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Rayna and Deacon Finally Got Married on Nashville (But He Definitely Tried to Ruin It)

On Wednesday, Rayna and Deacon finally got married—but not before the groom and the rest of the family almost ruined it all, because that’s the way of the heart-wrenching nighttime soap called Nashville. So how many ways was the #Nashvillewedding nearly cancelled? Let’s look back and commiserate, shall we?

The Best Worst Stereotypically Southern TV Characters of 2015

Much of television is written by people who grew up, or at least who have lived the majority of their lives, in a big city—often New York or Los Angeles. For that reason, characters who are culturally not from one of those places are at risk of getting written in broad strokes, becoming caricatures of whatever culture…

When Did Nashville Become the New Game Of Thrones?

On Wednesday, Nashville’s crossed a new line by killing one of the show’s longtime villains just as they were getting their life on track. It was like Game of Thrones when Joffrey died (not a spoiler, you’ve had YEARS to watch) except this death wasn’t exactly celebratory, it was bittersweet, like… a country song.

What Happens When a Nashville Character Performs as Himself

“Coming to Nashville was like coming home to a place I’d never been before,” said Charles “Chip” Esten at his set at the Chevrolet Riverfront stage on Friday afternoon at CMA Fest. Or was it Deacon who said that? Esten, one of the stars of ABC’s Nashville, drew a horde of screaming fans to his performance, but who…

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Perfect Pussy Tour Diary, Part 2: Turbans, Sparklers, and Deerhoof (!)

So far, our (hungover, sleep deprived) heroes are, in relative terms, coasting: none of the usual van trouble, broken cell phones, or robberies of tours past. This is not to say that all is right with the stars. Let’s watch as they cross an invisible border to a magical land where people still smoke cigarettes…

Christina Aguilera Performed a Country Song on Nashville and It Rules

Well, ABC’s Nashville limps on, and though the show’s paternity-obsessed sad-sack plotting leaves quite a bit to be desired, this season has nonetheless had its highlights: namely, Hayden Panettiere having a baby (named Cadence) and panicking at the prospect of maternal identity, Luke from the OC finally getting to…