Throughout the first season of Nashville, Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) were going head-to-head, exchanging epic comebacks and throwing shade at each other any chance they could. With both of the country superstars seeking the limelight and similar accolades, it’s no surprise they ended up being frenemies — but all of that could change later in the sophomore season.

According to E! News, the feuding Southern belles could be joining forces sometime soon. “In an upcoming episode, viewers will see Rayna make a big sacrifice in her professional life to stand out for her one-time rival,” the site says. Hmm, we hope Rayna doesn’t sacrifice too much, but we’re glad these two are still getting along.

There’s always been a bit of tension between Rayna and Juliette, but we’ve seen the two ladies bond from the very beginning. And with Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) filling the shoes of the bad guy this season, antagonizing both crooners, we expect him to be the source of conflict being teased in the upcoming episode.

With Rayna attempting to escape the clutches of Edgehill Records and fully branch out on her own with Highway 65, maybe these two gals can team up and Rayna can sign Juliette — we’re pretty sure Rayna would allow Juliette all of the artistic freedom that she wants, though being her boss could be quite an issue.

Are you ready to see Rayna and Juliette join forces? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: E! News

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!