Most country duets get their life either from dialogue or from harmony, though nearly every one contain elements of both. Dialogue represents power struggles and seduction; harmonies stand for family feeling and deep love. Harmony seems natural — in Nashville, moments of exquisite vocal blending signal bonds that can’t be denied, like Rayna’s and Deacon’s. Dialogue, like the one Deacon playfully shares with Juliette in their duet, stands for playfulness, truth-telling and challenges to the status quo.
— Ann Powers on how the new TV show gets Nashville right by locating the drama in the classic country music form.
I was hooked on this show after one episode, and it really makes me want to go to Nashville. Spring 2013 road trip, anyone?