Series star and exeutive producer, Connie Britton took to her Instagram on Friday morning with a very special message to everyone who has been part of her journey as country music superstar Rayna James on Nashville.
Yesterday, the news broke that ABC decided not to renew the series for its fifth season, breaking the hearts of many longtime viewers, who loved the sudsy Music City drama.
Britton shared: “To the amazing friends and family who are Nashville, to the cast and crew, and most of all to the fans… I’d just like to say it’s been my honor to be a part of this world, to live in it and breathe it in and try to replicate it. Sometimes we were more successful than others. But the place of Nashville in my heart is deep and permanent. I am grateful for the hard work and faith of so many who dedicated themselves to creating and supporting this show. I am forever changed for the better. Thanks for the music.”
Yesterday, Britton’s on-screen love interest Charles Esten (Deacon) tweeted upon the heartbreaking news of the show not receiving a pick-up: “So grateful to so many for the dream that has been Nashville. Not always easy to be Deacon. But to play him? An absolute joy and an honor.
Chris Carmack who plays Will Lexington tweeted: Nashvillewill be so cherished by so many… Trying to wrap my head around it…”