It’s A “Nashville” Recap, Y’All: Rayna Jaymes Vs. Juliette Barnes

As y’all know (sorry, I’ll stop with the y’alls, I swear), I’m a hardcore fan of Connie Britton, so nothing was going to turn me off to her new show, “Nashville.” I also happen to be one of those California-raised Northeast transplants that fetishizes the South. I melt the moment Blake Shelton opens his mouth. I love to karaoke Tim McGraw’s “Something Like That.” Those accents are an instant panty dropper for me. I’ve never been anywhere in Texas besides their various airports, but I still like to say “Texas forever.” Don’t even get me started on Johnny, Dolly, Patsy, Waylon, and Merle, okay? You get the point. So a nighttime soap starring Connie Britton as a country star? Giddyup, I’m there. The great news is that “Nashville” is as good as the hype suggested, and features a complicated cast of characters and a multi-layered storyline that makes it so much more than “Smash” gone country. Let’s recap!

And in the clip above, aspiring country singer Scarlett O’Connor shocks the audience at the Bluebird Cafe when she gets onstage and sings with hot young guitarist Gunnar Scott. Rayna’s manager gets an idea and calls her on the phone — could Scarlett be Rayna’s chance to save her tour?

Did y’all (sorry) catch “Nashville”? What did you think?