11 Essential Nashville Songs: Country Classics That Make the Show

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Nashville is where legends are made, and aspiring stars chase their dreams. A unique blend of culture, personality and drama, it's peerless as a music scene.

ABC's series by the same name has its finger on the pulse of the city, doing justice to the promised land with a terrific collection of characters and songs.

The eclectic, acclaim-worthy tracks for Nashville Season 1 were executive produced by T-Bone Burnett, whose wife, Callie Khouri, created the show.

In Nashville Season 2, Buddy Miller took over at the helm, injecting a little more energy and a slightly more mainstream sound without any dropoff in quality.

You really can't go wrong with any selection on the show's three soundtracks, but we've picked out our 11 favorite Nashville music selections below.

Scroll through them and see which of your favorites we chose - or missed:

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Nashville Quotes

Avery: You've barely made room for any of my stuff.
Juliette: I cleared out three shelves for you in my closet.
Avery: Three shelves. Juliette, it's a 400-square foot closet. Look, we're married now. That means this needs to be our house with our things.
Juliette: It is!
Avery: Well me and my three shelves are feeling a lot like guests right now.

Just so you know, I deferred Harvard.

Layla