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Trivia: Nashville
  • Actor Allusion: Juliette is not the only one who dates football players, so does Hayden.
    ...first there was the older man thing and then the football player thing. It almost feels like they're copying HP's real life love life. - Television Without Pity poster.
  • Award Category Fraud: Although she plays one of the show's two central characters, Hayden Panettiere received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Golden Globes in 2012 and 2013.
  • Contractual Purity: Juliette dislikes how her fanbase are almost entirely teenage girls and how she is restricted to performing with sparkle machines and dancers. When she tries to perform a more mature and low-key song at a concert, alongside the others, a critic smashes her, but her fans like it.
  • The Danza: Charlie Bewley as Charles Wentworth.
  • Dawson Casting: Averted with Rayna's daughters Maddie and Daphne, as Lennon and Maisy Stella are the right ages. A borderline case with Layla Grant, "a 19-year-old twit" played by Aubrey Peeples - who though actually 19 when she got the part was 20 by the time her character's age was stated onscreen.
  • Fake American: Sam Palladio (British) as Gunnar, Clare Bowen (Australian) as Scarlett, the Stella sisters (Canadian) as Maddie and Daphne, and Michiel Huisman (Dutch) as Liam.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Juliette Barnes, played by a well-known Friend to All Living Things, having difficulty with cute critters in "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)."
  • Name's the Same: There was a show on FOX in 2007 also called Nashville. It was a reality show that taped only six episodes, four of which never aired.
    • It's also totally unrelated to the Robert Altman film (although at least one British journalist, writing in The Times, seems to think it's a remake).
  • No Hit Wonder: Deacon. Outside of Nashville, he's unheard of. But literally every musician in the show loves his music; even Liam, the rock musician who hates country, claims to be a fan of his. Within the music industry, there is an arms race between three artists/bands to get him on their tour.
    • The songs released from the series itself. Those that have charted on the country charts did so almost entirely from downloads, with almost no support from radio. The only exception is Hayden Panettiere's "Telescope", which barely hit the Top 40 on the airplay chart.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Averted - all of the actors do their own singing (as demonstrated in the special Nashville: On The Record).
  • Playing Against Type: Who'd have thought cute, perky little Hayden Panettiere would ever be cast as a bitchy bed-hopping no-talent minx? And that many would hail her for it?
    • To say nothing of funny improv actor Chip Esten playing a troubled alcoholic.
  • Promoted Fangirl: Hayden Panettiere is a big fan of country music, as shown in this interview from 2011.
  • Throw It In: Juliette's crack about Layla's standee compared to hers in "She's Got You" ("She is not that much taller than me!") was adlibbed by Hayden Panettiere (as per episode writer Debra Fordham).
  • Troubled Production: Implied by T-Bone Burnett in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter after he left the show (which he had always intended to do after the first season):
    Some people were making a drama about real musicians' lives, and some were making a soap opera, so there was that confusion. It was a knockdown, bloody, drag-out fight, every episode. You remember that show The Prisoner? If I were to tell you the truth, you'd think I was insane.
  • What Could Have Been: Jack Coleman auditioned for a role, but the producers had already cast Hayden Panettiere and they didn't want audiences to be reminded of their previous association on Heroes. But they didn't know (or perhaps they did) that another cast member (Burgess Jenkins) had already worked with Miss Panettiere more than ten years previously in Remember the Titans...

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