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DWTS Vet Derek Hough Joins Nashville Season 3 for Multi-Episode Arc

Derek Hough on Nashville

It seems Derek Hough‘s dancing shoes are taking him all the way to Nashville.

The Dancing With the Stars pro has joined the ABC drama for a multi-episode Season 3 arc, TVLine has confirmed.

Hough is slated to play Noah West, a “beguiling and disarming” movie star who, after landing the leading role in a famous country singer’s biopic, encounters Nashville’s music scene for the first time.

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This marks the first major acting gig for Hough, who previously guest-starred on the ABC sitcom Better With You. He will also return as a pro on the upcoming 19th season of Dancing With the Stars.

Other Nashville Season 3 guest stars include Laura Benanti, Alexa Vega and Brette Taylor. TVLine’s sister site Deadline was first to report the casting.

Nashville‘s third season bows Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c.