Charles Esten — better known as the tortured Deacon Claybourne to fans of CMT’s drama “Nashville” — is no newcomer to the Wolf Trap stage. He’s performed there before. As a clown. “This is my grand return,” says Alexandria native Esten, who once performed as a clown at the International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap as a kid.
Charles Esten of "Nashville" fame shares his passion for music that has inspired him to release a new single every week for the past year.
Is it even possible for one artist to release an original single every week for an entire year? Charles Esten sure didn’t think so – that is, until he did it.
"As much work as you think it was, it was more than that," says the 'Nashville' star and singer-songwriter.
Charles Esten performs on stage for his #OneSingleYear Celebration Concert at CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on July 19, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.