From Callie Khouri, the Academy Award-winning writer of Thelma & Louise comes ABC’s tantalizing country music drama television series Nashville: The Complete First Season. It stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.
Set in the heart of Music City, the rivalry heats up when 40-year-old Rayna James, the reigning Queen of Country, is about to be dethroned by the young, hot yet troublesome rising star Juliette Barnes, known for her bubble gum country music. After Rayna’s record sales drop and Juliette’s popularity falters following some disastrous scandals, the two are forced to work together if they want to stay in the music industry. Adding more fuel to the fire, Juliette tries to steal Rayna's lead guitarist and former lover, Deacon Claybourne -- including his heart. As the two divas fight it out onstage and offstage, another sultry love triangle heats up when Deacon's niece Scarlett, a budding singer/songwriter, is torn between her boyfriend Avery and her writing partner Gunnar. Rayna’s life becomes even more complicated when her rich, scheming father, convinces her husband to run for Mayor of Nashville and uses him to for his own sinister hidden agenda.
Special features include deleted scenes, bloopers and three featurettes. In “Nashville Comes to Nashville,” follow the cast as they take a tour through the soul of “Music City” by exploring the legends and historical locations that make the show truly authentic. In “On The Record – The ‘B’ Side,” fans will get the inside scoop into some of the stories told by the talented writers and musicians who create the music that is the heart of the show. Finally in “The Stellas Go On ‘Tour’,” get a closer look at the show through the eyes of Nashville’s adorable and real-life sisters, Lennon Stella (Maddy) and Maisy Stella (Daphne).
Nashville: Season 2 premieres on ABC on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10/9c.
- “Pilot” - Rayna learns that her record label wants her to tour as the opening act for newcomer Juliette Barnes, and when she refuses, the stage is set for the ultimate power struggle for popularity. Complicating matters, Lamar's drive for power results in backing Teddy in a run for Mayor of Nashville, against Rayna's wishes.
- “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)” - Teddy's mayoral campaign is moving ahead and Rayna reluctantly endures an investigation that reveals some explosive family secrets. Meanwhile Coleman Carlisle is starting to lay down the groundwork for his campaign when he discovers Lamar is poised to go head to head with him, even if it means exposing his longtime friend; Juliette, who will stop at nothing when it comes to getting her hands on Deacon, sees him perform with Rayna at the Bluebird, and it's clear that not all feelings fade with time; and Scarlett is torn between pursuing her dream of songwriting with Gunnar and her commitment to Avery.
- “Someday You’ll Call My Name” - Rayna immerses herself in her kids' lives and her husband's campaign, and is sobered to learn that she and Teddy are facing financial ruin; Juliette offers Deacon an exclusive contract to write and tour with her; and Juliette's troubled mother, Jolene, re-enters her daughter's life in dramatic fashion. Meanwhile, Scarlett and Gunnar's big break with Watty is threatened.
- “We Live in Two Different Worlds” - Rayna and Teddy's relationship is tested when Rayna performs with Deacon at Teddy's campaign fundraiser and a woman from Teddy's past shows up with a secret. Meanwhile, Juliette tries to burnish her image with an appearance on "Good Morning America" and is interviewed by Robin Roberts; Gunnar makes a connection with his publisher's assistant, Hailey; and Teddy and Coleman agree to take the moral high ground during the campaign -- but will it last?
- “Move It on Over” - Rayna considers moving on after Deacon starts to set boundaries in their relationship; Juliette struggles with her mom's addictions and Deacon offers a helping hand -- which leads to difficult memories from his past; Teddy is worried that his mayoral campaign will be derailed when his past with Peggy and his financial troubles border on being exposed; and tension with Avery and Gunnar is at a boiling point, as Scarlet feels the pressure to pick her path.
- “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” - Rayna wants to change her sound and seeks out the help of a highly successful music producer, Liam McGuinnis, Juliette goes on a sham date with a squeaky-clean NFL quarterback as a PR move for her tarnished image; meanwhile, Lamar's plan to delay Coleman with a police traffic stop on his way to an important photo op for both candidates works too well, and Scarlett's relationship with Avery gets rocky.
- “Lovesick Blues” - Marshall Evans continues to pressure Rayna and Juliette to collaborate at an event at the Ryman theater, Teddy is forced to reveal the truth to Rayna when Peggy's desperation hits its peak, and in an effort to move past her failed relationship to Avery, Scarlett finds herself closer to Gunnar.
- “Where He Leads Me” - Rayna needs to take a look at what's really important to her after hearing Teddy's side of the story about Peggy; Juliette feels a sense of belonging with Sean's family that she has never experienced before; Gunnar risks his partnership with Scarlett when he confesses his feelings; and music producer Dominic Wells invites Avery to Atlanta to work together while Deacon gets an amazing offer to tour -- but both opportunities come with a price.
- “Be Careful of Stones That You Throw” - Rayna and Juliette are locked for their tour. When Rayna suggests taking her girls with her, she finds that Lamar's not above holding her hostage with some long forgotten family secrets. To everyone's surprise Juliette and Sean have eloped, though not everyone is celebrating. Deacon reconnects with a former flame, and Avery follows the advice of a new music producer that puts more space between him, the band and Scarlett.
- “I’m Sorry for You, My Friend” - Rayna and Juliette get ready to perform in San Diego in their first arena concert on the same bill. Rayna finds that working without Deacon is too disruptive and makes an interesting proposal to Liam, while Juliette sends Sean a message through the press. Gunnar takes a road trip to Austin to visit his brother, and Scarlett tags along for the ride so she can catch Deacon's performance in Texas with the Revel Kings. Meanwhile Avery makes his move to sign with Dominic, and Teddy and Coleman's campaigns find them in a dead heat.
- “You Win Again” - Edgehill Records celebrates the success of "Wrong Song" with a lavish party attended by Rayna, Juliette and real-life country stars including Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young (who cameo as themselves). But the party gets awkward for Juliette, who brings her mom along, and for Rayna when she's aggressively pursued by Calista (Ming-Na Wen), an exec from a competing record label. Meanwhile Teddy confronts Rayna about his suspicions over her relationship with Liam, Gunnar deals with family issues and Avery gets too comfortable with his newfound success.
- “I’ve Been Down That Road Before” - Rayna begins to settle into the tour when she discovers that Deacon has joined Juliette's band on the road, and she can't help but think that maybe the time has come to make some hard decisions. But will a heart to heart with Deacon help ease the sting of the revelation? Meanwhile Juliette is tired of her bubble gum pop success and is interested in exposing who she really is, though her team is convinced that will damage her commercial success. And Scarlett is counting pennies to keep her head above water -- until Gunnar makes her an offer she can't refuse.
- “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight” - Rayna finds comfort in the arms of an old friend after revealing to Daphne and Maddie her plans to divorce. Juliette is invigorated by the response to her new sound and takes steps to reinvent herself -- against the guidance of her management. Things are looking up for Scarlett and Gunnar when Rayna makes an offer to sign them to her label. While their hard work begins to show signs of success, Avery struggles to find his old sound and is forced to consider an attractive offer.
- “Dear Brother” - Juliette plans a surprise birthday party for Deacon, which is attended by real-life country stars Dan Auerbach, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kate York and Kip Moore. During the celebration, Rayna sings, backed up by Pam Tillis and Kate York as themselves, Watty White and Adria. However, Juliette's own performance is derailed by her mother. As Rayna and Teddy's divorce moves forward, the tabloids move in, speculating about Rayna's cheating and thrusting her children into the spotlight; Teddy decides to bring Peggy into his mayoral fold and holds a press conference to make it look like it's all business; and Gunnar's brother charms Scarlett with his singing.
- “When You’re Tired of Breaking Other Hearts” - atie Couric guest stars as herself when Rayna appears on the "Katie" show, trying to set the record straight about her marriage and balancing her career with motherhood. Juliette attempts to take her album launch into her own hands but it backfires when she tweets out a surprise concert location. Maddie lies to Teddy about her whereabouts -- with dangerous consequences -- and Deacon is drawn to his dog's pretty new veterinarian, Stacey. Meanshile Avery tries to control his musical destiny by flouting Dominic and Marilyn, and things are awkward between Scarlett and Gunnar, as he continues to process his brother's death.
- “I Saw the Light” - Rayna takes her children and sister with her on tour in NYC, but Rayna doesn't like the influence Juliette is having on her daughters. Meanwhile Dante gives Juliette some career guidance that helps her see him in a whole new way; Deacon's feelings for Stacey force him to reconsider his life on the road; a hunky new neighbor, Will, befriends Gunnar and Scarlett; Gunnar is thrown by Scarlett's hiding information from him; Lamar threatens Peggy; and Avery jeopardizes his own future.
- “My Heart Would Know” - A personal crisis in Nashville causes Rayna to leave the tour in New York City before her sold-out concert with Juliette, but for Juliette, the show must go on. Jolene stakes a claim on her sober counselor Dante as Juliette gets closer to him personally and professionally, and Deacon doesn't like the woman Juliette has become and tells her point-blank. Gunnar declares the next 24 hours a "Scarlett O'Connor party" to celebrate her success, and she brings Will along to join the fun. Meanwhile Avery becomes a roadie for Juliette, and secrets involving the men in Rayna's life see the light of day.
- “Take These Chains from My Heart” - Liam invites Rayna to run away with him to finish her album, and Deacon is surprised by his own reaction, as well as Stacy's accusations; Jolene warns Juliette about Dante's loyalty, which only drives the two women further apart; Teddy faces off with Peggy about the leaks, and in the wake of her father's illness, Tandy proposes a new alliance to Coleman. Meanwhile Gunnar tries out some new music, and Avery and Scarlett reconnect.
- “Why Don’t You Love Me” - Rayna and Juliette are both nominated for CMA Awards and Edgehill Records hosts a party in their honor. Meanwhile Teddy worries about his relationship with Maddie, Juliette copes with new challenges, Scarlett is concerned about Gunnar, and tension grows between him and Will.
- “A Picture from Life’s Other Side” - Rayna finds an unlikely ally in Lamar when he sides with her against Teddy about the girls. Jolene sees Juliette struggling and tries to find a way to help. Avery and Will, separately, both get a chance to shine with bigger stars -- but will it translate to career gold? And Tandy takes her own agenda to the board of Wyatt Industries.
- “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” - Brad Paisley guest stars as himself and performs with Rayna and Deacon.
- Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes
- 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
- Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott
- Robert Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle
- Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt
- Judith Hoag as Rayna's sister
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Margaret "Peggy" Kenter
- J. D. Souther as Watty White
- David Alford as Bucky Dawes
- Kourtney Hansen as Emily
- Sylvia Jefferies as Jolene Barnes
- Michiel Huisman as Liam McGuinnis
- Burgess Jenkins as Randy Roberts
- Afton Williamson as Makena
- Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad
- Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad
- Todd Truley as Marshall Evans
- Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman
- Tilky Montgomery Jones as Sean Butler
- Rya Kihlstedt as Marilyn Rhodes
- Wyclef Jean as Dominic King
- Chloe Bennet as Hailey
- Chris Carmack as Will Lexington
- Susan Misner as Stacy
- J. Karen Thomas as Audrey Carlisle
- Nashville Comes to Nashville – Follow the cast as they take a tour through the soul of “Music City” by exploring the legends and historical locations that make the show truly authentic.
- On The Record – The “B” Side – In an expansion of the popular On The Record series, fans will get the inside scoop into some of the stories told by the talented writers and musicians who create the music that is the heart of the show.
- The Stellas Go On “Tour”– Get a closer look at the show through the eyes of Nashville’s adorable and real-life sisters, Lennon Stella (Maddy) and Maisy Stella (Daphne).
- Deleted Scenes – Experience even more compelling drama through these unseen moments from the hit series.
- Bloopers – Laugh your heart out with never-before-seen outtakes from the set.
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