Series 1 - 1. Pilot

Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

Rayna Jaymes is the reigning queen of country music, but tour ticket sales are down and a sharply ambitious crossover ingénue, Juliette Barnes, has her eye on the throne. So we enter the cut-throat world of Nashville, Tennessee.

This polished US drama presents it as a world seething with resentment, chicanery and, naturally, heartache. It piles on the melodrama but its Golden Globe-nominated leads (Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere) are both showstoppers. Even if you don’t like country, this Grand Ole Soap Opry will entertain.

About this programme

1/21. Fading country legend Rayna James struggles to maintain her place in the spotlight, and things become more complicated as rising star Juliette Barnes becomes determined to alienate her. American musical drama, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.

Cast and crew


Rayna James
Connie Britton
Juliette Barnes
Hayden Panettiere
Scarlett O'Connor
Clare Bowen
Teddy Conrad
Eric Close
Deacon Claybourne
Charles Esten
Avery Barkley
Jonathan Jackson
Gunnar Scott
Sam Palladio
Coleman Carlisle
Robert Wisdom
Lamar Wyatt
Powers Boothe


RJ Cutler