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

Well, life's too short to hold on to resentment. It's toxic, isn't that what you told me?

Teddy

Rayna: Well you [Mr. Benton] may not be aware that she [Layla] is also underage and very recently overdosed on pills and almost drowned in Jeff Fordham's pool.
Jeff: Mr. Benton, I...
Rayna: You coerced my ex husband so you could cover up the incident, but I'm not gonna sit here and watch while he treats his female artists like this, and I sure as hell don't want my daughter having anything to do with it.