Nashville: On the Record Recap: We'll Do It Live!

Moments before Nashville‘s On the Record special really gets going, series creator Callie Khouri wishes her cast good luck in the sweetest, most loving of ways.

“Don’t mess it up,” she drawls.

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Khouri needn’t worry; the ABC drama’s first music-based special plays to the series’ strengths by mining its soundtrack, putting its talented cast front-and-center and throwing copious bouquets at the feet of those who don’t often get shout-outs on the show: the songwriters who really pen Juliette & Co.’s jams.

Because the well-done hour is a deviation from Nashvile‘s norm, I decided to mix up the recap a little, too. So click through the gallery below for a bunch of moments from the kinda-live special, plus commentary of course, and make sure to come back next week as we start the run-up to the Season 2 finale.