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Nashville: Season 1 (2012-2013)

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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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In the first season 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).

Cast

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
Katie Couric
as Herself
Vince Gill
as Himself
J.J. Rodgers
as Deb Butler
Boo Arnold
as Brock Butler
Chris Young
as Himself
Cory Allen
as Hipster Producer
Madison Lintz
as Dana Butler
Dan Auerbach
as Himself
Ming-Na Wen
as Calista
Gary Weeks (II)
as Reid Olsen
Brad Paisley
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
Kip Moore
as Himself
Tosha Thompson
as Melissa Mirch
Matt Lowe
as Steve
Kate York
as Herself
Ray Dallimore
as Tour Manager
Jaren Johnston
as Guitar Player
Lela Altman
as Anne Hanke
Doug Frasure
as Director
Holly Morris
as Wardrobe
Jennifer Spriggs
as Charlotte Slatter
Holly Watson
as Dotty Peck
Derek Krantz
as Handsome Man
Veda Wilson
as Elderly Neighbor
Fernando Martínez
as Security Guard
Emmanuel Hudson
as Sound Guy
Linds Edwards
as Soul Patch Producer
Mike Parker
as Old School Producer
Robert Larriviere
as Stage Director
Jim O'Rear
as Creepy Silent Producer
Terrence Lening
as Messenger
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
Katie Cook
as Herself
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 (48) | Top Critics (28)

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

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

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

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

Nashville feels fresh because it catches a different tone.

October 10, 2012 | Full Review…
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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.

October 10, 2012 | Full Review…

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

October 10, 2012 | Full Review…

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

October 10, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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