CMT announced today that NASHVILLE has been renewed. Season 6 will be 16 episodes long and premiere in early 2018. The second half of season 5 begins airing on June 1. Jeff Nordling, who just appeared in the HBO hit BIG LITTLE LIES, and was in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, has been added to the cast as Brad Maitland, a charming owner of a record label. Charles Esten (Deacon) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette) happily shared the news with the cast and crew in a Facebook video that you can watch here.