Nashville is an American musical drama television series created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan and Connie Britton. The series stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising teen star Juliette Barnes. The series premiere on ABC on October 10, 2012, had more than 8.93 million viewers.
Country-music icon Rayna James (Connie Britton) finds her career stalled at the same time as no-talent Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) is on the rise. If that’s not enough, Rayna’s powerful, manipulative father, Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe), plots to make her husband, Teddy (Eric Close), the mayor of Nashville, a move that could push Rayna toward her former flame, Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) — a man Juliette also has designs on. This has all the makings of a really great, non-campy prime-time soap. How can you not love Connie Britton? And you don’t have to like country music to like “Nashville.” This is a show that could run for years.