The thin ladies sing as Nashville nears end

The stars of Nashville. Picture: Contributed
The stars of Nashville. Picture: Contributed
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POOR old Juliette - even when she does know what she wants, which isn’t all that often, she has a hard time reaching out and grabbing it (except for that bottle of nail polish a few weeks ago...).

For a while now she’s seemed eager to take her image in a new direction, away from the glitz and glamour of her current crossover style, and into something more authentic. But, as Deacon tells her, “There’s thinking about doing something, then there’s just doin’ it.”

Will she heed his advice?

Speaking of Deacon, his presence on Juliette and Rayna’s co-headline tour is still uncomfortable for Rayna, while her husband Teddy has a surprise meeting with Peggy which may cause Rayna further upset.

Elsewhere, Scarlett’s struggling to meet the rent with Avery out of the picture, leading her to make a proposition to Gunnar - one which will throw the two of them even closer together.

Created by Callie Khouri and RJ Cutler, Nashville has proved a hit for More 4 over the last few weeks. If you’re just catching up, the series charts the exploits of Rayna James, a country legend with a career any other singer would envy.

There’s just one problem, her popularity is starting to wane. Rayna’s record label reckon a concert tour, supporting up-and-comer Juliette Barnes, the young and sexy future of country music, is just what she Rayna needs. But scheming Juliette can’t wait to steal Rayna’s spotlight. Not really a surprise, but makes for some fun telly.

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