Nashville (2012 TV series)

Nashville is an American drama television series starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere in the main roles, designed by Oscar winner Callie Khouri. The series has been produced since 2012 by ABC Studios in association with Lionsgate Television for the U.S. broadcaster ABC. It is about the country music singer Rayna James, whose success has waned over the course of her career and will therefore go with the up and coming country sensation Juliette Barnes on tour. The first broadcast in the United States took place on October 10, 2012, following the two -hour comedy block ( including The Middle, Modern Family and Suburgatory ) on ABC. In Germany, the series is shown since February 2013 on FOX.

In addition to the good reviews for the pilot episode, the critics especially praised the screenplay by Callie Khouri and the performances of the two leading ladies. So Connie Britton was for a Golden Globe for Best Television Actress - Drama and Best Supporting Actress Hayden Panettiere - Series, Mini - series or TV movie nominated.

  • 6.1 criticism
  • 6.2 Awards and nominations


Rayna James is an established for over 20 years, country singer, but her last album did not sell very well and when their tour they only played in front of half the audience. Your record label her, therefore, proposes to go with the young and upcoming Country sensation Juliette Barnes as the opening act on tour, otherwise their tour would be deleted and eliminated the promotion for her latest album. Even Juliette has no interest in cooperating, because she takes what she wants. When the two women try guitarist Deacon Claybourne, Raynas bandmates and former lover to convince to go on tour with them, the two clashed.

Raynas life becomes even more complicated when her estranged father, millionaire businessman Lamar Wyatt, her husband, Teddy Conrad, is convinced to run for the office of mayor of Nashville.

Instrumentation and synchronization

The German synchronization arises under the dialogue director of Cay -Michael Wolf by the synchronous Company Arena Film GmbH & Co in Berlin.


On October 2, 2012 it was announced that the label Big Machine Records will release all the cover and original song from the series. Likewise, the songs on iTunes and on the transmitter site Music Lounge are recallable and purchasable. Some of the original songs by John Paul White, guitarist and singer of The Civil Wars, Hillary Lindsey and Elvis Costello wrote.

On 11 December 2012, the first soundtrack under the name of The Music of Nashville has been in the United States: Season 1 Volume 1 by Big Machine Records. The soundtrack got on the Billboard 200 charts at # 14. Beginning in May 2013 was followed by The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2 of the soundtrack to the second series.

The following table contains all the songs that have been played so far in the course of the series:

Production and broadcasting

In October 2011, ABC secured the Callie Khouris screenplay for series and announced in January 2012, the production of a pilot episode known. After viewing the pilot episode of the TV channels gave the green light in May 2012 and initially ordered 13 episodes for the first season. The premiere took place on 10 October 2012 at the connection to the NBC comedy block. The pilot episode was watched by nearly nine million viewers, resulting in a target rating of 2.8 resulted. In the next few weeks, however, Nashville lost some viewers, so they finally reached yet 5.7 million viewers and a rating of 1.8 at the fourth episode. Despite this rate decline ABC was mid-November, the production of nine other episodes, the so-called back -nine order, known. In April 2013 it was announced that it is the producers have failed to timely produce all 22 episodes. The first season is shortened for this reason, on 21 episodes. The first season finale aired on May 22, 2013.

In May 2013 ABC extended the series to a second season, which premiered on September 25, 2013 was. ABC is planning the season finale of the second season on May 14, 2014 broadcast.

In Germany the pay-TV broadcaster FOX radiated from the first season from 26 February to 16 July 2013. The second season of the station plans to show from 29 April 2014.

Episode List

Season 1

Season 2



At Metacritic, the series has a Metascore of 84/100 based on 32 reviews. The pilot episode received many positive reviews, including the renowned screenplay by Callie Khouri, the casting and the presentation of Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere was highlighted. Linda Stasi described by the New York Post the series with "Country meets All About Eve " and goes on to say that Nashville " without doubt the best screenplay of all the new fall series " owns.

"The series Nashville puts strong in front with the pilot episode. Two strong women that can be said of anything to anyone in the tough show business. But it 's about more than that, it 's about power, deceit, betrayal and love. The figures are sensitively written and performed urgently. To settle in this world, should not be difficult the inclined audience. "

" For country fans a must, but even those who are not arrant fan of Country Music, is on the show have their joy, because great actors and good scripts provide good entertainment"

Awards and nominations

In June 2012, the series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards from journalists who have seen the pilot episodes of Season 2012-2013, in addition to four other new series in the category of Most Promising new series was honored. The end of 2012 the series in four categories ( - Drama, Best Actress in a Series - Best Television Drama Series for Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere and Best Supporting Actor for Powers Boothe ), the Satellite Awards nominated, but did not win in any category. Another nomination followed at the People's Choice Awards in the category Favorite New TV Drama, where they lost to Beauty and the Beast.

At the Golden Globe Awards 2013 were Britton and Panettiere in the categories of Best Serial Actress - Drama and Best Supporting Actress - Series, Mini - series or TV movie nominated.