Laura Benanti and Oliver Hudson on ABC's Nashville.
Guest starring are Judith Hoag as Tandy Hampton, Chaley Rose as Zoey Dalton, Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Kourtney Hansen as Emily, Laura Benanti as Sadie Stone, Amy Robach as herself and Luke Bryan as himself.

"How Far Down Can I Go" was written by Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin and directed by Mario Van Peebles.

Nashville is executive produced by Dee Johnson (Boss, The Good Wife), Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), and Steve Buchanan.

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