nashville chris carmack will recurring gi 'Nashville' casting: Chris Carmack of 'The O.C.' joins the cast

“Nashville” had better get ready for a blast from the West Coast. Chris Carmack, formerly of “The O.C.” has landed a recurring role for the last part of the show’s first season.

Carmack will play the character of Will, according to a report from TVLine. Will is a new neighbor to Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio), and — considering the actor’s rather attractive appearance — he may end up a romantic rival of some sort. Carmack’s role will recur throughout the final six episodes of “Nashville” Season 1.

Considering Rayna’s (Connie Britton) professed interest in signing Scarlett to her nascent record label, there’s a chance that Will might be a neighbor who appears on the singer’s way to the top. Alternatively, he might be the guy-next-door just before country fame comes calling.

Best known for his two-season role as Luke Ward, the rich jock of “The O.C.,” Chris Carmack’s other TV roles include guest parts on shows like “Smallville,” “Desperate Housewives,” “NCIS” and “CSI: New York”/“CSI: Miami.”

There is no word yet as to whether Carmack can sing.

“Nashville” airs Wednesdays at 10pm on ABC.

Posted by:Laurel Brown