Nashville: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)



Critic Consensus: Nashville promotes catchy pop-western tunes and plays to non-fans of the genre with its sharp atmosphere and its stellar narratives.


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Air date: Oct 10, 2012
Air date: Oct 17, 2012
Air date: Oct 24, 2012
Air date: Oct 31, 2012
Air date: Nov 7, 2012
Air date: Nov 14, 2012
Air date: Nov 28, 2012
Air date: Dec 5, 2012
Air date: Jan 9, 2013
Air date: Jan 16, 2013
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In the first series of this drama, country-music legend Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) fights to stay in the spotlight as her most recent album fails to make an impact. Her fiercest competition is a rising star on the Nashville scene: pop-country singer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). Each singer detests the other, and this difficult situation intensifies when music executives try to push the two of them together to widen their exposure and boost sales. Meanwhile, Rayna's marriage begins to suffer when her estranged father (Powers Boothe) persuades her husband, Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), to run for mayor of Nashville. Further complicating her marriage is Rayna's close relationship with guitarist Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten), as well as the arrival of a woman from Teddy's past (Kimberly Williams-Paisley). Things aren't any easier for Juliette, who has her hands full as she attempts to clean up her bad-girl image and deal with her drug-addicted mother (Sylvia Jefferies).


Connie Britton
as Rayna James
Hayden Panettiere
as Juliette Barnes
Eric Close
as Teddy Conrad
Charles Esten
as Deacon Claybourne
Clare Bowen
as Scarlett O'Connor
Jonathan Jackson
as Avery Barkley
Powers Boothe
as Lamar Wyatt
Robert Wisdom
as Coleman Carlisle
Sam Palladio
as Gunnar Scott
David Alford
as Bucky Dawes
Judith Hoag
as Tandy Wyatt
Ed Amatrudo
as Glenn Goodman
Tilky Jones
as Sean Butler
Todd Truley
as Marshall Evans
Michiel Huisman
as Liam McGuinnis
J.D. Souther
as Watty White
Chris Carmack
as Will Lexington
Wyclef Jean
as Dominic King
Rya Kihlstedt
as Marily Rhodes
Jay Hernandez
as Dante Rivas
Burgess Jenkins
as Randy Roberts
J.J. Rodgers
as Deb Butler
Boo Arnold
as Brock Butler
Cory Allen
as Hipster Producer
Madison Lintz
as Dana Butler
Dan Auerbach
as Himself
Dianne Dixon
as Debate Monitor
Jon Menick
as Mr. Mason
Ron Clinton Smith
as Officer Dunigan
Mark Oliver
as Paul Worley
Quinn Schuler
as Reporter
Pam Tillis
as Herself
Richard A. Smith
as Casey Turner
Michelle Rivera
as Female Cop
Adam Boyer
as Baseball Hat
Tosha Thompson
as Melissa Mirch
Kip Moore
as Himself
Matt Lowe
as Steve
Kate York
as Herself
Jaren Johnston
as Guitar Player
Lela Altman
as Anne Hanke
Ray Dallimore
as Tour Manager
Doug Frasure
as Director
Holly Morris
as Wardrobe
Jennifer Spriggs
as Charlotte Slatter
Holly Watson
as Dotty Peck
Fernando Martínez
as Security Guard
Derek Krantz
as Handsome Man
Veda Wilson
as Elderly Neighbor
Fernando Martínez
as Security Guard
Linds Edwards
as Soul Patch Producer
Mike Parker
as Old School Producer
Robert Larriviere
as Stage Director
Terrence Lening
as Messenger
Jim O'Rear
as Creepy Silent Producer
Anne Holt
as Herself
Victoria Galen
as Zoo Keeper
Anthony Nguyen
as Photographer
Danelle Corbin
as Bartender
Juan Pont Lezica
as Photographer
Paras Patel
as Staffer
Marcus Lewis
as Joe the Bouncer
Fernando M. Martinez
as Security Guard
Storme Warren
as Reporter
Bill Szymanski
as Bartender
Anne Holt
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Nashville Season 1

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (28)

It's a big, glittery showcase for Britton's supersize charms.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The best new drama of the fall TV season, at the top of almost every list, is Nashville.

Oct 10, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Nashville feels fresh because it catches a different tone.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nashville falls somewhere in between the two extremes, a story that thrives on heightened melodrama and big twists but gives its characters more depth than you generally find in network lather-fests.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…

Rayna and Juliette could give us TV's best catfight since Krystle tangled with Alexis on Dynasty.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…

Country-fried but never half-baked, ABC's Nashville is much more than a melodrama in tune with "Music City."

Oct 10, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Creator Callie Khouri won an Oscar for Thelma & Louise but has since struggled in films---this feels like the right scale for her sharp, observant writing.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's battle of the divas in Callie Khouri's hugely entertaining drama.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

(Connie Britton) is one of TV's most likable and talented stars and Nashville showcases all of her best qualities and highlights one talent we never knew she had: singing!

Oct 11, 2013 | Full Review…

This element [the music] is the heart and soul of the show. Now, I'm just hoping everything else can continue to live up to it.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…

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