Nashville – the show

October 10, 2012 – July 26, 2018

A few months behind but I finally caught up and finished Nashville.

In the first season, the series focuses on the rivalry of Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Rayna Jaymes is the established “Queen of Country Music”. However, her latest album is not selling well and her tour is playing to half empty venues. Her record label suggests that she open for Juliette, the young and sexy best selling singer of “bubble gum country pop”. However, Juliette, seeing Rayna as privileged, purposefully alienates her. Rayna, who dislikes Juliette’s style of music, rejects a joint tour out of hand. The two women come into conflict as each tries to get guitarist Deacon Claybourne, Rayna’s bandmate and former lover, to sign on to their tour. Rayna’s life is further complicated when her estranged father, millionaire businessman Lamar Wyatt, convinces her husband, Teddy Conrad, to run for Mayor of Nashville.

For later episodes through season four, the series follows the lives of country musicians, focusing on three female leads: country superstar Rayna Jaymes, rising problematic star Juliette Barnes, and newcomer singer-songwriter Scarlett O’Connor.

From mid-season five, the series follows the lives of country musicians, focusing on two female leads: rising star Maddie Conrad, Rayna James’ daughter, and fading star Juliette Barnes, as well as focusing on recurring characters.

The premise beginning with season six followed country stars Juliette Barnes, Deacon Claybourne, and the Highway 65 record label family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family, and the ever-changing industry.

Thank you IMdB

I loved this show. The storyline. The characters. The music. It was definitely amazing!

To see its end is bittersweet. I watched a few characters grow up on screen. I felt connected in that weird way people connect with fictional characters.

And I definitely did not ugly cry during the finale.

I mean– they had all the cast return. And it was just perfect.

And… definitely brag-worthy, one of the main characters Rayna Jaymes played by Connie Britton– wait for it…

Attended the very same high school I did. Or rather I attended the same high school she did. Years after but still worth mentioning. Actually my drama teacher taught her.

And while I am sad that this show is over, it was definitely a great send-off. I would highly recommend it if you enjoy drama & music. Especially music.

Oh. Another brag-worthy mention. My friend actually met the guy who plays Deacon and took a picture with him. So like how does it work? 6 degrees of separation? More like 1 degree haha.


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