DWTS Pro Derek Hough To Join ABC’s Nashville For Multi-Ep Arc

Derek Hough Book Signing For "Taking The Lead: Lessons From A Life in Motion"

Dancing with the Stars pro dancer, Derek Hough, has joined the third season of the ABC musical drama, Nashville, for a multi-episode arc.

Deadline reports that Derek will play, “Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who will cross paths with the players of Nashville’s music realm for the first time when he’s tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer.”

Derek has experience and training as a singer, but I think, so far, he’s left the country twanging up to sister, fellow pro dancer, Julianne, who released a self-titled country album in  2008.  It’s Derek’s first major acting role. Let’s see if he has the chops.

It will be a busy fall for Derek.  He’ll also be competing on the upcoming 19th season of Dancing with the Stars, which premieres on September 15 . I’m sure ABC already has plans to film dance rehearsals on the Nashville set.  No doubt Derek was tapped for the role with cross-promotion in mind.  The pro is also currently promoting his new memoir, Taking The Lead: Lessons From A Life in Motion.

Via Deadline

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