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 will conclude on July 26, 2018. Unlike previous seasons, this season will contain sixteen episodes, aired in two parts like Season Five, and will be the final season.  

On December 19, 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 while he, Will and Avery form a new group, later adding a singer named Alannah, and Will begins abusing steroids.


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. June 7, 2018
10. June 14, 2018
11. June 21, 2018
12. June 28, 2018


13. July 5, 2018


14. July 12, 2018


15. July 19, 2018


16. July 26, 2018


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


Albums released in or during the Season

See also: Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeason FourSeason FiveSeason Six