Nashville: Fans (and Country Stars!) React to the Premiere

Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten in Nashville

Katherine Bomboy-Thornton/ABC

updated 10/11/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 10/11/2012 AT 11:35 AM ET

It was arguably the most-anticipated premiere of the season, filled with big, brassy country performances (by Connie Britton’s Rayna and Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette), crying drama queens (that would be Juliette, again) and, of course, sex (Juliette! Behave!).

But was ABC’s heavily hyped Nashville all it promised to be?

Here’s what y’all (plus some country stars!) had to say:


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