October 10th, 2012 by Sarah Maines
Nashville is my favorite new show of the fall, and y’all need to watch it. If you like country music, you’ll probably like Nashville. If you don’t like country music, there’s still a very good chance that you’ll like Nashville. It’s that good. It’s soapy and dramatic in all the right ways. There’s a rivalry between two country superstars, politically fueled family drama, and new, undiscovered country music talent.
Rayna Jaymes (played by the always fabulous Mrs. Coach, Connie Britton) is a country star whose stock is fading as she starts to be overshadowed by the Taylor Swift-esque, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). The pilot follows Rayna as she discovers that her new album and tour aren’t selling as well as expected and the head of her label gives her an ultimatum: open for Juliette Barnes’ new tour or the label won’t continue to support her.
On the family side, Rayna’s powerful father, Lamar Wyatt (Powers Booth), starts to pull her husband, Teddy (Eric Close), into his political game. Teddy is tired of playing second fiddle to Rayna’s country career and he jumps on the opportunity to run for mayor.
And I can’t forget to mention the up-and-coming singer/songwriter and waitress at villlover, Deacon (Charles Eston). Aside from the brilliant writing and acting (seriously, Connie Britton is flawless), the show is filled with amazing country music, some that you may have heard on the radio and some that is brand new, original music created for the show. As soon as you finish watching the pilot, I guarantee you’re going to want to download at least one of the songs you hear.
Just go ahead and set the season pass on your DVR for Nashville. You won’t regret it. And don’t forget to tune into the pilot tonight at 10 PM on ABC!Tweet