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Previously announced cast members include Eric Close ('Without a Trace') as Rayna's loyal husband, along with Powers Boothe ('24'), Sam Palladio ('The Hour'), Clare Bowen ('Home and Away'), Jonathan Jackson ('General Hospital') and Robert Wisdom ('The Wire').
Oscar winner Callie Khouri, who won for writing 'Thelma & Louise,' has partnered with R.J. Cutler to write and executive produce 'Nashville.' Cutler will direct the show's pilot, which Deadline.com describes as "about love, country music, family, politics and sex."
In addition to her acting career, Hayden has a slew of singing credits. Her debut single, 'Wake Up Call' was released in 2008. She also has a variety of songs that can be found on various movie soundtracks, including 'Ice Princess,' 'Cinderella III: A Twist in Time' and 'Hoodwinked Too!'