‘Nashville’ Spoilers: Bridgit Mendler Joins Season 5 Cast As Ashley Wilkenson

'Nashville' Spoilers: Bridgit Mendler Joins Season 5 Cast As Ashley Wilkenson‘Nashville’ spoilers for season 5 include news that actress and singer Bridgit Mendler has been cast as Ashley Wilkenson. Fans of the NBC comedy ‘Undateable’ may remember Bridget as Candace. Disney Channel fans may remember Bridgit Mendler as Teddy Duncan ‘Good Luck Charlie’ or as Juliet Van Heusen on ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’

CMT shared the good news in a press release on the country music’s website. Ashley Wilkenson is described as “self-assured, stubborn and extremely talented,” something of a YouTube sensation. Tough yet vulnerable, Ashley is focused on recording her first album. Fans wonder if Ashley may be involved with Zach Welles [Cameron Scoggins], a Silicon Valley billionaire who is a Rayna James [Connie Britton] superfan.

Related: Cameron Scoggins Joins Season 5 Cast As Zach Welles

‘Nashville’ spoilers for season 5 have included other cast additions as well. Joseph David-Jones has been cast as Clay, a charming and outgoing musician with extreme mood swings. Murray Bartlett has been tapped to portray Jakob Fine, a possible love interest for Will Lexington [Chris Carmack]. There has been talk that there may be a love triangle involving Jakob, Will and Kevin Bicks [Kyle Dean Massey].

Juliette Barnes [Hayden Panettiere] returns to for season 5 of ‘Nashville.’ A transgender actress has been cast as a tough but understanding physical therapist who will guide Juliette through a difficult and possibly life-changing recovery following a tragic plane crash.

Related: Joseph David-Jones Joins ‘Nashville’ Cast As Clay

With the addition of a young, blonde, ambitious and extremely talented singer, fans are already buzzing about how Ashley Wilkenson will interact with Juliette and Scarlett O’Connor [Clare Bowen].

Bridgit Mendler’s album ‘Nemesis’ is set for a November 18 release on iTunes. The first song, ‘Atlantis,’ features hip-hop singer and songwriter Kaiydo.

CMT welcomes ‘Nashville’ for its fifth season with a two-hour premiere Thursday, January 7, 2017.

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