Charles Esten


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November 7, 2018 - Charles Esten Hosts His 6th Annual Light The Night Walk, 5th Light The Late Night Concert Benefitting LLS

October 30, 2018 - Charles Esten, Chris Janson, Kellie Pickler and More LIGHT THE NIGHT in Nashville Friday Nov. 2

July 25, 2018 - Charles Esten Sets Guinness World Record For Most Consecutive Weeks To Release An Original Digital Single 

January 5, 2018 - US Weekly: "Nashville's" Charles Esten Shares an Update

January 5, 2018 - See Deacon (Charles Esten) perform new song from ‘Nashville’ Actor-musician Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on “Nashville,” is live in the TODAY studio to introduce a song he’ll perform on the series later this season. Hear him sing “Looking for the Light,” which he co-wrote. 

January 5, 2018 - Charles Esten (Deacon) talk about the final season of ‘Nashville’ Actor Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on the CMT series “Nashville,” joins Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager to talk about the show’s sixth and final season, which begins Thursday night. He says he has no regrets and is grateful for the extra two seasons the show got after it left ABC.

January 4, 2018 - AOL Build Series: How Charles Esten Feels About The End of "Nashville"

January 3, 2018 - Charles Esten Visits Billboard for Exclusive Live Session

October 6, 2017 - Charles Esten Wraps Extraordinary 10 Days of Fundraising, Performing, and Hosting, Releases #EverySingleFriday CDs, And Sets End-of-Year Tour Dates

August 23, 2017 - TUNE IN:  Charles Esten To Appear on ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ August 24 9/8 pm Central on the CW Network

July 21, 2017 - The Tennessean

July 21, 2017 - MusicRow

July 20, 2017 - People

July 20, 2017 - Rolling Stone

July 20, 2017 - CNN

July 20, 2017 - Charles Esten Celebrates History-Making Music Milestone With "One Single Year" Concert

July 7, 2017 - Billboard

July 7, 2017 - Charles Esten Becomes First Independent Country Artist to Release 52 Back-to-Back Original Songs

June 13, 2017 - Charles Esten to Become First Independent Artist to Release 52 Back-to-Back Singles

May 21, 2017 - Yahoo Sports

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Jan 12, 2017 - Yahoo

Jan 10, 2017 - Billboard

Jan 6, 2017 -  Fox & Friends Performing “Simple as That”

Jan 6, 2017 - Fox & Friends After the Show Show

Jan 5, 2017 - Charles Esten on NBC’s TODAY Performing “Buckle Up”

Jan 5, 2017 -  Charles Esten on Access Hollywood Live

Jan 5, 2017 -  Charles Esten on The Morning Blend

Jan 5, 2017 - AOL Build

Jan 5, 2017 - Variety

Access Hollywood

Dec 29, 2016 - Channel Guide

Oct 26, 2017 - ET Online

Sep 22, 2016 - TV Line

Sep 9, 2016 - CMT

July 15, 2016 - Rolling Stone


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Charles Esten stars on "Nashville" in the role of Deacon Claybourne.  Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Charles “Chip” Esten grew up in Alexandria, VA.  After starting his acting career in Los Angeles, he was pleased to make his theatrical debut in London, portraying Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical “Buddy.” In that role, he was honored to perform for H.R.M Queen Elizabeth and then, for President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush at both The Kennedy Center and The White House. 

Esten has performed more than 100 live shows over the course of the last year, all while filming "Nashville" 10 months out of the year.  He has performed at CMA Fest, Stagecoach, the C2C Festival in London, the CMC Festival in Australia, the Ryman Auditorium, the Bridgestone Arena, Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Royal Albert Hall, the O2, and the Grand Ole Opry — where he made his 100th Opry show, July 20th.  

This summer, Charles kicked off the long-running CMA Fest from Nissan Stadium in Nashville and this summer he headlined his first solo shows in Germany.

In addition to his role on “Nashville,” he has appeared in many films and television shows, including "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" "The Office,” hosted the 2017 CMT Awards, and recently confirmed a recurring role on TNT’s “Tell Me Your Secrets.”