Music legend and entertainment icon Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) has been one of the industry’s top female vocalists for two decades. After working tirelessly to elevate her game, Rayna suddenly discovers her passion for the business is not enough to compete with the new generation of talent lighting up the charts.
She is reluctant to accept the emerging trend in the business and refuses to be steamrolled by her longtime label, which she helped build. When they give her an offer she can’t refuse, Rayna is forced to accept the harsh reality that she’ll have to start over and reinvent herself if she plans on being relevant.
Offstage things aren’t much easier for Rayna, whose father, Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe), is Nashville’s most powerful businessman. Their distant relationship is strained by years of resentment and powerful secrets that begin to boil over when Lamar and her sister, Tandy, start a scheme involving Rayna’s husband, Teddy (Eric Close).
Rayna learns that her record label wants her to tour as the opening act for newcomer Juliette Barnes, and when she refuses, the stage is set for the ultimate power struggle for popularity.
Will she be able to reignite her dwindling star, and if so, at what cost to her family?