Connie Britton’s Rayna Jaymes Returns in “Nashville” Series Finale

Nashville Finale Rayna Jaymes Deacon Claybourne

When the series finale of “Nashville” aired on Thursday night (July 26), viewers were wondering if Connie Britton would return as her beloved character Rayna Jaymes. Well they got their answer when the former star of the show appeared in the final moments of the show. Connie starred in the show as Rayna for 5 … Read more

Charles Esten Shares Thoughts on Final Season of “Nashville”—”All I Can Feel Is Fortunate and Blessed”

Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on the CMT series “Nashville,” made an early morning appearance on the “Today Show” Thursday (Jan. 4) to talk about the upcoming final season of the show and perform a song he co-wrote with Charlie Worsham, “Looking For The Light,” which Deacon will perform later in the season. The … Read more

You Will Need A Lot Of Tissues To Get Through The Final Season Of “Nashville”

“Nashville” is coming up on its final season and fans are struggling to figure out how it will all end. There are so many loose ends, hopes and reconciliation that needs to happen– not to mention the five new cast members the show is adding in to the mix– how can they fit it all … Read more

Kellie Pickler’s Improv Moment With “Nashville’s” Charles Esten Didn’t Go So Well

In the first week of their new show, “Pickler and Ben,” Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron welcomed Charles Esten—Deacon Calybourne on the CMT drama “Nashville,” to their daytime show. The co-hosts challenged Esten to a game of improv. Unfortunately for them, Esten used to be a regular on the improv show “Whose Line Is It … Read more

Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) Wants to Make Sure the Crew of “Nashville” Gets Recognized for Their Work

Nashville” received the Tex Ritter Film Award during the 11th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville and Charles Esten was on-hand to pay tribute to show and accept the award on behalf of the cast and crew.

Before heading into the ceremony, Esten shared, “This is not just the cast, this is the crew, this is every single person. It’s an army that makes this show and makes it good… that’s who I want to lift up at this moment, because they make it great.”

The Tex Ritter Award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.


Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Catch Your Favorite “Nashville” Stars Live on Tour

The stars of CMT’s hit television drama “Nashville” are playing 11 dates between July and August. The first show will be in Orlando, Florida at the Hard Rock Live on July 23rd. The sets will feature songs from the original series as well as material by the artists, including Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, … Read more

“Nashville” Season 5, Episode 12: Rayna is Really Dead, Scarlett Needs a Baby Daddy and Daphne Might Repeat 7th Grade

Rayna James has officially left the building, er, city of “Nashville” and right now, more than just Daphne is missing her presence. 39 Thoughts on “Nashville” Season 5, Episode 12: Juliette’s gospel album release party did not go well. Avery wants Emily to find at least one good review, but the results are in– Juliette … Read more

Nashville Celebrates the Predators’ Advancement to the Stanley Cup Finals

The Nashville Predators are the NHL’s Western Conference Champions and all of Nashville has big-time Preds fever. Even our favorite country music stars. Old Dominion was there to witness history. View this post on Instagram #wewantthecup #gopreds @predsnhl A post shared by Old Dominion (@olddominionmusic) on May 22, 2017 at 10:11pm PDT Kelsea Ballerini could … Read more

“Nashville” Star Charles Esten to Host CMT Awards

Charles Esten, Deacon Clyabourne on “Nashville,” is set to host the fan-voted 2017 CMT Music Music Awards, live form Nashville on June 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT. “Everybody knows that CMT has a special connection with country music and the incredible fans that love it so much,” said Charles Esten. “That connection is why our show, … Read more

Charles Esten and Hayden Paniettiere Share That “Nashville” Has Been Renewed

Somehow, some way, “Nashville” has been renewed for a sixth season on CMT. Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere took to Instagram to share with fans and onlooking crew members that the little show that could, has and will continue on. According to Nielsen, the first half of season five averaged 2.1 million viewers, making it … Read more

Charles Esten Says Last Night’s Episode of “Nashville” Was “Painful On Every Level”

*Obviously, this article contains spoilers, so turn back now or forever hold your peace. Giphy So, after literal years of watching Charles Esten and Connie Britton (aka Deacon and Rayna) fall in and out and in and out of love, fans finally got to see them get married and settle down last season — but … Read more

“Nashville” Season 5, Episode 7: Maddie Explains, Rayna and Deacon Write a Song, Juliette Got Lost on the Way Home From Church

Once again, an entire episode of “Nashville” has aired and entire plotlines and characters have disappeared. Juliette and Avery must have gotten lost on the way home from church and Will is on tour, maybe? Did Rayna buy Luke Wheeler’s record label? So many questions. “Nashville” Season 5, Episode 7: Maddie Explains, Rayna and Deacon … Read more