The stars of ‘Nashville’ put on another concert at the Grand Ole Opry and invited Reba McEntire to perform too!
The cast are amazing every week, but they are even better live. Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor), Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) and Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley) opened up the night with “Borrow My Heart”. These three have great chemistry together. It’s a shame that they won’t be able to perform together on their eight city tour. Sam will only be in New York and L.A. and Jonathan will join the tour in Chicago.
It would be incredible to see all three of them perform live, but we’ll have to settle with the great performance they put on at the Grand Ole Opry. Their band is just starting to take off on the show. It was such a good idea to open the show with them. I felt like Scarlett, Gunnar and Avery were performing. They brought the great chemistry from the screen to the stage.
Next up came Sam and Clare. I’ve loved these two since episode one. We don’t get to see just the two of them perform too often anymore. It’s a shame they never got signed together. The only other couple to have such great chemistry while singing are Ryana and Deacon. You could even call them this generation’s Ryana and Deacon. There’s still feelings there and I’m still hoping they will find their way back to each other and I’m sure I’m not the only one!
Jonathan had an incredible solo performance. We haven’t seen him perform by himself since his failed record deal. And he’s so much better now. I was not expecting so much soul to come from him. He performs so great with Juliette, Scarlett and Gunnar, that I’d forgotten that he’s a great solo artist too. I think the ‘Nashville’ writers should have him perform by himself more often. If you are in Chicago you will get a chance to his this amazing man perform and hopefully he will have a solo.
Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) and Aubrey Peeples’ (Layla Grant) performance made me very upset that Will and Layla have broken up. They sound incredible together. We probably won’t get to see these two perform together too much. I want to see Layla perform more. She’s a great performer and now that she’s found her sound she’s even better. Bucky is moving her up on the priority list, so I’m looking forward to seeing her sing more often.
I had no idea that Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) had co-written a song. No wonder “I Know How To Love You Now” was so perfect! When I heard the song on the show, I thought it was the perfect song for Deacon to be singing to Ryana.
Charles sang his song with his co-writer, Deana Carter.
Sam mentioned during the behind the scenes parts that he writes in his downtime, so maybe we can hear some original music from Sam soon!
Lennon Stella (Maddie Conrad) and Maisy Stella (Daphne Conrad) are born stars. Lennon looked stunning on the stage and Maisy’s voice is so mature for someone so young. Eventually Rayna is going to have sign her girls, she can’t let all their talent go to waste.
Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) and Will Chase (Luke Wheeler) should definitely perform more together. And not when Luke is the star of the show. Chris has a great presence on stage just like his character Will. I love the song “If I Drink this Beer”. It’s a great love ballad for men. It’s slightly sappy, but adding the beer part makes it more manly and something guys can relate to.
The second to last performance Reba came out and and sang, “Going Out Like That”. I’ve never seen her perform before and she almost stole the show. The ‘Nashville’ stars are quite good performers too.
It was a family affair for the finale. Scarlett, Deacon and the Conrad sisters came out and thanked the song writers and sang “Friend of Mine”.
Jonathan, Sam, Aubrey, Chris, Will and Deana came out while they were singing and joined in.
This is a great preview for the eight city ‘Nashville’ tour. Are you excited for their tour yet? I am.
‘Nashville’ returns next week and there’s a lot coming, including Christina Aguilera. Take a look at the promo: