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‘Outer Banks’ Season 3: Everything We Know

By Lauren Puckett-Pope and Hilary Weaver for ELLE

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What will season 3 be about?

Netflix hasn’t announced any official plot details yet, but it’s safe to assume the third season will continue the treasure hunt of the first and second. That $400 million in gold is still nestled in the Bahamas, and now there’s a bejeweled cross in the mix as well! 

Ward Cameron, Sarah's villainous father, is injured but alive, having officially passed the baton to his increasingly erratic son, Rafe, who no doubt will be gunning for revenge against John B and his crew. 

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Charles Esten ready for Birchmere return, talks holidays, 'Outer Banks' and more

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — We were so excited to have one of our all-time favorite guests back in studio after a long wait in the pandemic. Hometown actor and musician Charles Esten is finally back in town and back on tour for his annual show at the Birchmere. You can catch him this Sunday in Alexandria, but first he caught us up on the holidays, his hit Netflix series "Outer Banks," and his plans for 2022.

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NOSTALGIC NIGHT FOR NASHVILLE NATIVE DEANA CARTER HEADLINING THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Last Thursday was filled with nostalgia for Nashville native and CMA award-winner Deana Carter when she headlined the famed Ryman Auditorium for the first time. She performed an intimate 90-minute set for the sold-out crowd, with special guests Charles Esten and Breland, as well as friends and collaborators Terri Clark, Kylie Morgan and Brandon Heath. The show was a celebration for the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of her 5X platinum debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?


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BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, CHARLES ESTEN, JAMIE O’NEAL AND MORE ROCK KIMBERLY WILLIAMS PAISLEY’S DANCE PARTY TO END ALZ

By Debra Evans Price


Event Raises nearly $300,000 for Alzheimer's Association

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Charles Esten hosting concert at Brooklyn Bowl to raise money for cancer research

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A beloved Nashville comedian, musician and actor continues to use his fame for philanthropy, and it’s adding up big time. 

Charles “Chip” Esten tells me, “God uses people sometimes to answer prayers.” He’s raised $1.5 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society in just under a decade while living in the Nashville area.

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Charles Esten Is Happy to Be Back Home in Tennessee

By Rich and Laura Lynch

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.

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HOMETOWN ENTERTAINMENT: Singer-actor Charles Esten talks about Virginia roots ahead of concert at Smith Mountain Lake

By Kimberly McBroom,

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, 

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SHORT TAKES: Charles Esten loves Bristol, and the feeling was mutual at the Paramount

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

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Outer Banks' Charles Esten Details Ward's 'Epic and Operatic' Season 2 Scheme, Teases Season 3 Blindspot

Whether Outer Banks‘ Ward Cameron is the luckiest or unluckiest man on the planet kind of depends on how you look at things.

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Charles Esten on 'Outer Banks' Season 2 and 10th Anniversary of 'Nashville' (Exclusive)

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."


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Charles Esten ‘Country Rocks’ The Windjammer

Under clear skies with just the right amount of ocean breeze, actor and singer Charles ‘Chip’ Esten turned The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms into a surfside honky-tonk on Thursday night (July 29th). Before a capacity crowd on the outdoor stage, with the beach and the dunes as his backdrop, Esten proved he is an all around entertainer.

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Living a Dream Actor/musician Charles Esten from ABC’s ‘Nashville’ brings his music to Bristol on Aug. 7

From Hollywood to Nashville to Bristol, Esten brings a lifetime of music and experiences to the hallowed Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tennessee, on Saturday, Aug. 7. Closed since March 2020 and dating back to 1931, the Paramount will reopen with Esten at the helm.  

Tom Netherland, Special to the HERALD COURIER

Outer Banks’ Charles Esten Details ‘Heightened ‘ Season 2, ‘Hothead’ Rafe and More

During season 1 of Outer Banks, Ward Cameron (Charles Esten) made a lot of bad decisions — and that only continues in season 2.


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Charles Esten to host Absolute Radio Country series

American actor, singer, and songwriter Charles Esten will be joining Absolute Radio Country to guest host a new four-part series.


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Charles Esten & Friends Come Alive for Alive Hospice at the Green Door Gourmet in Nashville

Another edition of Alive & The Bluebird Songwriter Series took place on April 22, 2021 - this time fronted by actor/musician Charles Esten.

Rich & Laura Lynch, MUSIC CITY NASHVILLE

Nashville Showcases Recent Openings And Innovations In New Campaign: “While You’ve Been Away, We’ve Been Creating”

Prominent faces and notable places subtly come together as the center point of the campaign’s TV ad, such as fashion designer Andrew Clancey of Any Old Iron with Nashville based super model Karen Elson, acclaimed celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan dining with Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill at her restaurant Chaatable, and GRAMMY-winning artist Keb’ Mo’, actor/songwriter Charles Esten and musician Lindsay Ell at Ocean Way Studio performing the campaign’s soundtrack “Come On Back” (song written by Keb’ Mo’). 

Musicians On Call Names New Board Members

Musicians On Call (MOC), the nonprofit organization which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, welcomes Charles Esten, Lori Feldman, Michelle Frohlich-Klinger, Jessica Lee, Lee Perlman, Dr. Todd Rubin and Cathy Sullivan to its National Board of Directors.

by Sarah Skates for MUSIC ROW

Netflix Star Charles Esten’s Keys to Life

From Hollywood to Music City, Chip Esten always keeps things genuine.

Jami-Lyn Fehr Hall, NASHVILLE EDIT

FOX 5’s Holly Morris spoke with actor and comedian Charles Esten about his work on Nashville, The Outer Banks and improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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