A fading country music star comes into conflict with a rising teen star.
Creators: Callie Khouri
Written by: Callie Khouri, Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin, others
Production years: 2012-2016
Production company: ABC Studios, Lionsgate (ABC)
Michiel Huisman as: Liam McGuinnis
Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, the new drama revolves around a 40-year-old superstar Rayna Jaymes, whose star begins fading. She is forced to team up with Juliette Barnes on tour in order to maintain her label’s support for her latest record, whose sales have been underwhelming.
Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie Britton.
The series chronicles the lives of various fictitious country music singers in Nashville, Tennessee starring Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising younger star Juliette Barnes. The series premiered on ABC, on October 10, 2012, and had more than 8.93 million viewers.
Liam McGuinnis (seasons 1 & 2) was Rayna’s new music producer, who also has a brief fling with Rayna and Scarlett.
Rayna Jaymes reads a magazine article on Liam McGuinnis, and decides that she wants him to be her new producer. He’s not country, but he’s been quite successful, he’s in Nashville, and the article provides a hint that he likes country music.
She goes and visits him, but he says he doesn’t speak “moms and SUVs”. She returns the next day and impresses him with some knowledge of his music, despite being a mom with an SUV. He invites her in, and persuades her to drink.
The next day she doesn’t remember what they did that night. He told her it had been magical. What kind of magical, she wondered. The right kind: he’d made a video of her singing with the new sound she’d been hoping he’d help her find.
Air Dates: Oct 10, 2012 – May 22, 2013
Season 1 Episodes:
- 1.06 You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)
- 1.07 Lovesick Blues
- 1.08 Where He Leads Me
- 1.09 Be Careful of the Stones You Throw
- 1.10 I’m Sorry for You, My Friend
- 1.11 You Win Again
- 1.13 There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
- 1.18 Take These Chains From My Heart
Air Dates: September 23, 2013 – May 14, 2014
Season 2 Episodes: