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07/08/2013 02:14 pm ET

'Nashville' Adds Lennon And Maisy Stella, Chris Carmack To Season 2 Cast

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"Nashville" has added Lennon and Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack as new series regulars for Season 2.

A source at ABC confirmed The Hollywood Reporter's original story about the actors' promotions.

Lennon and Maisy Stella play Maddie and Daphne Conrad, Rayna Jaymes' (Connie Britton) daughters. The Season 1 finale of "Nashville," Maddie (Lennon) found out her father is Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and not Teddy Conrad (Eric Close).

Carmack, a veteran of "The O.C.," joined "Nashville" during its final stretch of Season 1 as Will, a gay man who wants to be the next big country star.

In addition to the casting changes, "Nashville" is going through some behind-the-scenes shifts heading into its second season. T. Bone Burnett will not return as executive music producer with Buddy Miller taking his place, but the "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere said fans should not be worried about the changes.

"We’re in good hands with Buddy, and we’re in Nashville -- this town is overflowing with talented people," Panettiere told EW. "And the songs that we sing depend on where they’re gonna fit into the script, and that’s Callie and our team of writers. So I’m taking deep breaths and I’m not worrying. I have faith in all of them."

"Nashville" will return to ABC this fall on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

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