Both Rayna and Juliette were nominated for CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year, but both had other issues taking over their lives. Juliette was attempting to protect her rep from Dante’s recent 500,000 dollar theft, but ended up drinking away her problems instead. Rayna and Deacon continued to have romantic encounters, but Teddy told her to stop because it would lead to their secret about Maddie being revealed.
The record label loves Gunnar’s song that is actually his brother’s. Avery fills in for Deacon as Juliette’s band leader after Deacon quits. Juliette propositions Avery, but he turns her down, possibly because she was hammered. Oh yeah, and Coleman resigned.