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Thursday
Feb272014

"Nashville" Recap: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore

ABCThe aftermath of Lamar Wyatt's death played out on Wednesday's Nashville. His daughter, Rayna Jaymes, told Lamar he was dead to her the last time she saw him because of his involvement in her mother's death. Rayna held on to that anger after Lamar's death, though her daughters and sister Tandy were devastated.

While going through Lamar's things, Rayna finally broke down crying and starting hurling vases across her late father's office. Her sister, Tandy, and ex-husband, Teddy Conrad, found her on the floor sobbing and yelling that the lies had to stop in their family. Lamar had his heart attack in Teddy's office, and Teddy confessed to his lawyer, Christina, he didn't call for help as he watched Lamar die.

Juliette Barnes' defiant performance of "Don't Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet" at her Grand Ole Opry induction caught the ear of a high-powered pop producer in Los Angeles. He flew Juliette out west to record a pop version of the song and makeover her image with a gothic photo shoot. Juliette's long-time manager Glenn decided to step away as Juliette pursued her pop career. In the end, Juliette hired Glenn back and decided to continue on as a country singer with boyfriend Avery serving as her producer.

Scarlett O'Connor continued working on her song "Black Roses" in the studio with bad-boy producer Liam, but her pill-popping issue from the previous episode didn't rear its head. Instead, Scarlett realized her former best friend Zoey and ex-boyfriends Gunnar and Avery had moved on without her when she saw them performing as a trio at the Bluebird Café. Despite her misgivings, Scarlett found comfort in the arms of Liam after spending the night in the recording studio.

"Black Roses" is the first song specifically written for Nashville. Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett, says it's an honor to get to sing such a beautiful song.

Says Clare, "It had so much pain in it and such accusation. It's an absolute blessing to be given that song. It's so beautiful. I'm so grateful."

Lucy Schwartz wrote "Black Roses" as a love song between a man and a woman, so she was surprised at how it was used on Nashville.

"It ended up being about Scarlett and her mother," Lucy explains, "which is just cool because so many people can take one song and hear it in a different way, and it relates to them in a different way than you even expect."

"Black Roses" is available for download now at iTunes. For more on the song, check out the ABC Music Lounge.

Nashville returns with an all-new episode next Wednesday night at 10 ET on ABC.

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