Could Will Lexington (Chris Carmack) take a page from the debut of the newest character on the Nashville canvas? According to Deadline , Broadway and TV star, Kyle Dean Massey will play the role of Kevin Bicks, who happens to be one of country music’s biggest singer/songwriters … and … he is openly gay!
As viewers know from the beginning, Will Lexington has tried to keep in the closet about his sexuality, even marrying Layla (Aubrey Peeples), who when we last saw her looked like she was floating dead in a pool!
An all-new Nashville returns with the second half of its season on Wednesday, February 4th! About the character of Mr. Bicks though! He is described as a successful country artist who happens to like guys, and his very existence deflates Will’s theory that the genre will never accept a gay superstar.
As for Kyle Dean Massey, he has been starring on the revival of Pippin on Broadway and is known for his TV roles in The Good Wife and Hart of Dixie!
So, what do you think about Kyle being cast as out country artist Kevin Bicks? Is it time for Will to have a viable love interest? Could this be it … or just a lesson learned? Comment below!