21 Episodes 2015 - 2016
In the fourth season of this drama, a now-healthy Deacon (Charles Esten) feels guilty as Beverly (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) grows gravely ill, and Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) experiences problems with her mental health in the wake of Cadence's birth. Eventually, her erratic behavior takes its toll on Avery (Jonathan Jackson), who asks for a divorce. Meanwhile, Rayna (Connie Britton) works hard on saving her failing label by signing Markus Keen (Riley Smith), a high-maintenance pop star who wants to break into the country-music scene. Rayna's life at home is no less stressful, as she has to deal with an increasingly rebellious Maddie (Lennon Stella), who seeks independence and a music career of her own.
Can't Let Go
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 43 mins
In the Season 4 opener, Juliette rides a career high and sings a duet with Steven Tyler, but her personal life is in shambles as Avery and Cadence reside with her in-laws. Meanwhile, Rayna and her loved ones deal with the outcome of Deacon's transplant.
'Til the Pain Outwears the Shame
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 60 mins
Juliette has a breakdown on a daytime talk show, prompting concern from Avery, but then her erratic behavior continues. Elsewhere, Rayna strives to showcase the validity of her label by making a play to sign Marcus Keen, a huge rock artist.
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 60 mins
Beverly becomes brain dead following a second aneurysm, which leaves Deacon overwhelmed with guilt as Scarlett is forced to make a painful decision. Elsewhere, Avery decides to file for divorce when Juliette's behavior continues to spiral out of control.
The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 60 mins
A reporter shadows Juliette, who has another setback and copes by turning to pills and alcohol. Meanwhile, Rayna struggles to please a demanding rock star; Layla and Jeff have a fight; and Zoey returns to check in on Scarlett.
Stop the World (And Let Me Off)
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 60 mins
Maddie and Colt get a taste of freedom while joining Luke on tour. Meanwhile, Rayna's artists keep her very busy; Deacon and Scarlett put their problems aside to go to Natchez, Miss.; and Gunnar wants Kevin and Will to help him find a new girlfriend.
Please Help Me I'm Fallin'
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 60 mins
Juliette brawls with a fan and the altercation goes viral, leading Jeff to do damage control while maneuvering to promote his own career. Elsewhere, a grounded Maddie yearns to be with Colt; and Markus and Rayna considering severing ties when they clash.
Can't Get Used to Losing You
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 60 mins
Rayna clashes with Deacon over his new business venture with an old pal from AA. Meanwhile, recent events jeopardize Luke's personal integrity and his relationship with his son.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 60 mins
Maddie gets a contract offer to work as a solo artist, but Rayna doesn't approve. Meanwhile, Luke strives to repair his relationship with Cole; Gunnar's girlfriend makes waves with Scarlett; and a financially strapped Avery resorts to doing jingles.
Three's a Crowd
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 60 mins
Markus discards a song close to his album's release date, causing a headache for Rayna. Meanwhile, Luke tries to make amends with Colt; and Scarlett gets some time off and surprises Caleb with a visit.
We've Got Nothing but Love to Prove
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 60 mins
Markus prepares for a concert on "Good Morning America," but then he doesn't feel ready to perform. Meanwhile, Luke faces obstacles with the launch of his brand and his relationship with Colt; and the distance between Rayna and Deacon widens.
Forever and for Always
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 60 mins
Paparazzi ambush Deacon and Rayna at their rehearsal dinner and Deacon doesn't react well, necessitating a location change for their wedding. Meanwhile, Avery has trouble keeping on top of the lies he's forced to tell the press due to Juliette's absence.
How Does It Feel to Be Free
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 60 mins
Luke asks his old pal Riff Bell to accompany him on tour. Meanwhile, a new singer named Vita arrives at the Beverly, but Frankie clashes with Deacon and Rayna about whether this newcomer deserves a shot on stage.
If I Could Do It All Again
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 60 mins
Luke regrets being hasty about planning a tour with Riff and thinks Riff's not ready for the road. Elsewhere, Deacon and Frankie disagree about Vita, and Frankie's actions could cause trouble.
What I Cannot Change
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 60 mins
Juliette returns to town after getting treatment for postpartum depression. Meanwhile, Layla plans to promote her debut album by obtaining an opening slot on a superstar's tour; Will wants to produce his own album; and a worthy cause appeals to Rayna.
When There's a Fire in Your Heart
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 60 mins
The Exes struggle with fame as they go on tour with Autumn Chase. Elsewhere, Maddie and Cash's developing bond displeases a suspicious Deacon; Juliette seeks to reunite with Glenn; and Will and Kevin wind up working together again.
Didn't Expect It to Go Down This Way
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 60 mins
Maddie runs away, leaving Rayna and Deacon frantic with worry. Meanwhile, Riff goes missing, forcing Luke to find a replacement for him; Avery and Layla's bond makes Juliette uncomfortable; and Autumn causes a rift between Gunnar and Scarlett.
Baby Come Home
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 60 mins
Rayna reaches out to Teddy to help bring Maddie home and avoid escalating things in court. Meanwhile, Juliette's success on tour and advances toward Avery win her no favors with Layla; and Luke uses a talk-show appearance to try to bolster Will's career.
The Trouble With the Truth
Wed, May 4, 2016 60 mins
Regaining Maddie's trust proves harder than expected for Rayna and Deacon, especially when a supposed ally hinders their efforts. Meanwhile, Scarlett and Gunnar clash over their past in a press interview; and Luke's good intentions backfire.
After You've Gone
Wed, May 11, 2016 60 mins
Juliette has a reunion with Noah West, her former costar, and gets to meet Kesha. Meanwhile, Rayna tries once again to safeguard Maddie from the hazards young artists face; Scarlett dislikes Gunnar's growing rapport with Autumn; and Will endures a loss.
It's Sure Gonna Hurt
Wed, May 18, 2016 60 mins
Elton John performs with Gunnar. Meanwhile, Scarlett does some soul-searching; Rayna and Deacon reflect on their relationship; and Luke goes on a talk show to speak about a cause close to his heart, but then his focus shifts to a family emergency.
Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday
Wed, May 25, 2016 60 mins
In the Season 4 finale, Rayna takes dire action when she discovers whom Maddie's encountered. Meanwhile, Juliette must decide how to publicly address the truth of Jeff's death; Will becomes a leader for a cause; and a music duo consider parting ways.