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Nashville: 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.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Director: R.J. Cutler
Writer: Callie Khouri

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Feb 07, 2013
IE (TG4) Sep 03, 2013


Guest Stars
Burgess JenkinsBurgess Jenkins
As Randy Roberts
J.D. SoutherJ.D. Souther
As Watty White
Judith HoagJudith Hoag
As Tandy Wyatt

Co-Guest Stars
David AlfordDavid Alford
As Bucky
Ed AmatrudoEd Amatrudo
As Glenn Goodman
J. Karen ThomasJ. Karen Thomas
As Audrey Carlisle
Jake SpeckJake Speck
As Steve
Jeremy ChildsJeremy Childs
As Albert
Kourtney HansenKourtney Hansen
As Emily
Lennon StellaLennon Stella
As Maddie Conrad
Maisy StellaMaisy Stella
As Daphne Conrad
Sylvia JeffieresSylvia Jeffieres
As Jolene Barnes
Todd TruleyTodd Truley
As Marshall Evans
Eddie L. StubbsEddie L. Stubbs
As Announcer
John NewbergJohn Newberg
As Mayor
May HwenMay Hwen
As Emcee
Main Cast
Connie BrittonConnie Britton
As Rayna James
Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere
As Juliette Barnes
Clare BowenClare Bowen
As Scarlett O'Connor
Eric CloseEric Close
As Teddy Conrad
Charles EstenCharles Esten
As Deacon Claybourne
Jonathan JacksonJonathan Jackson
As Avery Barkley
Sam PalladioSam Palladio
As Gunnar Scott
Robert WisdomRobert Wisdom
As Coleman Carlisle
Powers BoothePowers Boothe
As Lamar Wyatt


The episode begins with Rayna Jaymes leaving for work and her husband, Teddy Conrad is home with their two daughters. The younger child is unhappy about her mother having to leave for work. But somebody needs to earn money in the house. Rayna is a super star singer. Rayna performs with Deacon, the lead guitar player of the group. After the performance, Deacon introduces Rayna to his niece Scarlett. Scarlett writes poems but her boyfriend, Avery Barkley, is a song writer. Scarlett is very happy to meet Rayna as she has worshiped her since childhood. Meanwhile, Juliette Barnes, another country singer is getting ready for her performance. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorCallie Khouri
Executive ProducerR.J. Cutler  |  Callie Khouri  |  Steve Buchanan
ProducerLoucas George  |  Connie Britton
Co-ProducerBill Hill (1)
Associate ProducerJeremy Beim
Production DesignerJeff Knipp
EditorKeith Henderson (1)
CastingJeanie Bacharach
Unit Production ManagerBill Hill (1)
First Assistant DirectorRichard N. Graves
Second Assistant DirectorCheeba White
MusicT-Bone Burnett  |  Keefus Green
Music EditorChris Brooks  |  Jennifer Monnar
Costume DesignerSusie Desanto
Key GripAnthony Vietro
Camera OperatorRoger Pistole  |  Kevin McKnight
Set DecoratorRuby Guidara
Property MasterSteve George
Production Sound MixerGlen Trew
Script SupervisorAllison Hughes Stroud
Production CoordinatorHeath Howard
Assistant EditorScott Pellet  |  Laura Zempel
Post Production SupervisorMichelle Hall (1)
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Bob Edmonson
Director of PhotographyRodney Charters
Art DirectorElliott Glick
Costume SupervisorStephen K. Randolph
Production AccountantRobin L. Ginsberg
Chief Lighting TechnicianDanny Eccleston
Casting AssociateMara Casey
Music ProducerRoss Copperman  |  Buddy Miller
Local CastingKim Petrosky
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistKimberly Addrisi
Dept. Head Hair StylistGarnett Burk
Executive Music ProducerT-Bone Burnett
Regional CastingShay Bentley Griffin
Pro Tools OperatorMatt Andrews (1)
Music CoordinationChris Farren  |  Chris Van Belkom
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