Dierks Bentley announces 2015 summer tour with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith by jumping in a freezing cold lake

So how did you announce your tour? Dierks Bentley announced his 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour with the annual Polar Plunge, inviting opening acts Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, and Canaan Smith to jump into the Percy Priest Lake in Nashville as part of their initiation.

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‘Nashville’, Season 2, Episode 21 – RECAP

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With the Nashville season 2 finale airing tomorrow night, and fans in high spirits after the renewal announcement (with a full 22 episodes!), it’s about time we muse on this rather sweet penultimate episode that aired last week.

Rayna begins the episode by having a conference meeting with radio promoters, as her album release is coming up. She’s cut short, however, when Bucky informs her that when out on a tour of Afghanistan to perform for the troops, Luke has been injured and rushed back home to the hospital. Rayna flies to New York City to see him, and luckily he’s not seriously injured, although the make-up people did a pretty good job of making his face look weirdly cut and swollen. You made Luke a creepy invalid, well done guys! He’s gutted that he never got to perform for the troops, so Rayna suggests they go to Fort Campbell just outside of Nashville and they can all perform. Following a few arguments where he’s been pissy, she asks him why he’s pushing her away, and he admits that when the bomb went off, all he thought about was her and his kids, and he loves her far more than he believes she loves him. However, Rayna tells him she’s all in, but to complete the episode she performs ‘A Life That’s Good’ with her daughters, with Maddie persuading her to invite Deacon out as well. 

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‘Nashville’, Season 2, Episode 20 – RECAP

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Episode 20, which returned after nearly a month of the show being off-air, showed most explicitly the aftermath of Scarlett having a breakdown on stage. Rushed off stage by Avery and whisked back home by Juliette (who is terrified about what the press will say, of course), the heavily sedated Scarlett is surrounded by people trying to help her, but who are all deeply affected by what has happened. Beverly, distraught, is trying to take over; Deacon pushes her away and Rayna takes control, the latter pair fighting through the stress, blaming each other. When Scarlett wakes up she has a panic attack because she believes her mother has had her condemned, and she runs out screaming and shaking, with only Rayna able to console her. She is angry, moody, snappy when in the hospital, refusing to believe she had anything more than a hiccup on stage, before being shocked after watching the video. 

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‘Nashville’, Season 2, Episode 19 – RECAP

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Well, it’s been a few weeks since Nashville last appeared on our screens, so I think it’s high time for a recap, don’t you?

The Maddie Claybourne situation has blown up, and it’s hit the tabloids and the daytime talk shows, even though Maddie dutifully took the video down. Things are rocky for Rayna and Luke after the revelation, and he reveals that he’s loved her all these years, with Deacon being a sore spot as a result. Deacon meanwhile is hurting over the break-up with Megan and trashes the cabin where he is spending time alone, and where there is no cell service. Back in Nashville the press are hounding Rayna, Teddy and their daughters, and the former nearly takes out a press guy who tries to grab Maddie. Desperate, Rayna and Luke go looking for Deacon, who they cannot find at his house, but they go up to the cabin and assume he’s been drinking from the empty bottle on the lawn. Rayna asks him to come back to Nashville and make a statement with her and Teddy but he refuses because of the incident with Megan.

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