Every week, we ask one band or artist a set of quick-fire questions that all start with ‘the first’, from their first shows and paycheques to the first time they fell in love. Up this week, is legendary country musician, actor and comedian Charles Esten, who talks being starstruck, his favourite musicians, falling in love with his wife in college, his time on the hit TV series Nashville, why he never gets drunk on wine and that time he won big on a game show
Charles Esten is best-known across the world for playing Deacon Claybourne in the hit musical drama Nashville.
After the show came to an end in 2018, Esten threw himself into continuing his journey recording music and performing live. He was in the UK for a solo tour in January, which went down a storm, and he’s back in October for a headline tour with a full band, including a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of Country Music Week.