Deacon and Rayna Tie the Knot when “Nashville” Returns with All-new Episodes

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13 March 2016
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 “Nashville”
Midseason Premiere Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 PM ET/PT on ABC
 
          In the midseason premiere, “Forever and For Always,” it’s the wedding viewers have longed for when Deacon and 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.
 
          This season, the acclaimed country-music drama “Nashville” has offered more jaw-dropping, heartbreaking moments than ever before. We have seen ”Nashville’s” singers, songwriters and superstars struggle to reconcile their public and private realities. Some have fought to climb to—or stay on—the top. Some have succumbed to their own ambition. And all have needed to learn how to survive in the wake of loss—proving that music may be at the heart of Music City, but drama always reigns.

          “Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant.          This season, the acclaimed country-music drama “Nashville” has offered more jaw-dropping, heartbreaking moments than ever before. We have seen ”Nashville’s” singers, songwriters and superstars struggle to reconcile their public and private realities. Some have fought to climb to—or stay on—the top. Some have succumbed to their own ambition. And all have needed to learn how to survive in the wake of loss—proving that music may be at the heart of Music City, but drama always reigns.

          “Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant.
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