Original air date: 09/30/2015 Runtime: 43:03 min. Juliette breaks down during a talkshow appearance, prompting Avery’s concern. When she continues her pattern of irrational and volatile behavior, she leaves Avery with a struggle of his own. Meanwhile, Rayna is determined to show the world that Highway 65 is not just a vanity project and devises a plan to sign Markus Keen, one of the biggest rock artists around.
Original air date: 10/07/2015 Runtime: 43:02 min. A second aneurysm leaves Beverly brain dead and Deacon consumed with guilt, while Scarlett is forced to decide whether to keep Beverly on life support. Meanwhile, Juliette continues a destructive pattern of erratic behavior, pushing Avery to make the heart-wrenching decision to file for divorce.
Original air date: 10/14/2015 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rock star Marcus Keen makes demands on Rayna as she struggles to tend to those around her. Layla and Jeff get into a lover's quarrel. Jeff arranges for a journalist to shadow Juliette on tour, but after another emotional setback, she leans on pills and alcohol to get through her days, and Zoey returns to see Scarlett.
Original air date: 10/21/2015 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna pushes back on Layla's romantic relationship with Jeff, and Markus pushes back on his producer, Avery — which does not go well. Maddie joins Colt on Luke's tour, giving the teens opportunities for more freedom than Maddie can handle. She turns to Juliette for advice and shocks Luke with the results. Meanwhile, Deacon and Scarlett head to Natchez despite their falling-out, and Gunnar enlists Kevin and Will's help as "wingmen" in an effort to pick up a new woman.
Original air date: 10/28/2015 Runtime: 41:10 min. Juliette gets into a brawl with a fan that goes viral, but Jeff sees damage control as an opening for his own career. Maddie is grounded and misses Colt who is on tour with his dad. Markus butts heads with Rayna over his sound, and the two consider whether they can continue working together.
Original air date: 11/11/2015 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna's concerns about Deacon's business venture with an old friend from AA, Frankie, threaten to drive a wedge between the lovebirds. Luke's personal integrity and his relationship with Colt are on the line in the wake of recent events.
Original air date: 11/18/2015 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna wants to turn down Sony's contract offer for Maddie to be a solo artist and finds her family life distracting her from her work with Markus. Luke is desperate to regain Colt's trust; Gunnar's girlfriend, Erin, causes issues on tour with Scarlett, and Avery scrambles to make money doing insipid jingles.
Original air date: 12/02/2015 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna's new artist, Markus Keen, causes trouble for her when he scraps a song on his new album one week before its release. Is Deacon part of the solution or the problem? Luke attempts to reconcile with Colt, and Scarlett surprises Caleb back in Nashville when she gets time off on her tour.
Original air date: 12/09/2015 Runtime: 43:02 min. It's a big morning for Markus Keen when "Good Morning America" comes to Nashville to broadcast a live concert in support of his new album launch, but come show time, Markus finds he's anything but ready. Meanwhile, Luke's relationship with Colt continues to be strained while Luke learns of another setback to launching his brand. And living in the same house, but feeling further apart than ever, Rayna and Deacon face a big decision.
Original air date: 03/23/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. A familiar face is back on the Nashville music scene when Luke recruits his old friend Riff Bell to join him on tour. While the duo starts planning Riff's return to the stage, newcomer Vita arrives at The Beverly, but while she convinces Deacon and Rayna she deserves a shot, Frankie has his doubts.
Original air date: 04/06/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. Juliette Barnes returns to Nashville after receiving treatment for postpartum depression and finds herself at a critical crossroads. Layla, weeks away from launching her first album, courts a country-music superstar in order to secure an opening slot on her tour.
Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 42:57 min. The Exes find navigating their newfound fame tricky business when they go out on the road with Autumn Chase. Meanwhile, Maddie continues to grow closer with Cash, causing tension with Deacon as he questions her motives and interest in his daughter.
Original air date: 04/20/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna and Deacon are distraught when Maddie runs away from home, and Juliette is threatened by Avery's connection to Layla. Luke is forced to find a new artist when Riff disappears, and Autumn drives a wedge between Gunnar and Scarlett.
Original air date: 04/27/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna and Deacon try everything they can to reunite with Maddie and avoid court. Juliette tries to rekindle her relationship with Avery, and her success on tour stokes Layla's jealousy. Luke Wheeler leverages his own appearance on "Good Morning America" to try to jump start Will Lexington's career.
Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 43:02 min. Rayna and Deacon fight to regain the trust of a determined Maddie as she seeks independence, but their efforts are undermined by an ally. Scarlett and Gunnar disagree on the history of their musical partnership during a press interview. Luke tries to do the right thing for an artist he admires, but it ends up backfiring.
Original air date: 05/11/2016 Runtime: 43:02 min. Rayna makes a last-ditch effort to protect her oldest daughter from the perils that befall young artists, while Juliette reunites with her "Shenandoah Girl" co-star on the Oscar campaign trail. Elsewhere, Scarlett grows wary of Gunnar's budding friendship with Autumn Chase, and Layla fears falling into obscurity before her career takes off.
Original air date: 05/18/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. After nearly two decades, Rayna and Deacon face the facts of their storied and often tempestuous relationship. Scarlett makes a startling self-discovery between tour dates, while Gunnar performs with his music idols, Sir Elton John. Luke stops by "The View" to trumpet a worthy cause, while Layla launches her album at The Bluebird.
Original air date: 05/25/2016 Runtime: 43:03 min. Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns Maddie has crossed paths with a figure from her past. Juliette must choose how to publicly reckon with the truth of Jeff Fordham's death, a decision that directly affects Layla. Meanwhile, Scarlett and Gunnar consider parting ways as bandmates.