Nashville: Season 4

Nashville: Season 4

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Connie Britton (Dirty John) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) lead this series following the personal and professional dramas faced by country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Episodes

EPISODE 4.1

Can't Let Go

Juliette hits a career high, including singing a duet with... More Steven Tyler, but her personal life plummets; Avery takes care of baby Cadence at his parents' home in Texas; Rayna deals with the aftermath of Deacon's liver transplant.

EPISODE 4.2

'Til the Pain Outwears the Shame

Juliette breaks down during an appearance on “Live with Kelly... More and Michael,” prompting Avery’s concern. But when she continues her pattern of irrational and volatile behavior, she leaves Avery with a struggle of his own. Meanwhile, Rayna is determined to show the world that Highway 65 is not just a vanity project and devises a plan to sign Markus Keen, one of the biggest rock artists around.

EPISODE 4.3

How Can I Help You Say Goodbye

A second aneurysm leaves Beverly brain dead and Deacon consumed... More with guilt, while Scarlett is forced to decide whether or not to keep Beverly on life support. Meanwhile, Juliette continues a destructive pattern of erratic behavior, pushing Avery to make the heart-wrenching decision to file for divorce.

EPISODE 4.4

The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here

Rock star Marcus Keen makes demands on Rayna as she... More struggles to tend to those around her. Layla and Jeff get into a lover’s quarrel. Jeff arranges for a journalist to shadow Juliette on tour, but after another emotional setback, she leans on pills and alcohol to get through her days, and Zoey returns to see Scarlett.

EPISODE 4.5

Stop the World (And Let Me Off)

Rayna pushes back on Layla’s romantic relationship with Jeff, and... More Markus pushes back on his producer, Avery — which does not go well. Maddie joins Colt on Luke’s tour, giving the teens opportunities for more freedom than Maddie can handle. She turns to Juliette for advice and shocks Luke with the results. Meanwhile, Deacon and Scarlett head to Natchez despite their falling-out, and Gunnar enlists Kevin and Will’s help as “wingmen” in an effort to pick up a new woman.

EPISODE 4.6

Please Help Me, I'm Fallin'

Juliette gets into a brawl with a fan that goes... More 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.

EPISODE 4.7

Can't Get Used to Losing You

Rayna’s concerns about Deacon’s business venture with an old friend... More from AA, Frankie (Mark Collie), threaten to drive a wedge between the lovebirds. Luke’s personal integrity and his relationship with Colt are on the line in the wake of recent events.

EPISODE 4.8

Unguarded Moments

Rayna wants to turn down Sony’s contract offer for Maddie... More to be a solo artist and finds her family life distracting her from her work with Markus. Luke is desperate to regain Colt’s trust; Gunnar’s girlfriend, Erin, causes issues on tour with Scarlett and Avery scrambles to make money doing insipid jingles.

EPISODE 4.9

Three's a Crowd

Rayna’s new artist, Markus Keen, causes trouble for her when... More he scraps a song on his new album one week before its release. Is Deacon part of the solution or the problem? Luke attempts to reconcile with Colt, and Scarlett surprises Caleb back in Nashville when she gets time off on her tour.

EPISODE 4.10

We've Got Nothing But Love To Prove

It’s a big morning for Markus Keen when “Good Morning... More America” comes to Nashville to broadcast a live concert in support of his new album launch, but come show time, Markus finds he’s anything but ready. Meanwhile, Luke’s relationship with Colt continues to be strained while Luke learns of another setback to launching his brand. And living in the same house, but feeling further apart than ever, Rayna and Deacon face a big decision.

EPISODE 4.11

Forever and for Always

It’s the wedding viewers have longed for when Deacon and... More Rayna tie the knot, complete with captivating music performances by series regulars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella as well as cameos by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale portraying themselves. When the loving couple are ambushed by paparazzi after their intimate rehearsal dinner, Deacon’s hot-headed reaction casts a pall on the plans and forces a change of venue. Meanwhile, wedding guest Avery is struggling to keep up with the lies Juliette is forcing him to message to press in her absence.

EPISODE 4.12

How Does It Feel to Be Free

Luke asks his old pal Riff Bell to accompany him... More on tour. Meanwhile, a new singer named Vita arrives at the Beverly, but Frankie clashes with Deacon and Rayna about whether this newcomer deserves a shot on stage.

EPISODE 4.13

If I Could Do It All Again

Luke and Riff are excitedly planning their upcoming tour, but... More Luke soon realizes he may have moved too quickly in the decision to have Riff on the road again. Meanwhile, Deacon and Frankie clash about Vita, with Frankie making a damaging decision that could change everything.

EPISODE 4.14

What I Cannot Change

A familiar face—Juliette Barnes—finally returns to Nashville after receiving treatment... More for postpartum depression and finds herself at a critical crossroads upon her homecoming. Layla, weeks away from launching her first album, courts country-music superstar Autumn Chase in order to secure an opening slot on her tour. Rayna, while shepherding Layla, is motivated to take up a worthy cause. Elsewhere, Will decides to produce his own record, and Colt presents Luke with a difficult proposition.

EPISODE 4.15

When There's a Fire in Your Heart

The Exes find navigating their newfound fame tricky business when... More they go out on the road with Autumn Chase. Meanwhile, back in Nashville, Maddie continues to grow closer with Cash, causing tension with Deacon as he questions her motives and interest in his daughter. Juliette misses her manager, Glenn, and devises a plan to get him back while Will finds himself working with Kevin again.

EPISODE 4.16

Didn’t Expect It to Go Down This Way

Thomas Rhett guest stars as himself, performing his #1 hit,... More “Die a Happy Man,” in this all-new episode. Rayna and Deacon are distraught when Maddie runs away from home, and Juliette is threatened by Avery’s connection to Layla. Luke is forced to find a new artist when Riff disappears, and Autumn drives a wedge between Gunnar and Scarlett.

EPISODE 4.17

Baby Come Home

Rayna and Deacon try everything they can think of to... More reunite with Maddie and avoid court, even involving Teddy from jail. Juliette tries to rekindle her relationship with Avery, and her success on tour stokes Layla's jealousy, personally and professionally. Luke Wheeler leverages his own appearance on "Good Morning America" with Robin Roberts to try to jump start Will Lexington's career.

EPISODE 4.18

The Trouble with the Truth

Rayna and Deacon fight to regain the trust of a... More determined Maddie as she seeks independence, but their efforts are undermined by someone they thought was an ally. Scarlett and Gunnar disagree on the history of their musical partnership during a press interview. Luke tries to do the right thing for an artist he admires, but it ends up backfiring.

EPISODE 4.19

After You’ve Gone

Rayna makes a last-ditch effort to protect her oldest daughter... More from the perils that befall young artists. Juliette reunites with her “Shenandoah Girl” co-star Noah West on the Oscar campaign trail, where she meets Kesha, who guest stars as herself. Elsewhere, Scarlett grows wary of Gunnar’s budding friendship with Autumn Chase; Layla fears falling into obscurity before her career even takes off; and Will suffers a devastating loss.

EPISODE 4.20

It's Sure Gonna Hurt

After nearly two decades, Rayna and Deacon face the facts... More of their storied and often tempestuous relationship. Scarlett makes a startling self-discovery in between tour dates while Gunnar performs with one of his idols, rock-music legend Sir Elton John, who guest stars as himself. Luke stops by “The View” to trumpet a worthy cause—before a family emergency pulls his focus. Elsewhere, Juliette struggles to make a connection, and Layla launches her album at The Bluebird.

EPISODE 4.21

Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday

Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns that Maddie... More has crossed paths with a duplicitous figure from her past. Juliette must choose how to publicly reckon with the truth of Jeff Fordham’s death—a decision that directly affects Layla. Scarlett and Gunnar consider parting ways as bandmates, and Will finally decides to do what he should have done long ago—step up as the leader of a cause and a community.

Nashville: Season 4 | Reviews

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Returning to Nashville's slower-paced, unpretentious world is something like a comfort blanket, as well.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Hopefully the rest of this Nashville season can again find the joy in creation and composition and the melding of these wonderful country voices together.

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Vulture

Vulture

I'm actually relieved by this turn of events.

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Nashville: Season 4 | Release Details

Nashville: Season 4 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.