The show features Connie Britton as veteran singer Rayna Jaymes who struggles to maintain her place in the spotlight while dealing with the ambitious rise of pop-country vixen Juliette Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere, who wants to knock her off the throne.
"Nashville," which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., is No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49. The show beats out CBS' veteran "C.S.I." and NBC's freshman "Chicago Fire." Overall for the season, "Nashville" ranks among the top 3 new TV series for adults 18-49.
"Nashville" joins previously announced full-season orders for the new comedy "The Neighbors" and returning drama series "Scandal."
Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of "Nashville."