Nashville - 1 HOUR Drama
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What Hollywood is to the movie business, Nashville is to music. This is where today’s music is being made and tomorrow’s stars are being born. If you’re Faith Hill or Carrie Underwood in-the-making, you want to be in Nashville.
Chart-topping Rayna James (Connie Britton) is a country legend who’s had a career any singer would envy, though lately her popularity is starting to wane. Fans still line-up to get her autograph, but she’s not packing the arenas like she used to. But Rayna refuses to be steamrolled by her record label as they present a new arrangement, opening for up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young and sexy future of country music. And scheming Juliette can’t wait to steal Rayna’s spotlight. But sharing a stage with that disrespectful, untalented, little vixen is the last thing Rayna wants to do, which sets up a power struggle for popularity. Could the undiscovered songwriting talent of Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen) be the key to helping Rayna resurrect her career?
Offstage, things aren’t much smoother for Rayna. Her father, Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe), Nashville’s most influential businessman, continues to complicate her life. Their strained relationship is defined by years of resentment and secrets that come to a head when Lamar and Rayna’s sister, Tandy, push Rayna’s husband to run for mayor. For husband Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), this marks an opportunity to share the spotlight with his wife instead of continuing to be the man behind the woman. But years of mistrust and jealousy over Rayna’s history with her longtime bandleader Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) has taken its toll on Rayna and Teddy’s marriage and they find themselves in the middle of a complicated divorce.
Set against the backdrop of Nashville’s thriving contemporary music scene, and political world, executive producers Callie Khouri (writer of Thelma & Louise), RJ Cutler (The September Issue) and Dee Johnson (Boss, The Good Wife, E.R.) take you inside the cutthroat world of country music, family, and politics…from the concert tours to the romantic entanglements, to the halls of power and old demons that threaten to derail a career