It’s no secret that the cast of ABC’s Nashville is one of the most multi-talented casts on television right now, and five of its stars brought some country music magic to the Theatre at Madison Square Garden last night. Chris Carmack kicked off the night with an emotional original track, followed by an impressive B.B. King cover. Sam Palladio also showed off his writing chops with the originals that have us anxiously waiting for his EP to drop. Jonathan Jackson stole the show with an incredible rendition of “Love Rescue Me” that earned him a much-deserved standing ovation, before joining Sam and Clare Bowen on stage for a Triple Exes reunion. He then left Sam and Clare alone to perform their Season 1 smash, “Fade Into You”, which Clare followed with some beautiful original songs – accompanied by her fiancé, Brandon Young. Closing out the night was the show’s ringleader and Mr. Nashville himself, Charles Esten, who played a handful of Deacon Claybourne songs as well as some he penned himself. Check out some photos from the show and join us in crossing your fingers for a Season 5 renewal!
photos by Catherine Powell