"Nashville" -- Music legend Rayna Jaymes reigns as the Queen of Country, but after two decades, her grip on the throne is slipping. Rayna refuses to be steamrolled by her record label as they present a new arrangement. And in the face of an evolving industry, Rayna is struggling to adapt and reinvent herself, which she must do if she plans to stay relevant.
Juliette Barnes is sexy, sassy, and trails trouble in her wake - she's also the country's #1 crossover artist. In her climb to the top, Juliette's public image is threatened by circumstances she struggles to control. And while she is determined to sit on Rayna's throne, Juliette refuses to deal with her difficult past.
Offstage, things aren't much smoother for Rayna. Her father, Lamar Wyatt, Nashville's most influential businessman, continues to complicate her life. Their strained relationship is defined by years of resentment and secrets that come to a head when Lamar and Rayna's sister, Tandy, push Rayna's husband to run for mayor. For husband Teddy Conrad, this marks an opportunity to share the spotlight with his wife instead of continuing to be the man behind the woman.
The city of Nashville is the stage for many hopefuls: Deacon Claybourne, Rayna's longtime bandleader whose unrequited love for Rayna prevents him from claiming success if he went on his own. Scarlett O'Connor, the beautiful and gifted songwriter, who's here to support her boyfriend Avery's talent while still unsure of her own. Avery Barkley, a struggling alt-country musician, who can't help but feel left behind when his girlfriend Scarlett's songs have a chance to find an audience before his own. And Gunnar Scott, a wholesome up-and-coming crooner, who finds a musical soulmate in Scarlett, coming in between her relationship with Avery.
Nashville is Music City U.S.A. It's where today's top recording artists lay down tracks while tomorrow's undiscovered talent fight to be heard. With the backdrop of a thriving contemporary music scene, and a tense mayoral race, "Nashville" takes us into the cutthroat world of music and politics, showing what it really means to become a star and stay one.
Connie Britton.......... as Rayna Jaymes
Hayden Panettiere.... as Juliette Barnes
Powers Boothe......... as Lamar Wyatt
Charles Esten........... as Deacon Claybourne
Eric Close................ as Teddy Conrad
Clare Bowen............ as Scarlett O'Connor
Jonathan Jackson..... as Avery Barkley
Sam Palladio............ as Gunnar Scott
Robert Wisdom......... as Coleman Carlisle
Status: Airing Seson 1
Premiere: October 10, 2012
Network: ABC (USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Season 1 -- 21 Episodes (+1 Special)
1x01 -- Oct 10, 2012 -- Pilot
1x02 -- Oct 17, 2012 -- I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
1x03 -- Oct 24, 2012 -- Someday You'll Call My Name
1x04 -- Oct 31, 2012 -- We Live in Two Different Worlds
1x05 -- Nov 07, 2012 -- Move It on Over
1x06 -- Nov 14, 2012 -- You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
1x07 -- Nov 28, 2012 -- Lovesick Blues
1x08 -- Dec 05, 2012 -- Where He Leads Me
Jan 02, 2013 -- Nashville 2012 S01 Special - The Whole Story
1x09 -- Jan 09, 2013 -- Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
1x10 -- Jan 16, 2013 -- I'm Sorry for You, My Friend
1x11 -- Jan 23, 2013 -- You Win Again
1x12 -- Feb 06, 2013 -- I've Been Down That Road Before
1x13 -- Feb 13, 2013 -- There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
1x14 -- Feb 27, 2013 -- Dear Brother
1x15 -- Mar 27, 2013 -- When You're Tired of Breaking Other Hearts
1x16 -- Apr 03, 2013 -- I Saw The Light
1x17 -- Apr 10, 2013 -- My Heart Would Know
1x18 -- May 01, 2013 -- Take These Chains From My Heart
1x19 -- May 08, 2013 -- Why Don't You Love Me
1x20 -- May 15, 2013 -- A Picture from Life's Other Side
1x21 -- May 21, 2013 -- *I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
On May 10, 2013, ABC renewed Nashville for a second season.