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Bridgit Mendler has been cast in a recurring role on NASHVILLE as ‘Ashley Wilkenson.’ Very pretty and sexy, Ashley is an internet sensation, with 30 million views, about to record her first album. Self-assured, stubborn, she is extremely talented. But underneath her certainty is a well of vulnerability.

Produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment, Nashville makes its triumphant season five debut on CMT with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (the creators of Thirtysomething) at the helm, returning with a special two-hour premiere on Thursday, January 5 at 9pm ET/PT. Hulu will continue to bring fans their favorite series 24/7 by making all “Nashville” episodes available to stream the day after they air on CMT.

Bridgit was the lead of the series GOOD LUCK CHARLIE which first aired in April, 2010.  It was Disney’s biggest premiere in 4 years since HANNAH MONTANA beating both WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE and SONNY WITH A CHANCE. They did 100 episodes of the series, and the show, remained one of the highest rated shows of the week on cable or network for kids 6-11 and tweens 9-15 its entire run.

GLC’s massive worldwide audience is exemplified by the following statistics. In the second quarter of 2013, GLC aired in 151 countries and 26 languages.  During that period, the premiere airing of new episodes (not including repeats) raked in 171.9 million unique viewers with the rating highlights of 72.2 million in the U.S., 6.8 million in Canada, 29.1 million in Latin America, 56.7 million in Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2.6 million in Russia, 2.8 million in Asia Pacific, and 1.6 million in Japan.

To get a sense of the engaged audience Bridgit is capable of reaching, she has 8 million Facebook likes, 4.81 million Twitter followers, and 1.4 million followers on Instagram.