After Mark offers Trace and his band a worldwide tour deal, Trace and Abby worry about how it might impact their future together; as Nell ponders a lost love from her past, Abby, Jess and Bree are faced with the possibility of losing their new loves in the present.
After his band’s video goes viral, Trace receives offers from music executives, but tries to convince his band to give Mark Hall another shot; Abby, Nell and Megan spend some family time together preparing a princess birthday party for Carrie.
Away from the distraction of technology, Abby and Trace talk about their past and the future during a camping getaway; with some encouragement from Nell, Mick and Thomas try to work out their differences in person.
Mick receives damaging information about Thomas and considers whether to use it in their town hall debate over the family land trust; Jess plans a special meal to win David over but is fearful to take the next step in their relationship.
As the nightclub opening nears, Trace spends late nights practicing with Leigh and his band, while Mick fights city hall to receive a live music permit; Abby receives a promotion at work, but it leaves her with less time to spend with the family and Trace.
Nell discovers a treasure map that Bree made as a teen, leading Bree and Kevin to hunt for a family time capsule in the backyard; while Trace is in Nashville fighting his producer Mark Hall to keep Leigh on an upcoming album at the risk of his own career, Abby meets a handsome widower in the PTA.
Trace hits the road to record an album with his ex-girlfriend but has trouble channeling creative inspiration while he is away from Abby; a well-intentioned Jess creates trouble for Bree when she advertises that a famous author will attend a book reading at Bree’s new bookstore.
As Abby sends her girls off to their first day at a new school, conflict arises between Trace and Wes about their roles in the family—complicated further by a Nashville recording label taking interest in Trace’s new demo with a former flame; Mick butts heads with his brother over family land.
Mick makes some unpopular business decisions when he plans to sell the nightclub that he and Trace had built together; when planning her cousin’s wedding goes awry, Jess turns to an unexpected source for help; Bree fights to regain control in the production of her play.
As Abby and the rest of the O’Briens prepare for the town’s annual lantern festival, Trace must return to Nashville to face a mistake from his past; Mick takes his granddaughters back-to-school shopping while covertly working on a business deal that is bound to cause family conflict.