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'Nashville' Star Charles Esten on Life After Daughter's Cancer Fight: 'Country Music Gives Back' (Exclusive)

Though Charles Esten himself is not a cancer survivor, he is the caregiver of one. When the Nashville star’s daughter, Addie, was two-and-a-half years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Now almost 18, Addie is thriving, dominating the soccer field on a national-level team and getting ready to play the sport at a D-1 college. But the fact that Esten's baby girl had to go through such a harrowing experience so early in her life has remained with him.

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Las Vegas mass shooting victims remembered in vigil at Ascend Amphitheater

“This is not where anyone wanted to be tonight, but it says something about you that this is where you are,” Esten said to the crowd as the sun set at Ascend. 

“We’re here to wrap our arms around Las Vegas and all those who have suffered through this horrific and heartless attack.” 

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‘Nashville’ Actor Charles Esten Remembers His Start in Music

For Charles Esten, creativity has been a constant battle among the muses of music, acting and comedy. He’s exercised his acting muscle in movies like “The Postman” and “Swing Vote” as well as TV series like HBO’s “Big Love” and Disney Channel’s “Jessie.” Comedy improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” with co-star Wayne Brady, let him use all three talents at once, and since 2012, he’s played lead guitarist Deacon Claybourne on “Nashville.”


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Academy of Country Music Honors George Strait, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Nashville

The Academy of Country Music honored outstanding performers, musicians, songwriters and music industry figures and venues Wednesday night (Aug. 23) in ceremonies held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.


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See the Best Dressed on the 2017 ACM Honors Red Carpet

Kelsea Ballerini's summer gown was scorching, while Jason Aldean and his wife looked perfectly pleased to be preparing for a baby’s arrival on the 2017 ACM Honors red carpet.

 Reba McEntire, Charles Esten and the family of Glen Campbell also walked the carpet on Wednesday (Aug. 23), setting up what should be a star-studding broadcast next month.

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