The former Jane By Design actor will guest star as an ex-con in the ABC country music drama, states The Hollywood Reporter.
His character will cross paths with singer-songwriter Gunnar, played by Sam Palladio.
The episode in question will be broadcast on ABC in late January or early February.
Clayton Rogers previously played Ben on ABC Family's Jane By Design before it was axed in August after just one season.
Nashville was recently given a full season order by ABC, and will return from a midseason hiatus in early 2013.
The musical drama focuses on the rivalry between Connie Britton, who plays country music singer Rayna James, and Hayden Panettiere, who portrays rising star Juliette Barnes.
The show also stars Eric Close, Robert Ray Wisdom and Powers Boothe.