TV episodes The Best Episodes of Nashville  

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There are so many good episodes of Nashville, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "I'll Fly Away" the best, or is "If Tomorrow Never Comes" your favorite episode of Nashville? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Nashville are, let's rank every Nashville episode from best to worst.

A musical drama, Nashville premiered on ABC on October 10, 2012. The series' premise centered on the crossed paths of two country music stars: superstar Rayna James (Connie Britton), who was in the second half of her career, and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), a pop-country star on the rise. In addition to Britton and Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Charles Esten, and Jonathan Jackson were also part of the original Nashville cast. After four seasons on ABC, Nashville was officially canceled, only to be picked up for additional seasons by CMT. Britton left the show after season 5.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Nashville, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Nashvilleepisode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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The Wayfaring Stranger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
The Wayfaring Stranger Season 5 Episode 1: News about Juliette sets off a shockwave of emotions.

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Please Help Me, I'm Fallin... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Please Help Me, I'm Fallin' Season 4 Episode 6: Juliette has a fistfight with an aggressive fan.

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Fire and Rain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Fire and Rain Season 5 Episode 11: Juliette helps Maddie through her wave of popularity.

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Till the Pain Outwears the Sha... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Till the Pain Outwears the Shame Season 4 Episode 2: Juliette struggles with postpartum depression.

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I'll Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
I'll Fly Away Season 5 Episode 10: A legal dispute threatens to break apart the family.

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Can't Get Used to Losing Y... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Can't Get Used to Losing You Season 4 Episode 7: Rayna worries about Deacon's business venture.

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Is The Better Part Over is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Is The Better Part Over Season 3 Episode 21: Juliette is back on top following her performance high above Highway 65.

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How Can I Help You Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye Season 4 Episode 3: A second aneurysm leaves Beverly brain dead.

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If Tomorrow Never Comes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
If Tomorrow Never Comes Season 5 Episode 9: Rayna scrambles to write one more song for the album.

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Nobody Knows But Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Nobody Knows But Me Season 3 Episode 18: Christina Aguilera guest stars as Jade St. John.

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Forever and for Always is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Forever and for Always Season 4 Episode 11: Deacon and Rayna are ambushed by paparazzi.

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Before You Go Make Sure You Kn... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Before You Go Make Sure You Know Season 3 Episode 22: In the season finale, Juliette is laser-focused on finishing her album.

The Best Seasons of Nashville

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Maybe You'll Appreciate Me... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday Season 4 Episode 21: Juliette publicly addresses Jeff Fordham's death.

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We've Got Nothing But Love... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
We've Got Nothing But Love to Prove Season 4 Episode 10: "Good Morning America" comes to Nashville.

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Reasons to Quit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Reasons to Quit Season 5 Episode 22: Maddie and Juliette's conflict comes to a head.

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The Slender Threads That Bind ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here Season 4 Episode 4: Juliette's turmoil could become tabloid fodder.

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Baby Come Home is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Baby Come Home Season 4 Episode 17: Rayna and Deacon are desperate to bring Maddie home.

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Ghost in This House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Ghost in This House Season 5 Episode 17: Scarlett confronts Mackenzie Rhodes face-to-face.

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Back In Baby’s Arms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Back In Baby’s Arms Season 5 Episode 2: Rayna approaches Deacon about making a concept album.

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Farther On is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Farther On Season 5 Episode 21: Avery and Gunnar embrace life on the road.

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Didn't Expect It to Go Dow... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Didn't Expect It to Go Down This Way Season 4 Episode 16: Maddie runs away from home.

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I'll Never Get Out of This... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive Season 1 Episode 21: Juliette finds a letter from her mother; Deacon confronts Rayna about a secret; Brad Paisley performs with Rayna and Deacon; Gunnar tries to win Scarlett's heart back.

The Best Tyrion Lannister Quotes

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Stop the World (And Let Me Off... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Stop the World (And Let Me Off) Season 4 Episode 5: Rayna's hands are full.

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How Does It Feel to Be Free is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
How Does It Feel to Be Free Season 4 Episode 12: Luke recruits Riff Bell to join him on tour.

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The Trouble with the Truth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
The Trouble with the Truth Season 4 Episode 18: Rayna and Deacon fight to regain Maddie's trust.

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What I Cannot Change is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
What I Cannot Change Season 4 Episode 14: Juliette Barnes finds herself at a crossroads.

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Let's Put It Back Together... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Let's Put It Back Together Again Season 5 Episode 3: Maddie begins an internship at a recording studio.

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Til I Can Make It on My Own is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Til I Can Make It on My Own Season 5 Episode 13: Juliette has anxiety over an upcoming performance.

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A Change Would Do You Good is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
A Change Would Do You Good Season 5 Episode 15: Deacon and Avery fall in love with Hallie's special sound.

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Not Ready to Make Nice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Not Ready to Make Nice Season 5 Episode 16: Juliette has it out with Avery over Hallie’s sound.

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The Storm Has Just Begun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
The Storm Has Just Begun Season 3 Episode 19: It's the evening of the "Note by Note" Gala and Deacon receives a call.

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It's Sure Gonna Hurt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
It's Sure Gonna Hurt Season 4 Episode 20: Rayna and Deacon face the facts of their relationship.

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Stand Beside Me is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Stand Beside Me Season 5 Episode 8: Rayna and Deacon take precautions against Hockney.

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A Little Bit Stronger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
A Little Bit Stronger Season 5 Episode 6: Juliette draws closer to her guardian angel, Hallie.

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This Just Ain't a Good Day... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin' Season 3 Episode 17: Juliette's baby shower is a bust.

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You Can't Lose Me is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
You Can't Lose Me Season 5 Episode 19: Deacon considers a new artist for Highway 65.

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Can't Let Go is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Can't Let Go Season 4 Episode 1: Juliette's career hits an all-time high.

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Road Happy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Road Happy Season 3 Episode 5: Juliette frets over hiding her pregnancy.

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Time Changes Things is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Time Changes Things Season 3 Episode 20: Jade throws a beach party and Juliette gives an impromptu rooftop concert.

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If I Could Do It All Again is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
If I Could Do It All Again Season 4 Episode 13: Luke and Riff ready their tour.

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Be Careful of Stones That You ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Be Careful of Stones That You Throw Season 1 Episode 9: Rayna suggests bringing her girls on tour.

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I Can't Keep Away From You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
I Can't Keep Away From You Season 3 Episode 16: Rayna promises to help Deacon battle his illness.

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Three's a Crowd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Three's a Crowd Season 4 Episode 9: Rayna's artist scraps a song before his album release.

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Unguarded Moments is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Unguarded Moments Season 4 Episode 8: Maddie gets an offer Rayna wants to refuse.

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When There’s a Fire in Y... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
When There’s a Fire in Your Heart Season 4 Episode 15: The Exes find newfound fame to be tricky business.

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After You've Gone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
After You've Gone Season 4 Episode 19: Juliette reunites with a co-star on the Oscar trail.

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There'll Be No Teardrops T... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Season 1 Episode 13: Rayna tells Maddie and Daphne about her plans to divorce.

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When You're Tired of Break... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
When You're Tired of Breaking Other Hearts Season 1 Episode 15: Rayna tries to set the record straight about her failed marriage.

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Back in the Saddle Again is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Back in the Saddle Again Season 5 Episode 12: Juliette gives Maddie unsolicited advice about a song.

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Don't Open That Door is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Nashville
Don't Open That Door Season 2 Episode 5: Rayna wants to obtain the rights to her music.