Detectives reopen the 2000 murder of an out-of-town cowboy who was murdered the night he and his band performed in Philly, after the gun that killed him is found. The case takes Lilly and Scotty on a road trip to the victim's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, where they meet some colorful local law enforcement and learn the victim was on the verge of making it big.
- Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush
- Danny Pino as Scotty Valens
- John Finn as John Stillman
- Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera
- Thom Barry as Will Jeffries
- Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller
- Dorie Barton as Charlene
- Shaun Benson as Truck Sugar
- Tamara Braun as Edie Lowe
- Tara Buck as Kylie
- Sean Bridgers as Ty Sugar
- Louis Giambalvo as Ed Garrett
- Thomas Ian Griffith as Mitch
- Travis Howard as Dusty Ray
- Steve Rankin as Lt. Wayne "Big Daddy" Brown
- Polly Shannon as Lucille "Honey" Sugar
- Eric Lutes as Levon Krace
- The title of this episode refers to the two major American political parties: Republicans (Red) and Democrats (Blue). These colors are also often coordinated to states depending on which party is usually the most victorious. Also, at the time the story takes place, there is a dispute over the winner of the presidential election, which could be seen as a metaphor for the turmoil and uncertainty within the band.
All songs featured in this episode were all performed by Tim McGraw, except "Counting My Lucky Stars Tonight" which was performed by Larry Bagby. Note that they're also in a country style format to fit in with the episode.
|Season 4 Episodes|
|Rampage | The War at Home | Sandhogs | Baby Blues | Saving Sammy | Static | The Key | Fireflies | Lonely Hearts | Forever Blue | The Red and the Blue | Knuckle Up | Blackout | 8:03 AM | Blood on the Tracks | The Good-Bye Room | Shuffle, Ball Change | A Dollar, A Dream | Offender | Stand Up and Holler | Torn | Cargo | The Good Death | Stalker|