March 12, 2016


Kesha to Appear as Herself In Upcoming Episode of 'Nashville'

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Kesha is returning to her Tennessee roots—or at least she will in a fictional sense in the coming weeks. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the pop singer will be making an appearance on ABC's wildly successful series Nashville.

Kesha, who grew up in the country music capital, will make her cameo as herself in an upcoming episode of the show, which returns to ABC on March 16. Country artists Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett are scheduled to appear as well, and will be performing original songs as themselves.

This is a bright spot in what's otherwise been a dark and difficult time for the pop singer. Back in February, Kesha was denied a preliminary injunction against Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, her producer and alleged abuser, which she had filed in hopes of being freed from the contract that requires further collaboration and recording with him. Artists—including Lady GagaAdeleLordeTaylor Swift, and more—have all used their platforms to express their support of the singer, and her fans have made "#FreeKesha" a global cry in the wake of the verdict that prevents Kesha from recording new material without Dr. Luke's involvement. 

She returned to Tennessee recently to accept a Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign, and she expressed gratitude for the support she's received during this "difficult and hard" time. 

Check out the mid-season return of Nashville on March 16, and stay tuned for additional info regarding Kesha's appearance.