It's been a good week for Derek Hough! Not only was it confirmed that the ballroom pro is returning to Dancing With the Stars for Season 19, but he's also scored a guest starring gig on ABC's country music drama Nashville.

People reported the news, saying that Derek will be appearing on Nashville's third season for a multi-episode arc. And no, he's not playing himself. It looks like he's gonna give sis Julianne Hough a run for her money in the acting department!


Apparently Derek will play a character named Noah West, a movie star who'll connect with some of the Nashville regulars because he's playing the lead in a biopic about a famous country singer. We wonder if it will be a real singer, or a fictional one. Could it possibly even be a biopic of one of the older Nashville characters? That would be interesting...

Derek's character is said to be "beguiling and charming," and we have a sneaking suspicion he'll probably wind up being a romantic interest for at least one of Nashville's lovely ladies (or men, for that matter — let's not forget about Will!). After all, what new music city characterdoesn't end up locking lips with someone?

Are you excited to see Derek on Nashville? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: People