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The first season of “Nashville” comes to a close on Wednesday (May 22) with “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.” With Brad Paisley appearing as a guest star, Jolene’s funeral and the CMA awards, it’s going to be a busy episode.

Despite the big excitement of country music’s biggest night — the Country Music Awards — not everything is happy on “Nashville.” Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) finds a letter from her mother that sheds some light on the previous episode’s murder-suicide. Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) start out having a great time at the awards, but they may not get a happy ending anyway. Meanwhile, Gunnar (Jonathan Jackson) tries to win back Scarlett (Clare Bowen), and the U.S. Attorney’s office comes after Teddy (Eric Close).

Need to see any of this for yourself? Here are photos from the “Nashville” finale.

Rayna meets Brad Paisley and his big hat at the awards show.

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The “Nashville” Season 1 finale airs Wednesday, May 22 at 10pm on ABC.