Rayna lets Liam know that she wants to do their album, but she wants to get out of Nashville even more. She also wants to take the girls with her on the tour. This doesn’t sit well with Teddy. Lamar doesn’t like it either. He says that if this comes down to a custody battle, Maddie may learn the truth about her real father. Obviously, that’s not Teddy, who vows to come after Lamar if he ever threatens the bond he has with his daughter again. Later, Rayna and Teddy both admit that they still love each other. They just don’t know if they’re happy. The tour is the perfect cover for their problems, both publically and privately.
Dominic Wells lets Avery know that he needs to ditch his bar band back home pronto. This obviously doesn’t go over well with JT and the boys. In other news, Scarlett is having lots of problems both personally and professionally with Gunnar. As she takes a little break from their songwriting partnership, Avery stops by to pick up his things. A goodbye hug leads to passionate kiss. A short time later, while basking in the afterglow, Avery reveals that he dumped his band. This jolts Scarlett back to reality. She quickly remembers that Avery is always all about Avery.
Scarlett and JT bond over their mutual distaste for Avery. They team up to do a show featuring all of his old songs. Scarlett knocks it out of the park as she sings “A Twist of Barbed Wire.” The audience loves her. JT wants her to sing with the band permanently. He sends a video to Avery so he can see his ex driving the crowd crazy while playing with his old band. As for Scarlett, singing someone else’s songs makes her realize how much she likes doing her own thing with Gunnar. They make amends to collaborate on a brand new tune.