- Scarlett's career is on fire as she sings "Free" in concert with Zac Brown (guest-starring as himself), but the demands of fame are burning her out.
- Rayna asks Deacon to help write a much-needed hit for her new album, and it's like old times--perhaps too much.
- Concert venues are dropping from Juliette's tour and Jeff, her label head, is furious, and Zoey is bruised by Gunnar's inattention when he gets an invitation to co-write from Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, (guest-starring as himself).
"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, ERIC CLOSE as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, CLARE BOWEN as Scarlett O'Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
Guest starring Zac Brown as himself, Jay DeMarcus as himself, Allison DeMarcus as herself, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Chaley Rose as Zoey, Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman and David Alford as Bucky Dawes.
"Just for What I Am" was written by Ben St. John & Mollie Bickley St. John and directed by Stephen Cragg.