'Nashville' season 5 spoilers, cast update: Bridgit Mendler joins show as YouTube sensation

As "Nashville" moves to a new home for season 5, the hit series will bring with them new faces. "Good Luck Charlie" alum Bridgit Mendler has been tapped for the show's upcoming season.

Mendler will play the role of a "young [and] beautiful" YouTube star named Ashley Wilkenson, who is set to record her first studio album.

CMT television network describes the "Nashville" season 5 new character as "self-assured, stubborn and extremely talented, but behind her tough exterior is a well of vulnerability."

(REUTERS/David McNew)Actress Bridgit Mendler poses at a media event for the animated film, 'The Secret World of Arrietty', in Beverly Hills, California on Feb. 4, 2012.

It is unclear how the singer's character will fit into the "Nashville" season 5 storyline although it appears that she has the singing chops to watch out for.

Mendler starred in the NBC sitcom "Undateable," but she is also active in the music scene having recently released her latest single "Atlantis" for her "Nemesis" album.

The "Wizards of Waverly Place" alum is just one of the many stars set to appear in "Nashville" season 5 as the show goes big for its new season.

Transgender star Jen Richards will also be part of the new season as Allyson Del Lago, "a tough but understanding physical therapist who helps a series regular through one of their most difficult challenges."

Joseph David-Jones will also appear in "Nashville" season 5 as a "creative, self-aware and highly motivated" musician on the rise named Clay who suffers intense mood swings.

Cameron Scoggins will also star in the new season as Zach Welles, a young Silicon Valley billionaire who is a huge fan of Rayna (Connie Briton).

Finally, actor Murray Bartlett was added in "Nashville" season 5 to give life to Jakob Fine, a good-looking, "charismatic, and successful" men's fashion designer.

"Nashville" season 5 will premiere on CMT on Thursday, Jan. 5 with a two-hour episode. The show was canceled by ABC but the network, among the many that vied for it, was chosen to revive it.

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