Playlist: Favorite songs from ‘Nashville’ so far

“Nashville” is a prime-time soap opera filled with the genre’s usual love triangles, will-they-or-won’t-theys, girl fights and family drama. But one thing that sets the show apart is the music — not “Glee”-style covers or “Smash”-like dream sequences, but acoustic ballads and catchy, radio-ready singles.

In the The Post’s Fall TV preview,  Emily Yahr shared series creator Callie Khouri’s goal for the music:

“Khouri wants to shed light on that impossible-to-describe Nashville experience, like when you hear a song a thousand times on the radio, and then hear it performed at a small club by the songwriter. Or when you go to dinner one night, and the next night see your waitress sing a mind-blowing set.”

Ask fans of the show and they’ll tell you that the singers and songwriters have managed to do just that. So as we prepare to see where the final episodes of the season will take Rayna, Juliette, Deacon, Teddy, Scarlett, Gunnar and Avery, here’s a playlist of our favorite songs thus far:

Veronica Toney is a writer and digital editor at The Washington Post.
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