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Derek Hough will visit 'Nashville' this season

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Five-time Dancing with the Stars champ Derek Hough will take on the role of Noah West on the ABC hit drama Nashville.

The handsome 29-year-old actor and pro dancer has signed on to do a multi-episode arc. He will play Noah a movie star who will cross paths with Rayna (Connie Britton) and the country stars we have grown to love..

The premise of his visiting Nashville is he has been cast in a biopic about a famous country singer and given the smorgasbord of lovelies on Nashville one can only assume he will find romance in Nashville. If he does not it will have been a big waste since Hough is delectable.

Derek will.be joining guest stars Alexa PenaVega, who will star as Kiley, Gunnar's (Sam Palladio) high school sweetheart, and Brette Taylor, who will play the role of a backup singer named Pam who is set to become Deacon's (Charles Esten) muse.

The crisscrossing of ABC stars is a great idea and we can only hope Dancing With The Stars will have a Nashville night and have the great singers from the show come to sing for the new dances.Nashville's season premiere to feature live musical performances

Nashville returns Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m.on ABC.

Derek also has a new book “Taking The Lead: Lessons From A Life in Motion” out now about bullying and how it affected his life.

“For me, the essence of the book that I wanted to try and capture was a phrase that I heard that I absolutely love and it’s, ‘What if the world wasn’t happening to you, but is happening for you,’” Derek told Access Hollywood. “And I look at those experiences and reflect on them and thinking like, ‘What could I have learned from that?’”

He continued, “I almost have more compassion for the guys and why they felt like they had to overpower somebody. And also, not just young kids, but adults as well — why does somebody feel like they have to overpower somebody and bully them and put them down?” about bullying and his personal experiences with it.

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