Charles Esten


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September 17, 2019 - With A UK Tour Around The Corner, Charles Esten Takes Us Through A Lifetime Of Songwriting (Songwriting Magazine)

July 25, 2019 - Charles Esten Interviewed By Eleri Sion On BBC Radio (Begins at 13:00)

June 12, 2019 - Charles Esten Hosts Inaugural "Light The Summer Night" Concert with Guests Lee Brice, Eric Paslay, Taylor Noelle, Deana Carter, Sixwire, Shawn Parr & More to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

May 15, 2019 - 'Nashville' Alum Charles Esten Signs With APA for Music (Hollywood Reporter)

May 3, 2019 - ‘Outer Banks’: Charles Esten, Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline Among 8 Cast In Netflix YA Drama Series (Deadline)

April 22, 2019 - For 'Nashville' Star Charles Esten, Playing the NFL Draft Experience Stage Combines His Favorite Things (Tennessean)

March 11, 2019 - Charles Esten Sits Down With ‘Talk Of The Town’

February 26, 2019 - Charles Esten Hosts Annual T.J. Martell Foundation For The 7th Time (Billboard)

January 23, 2019 - Charles Esten, Jimmie Allen, Trace Adkins & More to Perform at ACM Borderline Bar Fundraiser (Rolling Stone)

January 18, 2019 - Entertainment Focus: Charles Esten, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London Live Review

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 - TODAY: See Deacon (Charles Esten) perform new song from ‘Nashville’ 

January 5, 2018 - TODAY: Charles Esten (Deacon) talk about the final season of ‘Nashville’ 

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 - Charles Esten Finds His 'Narnia' In Dressing Room One (The Tennessean)

July 21, 2017 - Artist Action: Rhiannon Giddens, Randy Rogers, Hudson Moore, Becca Mancari, Charles Esten (Music Row)

July 20, 2017 - A Singular Feat: Charles Esten Releases a Single a Week – For an Entire Year! (People Mag)

July 20, 2017 - Charles Esten on His Ambitious Plan to Release 52 Singles in a Year (Rolling Stone)

July 20, 2017 - 'Nashville' star released a song a week for a year (CNN)

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

July 7, 2017 - Charles Esten Looks Back on One Year of His 'Every Single Friday' Release Strategy (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 19, 2017 - 'Nashville' Star Pens Song to Pump Up Predators for Playoffs (

Jan 12, 2017 - 'Nashville' Stars Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere Talk Juliette's Recovery and Deacon's Sex Scenes (Yahoo)

Jan 10, 2017 - 'Nashville' Star Charles 'Deacon' Esten on the Upside of the Show Getting Axed By ABC (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 And Hayden Panettiere Discuss "Nashville" (AOL Build)

Jan 5, 2017 - ‘Nashville’ Star Teases ‘Magical’ Season 5, Says CMT ‘Feels Like We’re Home’ (Variety)

Dec 29, 2016 - Nashville on CMT: Charles Esten Talks The Music-Centric Soap’s New Network Home (Channel Guide)

Oct 26, 2017 - EXCLUSIVE: Charles Esten Says 'Nashville' Will Be Less Soapy and More Music-Focused on CMT (ET Online)

Sep 22, 2016 - Nashville Cast, New EP Talk Season 5 on CMT: 'It Feels Better' — WATCH (TV Line)

Sep 9, 2016 - Behind-the-Scenes of Nashville With Charles Esten (CMT)

July 15, 2016 - Hear Charles Esten’s Enlivening ‘Through the Blue’ (Rolling Stone)


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Known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show Nashville, Charles Esten was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and 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. It was in that role, he was honored to perform for H.R.M Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Variety Performance.

Since then, aside from Nashville, he has performed on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, as well as appearing in many other films and television shows including The Postman, NYPD Blue, ER, Big Love, and the American version of The Office. Coming up will be a recurring role on TNT’s Tell Me Your Secrets, and Netflix’s new series Outer Banks.

It was Nashville that reopened Esten’s musical career, and over the course of the last six years he has performed hundreds of live concerts, including three sold out “Nashville In Concert” shows at the Royal Albert Hall. He has performed in the O2 Arena at the C2C Festival, at the CMC Festival in Australia, STAGECOACH in Indio, CA, CMA Fest in Nashville, as well as the Bluebird Café, The Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry where, on July 2018, he made his 100th appearance. In January of this year he completed his first solo twelve-city tour through a sold out UK and Netherlands, and standing room only shows in Germany. He returns to the UK in October 2019.