The BEST episodes of Nashville (2012)

Every episode of Nashville (2012) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Nashville (2012)!

The lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Updated: 12/16/2023Network: CMTStatus: Ended
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Beyond the Sunset
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8.37
270 votes

#1 - Beyond the Sunset

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/26/2018

Deacon gets a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. Juliette makes a crucial decision. Daphne preps for the final round. Alannah confronts Brad. Avery, Gunnar, and Will discuss their future.

Directors: Jesse Zwick
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I'll Fly Away
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8.26
1010 votes

#2 - I'll Fly Away

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/2/2017

A legal dispute threatens to break apart the family. Juliette demands to perform at the CMT Music Awards. Will and Zach are drawn closer together.

Directors: Dan Lerner
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Fire and Rain
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8.22
960 votes

#3 - Fire and Rain

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/9/2017

Juliette helps Maddie navigate the wave of attention she receives after her performance at the CMT Music Awards. Zach demands the masters from Rayna and Deacon's unfinished album.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
Writer: Jesse Zwick
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I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
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8.11
632 votes

#4 - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/22/2013

A shadow has been cast over country music’s biggest night: Juliette discovers a letter from Jolene revealing her mother’s true feelings; Rayna and Deacon’s fairytale evening at the CMA Awards, even performing with Brad Paisley – who guest stars as himself — may not end in a happily-ever-after; and Gunnar will do whatever it takes to win Scarlett’s heart back — but is it too late? Meanwhile the U.S. Attorney’s office is closing in on Teddy, and Peggy returns with a secret of her own.

Directors: Callie Khouri
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Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday
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8.10
730 votes

#5 - Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/25/2016

Juliette needs to decide how she's going to publicly address what really happened regarding Jeff's death. Will becomes a leader in a sense. Rayna takes dire action when she finds out who Maddie has encountered, and one music duo may go their separate ways.

Directors: Callie Khouri
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A Picture From Life's Other Side
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8.08
585 votes

#6 - A Picture From Life's Other Side

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/15/2013

Rayna finds an unlikely ally in Lamar when he sides with her against Teddy about the girls. Jolene sees Juliette struggling and tries to find a way to help. Avery and Will, separately, both get a chance to shine with bigger stars -- but will it translate to career gold? And Tandy takes her own agenda to the board of Wyatt Industries.

Directors: Michael Waxman
Writer: Dee Johnson
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You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
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8.05
586 votes

#7 - You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2012

Rayna wants to change her sound and seeks out the help of a highly successful music producer, Liam McGuinnis; Juliette goes on a sham date with a squeaky-clean NFL quarterback as a PR move for her tarnished image; meanwhile, Lamar's plan to delay Coleman with a police traffic stop on his way to an important photo op for both candidates works too well, and Scarlett's relationship with Avery gets rocky.

Directors: David Petrarca
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If Tomorrow Never Comes
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8.03
1065 votes

#8 - If Tomorrow Never Comes

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/23/2017

After her life-changing experience, Rayna scrambles to write one more song for the concept album with Deacon; Juliette's leg starts to hurt inexplicably; Gunnar fights for Scarlett.

Directors: Callie Khouri
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The Wayfaring Stranger
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8.00
1136 votes

#9 - The Wayfaring Stranger

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/15/2016

Rayna and Deacon face a new normal. The shocking news about Juliette creates a wave of emotions throughout Nashville. Rayna sets off on a journey of discovery.

Directors: Callie Khouri
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I'm Tired of Pretending
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7.99
504 votes

#10 - I'm Tired of Pretending

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/2013

Maddie wants to spend more time with Deacon and Teddy begins to feel like he’s being replaced. Rayna is struggling to strike the right balance with the two dads and their fatherhood responsibilities. Meanwhile, Lamar makes a plea to Rayna to secure Tandy’s support as a character witness. Charlie has declared his love for Juliette but she couldn’t be more distracted by the fact that Layla’s career is stealing some of her spotlight. Zoey and Avery make plans to visit Scarlett on the road in an effort to boost her spirits, though that feeling may be short-lived.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
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There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
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7.97
591 votes

#11 - There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/13/2013

Rayna finds comfort in the arms of an old friend after revealing to Daphne and Maddie her plans to divorce. Juliette is invigorated by the response to her new sound and takes steps to reinvent herself -- against the guidance of her management. Things are looking up for Scarlett and Gunnar when Rayna makes an offer to sign them to her label. While their hard work begins to show signs of success, Avery struggles to find his old sound and is forced to consider an attractive offer.

Directors: Eric Stoltz
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It's All Wrong, But It's All Right
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7.97
533 votes

#12 - It's All Wrong, But It's All Right

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/29/2014

Jeff is expecting Juliette to formally apologize for her behavior during her Grand Ole Opry ceremony, but at the last minute she has a change of heart and decides to standby the choices she's made. Luke introduces Rayna to a power player that could help her get her distribution deal off the ground, and then surprises her with a NASCAR that is wrapped in Rayna Jayme's graphics. Deacon is discovering his record deal might not be what he expected and Scarlett's collaboration with Liam gets off to a rocky start. Will and Layla discover they aren't all that different and find comfort in one another's company and Teddy will stop at nothing to reveal Lamar's connection to Peggy's death.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
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Too Far Gone
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7.97
529 votes

#13 - Too Far Gone

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/2014

Rayna welcomes an exonerated Lamar home from prison but Tandy is suspiciously aloof. When Rayna confronts her, Tandy unloads her suspicions about their father. Juliette hides out at Avery’s house, avoiding the fan backlash and enjoying their new relationship. But when Deacon hires Avery to be his engineer for his upcoming recording of a live concert at the Bluebird, Juliette is home alone and not loving it. Meanwhile, Scarlett is fired up with creativity and pills.

Directors: Michael Waxman
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Farther On
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7.96
620 votes

#14 - Farther On

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/3/2017

Maddie shoots a mascara commercial but takes issue with the direction. Deacon gets invited to play the Opry, but hesitates. Avery and Gunnar embrace life on the road.

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Reasons to Quit
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7.94
618 votes

#15 - Reasons to Quit

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/10/2017

With Deacon and the artists of Highway 65 taking a stand, Zach sends a message. Maddie and Juliette's conflict comes to a head. Daphne goes to a pool party. Gunnar returns from Avery's tour.

Directors: Callie Khouri
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I've Been Down That Road Before
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7.94
603 votes

#16 - I've Been Down That Road Before

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/6/2013

Rayna begins to settle into the tour when she discovers that Deacon has joined Juliette's band on the road, and she can't help but think that maybe the time has come to make some hard decisions. But will a heart to heart with Deacon help ease the sting of the revelation? Meanwhile Juliette is tired of her bubble gum pop success and is interested in exposing who she really is, though her team is convinced that will damage her commercial success. And Scarlett is counting pennies to keep her head above water -- until Gunnar makes her an offer she can't refuse.

Directors: Stephen Cragg
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Lovesick Blues
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7.93
591 votes

#17 - Lovesick Blues

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/28/2012

Marshall Evans continues to pressure Rayna and Juliette to collaborate at an event at the Ryman theater, Teddy is forced to reveal the truth to Rayna when Peggy's desperation hits its peak, and in an effort to move past her failed relationship with Avery, Scarlett finds herself getting closer to Gunnar.

Directors: Mimi Leder
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Someday You'll Call My Name
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7.90
810 votes

#18 - Someday You'll Call My Name

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/2012

Rayna immerses herself in her kids' lives and her husband's campaign, and is sobered to learn that she and Teddy are facing financial ruin; Juliette offers Deacon an exclusive contract to write and tour with her; and Juliette's troubled mother, Jolene, re-enters her daughter's life in dramatic fashion. Meanwhile, Scarlett and Gunnar's big break with Watty is threatened.

Directors: Michael Engler
Writer: Liz Tigelaar
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We Live in Two Different Worlds
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7.89
606 votes

#19 - We Live in Two Different Worlds

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/2012

Rayna and Teddy's relationship is tested when Rayna performs with Deacon at Teddy's campaign fundraiser and a woman from Teddy's past (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) shows up with a secret. Meanwhile, Juliette tries to burnish her image with an appearance on "Good Morning America" and is interviewed by Robin Roberts; Gunnar makes a connection with his publisher's assistant, Hailey; and Teddy and Coleman agree to take the moral high ground during the campaign -- but will it last?

Directors: Paul McCrane
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You Win Again
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7.89
644 votes

#20 - You Win Again

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/23/2013

Edgehill Records celebrates the success of “Wrong Song” with a lavish party attended by Rayna, Juliette and real-life country stars including Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young (who cameo as themselves). But the party gets awkward for Juliette, who brings her mom along, and for Rayna when she’s aggressively pursued by Calista, an exec from a competing record label. Meanwhile Teddy confronts Rayna about his suspicions over her relationship with Liam, Gunnar deals with family issues and Avery gets too comfortable with his newfound success.

Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writer: Liz Tigelaar
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Why Don't You Love Me
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7.88
576 votes

#21 - Why Don't You Love Me

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/8/2013

Rayna and Juliette are both nominated for CMA Awards and Edgehill Records hosts a party in their honor. Meanwhile Teddy worries about his relationship with Maddie, Juliette copes with new challenges, Scarlett is concerned about Gunnar, and tension grows between him and Will.

Directors: Stephen Cragg
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She's Got You
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7.88
571 votes

#22 - She's Got You

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/2013

As Teddy’s wedding day nears, Maddie feels lost and tells Rayna she wants to get to know Deacon better, forcing Rayna to confront Deacon about stepping up to co-parent. Luke Wheeler commiserates with Rayna about the challenges of exes and parenting. While on tour in Texas, Juliette angers a lecherous but very influential radio DJ who starts promoting Layla at Juliette’s expense. Deacon tries to find his way back to music and discovers an unexpected ally in Avery. While on a date with Layla, Will runs into Brent on a date with a new man, and Gunnar finds himself in a power position in his singing and songwriting.

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Please Help Me, I'm Fallin'
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7.86
484 votes

#23 - Please Help Me, I'm Fallin'

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2015

Juliette gets into a brawl with a fan that goes viral, but Jeff sees damage control as an opening for his own career. Maddie is grounded and misses Colt who is on tour with his dad. Markus butts heads with Rayna over his sound, and the two consider whether they can continue working together.

Directors: Callie Khouri
Writer: Taylor Hamra
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You Can't Lose Me
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7.85
659 votes

#24 - You Can't Lose Me

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/20/2017

Juliette takes great pains to keep Maddie from learning the truth. Deacon considers a new artist for Highway 65. Scarlett's pregnancy faces complications. Gunnar searches for the mugger.

Directors: Jesse Zwick
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Don't Open That Door
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7.85
465 votes

#25 - Don't Open That Door

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2013

In advance of a benefit concert starring all of Edgehill’s best acts, Label head Jeff Fordham demands that his new artists sell themselves as hot, sexy personas—which is a major struggle for Scarlett, and Layla knows it. Since Rayna is unsure about her future as a singer, she plots to buy out Edgehill’s rights to her music, and Gunnar and Avery decide to record new songs with Zoey, Scarlett’s best friend. However, by the end of the concert night, nothing will be the same.

Directors: David Grossman
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