The singer – who's currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Sony and producer Dr. Luke – will guest star as herself on ABC's hit show, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the star on set.
In the May 11 episode, Juliette (played by Hayden Panettiere) reunites with her Shenandoah Girl costar Noah West (played by Derek Hough) on the Oscar campaign trail and meets Kesha.
The singer – who has had small roles recently in Jane the Virgin and Jem and the Holograms – told Entertainment Weekly last year she was having fun exploring "different art mediums."
"Right now my [music] career is kind of on hold," she said. "I'm finding other ways to express myself and have outlets and connect with my fans."
Kesha's episode of Nashville airs May 11 at 10 p.m. on ABC.