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"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.
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. ..Read the full recap