The country music soap Nashville is about to ride off into the sunset with their sixth and final season. The cast and crew recently shot their final episode which is set to air on CMT on July 26 and the gang took to social media to commemorate the event with fond farewells, kind words, throwback photos, and pictures from the set.
Lennon Stella, who plays Maddie, posted a photo from her first day on set saying that working on the show has been “magic” and adding “No words could possibly express my gratitude.” Chris Carmack took to Instagram to post a video of the spot that once served as Gunnar and Will’s house. Sam Palladio posted a selfie of him and co-star Hayden Panettiere on set of the final day of taping saying, “Blessed beyond belief to have been surrounded a cast and crew that I can call family.” Show creator and executive producer Callie Khouri kept it short and sweet saying, “that’s a wrap.”
Nashville has been on quite a journey since it premiered on ABC in 2012. It was canceled suddenly in May 2016 and then moved to CMT for its final two seasons. Nashville follows country stars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and the Highway 65 family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family and the ever-changing industry. Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Kaitlin Doubleday, Rachel Bilson and Lennon Stella also star. Connie Britton played Jaymes for the series’ first four-plus seasons.
The final eight episodes will air on CMT starting on June 7. Read more of the farewell tweets and Instagram posts from the cast and crew below.
this picture was from the first scene ever. today we filmed the last scene ever. I don’t know when it’s gunna hit me, and I’m terrified for it to. There’s no way im fully comprehending at this moment what my life will be like without this show, without these people. I am at a loss of words honestly so forgive me if I’m speaking backwards and inside out right now, but from the depths of my being, thank you. thank you to Callie for picking me and Maisy off of our couch in 2012 completely clueless and oblivious to the world you were about to show us. Never would I have considered acting if it wasn’t for this show, I was so dead set on making music I didn’t even think for one second about doing or being anything else, and here I am now with such a passion for acting and this world of TV and movie making. thank you to the entire cast and crew for inspiring me, moving me, every day. how lucky was I to be surrounded by the purest, most solid human beings on the planet from the youngest age. and how lucky i am to have my sister right in it all with me. soaking it all in. thank you guys for making this everything it was, everything it is. how special to have my sister and I’s childhood documented. so glad every awkward stage has been captured for the world to see ;) kidding, but actually not at all… DO NOT go back to season 1 please and if you do, do me a solid and don’t show me pictures. Ahhhhhh what magic this has been. no words could possibly express my gratitude. all the love in the world. Xox
That’s a wrap! 6 years of my life. Blessed beyond belief to have been surrounded a cast and crew that I can call family. The talent, dedication and passion I’ve watched in these individuals is truly inspiring. Thank you also to the city of Nashville for embracing us and making us all feel like home. X