Our hearts broke when we heard the news that ABC dropped Nashville, but we were all relieved when CMT picked the country drama up for a 5th season, debuting on the network January 5th at 9/8c. It has been confirmed that Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are both poised to return. Also returning are Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack. In fact, you can see some of them right here in this brand new first look promo that CMT released today. 

Oh the joy! Nashville is back! Well, almost. And things do not look that great for Deacon Claybourne, who is seen punching a mirror and consuming a bottle of wine while his voice is heard over the scene: “I’ve left a trail of destruction, hurt people I’ve loved, let down the people who love me.”

On a brighter note, we see Juliette, who looks alive and well. Okay, we all knew she survived her plane crash, which is how last season ended, but it's good to see her doing well.