Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere definitely are. Sam Palladio, who plays Gunnar, is a British musician who plays guitar, bass, and drums. Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett, has musical theater experience having starred in the Sydney Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of "Spring Awakening". Lennon and Maisy Stella, the real-life sisters that play Rayna's daughters on the show, are apparently YouTube stars for their various covers of popular songs. I know they're regulars on "Ellen."Patrick Sun said:Is everyone doing their own singing on the show (auto-tuned or not)?
Yeah, I like how they showed both of them having trouble dealing with their parents, regardless of background.Originally Posted by mattCR /t/324371/nashville-season-1#post_3993101
It's not perfect, but it's a good mix of soap and concept. I kind of like that both of our lead characters have significant flaws that prevent us from really seeing one as a "good guy" "bad guy" setup; it's easy to dislike Hayden's character at first and the way they play the storyline of her family background is really good... it's such a good contrast with the rich-world upbringing of our other protagonist played very well by Briton.
This about sums it up. The plot lines are mostly soap plot lines, but they're mostly played "realer" than you'd expect. Rayna is used to being top dog where her world is law, and there have been some unattractive moments as she's struggled to adapt to a situation where that's no longer so. Juliette Barnes is absolutely fierce when it comes to her music, but relies to much on sex for validations in other parts of her life. The mother stuff really helps humanize her.mattCR said:It's not perfect, but it's a good mix of soap and concept.
I think that storyline is the least successful for me, because it's the most clear cut: is she going to choose the music or the boyfriend that's holding her back?Oddly, I find the storyline that right now works best is the B-storyline about the young bargirl who has some serious stage fright but real talent.