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'Nashville': The stars come out for Deacon's surprise party -- PHOTOS

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Nashville is back Feb. 27 with a new episode, and we’re not the only ones celebrating. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) decides to throw Deacon (Charles Esten) a surprise birthday party, which, judging from the promo, does not go well. But on the upside, real stars show up to fete everyone’s favorite guitarist (sorry, Gunnar and Liam), including The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kate York, and Kip Moore. Check out more exclusive photos below.

Auerbach poses with Rayna (Connie Britton) and the man of the hour. Also a guy who probably tells women he’s Tom Hardy.

Tillis, York, Auerbach, and Gill raise a glass.

Tillis and York hit the Bluebird stage.

Gill does his best not to notice that disco ball.

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