Nashville: Season 3 (2014 - 2015)

Season 3

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Air date: Sep 24, 2014

In the third-season opener, Rayna must make a choice between two men and two different life paths. Meanwhile, Juliette auditions for a film biopic; and Scarlett takes a road trip home. Included: a performance by Florida Georgia Line.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2014

Will's debut album soars to first place, so a displaced Rayna gets proactive with her publicity. Elsewhere, Juliette gets shocking news; Layla seeks Will's help with her career; Deacon witnesses Maddie's rebellious side; and Gunnar and Scarlett collaborate on a song.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2014

Rayna sets a date for her wedding. Meanwhile, Juliette strives to hide her secret, because its exposure could cost her a film role, and she meets her potential leading man; Gunnar's first love returns; and Layla exercises the power she holds over Will.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2014

Rayna wants to sign Sadie to her label, so she entices her with a girls' day out. Meanwhile, Juliette can no longer hide her pregnancy symptoms; a backup singer pursues Deacon, who can't shake his sour mood; and an unhappy Avery keeps turning to alcohol.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2014

Juliette worries about filming a sex scene while trying to hide her pregnancy. Elsewhere, the extra fame Rayna's gained as Luke's fiancée has a negative effect on her kids; Kiley plans to leave town; and a homeless man makes an impact on Scarlett.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2014

Rayna is nominated for several CMA Awards, but she and Luke are rivals in the top category. Meanwhile, Juliette invites Avery to be involved in her life as her baby's father; a backup singer helps Deacon; and Gunnar asks Scarlett for advice.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2014

Rayna boosts her publicity by singing on "Dancing With the Stars" and having a reporter shadow her, but then she misses her privacy. Meanwhile, Juliette struggles to embrace solo parenthood; and Will and Layla prepare for the debut of their reality show.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2014

Rayna discovers Luke's prenuptial-agreement papers before they head to the CMA Awards. Meanwhile, Avery's parents meet Juliette; Deacon and Scarlett watch the awards show on TV; and Gunnar and Zoey face a challenge in their relationship.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

Rayna does a Christmas show with Luke and the kids from her home, but it takes an awkward turn when she invites Deacon to join them. Elsewhere, Winterfest brings lots of performance opportunities for folks; and Scarlett mentors Terry.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2014

Rayna's uncertain about leaving the kids to tour again, and Luke's solo parenting choices anger her. Elsewhere, Will's displeased to see Layla flirting with his boss; Teddy wields his power to locate a recent flame; and Avery gets advice from his mother.

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As the third season of this drama opens, Rayna (Connie Britton) chooses to be with Luke (Will Chase) over Deacon (Charles Esten), but it's not all smooth sailing for the newly engaged couple: Their schedules keeps them apart, they discover their children are dating one another and their careers make them rivals at an awards shows. Yet their relationship is not the only complicated one: Will (Chris Carmack) finally confesses to his wife, Layla (Aubrey Peeples), that he's gay, and she's shocked by the news. Meanwhile, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) lands the coveted role of Patsy Cline in a movie, and then she learns she's pregnant and tries to hide the pregnancy from producers. Deacon also has a big secret he attempts to hide when he is diagnosed with cancer and is reluctant to tell anyone except his niece, Scarlett (Clare Bowen).

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Critic Reviews for Nashville Season 3

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

[It's] compelling in a cartoony, over-the-top way.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Both Chris Carmack and Charles Esten are good singers and great performers.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The writers enjoy putting us through overwhelming pain and anxiety, but hopefully that's all a red herring?

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's nice to call Nashville - and to have Nashville - home.

Sep 25, 2014 | Full Review…

We'll continue to invest in this sort of sincerity.

Feb 4, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

[It is] easily the most entertaining network show in this time period.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…

This was a great episode for the opening of a new season. I'm glad that they addressed all of the loose ends from the past season's finale. The way they kicked off season three leaves the audience with so many questions about what could happen next.

Sep 29, 2014 | Full Review…

It's only been one episode but the drama is already heating up.

Sep 25, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nashville: Season 3

  • Jul 31, 2017
    With Season 3, Nashville comes back with great and inspiring new songs, with a sharp and interesting writting, and most of all, with a captivating plot that will please not only the country fans but also everyone who likes to sail in a sea full on enterteining, sincerity and dazzling charm. I have to say it, Connie Britton and Hayden Patteniere were really the certain optain for their roles, Britton brings charm and charisma to this show and Patteniere brings power, rage and ache.
  • Nov 03, 2016
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  • Jun 10, 2015
    Fantastic show that's story line pulls you right in and keeps you coming back for more.
  • Apr 14, 2015
    I love this show, I love the music from this show (and I used to completely HATE country music!) The acting is great. I love it. I want it to keep going and going.
  • Nov 19, 2014
    The only difference between this show and a typical daytime soap opera is the time it airs. I've lived in Nashville. I worked in the music business. This show makes a mockery of the lives of many talented people, and a city that is more than just the music business. It's embarrassing.
  • Nov 10, 2014
    I love this show, it's a musical soap opera. The only music I like comes from Scarlett and Gunner and sometimes from Avery but the acting on this show is TERRIBLE, that's a T.E.R.R.I.B.L.E. I mean it's painful sometimes how bad the acting is, yet, I can't stop watching it. :)
  • Sep 25, 2014
    This is the best show ever!!! please watch

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