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NASHVILLE
Air Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#114) "Dear Brother"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

REAL-LIFE MUSIC STARS DAN AUERBACH OF THE BLACK KEYS, VINCE GILL, PAM TILLIS, KIP MOORE AND KATE YORK ATTEND DEACON'S SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY, ON ABC'S "NASHVILLE"

Connie Britton as Rayna Performs, Backed Up by Pam Tillis and Kate York as Themselves, JD Souther (as Watty) and Erin McCarley (as Adria)

Kimberly Williams-Paisley Guest Stars as Peggy

"Dear Brother" - Juliette plans a surprise birthday party for Deacon, which is attended by real-life country stars Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kate York and Kip Moore. During the celebration, Rayna sings, backed up by Pam Tillis and Kate York as themselves, Watty White (JD Souther) and Adria (Erin McCarley). However, Juliette's own performance is derailed by her mother. As Rayna and Teddy's divorce moves forward, the tabloids move in, speculating about Rayna's cheating and thrusting her children into the spotlight; Teddy decides to bring Peggy into his mayoral fold and holds a press conference to make it look like it's all business; and Gunnar's brother charms Scarlett with his singing, on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.

"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.

Guest starring Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Dan Auerbach, Kip Moore, Kate York as themselves, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Peggy Kenter, Judith Hoag as Tandy Conrad, JD Souther as Watty White, Sylvia Jefferies as Jolene Barnes, Maisy Stella as Daphne, Lennon Stella as Maddie, David Alford as Bucky, David Clayton Rogers as Jason, Kourtney Hansen as Emily, Erin McCarley as Adria and Marcus Lewis as Joe the Bouncer.

"Dear Brother" was written by Nancy Miller & Dana Greenblatt and directed by Jonathan Pontell.

"Nashville" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

This episode of "Nashville" will be available on ABC.com the day after air for users to watch online. For more information on "Nashville" visit ABC.com/Nashville.

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NASHVILLE (ABC)
Returns Wednesday, September 24
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/10/12 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, the critically-acclaimed series follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In "Nashville," musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storms driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame, others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne
· Chris Carmack as Will Lexington
· Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor
· Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes
· Eric Close as Teddy Conrad
· Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes
· Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley
· Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad
· Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad
· Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt
· Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle
CREW INFORMATION:
· Callie Khouri as CRTR/EP
· Dee Johnson as EP
· James Parriott as EP
· R.J. Cutler as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steve Buchanan as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Lionsgate Television
· Opry Entertainment