Set against the backdrop of Nashville's famous music scene, the series is a contemporary DALLS or DYNASTY following three iconic women and the men in their lives. Rayna James (Connie Britton) is country music's former reigning queen who is now on the verge of bankruptcy and fighting to keep her career, family, and life together. Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) is an up-and-comer with modest talent and loose morals whose boundless ambition drives her to gain notoriety at any cost. Beautiful and innocent Scarlett (Clare Bowen) is the Cinderella-in-the-making whose charming naiveté has her destined to become country music's next greatest star. Deceit, dreams, disappointments, and crushing betrayals arise as these three divas climb to the top of the charts, and over each other.
Music legend Rayna Jaymes reigns as the Queen of Country, but after two decades, her grip on the throne is slipping. And in the face of an evolving industry, Rayna is struggling to adapt and reinvent herself, which she must do if she plans to stay relevant.
Juliette Barnes is sexy, sassy, and trails trouble in her wake— she’s also the country’s #1 crossover artist. While she is determined to sit on Rayna's throne, Juliette refuses to deal with her difficult past.
Despite her charming naiveté, the beautiful, gifted songwriter Scarlett O'Connor, is destined to become music’s next greatest star.
With the backdrop of a thriving contemporary music scene, and a tense mayoral race, "Nashville" takes us into the cutthroat world of music and politics, showing what it really means to become a star and stay one.