Singer-Songwriter Jacy Dawn, of Chelmsford, Mass., can now add the title of “Actress” to her long list of talents. Dawn will play the role of the “Restaurant Hostess” in an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit television show Nashville. The show received ratings of over 6.5 million viewers last season.
Now filming it’s second season, Nashville stars Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Powers Booth and Kimberly Williams Paisley to name a few and revolves around the cut-throat world of music and politics. Dawn was hired for the part through the show’s casting agency and says she has her background in the restaurant industry to thank for landing her the role.
“I left my job as a waitress for an opportunity in the entertainment industry and they wanted an actress with previous restaurant experience,” said Dawn. “Whoever guessed I’d end up right back where it all started? I guess everything comes full circle!”
Dawn was a waitress, manager and hostess at Garrison’s Restaurant in Billerica, Mass., for eight years, before making her move to Nashville.
As a highly acclaimed singer and songwriter, Dawn’s long list of performance credits include singing for President Bill Clinton and performing shows with superstars Wynonna, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Tanya Tucker, Jo Dee Messina, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill to name a few. Her songwriting credits include 17 cuts since 2009 by both National and International artists. Dawn’s work as production coordinator on the newly released Pam Tillis/Lorrie Morgan album Dos Divas, garnered her the position as project manager for the duo. Dawn’s previous acting credits include being cast as an extra in the Sony Motion Picture, Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw in 2010.
Dawn begins filming on the set of Nashville, August 22. The new season airs Wednesday, September 25,2013. An air date for Dawn’s episode has not yet been announced.