Fall TV Preview

Nashville Scoop: Oliver Hudson Joins Season 2 Cast -- Will He Make Beautiful Music With Rayna?

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Rules of Engagement‘s Oliver Hudson is making his way to Nashville this fall as a recurring love interest for Connie Britton’s Rayna, TVLine has learned.

According to sources, Hudson will play a charming, audacious, take-no-prisoners businessman who promises to “shake things up in Nashville.”

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Nashville‘s second season, set to premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will show us the aftermath of Rayna and Deacon’s car accident, then will move ahead several weeks. The near-death experience sends Rayna’s album sales soaring, making her the apple in the eye of her label’s new top exec (Hudson).

Hudson is the ABC drama’s second new Season 2 hire, joining Chaley Rose as Scarlett’s longtime BFF.