The official Twitter account for the sophomore ABC show announced yesterday that newcomer Chaley-Rose had been cast as Scarlett's childhood BFF. "EXCLUSIVE casting news! @ChaleyRose has been cast as Zoey, Scarlett's childhood friend who also has dreams of making it big as a singer," the tweet read.
Chaley is what the industry calls a "newcomer," meaning she isn't a recognizable face and hasn't been cast in very many roles — and definitely not a huge role. She has appeared in an episode of Anger Management and will appear in the upcoming film 36 Saints.
So that's that, Nashville fans. Get ready for one more struggling musician to join the country all-star cast for what is sure to be an exciting second season. Yeehaw!
Nashville returns Wednesday, September 25 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.