Here in the United Kingdom, we just got the new American imported ABC series Nashville which is airing on Channel Four.
Nashville is an American musical drama television series.
The series stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising teen star Juliette Barnes. The series premièred on ABC on October 10, 2012, had more than 8.93 million viewers.
Here is the general plot: Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) is the established “Queen of Country” music.
However, her latest album is not selling well and her tour is playing to half empty venues.
Her record label suggests that she open for Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young and sexy best selling singer of bubble gum country.
However, Juliette, seeing Rayna as washed up, purposefully alienates her. Rayna, who dislikes Juliette’s style of music, rejects a joint tour out of hand.
The two women come into conflict as both try to get guitarist Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten), Rayna’s bandmate and former lover, to sign on to their tour.
Rayna’s life is further complicated when her estranged father, millionaire businessman Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe), convinces her husband, Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), to run for Mayor of Nashville.
At the end of episode one, there was a very cool song called “If I didn’t Know Better (Dammit I do)”.
I gather it is already released in the US.
Country music from the US very seldom makes it across the pond.
Its sung by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio.
I think she has a very haunting voice. Anyone agree?