Played by: Powers Boothe
Occupation: Politician and philanthropist
Relationship status: Widowed
A ruthless and wealthy politician, Lamar Wyatt is the puppet master pulling the strings in Nashville. Rayna, his famous country singer daughter, may want nothing to do with him, but his other daughter, Tandy, is content to work as his right-hand woman and stands to inherit his entire fortune and...
Played by: Jonathan Jackson
Occupation: Aspiring musician
Relationship status: Dating Scarlett O’Connor
This singer/songwriter doesn’t take “no” for an answer when it comes to his career. Describing his genre as “alt-country punk” but “more cerebral,” Avery is looking to make his big break.
Just because he’s attached to Scarlett doesn’t mean this charming man is above doing a little flirting. At...
Played by: Connie Britton
Occupation: Country singer
Relationship status: Married to Teddy Conrad
Rayna Jaymes is the reigning “Queen of Country,” but her grasp on the throne is tenuous at best. After 20 years of churning out hits with her guitarist, Deacon Claybourne — a man who also happens to be her former lover — and prancing around the stage in cowboy boots, Rayna’s star finally seems to be...
Played by: Charles Esten
Occupation: Guitar player, songwriter
Relationship status: Single
Deacon Claybourne is a loyal companion to Rayna Jaymes — both onstage and off. The talented musician became Rayna’s band leader, guitar player, songwriter, and romantic partner when the duo paired up 20 years ago. And while things didn’t exactly work out for the two stars in the romance department — Deacon’s...
Played by:Hayden Panettiere
Get the hell out of her way, because Juliette Barnes is taking the country music world by storm and she doesn’t care who she trods in with her cowboy boots in the process. The singer fled her home state of Alabama for Nashville, Tennessee only three years ago and has already become the #1 crossover artist in the...
Played by: Clare Bowen
Occupation: Waitress at The Bluebird Cafe, poet
Relationship status: Dating Avery Barkley
Farm girl and Deacon’s niece, Scarlett is a poet with lyrical gifts. A scholarship was her ticket to college, where she began a relationship with Avery.
She stands by her man and his singer/songwriter ambitions, moving with Avery to Nashville. But her friendship with Gunner Scott...
Played by: Eric Close
Occupation: Candidate running for mayor of Nashville
Relationship status: Married to Rayna James
As the man behind the woman, Teddy has spent years living in wife Rayna’s shadow. (They’ve known each other since childhood.) He comes from a respectable family, but he hasn’t quite matched the professional successes of his wife. Teddy once worked in real estate, but his last land...
Played by: Robert Wisdom
Occupation: Member of Nashville’s Metro Council, candidate for mayor of Nashville
Relationship status: Married
A dedicated public servant, Coleman owes much of his success to none other than Lamar Wyatt, who funded his college and law school education. But with the upcoming Nashville mayoral race, Coleman may bite the hand that’s fed him, as Lamar pits his son-in-law...