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Vickye
Wirral, UK
runnin' around with her rag top down... and getting stressed about the wind ruining her hair
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With the Nashville season 2 finale airing tomorrow night, and fans in high spirits after the renewal announcement (with a full 22 episodes!), it’s about time we muse on this rather sweet penultimate episode that aired last week. Rayna begins the episode by having a conference meeting with radio promoters, as her album release is coming up. She’s cut short, however, when Bucky informs her that when out on a tour of Afghanistan to perform for the troops, Luke has been injured and rushed back home to the hospital. Rayna flies to New York City to see him, and luckily... Continue reading
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Episode 20, which returned after nearly a month of the show being off-air, showed most explicitly the aftermath of Scarlett having a breakdown on stage. Rushed off stage by Avery and whisked back home by Juliette (who is terrified about what the press will say, of course), the heavily sedated Scarlett is surrounded by people trying to help her, but who are all deeply affected by what has happened. Beverly, distraught, is trying to take over; Deacon pushes her away and Rayna takes control, the latter pair fighting through the stress, blaming each other. When Scarlett wakes up she has... Continue reading
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Well, it’s been a few weeks since Nashville last appeared on our screens, so I think it’s high time for a recap, don’t you? The Maddie Claybourne situation has blown up, and it’s hit the tabloids and the daytime talk shows, even though Maddie dutifully took the video down. Things are rocky for Rayna and Luke after the revelation, and he reveals that he’s loved her all these years, with Deacon being a sore spot as a result. Deacon meanwhile is hurting over the break-up with Megan and trashes the cabin where he is spending time alone, and where there... Continue reading
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This episode picked up where last week left off, showing Juliette officially signed to Highway 65. In the first official meeting to discuss strategy, Rayna and Tandy’s intentions to keep her signing under the radar until Rayna’s album release piss off Juliette, who wants to offer digital downloads and shout from the heavens about her return to country music. Grouchy about the fact that her new label head is praising other artists and not her (how much re-assurance and attention does this girl need?!), at an industry party to preview Rayna’s album Juliette gets up on stage and drops the... Continue reading
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Following the drama of last week, Nashville was back with a bang in episode 16, as we begin to inch towards the season’s climax. Rayna was on the warpath this week, discovering Liam was sleeping with Scarlett and firing him, after a conversation where Scarlett admitted she was falling for him, and firing Tandy after her poor keeping of the books led to cheques bouncing and The Cadillac Three choosing to sign with Big Machine instead of Highway 65. Refusing to have people around her who break her trust, Luke is back and tries to convince Rayna that she needs... Continue reading
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Nashville returned on Wednesday night after a 3 week hiatus, to an episode both exciting and darkly dramatic. Rayna is getting things together with her label and Scarlett’s new music, but Teddy arrives to tell her that Lamar is dead, and slips in a few white lies about how he tried to help but it was too late. They tell the press and begin preparations for a private family funeral (which strangely Juliette is invited to), and Rayna is faced with telling Tandy, who erupts into hysterical sobs, while her sister remains cold and hard-faced, still furious at her father... Continue reading
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The drama builds as we move towards 2/3rds of the way through season 2 of Nashville. Juliette and Avery have slept together, and the former is using his place to hide out and ignore the calls and messages from Emily. She wants to lay low, and to Avery’s dismay decides to change all the furniture to something a lot more feminine, while watching his weird artsy movies that she doesn’t understand. In the end Avery tells her to change all the furniture back, and convinces her to come out of her hole, and she turns up to Deacon’s recording at... Continue reading
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Rayna and Luke have gone public with their relationship, and Luke is really bonding with Maddie and Daphne, especially Daphne, who is enjoying the father figure with a lack of Teddy in the picture. Luke has casually bought Rayna a freaking NASCAR ad on the actual car and invited her to perform her new single and announce her album drop date at a private sponsor showcase he’s playing. Rayna spies Sam Boone, who is basically Mr. Walmart, and decides to woo him for shelf space, offering to show him round the Opry etc. It’s all going well until he tells... Continue reading
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The drama continues as Juliette tries to overcome the fact that thousands of fans are burning her albums. However, many venues are pulling out of her tour, for threat or for political reasons. Juliette is furious, but becomes increasingly deflated as the episode goes on, and considers that she might lose her entire career. Avery steps in to save the day (after she’s downed a bottle of vodka and passed out), and decides to remind her what she loved about her life in the first place, but dressing her up in disguise and taking her down to the street to... Continue reading
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Nashville returned with a bang last Wednesday night after a Winter hiatus that saw fans eagerly awaiting the news of whether Peggy and Will would bite the dust. Turns out it was Peggy (cue a huge sigh of a relief from most fans of the show) and Teddy is shown having to deal with this intense tragedy, holding back tears during a press conference to announce the detaining of the culprit. However, wrought with grief, he pours over the papers of the investigation, convinced that the murderer’s loss of job 5 years ago is not entirely to blame for his... Continue reading
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It’s been several weeks since Nashville last appeared on our screens, so I’m thinking we need a recap now more than ever, right? As the episode opens Juliette is confronted with the news of hers and Charlie Wentworth’s affair being leaked to the tabloids. This puts a severe downer on her headlining the Music City Festival, and she is ushered in back ways in order to escape the aggressive press. She’s seething and tasks Glenn with finding the person who tipped off the tabloids, although she’s convinced that it was Layla (which of course it was). Jeff warns Juliette about... Continue reading
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Juliette is annoyed at Charlie Wentworth for saying that he loved her, and she doesn’t believe him, hurt by previous lovers and aware of the Wentworth’s game. He is adamant that he is telling the truth, and to prove it he publicly announces his divorce from Olivia. Charlie convinces Juliette that he is serious and she begins to let him in, but just like Dante did in season 1, he makes Juliette feel more powerful than she is, and ruffles plenty of feathers, including Glen’s. Will says that maybe one day he’ll find someone that’ll make him the best version... Continue reading
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We have a new Hot Country Songs #1 this week in the form of Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Stay’, which is also now at #6 on Country Airplay and #3 on Country Digital Songs. However, they also hold the Country Digital Songs #1 with ‘This Is How We Roll’ featuring Luke Bryan (also #18 on Hot Country Songs), #5 with ‘Cruise’, #12 with ‘Take It Out On Me’, #13 with ‘Hands On You’, #18 with ‘Headphones’ and #25 with ‘People Back Home’, while ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is at #4 on Top Country Albums. Luke Bryan’s also having a great... Continue reading
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This week Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s smash hit ‘We Were Us’ has hit #1 on country radio, and retains the top spot on Hot Country Songs for another week. In addition, it holds onto #2 on Country Digital Songs. Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Stay’ beat them out on this chart and took #1 with ‘Stay’, bubbling just under the surface at #2 on Hot Country Songs and #9 on Country Airplay, with ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ sticking to #3 on Top Country Albums. In addition ‘Cruise’ has returned to #9 on Country Digital Songs, and ‘Round Here’ is at... Continue reading
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This episode carries on where the last left off, with the aftermath of Olivia kissing Juliette. The latter backs away, angry, discovering that the couple were grooming her for a threesome. She tells Olivia to leave and gets out of the city as fast as possible, returning to Nashville to write with Avery. She tells him what happened, and he convinces her she doesn’t need to be pushed around by rich people like the Wentworths. Juliette flies to Dallas just to confront the pair and throw carefully calculated abuse at them, and it looks like they’ve been written out of... Continue reading
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This week Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s ‘We Were Us’ stays atop Hot Country Songs, rising to #2 on Country Airplay and on Country Digital Songs. Luke Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ is not far behind, however, at #3 on Country Digital Songs and #2 on Hot Country Songs, while ‘Crash My Party’ sticks at #2 on Top Country Albums. His new single, ‘Drink A Beer’, has climbed 14 places to reach #20 on Country Airplay, while it falls to #9 on Country Digital Songs and to #22 on Hot Country Songs. Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’ is... Continue reading
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Juliette is launching her ‘Inside The Dream’ tour in Houston, TX, but there’s a few things she has to deal with there. For a start, there’s a radio DJ called Delmont who requires all the ladies to get close and intimate with him before they’ll get airplay. He’s been harping on a lot about Layla Grant on his show, and Juliette decides enough is enough, and rejects his advances, while Layla laps them up. As a result, Delmont makes sure that all the local press leave before Juliette’s set that night. Charlie Wentworth is in town for some sex on... Continue reading
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There’s been quite the shake-up on the Billboard country charts. We’ll start with Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s ‘We Were Us’, whose combined star power has shot the song to the top of Hot Country Songs, neatly knocking Luke Bryan’s monster hit ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ down to #3. On Country Airplay Keith and Miranda move up to #4, while on Country Digital Songs it just jumped 7 places to #2. Looks like we have a new reign on our hands guys! Elsewhere Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’ has become the radio #1 (the 15th of his career),... Continue reading
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Well this was an interesting episode. There’s a polo match thing going on (does this sound very Gossip Girl to you?) and it seems like everyone’s attending even though they don’t want to. Tandy convinces Rayna that she should go now that Lamar’s assets have been frozen and Rayna wants to buy out her contract, to get some business investment. She hates all these fancy people events but turns up anyway, and proves very popular. But she is having trouble securing people for investment, due to her relationship to Tandy, who everyone is suspicious of because she was CFO at... Continue reading
This HAD to be a dig at One Direction. Either way, she's extremely delusional.
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WARNING: Don’t take this week seriously, I’m delirious and think I’m funny. So, you may have noticed I didn’t do a chart roundup last week. No special reason; I was just sleeping instead. I miss sleep. So Luke Bryan’s hogging #1 across Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs still with ‘That’s My Kind of Night’, which I think is mighty selfish of him. It’s dropped down to #6 on Country Airplay though, and he’s down to #4 on Top Country Albums with ‘Crash My Party’, so at least he’s sharing a little. Florida Georgia Line are missing their chart... Continue reading
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I found this episode an odd one. It was hyped as a big, dramatic one, and kind of disappointed on that front, as well as cutting short every good/emotional scene. Anyway. Rayna is still struggling to get her voice back, even through voice coaching sessions. Jeff is spreading rumors about her voice being gone and is demanding the masters of the album, as he owns it. Rayna decides she definitely wants out of Edge Hill and goes to Lamar to ask for a business investment into going out on her own. Lamar accepts, and goes to Teddy to ask if... Continue reading
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Just like the broken record of Florida Georgia Line that was, Luke Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ is becoming a mainstay of the country charts. At #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs once more, it moves up to #2 on Country Airplay this week, surely set to take the top spot next week. In addition, his album ‘Crash My Party’ has fallen to #3. Meanwhile, Thomas Rhett’s ‘It Goes Like This’ takes the radio #1, while it sits at #2 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, in advance of the release of his debut... Continue reading
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It’s Rayna’s mom’s birthday (and 30 years since her death), so she and Tandy have taken the girls to visit her grave. Maddie’s still being moody, but she’s been listening to a lot of Deacon’s music, particularly the song ‘A Life That’s Good’. Rayna invites the girls to be her dates to the Symphony Ball, an event her father runs each year, carrying on from her mother’s work before her death. Rayna later speaks quietly to the grave alone, tearful that she’s lost her voice and she feels so lost (I can’t help feeling there’s some parallels to her feelings... Continue reading
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Yet again, Luke Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ dominates both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs. It’s also moved up to #3 on Country Airplay, and I can imagine will top that chart too next week. ‘Crash My Party’ has dropped to #2 on Top Country Albums, knocked from #1 by Cassadee Pope’s country debut ‘Frame By Frame’, which has pushed the lead single ‘Wasting All These Tears’ to #10 on Hot Country Songs, #4 on Country Digital Songs and #24 on Country Airplay. Thomas Rhett’s ‘It Goes Like This’ has hit #1 on radio, holding onto #2... Continue reading