11:22 AM EDT 10/24/2014
Originally posted 10/23/2014 03:55PM
Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Will Chase – who plays Luke Wheeler – writes about being the other man in the complicated life of Rayna Jaymes.
It's funny. Even with Deacon (Charles Esten) and all of his demons, fans demonize Luke, who has done absolutely nothing wrong. Like, I'm not a freakin' mess! I'm not a bad guy!
Deacon keeps coming and will keep coming. I think Rayna (Connie Britton) might feel a little bit like she's selling out. I like that it's messy rather than it being a maniacal mustache-twirling thing. Even with Deacon's faults, it doesn't mean he can't be good for Rayna. Fans are pretty outspoken with their love for that relationship.
Originally posted 10/16/2014 03:00PM
Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Lennon Stella (Maddie Conrad), who is 15, and her younger sister Maisy, 10 (Daphne Conrad) take turns writing about the fourth episode and what it's like to be sisters on screen and off.
Originally posted 10/12/2014 07:30AM
PEOPLE turns 40 this year, and we have to say, it's looking pretty good for having four decades in the spotlight. Just like any other cultural institution (the White House; The Peach Pit), the magazine has made more than a few appearances in TV and movies. Let's look at some of our favorites.
Originally posted 10/09/2014 03:00PM
Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Chaley Rose (Zoey Dalton) writes about the third episode and how Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio) is bound to break her character's heart.
Zoey is madly in love with Gunnar (Sam Palladio). She wants to be that girl for him. She doesn't want to replace Scarlett (Clare Bowen), but she wants to have what they had. She also wants what she wants and and that's the dream of singing and making music and making money doing it. She's not willing to let anything stand in her way.
The next episode is definitely looking up for Zoey, which is great, but after that it's definitely going to stop going her way. She just sees the bond Scarlett and Gunnar will always have and senses it will always be a thing between them. It's that songwriting chemistry they have, which kicked off their romance in the first place.
Originally posted 10/02/2014 05:30PM
Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode on ABC. This week, Oliver Hudson (Jeff Fordham) weighs in on the second episode and how his character got a dressing down from the head of the label for "hating" female artists and driving down profits.
Jeff seems to be unraveling slowly – it feels like he's verging on a mental breakdown and spiraling out of control. He's alone and shivering in the corner of an apartment by himself!
To be candid, it's fun playing the villain. But once you establish the villain, you want to understand why he is the way he is. Even villains have souls. Why did he become this way? We will explore that a little bit. A few things have been written already to plant a seed on why Jeff may be the way he is. Technically, the show is dealing with 16 characters and there are a crazy number of storylines.
Originally posted 09/25/2014 06:45PM
Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode on ABC. This week, it's Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) weighing in on the season premiere, which included both a live performance by the actor of a song he wrote with singer-songwriter Deana Carter ("Strawberry Wine") as well as some momentous developments in the Deacon-Rayna-Luke love triangle.
Originally posted 09/24/2014 07:35PM
When Nashville's Chip Esten stepped on stage at the show's recreated Bluebird Cafe set on Tuesday, he shook hands with his backing band, adjusted the guitar strap bearing the name of his alter ego, Deacon Claybourne, and grinned wide before flawlessly belting out an aching country tune. (Rayna Jaymes, take note: This man knows how to woo.)
Originally posted 09/15/2014 09:20PM
The cast of Nashville threw a party at Rayna James's house this weekend – and even the fictional country star's ex was invited in.
Originally posted 09/04/2014 03:45PM
Florida Georgia Line is so hot right now, even the cast of Nashville wants to see the guys play live!
And what the Nashville cast wants, the Nashville cast gets, apparently: the CMA award-nominated duo will rock out live on the show's season 3 premiere later this month, PEOPLE confirms. As if that's not enough pressure, they'll actually have to do it twice – for both East and West Coast audiences.
"Florida Georgia Line is one of the music industry's hottest groups. They've achieved the level of stardom that we explore every week on Nashville, so we are delighted to have them perform live on both coasts for our historic third season premiere," says Nashville executive producer Dee Johnson.
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