Nashville‘s Juliette seems to have awakened from her Movement for Coherent Philosophy-induced stupor! Praise Reba!
“The back half of Season 6 is really intense,” star Chris Carmack previews in a freshly released sneak peek at the remainder of the CMT drama’s final season. And the first footage from the series’ upcoming episodes backs him up.
Let’s start with Ms. Barnes, who apparently ditches her peasant dress, returns from Bolivia and immediately begins the work of dismantling Darius’ mind-control empire. “You control people by fear and intimidation,” she near-yells at him; at another point, Ju holds a press conference in front of the cult’s headquarters and promises to “pursue this as long as it takes.” (Feisty Juliette is SO much better than brainwashed Juliette, yes?)
Elsewhere in the video:
* Deacon goes off on his father, Gideon — played by St. Elsewhere vet Ronny Cox — while Maddie and Daphne look on in horror. (Mia Maestro, who, like Cox, will recur in the second half of the season, can be seen in some of Juliette’s scenes.)
* Gunnar watches Avery and Alannah canoodle… but they don’t know he can see them.
* Scarlett is called in to help when Sean, her veteran friend from the horse farm, holes up at his house with a gun.
* Brad sweet-talks Daphne, who’s a contestant in his televised country-music singing competition, but it’s pretty clear that he does so mainly to get under Deacon’s skin.
* Members of the Nashville cast — including Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere — give their thoughts on episodes to come.
Nashville returns Thursday, June 7, at 9/8c. Press PLAY on the video above to get a taste of the lead-up to the July 26 series finale!
Multiple online sources released this track list of her debut album. The track names seems to be:
01 Let It Rain
02 Doors & Corridors
03 Tide Rolls In
04 Aves’ song
05 All The Beds I’ve Made
07 Sweet William
08 Lijah & The Shadow
09 Little by Little
10 Grace of God & You
I don’t want to ruin Clare’s album launch or anything so I won’t speculate or post on this any further until she does.
It’s hard to believe, but Nashville is about to tune its guitar and step onstage for its final bow. In this exclusive video, the CMT drama’s cast prepares viewers for the lead-up to the series finale.
“There was magic in the very beginning,” Charles Esten says. “There’ll be magic in the end.”
Esten is joined in the clip by co-stars Hayden Panettiere, Claire Bowen, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack and Lennon and Maisy Stella, all of whom speak about why they think the show has connected with viewers over the course of six seasons.
“They’re very human stories,” Panettiere says. “There’s been a lot of love there, and a lot of respect.”
Nashville returns with its final midseason premiere on Thursday, June 7, at 9/8c. Press PLAY on the video above to watch the Nashies wax nostalgic, then hit the comments: What’s the Number One thing you want to see play out on screen before Nashville strums its final chord?
“The cast of ‘Nashville’ have become tremendous ambassadors and representatives of a city that they now love. They carry with them the spirit of the city and its music,” said Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment, previously. “The 2018 UK Tour will be bittersweet for our cast of amazing actors, singers and songwriters as they share the stage together for one last farewell to the fans.”
The final eight episodes of Nashville will begin to air on Thursday, June 7, at 9 p.m. EST on CMT. Fans can get their hands on the DVD in late April.
1. Buckle Up – Charles Esten
2. What If I Was Willing – Chris Carmack
3. Spinning Revolver – Chris Carmack
4. Keep Asking Why – Jonathan Jackson
5. Love Rescue Me – Jonathan Jackson
6. I Will Fall – Sam Palladio
7. Headed For The Fire – Sam Palladio
8. Borrow My Heart – Sam Palladio / Clare Bowen / Jonathan Jackson
9. Longer – Clare Bowen / Brandon Robert Young
10. Little By Little – Clare Bowen
11. Hand To Hold – Charles Esten / Clare Bowen
12. Simple As That – Charles Esten
13. Stand Up – Chris Carmack / Clare Bowen / Brandon Robert Young / Sam Palladio
14. If It’s Love – Sam Palladio / Chris Carmack
15. Texas Flood – Chris Carmack
16. The Killing Moon – Jonathan Jackson
17. Unchained Melody – Jonathan Jackson
18. Hello Heartbreak Blues – Sam Palladio
19. Wake Me Up In Nashville – Sam Palladio
20. Fade Into You – Clare Bowen / Sam Palladio
21. Let It Rain – Clare Bowen
22. Black Roses – Clare Bowen
23. True Love Ways – Charles Esten
24. I Climb The Walls – Charles Esten
25. He Ain’t Me – Charles Esten
26. Heroes – Charles Esten / Clare Bowen / Sam Palladio / Chris Carmack / Jonathan Jackson
27. And Then We’re Gone – Charles Esten / Clare Bowen / Sam Palladio / Chris Carmack / Jonathan Jackson
28. A Life That’s Good – Charles Esten / Clare Bowen / Sam Palladio / Chris Carmack / Jonathan Jackson
29. A Life That’s Good (Reprise) – Charles Esten / Clare Bowen / Sam Palladio / Chris Carmack / Jonathan Jackson
It won’t be long before the song is over. CMT today set a June 7 midseason return date for Nashville, which is in its final season. And the final curtain will fall on the countrified soap with a series finale set for July 26. Watch a promo for the beginning of the end below.
CMT cued up the sixth and last season of Nashville on January 4 and drew the series’ best L+3 numbers since its S5 midseason premiere in early June 2017. Now in its second season on CMT, which picked up the show a month after ABC canceled it suddenly in May 2016, Nashville follows country stars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and the Highway 65 family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family and the ever-changing industry.
Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Kaitlin Doubleday, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella and Lennon Stella also star in the series produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment. Connie Britton played Jaymes for the series’ first four-plus seasons.
The network also said today that two new recurring characters will debut during the remaining eight episodes. Ronny Cox (True Detective) will play Gideon, a crusty, frustrated, would-be musician and recently reformed lifelong alcoholic who resented his son Deacon’s success. Now he’s back to try to heal a long-broken relationship with him. Mia Maestro is Rosa, a dedicated follower of Darius’ (Josh Stamberg) Movement who now is having doubts about her role in it.
Cox is repped by APA and Levine Management; Maestro is with ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Before they finish filming the show’s final season, the stars of CMT’s “Nashville” are set to play one last concert in the U.S. in March.
Where? The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, of course.
“Nashville in Concert: Final Season Celebration” will take place March 25 at the Opry House, and will feature performances from Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella, as well as Rainee Blake, Kaitlin Doubleday, Jake Etheridge and Nic Luken.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.opry.com/nashvilletour.
Bowen — who’s played “Scarlett” on the show since its first episode — says playing the Opry House is “the perfect way to say goodbye. Or maybe just, ‘See you later.’ ”
“It’s kind of like a second home, and we wouldn’t be here without the Opry.”
“Nashville” was partly conceived by executive producer Steve Buchanan, president of Opry Entertainment Group. The show’s cast has embarked on four annual U.S. tours, and will return to the U.K. for a farewell tour in April. The live success of “Nashville” hasn’t surprised him.
“That was always a part of the vision of what we were doing — that we would have a cast that were very capable of touring, and that quickly proved to be true. Really, everyone involved before they came to the show had experience as an artist, not just as an actor.”
Believe it or not, this is the first ticketed concert in Nashville for the full cast, though all of the performers have frequented stages in Music City — particularly with appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.
“Nashville” is set to wrap filming in April. The Opry House concert is a bit unusual for the show, as it’s occurring during production — before the cast members head off for new projects.
Sadly, that means a U.S. tour is not in the cards for “Nashville.”
“We want to make sure that all of the ‘Nashies’ are aware that this is the best opportunity this year in the U.S.,” Buchanan says.
“Nashville” is in the midst of its final season on CMT. The season is being split into two parts, with the series finale airing this summer.
“Nashville” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT on CMT.
Notches Highest Ratings Since Season 5 Midseason Premiere and Ranks as #1 Most Social Entertainment Cable Series Program of the Night
NASHVILLE – January 09, 2018 – The final season of “Nashville” premiered strongly Thursday night on CMT, notching a .80 rating among Adults 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers, which is the best since the S5 Midseason Premiere (.81) and up +20% (ratings) and +7% (viewers), respectively, over the prior cycle average. (L+3)
The news comes on the heels of record growth for CMT, who recently notched its 13th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 in Total Day to earn its best year since 2014. Last quarter, CMT generated the highest year-over-year gains of any Top 50 ad-supported entertainment cable channel among Women 18-49. (Total Day, L+SD)
Also a hit on social, “Nashville” ranked as the #1 Most Social Entertainment Cable Series Program for the night according to Nielsen Social, and #NashvilleCMT trended nationally throughout premiere.
This week’s episode of “Nashville” debuts Thursday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, as Deacon goes on a date with a familiar face. Juliette dives into a self-help movement. Will and Gunnar invite Avery to perform with them. Scarlett is reminded how her career as had a positive influence on fans. Daphne reaches out to Jake. View a preview here.
In the coming weeks, CMT will announce several new pilot orders as well as a first-look teaser for “Music City.” The new docu-series from famed unscripted executive producer Adam DiVello, the creator of iconic shows such as “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” will premiere on Thursday, March 1 at 10pm ET/PT. Filmed in Nashville, the eight-episode series follows a group of young emerging artists chasing their dreams of success in the music industry, while struggling to balance their personal lives and relationships.
“Nashville” follows country stars Juliette Barnes, Deacon Claybourne, and the Highway 65 family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family, and the ever-changing industry. “Nashville” is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment with executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (the creators of “Thirtysomething”), Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri.
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Overseas Tour Launches April 14 in the U.K.
Nashville‘s six-show farewell tour in the U.K. will launch on April 14 in Birmingham, England. Cities on the schedule include Leeds, England; Glasgow, Scotland; Manchester, England; and Cardiff, Wales. The tour wraps on April 21 at the O2 Arena in London.
The 2018 run will feature performances of live originals by Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio, as well as a mix of songs featured on the hit CMT series. The cast has previously sold-out tours in the U.K. in 2016 and 2017.
Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, including a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over five million single-song downloads to date.
The season six premiere is set for Jan. 4 on CMT. The 16-episode season will air in two parts, with the finale airing in the summer.
Tickets for the U.K. tour go on sale Friday (Dec. 8). VIP packages are available on all dates.
NASHVILLE star Clare Bowen talks about what inspired her fantasy-themed look, how she draws inspiration from nature, the effort that goes into creating her look and the importance of being yourself.
Wedding bells are ringing for Nashville star Clare Bowen!
The actress and singer married her longtime boyfriend and fellow musician, Brandon Robert Young, at the Cedar Hill Refuge in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. They were married by John Carter Cash, a dear friend of both the bride and groom.
“Sign of a real good party. Danced so much, my slipper blew a sparkly,” Bowen, 33, Tweeted Monday evening.
The Australian native donned a white gown — designed by the actress and Olia Zavozina — for her nuptials and cataloged the weekend on Instagram, snapping some sweet moments before the ceremony, including stunning sunrise views on the day she tied the knot.
“Watching the sunrise. Wearing the blanket I was wrapped in when I was born around my shoulders. Gonna go marry my soulmate now. #foreverbowenyoung,” Bowen captioned a photo shared early Saturday morning.
Young first popped the question in December 2015 onstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, but their wedding plans were delayed after Bowen’s brother was diagnosed with cancer.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight back in January about her brother’s diagnosis and her wedding plans, she said, “We got engaged and then my brother got sick, so we dropped everything. Everything stopped and we went to Australia to help him. Now, Tim is in remission [and] we’re just able to start planning, and it’s going like wildfire.”
Bowen admitted that she never thought of herself as the marrying type — until she met Young.
“I had never wanted to get married before Brandon, which I kind of love,” Bowen told ET. “We’re picking flowers and I’m designing dresses. … It’s so beautiful. It’s so much fun. I had no idea because I didn’t have any dreams about it before him.”