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‘Nashville’: 12 Best Music Moments From TV Series

As the ABC musical drama comes to a close, revisit songs that will live well beyond the small screen

The best musical moments from the TV series 'Nashville.

Nashville will end its four season run tonight, as the primetime musical drama comes to an end on ABC. With the show filmed in its namesake town, the cast and crew immersed themselves in all-things Music City, plucking songs from Music Row and habitually performing at the Grand Ole Opry and various charity events around town. Indeed, Nashville boasted a cast that can actually sing — it wasn’t just the magic of television. We count down the show’s top 12 musical moments that proved its authenticity and gave its characters exceptional dimension.

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Connie Britton and Charles Esten as Rayna and Deacon: “No One Will Ever Love You”

If one song encapsulates the theme of ABC's Nashville, it's this Steve McEwan and John Paul White-penned tune sung by country icon Rayna Jaymes and her volatile boyfriend-turned-sensitive soulmate, Deacon Claybourne. Title alone, "No One Will Ever Love You" sounds like it might be a yearning breakup ballad, but what this song really exudes is confidence. Just as the lyrics convey, the song's duet partners have had death-defying (literally) ups and downs but know without a doubt they are meant for one another —and Nashville's writers knew they had to appease their audience with a Rayna-Deacon wedding in the final season.

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Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes: “Undermine”

We forgive Nashville's writers for the icky Deacon-Juliette fling in Season One, only because "Undermine" came out of it. Juliette Barnes was established as the show's egotistical, sexed-up villain within minutes of its pilot episode, but it was with her performance of this tune in Episode Three that we see her as a talented (without Auto-Tune) singer capable of expressing vulnerability. "It's all talk, talk, talk, talkin' in the wind / It only slows you down if you start listenin'," Juliette sings in the poignant tune she co-wrote with Deacon in the back of a pickup truck. Real-life writers Kacey Musgraves and Trent Dabbs didn't originally craft "Undermine" for Nashville, but it seems tailor-made.

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Lennon and Maisy Stella as the Conrad Sisters: “Ho Hey”

Sisters in both real life and on the small screen, Lennon and Maisy Stella made an entire side project out of covering songs they love in stripped-down, harmony-heavy style. One of their best is a captivating take on the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" from Season One of Nashville — which hit country radio's Top 40 and was the show's most downloaded song that year. The performance left viewers hungry for more of this musical sibling magic, and thankfully producers obliged.

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