Musician Charles Esten was greeted with cheers as he took the stage and based on his remarks he was just as happy to be back home playing to a live audience as his fans were happy to see him. September 18, 2021 was one of a two night engagement for Charles at the legendary Franklin Theater in Franklin, Tennessee.
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ)- If you’re a fan of the popular Netflix show, “Outer Banks,” you know Charles Esten as the villanous Ward Cameron. Or, you might remember him as the country crooner Deacon Claybourne on TV’s “Nashville.”
Before he took to the stage across the US and overseas as a singer-songwriter, Esten spent most of his childhood in Alexandria, Virginia. He’s also no stranger to our hometowns in Southwest Virginia.
“I also got some southern Virginia roots through my grandfather, who was raised in Buchanan and grew up in that Roanoke area, so it’s really nice to be going there,” says Esten.
Esten’s performing this weekend at The Coves Amphitheater at Smith Mountain Lake,
By Tom Netherland, Special to the HERALD COURIER
Charles Esten sat at a table backstage at the Paramount in Bristol, Tennessee. It was Saturday, the night of the historic theater’s first public show since March 2020.
“I am so happy to be here, to be the one who reopens this beautiful theater,” Esten said, who spoke while in the midst of writing a list of songs to perform. “This is such a gorgeous theater.”...
Bristol loves Charles Esten. Even though he lacked a full band, with just guitarist Colin Linden by his side, Esten entertained in master showman style. He engaged an incredibly vocal audience comprised mostly of women with nearly two hours and two dozen songs
Charles Esten was completely shocked by his character's journey in season 2 of Outer Banks. ET's Katie Krause spoke to the 55-year-old actor about the Netflix series' sophomore season, including his character, Ward Cameron's, decision to fake his own death in front of his daughter, Sarah (Madelyn Cline), a move that left Esten "blown away."