HomeTVCBSAnother Daytime Soap Alum Cast in Nashville Pilot Luke Kerr March 6, 2012 3 Comments Santa Barbara alum and former Without a Trace star Eric Close is the latest actor with daytime roots to join the cast of the ABC pilot Nashville. According to Deadline, he will play the husband of fading country superstar Rayna James. Former Guiding Light and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere and ex-General Hospital star Jonathan Jackson have already joined the pilot’s cast. RELATED: Guiding Light, One Life to Live Alum Hayden Panettiere to Get Her Honky Tonky on in 'Nashville' Pilot | General Hospital's Jonathan Jackson Cast as a "Sexy, Bad Boy Musician" in ABC's Country Music Soap Pilot! Photo by PR Photos 3 Responses Cyberologist March 6, 2012 Gosh he’s some kind of gorgeous he just rang my bell… Log in to Reply The_Moustache March 6, 2012 didn’t know he was on a soap opera. Log in to Reply EastWest March 6, 2012 If I didn’t have enough reason to watch w/JJ and Hayden, MRS. COACH has been cast on the show! Not to post hijack, but I am shaking right now. This seems like a better fit than “American Horror Story” was for her follow up. Now I am hopping in the Paul Lee era of primetime soaps, this gets picked up to series. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.