Season Six
Season Six, Episode 1-16
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First Aired January 4, 2018 - July 26, 2018
Episode Guide
"Season Five"
Season Six of Nashville premiered on CMT on January 4, 2018 and concluded on July 26, 2018. Unlike previous seasons, this season contained sixteen episodes, aired in two parts like Season Five, and was the final season.  

On December 19, 2017, the season premiere was made available on streaming service Hulu, with no comment having been made by the showrunners or cast. However, it was later removed.

The first half of the season starts almost a year following Rayna James' death.  Maddie is still pursuing her solo career and embarks on a new relationship with teen sensation Jonah Ford while Deacon and Jessie also grow closer.  Zach leaves Nashville to return home to California as Juliette becomes involved with a self help movement, causing tension between her and Avery.  Scarlett moves on from her breakup from Gunnar by helping out at horse ranch for the disabled war veterans, Will and Avery form a new group, later adding a singer named Alannah, and Will begins abusing steroids.

Daphne auditions for a reality TV singing competition while a figure from Deacon's past re-enters his life.


Main Cast


Recurring Cast

Guest Cast



Image Title Original Airdate U.S. Viewers
(in millions)
1. "New Strings" December 19, 2017 (online)
January 4, 2018 (premiere)
Plot: After a public meltdown, Juliette seeks to change her life from an unlikely source. Scarlett and Maddie take a trip. Maddie meets Jonah Ford, a famous pop star. Scarlett struggles to find herself. Will coaches Gunnar. Deacon deals with loneliness.
2. "Second Chances" January 11, 2018 0.78
Plot: Deacon goes on a date with a familiar face. Juliette dives into a self-help movement. Will and Gunnar invite Avery to perform with them. Scarlett is reminded how her career has had a positive influence on fans. Daphne reaches out to Jake.
3. "Jump Then Fall" January 18, 2018 0.73
Plot: Daphne struggles with the idea of Deacon dating. Juliette introduces Avery to Darius. Maddie and Jonah record a song, but Maddie finds Jonah’s life a little too public. Will learns news about Zach and find ways to enhance his appearance.
4. "That's My Story" January 25, 2018 0.80
Plot: Darius helps Juliette unlock a dark truth about her past. Daphne and Jake bond over each other’s dislike of dating parents. Scarlett volunteers at an equine therapy ranch. Gunnar, Will, and Avery struggle to find their sound.
5. "Where the Night Goes" February 1, 2018 0.72
Plot: Deacon and Jessie’s relationship deepens. Darius invites Juliette to get more involved with the Movement while Avery voices his opinion. Gunnar, Will, and Avery search for a female voice for the band. Jonah’s ex releases a song about Maddie.
6. "Beneath Still Waters" February 8, 2018 0.66
Plot: Daphne struggles to accept Deacon and Jessie’s relationship. The new edition to the boys’ band becomes a hit. Gunnar falls back into old habits. Scarlett takes an interest in a veteran undergoing equine therapy.
7. "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" February 15, 2018 0.71
Plot: Daphne and Jake perform at school. Deacon and Jessie run into Brad. Alannah’s stage presence grows, creating a division in the band. Gunnar questions his relationship with Alannah. Maddie joins Jonah in Miami, bonds with Twig. Avery visits Juliette.
8. "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" February 22, 2018 0.80
Plot: Daphne seeks to establish her career and auditions for a country music singing competition. Scarlett invites Sean to see live music. Avery makes a decision. The band gets invited to perform on late night TV. Will’s choice catches up with him.
9. "Pick Yourself Up" June 7, 2018 0.72
Plot: After his collapse while performing at the late night show, Will recovers in the hospital and frets about his future. Brad gets a restraining order against Deacon, fueling conflict between Deacon and Jessie. The media get wind of Juliette’s extended stay in South America and begin harassing Avery about it. Maddie gets caught up in the fast lane lifestyle of Jonah Ford.
10. "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane" June 14, 2018 0.76
Plot: As Brad's country music singing competition begins, he and a singing coach instantly recognize Daphne as a star in the making; Avery's relationship with Alannah deepens.
11. "No Place That Far" June 21, 2018 0.75
Plot: Juliette discovers that Darius Enright’s Movement is not the happy utopia that it seemed to be. She demands to leave, but they won’t let her. The tension in the group too much to bear, Alannah leaves the band and signs with Shiny New Records; but the emotional connection between her and Avery doesn’t go away. Jonah’s best friend Twig develops feelings for Maddie, but she shuts him down even as their friendship deepens.
12. "The House That Built Me" June 28, 2018 0.67

Plot: The past comes visiting Deacon; the band flounders without Alannah and considers quitting; Brad puts inappropriate moves on Alannah, who tells Avery; Sean's wife becomes jealous of Scarlett.

13. "Strong Enough to Bend" July 5, 2018 0.70
Plot: Scarlett tries to help Sean, but he doubts her motives; Deacon deals with forgiveness and a new family dynamic; feeling out of depth on "Nashville's Next Star", Daphne finds help in judge Ilse de Witt.
14. "For the Sake of the Song" July 12, 2018 0.62

Plot: Deacon and the girls grow concerned when Gideon starts leaving the house. Juliette confronts Darius. Twig struggles to keep Maddie from discovering Jonah’s secret. Alannah learns that Brad’s inappropriate behavior is not limited to just her.

15. "I Don't Want to Lose You Yet" July 19, 2018 0.71

Plot: Avery and Juliette come together after a medical scare. Scarlett and Sean organize a benefit for the ranch. Gunnar receives inspiration from a surprising source. Avery questions his future with Alannah. Maddie challenges Twig. Deacon learns a secret.

16. "Beyond the Sunset" July 26, 2018 0.88

Plot: Deacon gets a chance to fulfil a lifelong dream; Juliette makes a crucial decision; Daphne preps for the final round; Alannah confronts Brad; Avery, Gunnar, and Will discuss their future.

Episode List

Episode Directed by Written by
"New Strings" Timothy Busfield Scott Soccoccio
"Second Chances" Mike Binder Jesse Zwick
"Jump Then Fall" Allan Arkush Savannah Dooley
"That's My Story" Lily Mariye Geoffrey Nauffts
"Where the Night Goes" Devon Gummersall Liberty Godshall
"Beneath Still Waters" Dan Lerner Troy Putney
"Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" Allan Arkush Tim Olshefski
"Sometimes You Just Can't Win" Michael Lohmann Scott Saccoccio
"Pick Yourself Up" Jesse Zwick Jesse Zwick
"Two Sparrows in a Hurricane" Ellen S. Pressman Michael Weintraub
"No Place That Far" Dawn Wikinson Savannah Dooley
"The House That Built Me" Timothy Busfield Geoffrey Nauffts
"Strong Enough to Bend" Dan Lerner Troy Putney
"For the Sake of the Song" Michael Lohmann Scott Saccaccio
"I Don't Want to Lose You Yet" Allan Arkush Liberty Godshall
"Beyond the Sunset" Callie Khouri Jesse Zwick


Albums released in or during the Season

See also: Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeason FourSeason FiveSeason Six
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