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Nashville: The Whole Story

"Nashville: The Whole Story" features clips that tell the intersecting tales of music industry greats Rayna James and Juliette Barnes -- one a legend, another on the rise -- as they make their own ways in life, love and in their careers. Rayna's lead guitarist, Deacon, shares a tortured past with her, but has also opened his heart and his arms to Juliette, as Rayna struggles to save her marriage to Teddy, who's running for Mayor. The election pits Teddy against longtime family friend Coleman Carlisle and quickly turns ugly, thanks to the machinations of Rayna's plotting father, Lamar. Meanwhile struggling artist Avery, budding singer/songwriter Scarlett and soulful troubadour Gunnar form a love triangle that produces not only incredible passion and moving and heartfelt music.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x0
Airdate: Wednesday January 02nd, 2013

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

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Guest Stars
Charles EstenCharles Esten
As Narrator
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 a voiceover narrating the story of “Nashville” from the beginning. It tells us about the life of Rayna James, who has a loyal husband and two beautiful daughters. She has a sensation in country music and has had a glorious career. Her current competitor is Juliette Barnes and Juliette doesn’t like Rayna and her success. But her roots lie in country music and she is a big fan of Deacon. Deacon is the lead guitarist in Rayna’s band and also her former lover who has been to rehab for substance abuse. Juliette wants Deacon in her band. Deacon always sings at the Bluebird Café. He has a niece, Scarlett, who works at the Bluebird and she writes poems. ..

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Episode Notes
Thanks To :

Powers Boothe
Clare Bowen
Connie Britton
Steve Buchanan
T Bone Burnett
Eric Close
R.J. Cutler
Charles Esten
Jonathan Jackson
Dee Johnson
Callie Khouri
Jen Monnar
Sam Palladio
Hayden Panettiere
Frankie Pine
Robert Wisdom

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerKent Hodder  |  Nancy Bordson  |  Steve Mulholland
EditorDave Keffer  |  Ric Heins  |  Malyssa Woodward  |  Pete Keffer
MusicT-Bone Burnett  |  Keefus Green
Production AssistantJoy Phillips
Assistant EditorIvan Kowalenko
On-Line EditorBrian Wagner (1)
Production ManagerKarl Petersen
Senior ProducerMary O'Brien (1)
Executive In Charge Of ProductionTim Herbstrith
Technical AdvisorDavid Fried
Administrative AssistantBeverley Stark
Post Production AudioRich Cook
Narration Written BySteve Mulholland
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