Rayna Jaymes
Rayna Jaymes
Played by Connie Britton

Character Biography

After struggling to maintain her title as the “Queen of Country” when her music career began to wobble a few years back, Rayna Jaymes is back in a big way. Hot off the heels of releasing an album that went gold—and earned her six CMAs!—the country crooner is focusing on making her fairly new label, Highway 65, as big a success as her solo career.

In the meantime, her personal life doesn’t seem to be thriving quite as much as her professional one. She struggles to balance work with being a good mother to Maddie and Daphne, especially when one of her daughters tends to defy her every move. And after breaking off her engagement to fellow country music super star Luke Wheeler, Rayna is taking some time to sort her feelings and decide whether she can ever move forward with a relationship with former flame, Deacon Claybourne.

MEET THE CAST: Rayna James | Juliette Barnes | Deacon Claybourne | Scarlett O'Connor | Teddy Conrad | Avery Barkley | Will Lexington | Maddie Conrad | Gunnar Scott | Daphne Conrad | Jeff Fordham | Luke Wheeler