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Love the Music of Nashville? Here's Who the Show's Stars Say You Need to Hear

Love the Music of Nashville? Here's Who the Show's Stars Say You Need to Hear

Originally posted 03/04/2015 10:00AM

Sure, Nashville's a show that isn't afraid of a little soapy drama (and it's one of the reasons we love it!). But underneath all that Hollywood-crafted heartbreak and twangst, there's a fundamental respect for the Music City credo that "three chords and the truth will set you free."

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Nashville Sneak Peek: Watch Deacon and Luke's Tension Turn Violent (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/03/2015 10:00AM

When we last saw Nashville's foremost love triangle, Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) opted to break her cycle of dysfunctional relationships. Unfortunately for fiancé Luke Wheeler (Will Chase), that also meant breaking off their engagement.

In an exclusive clip from the Music City soap's winter premiere on Wednesday, Luke pays a visit to Rayna's ex Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten). Given the longstanding rivalry between the two men, it's just a matter of moments before things get physical. Actually, seconds: 26 to be precise.

After Rayna jilted him, Luke took his anger out on several reception chairs. But his reaction to Deacon's claim that he didn't play a part in the split is positively nasty: "It's always been about you – every damn day since you two met. I should have known better than to go sniffin' around that b----."

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Nashville Blog: Will Chase on Playing Rayna's Other Man | Will Chase

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UpdatePosted 10/23/2014 08:15PM

Nashville Blog: Will Chase on Playing Rayna's Other Man

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.

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Charles Esten Blogs About Nashville's Love Triangle

Nashville Blog: Charles Esten Weighs in on the Rayna-Deacon-Luke Love Triangle

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.

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Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsals for Nashville's Season Premiere

Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsals for Nashville's Season Premiere

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.)

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What Had the Nashville Cast Singing This Weekend? | Nashville

What Had the Nashville Cast Singing This Weekend?

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.

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Nashville's Lennon Stella Has a Hannah Montana Moment on Prom Night | Charles Esten

UpdatePosted 04/28/2014 06:45PM

Lennon Stella Has a Hannah Montana Moment on Prom Night

Originally posted 04/28/2014 02:00PM

We interrupt this prom for a brief performance.

High-schooler Lennon Stella stepped away from her prom for a bit on Saturday night, leaving the big dance with her date in tow to join her younger sis Maisy and Nashville's Charles Esten for a few songs at the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon post-race concert.

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The Nashville Cast Is Taking the Show on the Road

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UpdatePosted 04/01/2014 02:00PM

Nashville Cast Takes the Show on the Road

Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:30PM

Nashville fans, get your cowboy boots shined and ready. ABC's hit drama is kicking off a live music tour featuring everyone's favorite country cast.

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FIRST LOOK: Brad Paisley Joins Connie Britton on Set of Nashville | Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley Joins Connie Britton for Nashville Finale

Originally posted 05/01/2013 03:10PM

A real-life country star is coming to Nashville.

Brad Paisley will make a special guest appearance as himself on the season finale of the ABC drama – and PEOPLE has the first photos from the set.

The Grammy winner, 40, will perform with Connie Britton and Charles Esten's characters, Rayna and Deacon, at the CMA Awards during the episode, which airs May 22.

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