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‘Outer Banks’: Charles Esten, Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline Among 8 Cast In Netflix YA Drama Series

Nashville alum Charles EstenChase Stokes (Tell Me Your Secrets, Daytime Divas),Madelyn Cline (Boy Erased), Madison Bailey (Black Lightning, Creepshow), Jonathan Daviss (Age of Summer), Rudy Pankow (Snapchat’s Solve), Austin North (I Didn’t Do It, All Night) and Drew Starkey (Love, Simon, The Hate U Give, Mine 9) are set as leads in Outer BanksNetflix’s 10-episode YA drama series set for premiere in 2020. via DEADLINE

For 'Nashville' star Charles Esten, playing the NFL Draft Experience stage combines his favorite things

Charles Esten got his first taste of fame outside an NFL locker room.

No, the actor known best as Deacon Claybourne on television drama “Nashville” didn’t lead a double life as strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He did, however, get to see inside the Steel Curtain locker room as a kid, a perk of his dad’s longtime friendship with team members.   via The Tennessean

Charles Esten Awarded the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's President's Award

Last night, we were honored to present @CharlesEsten and family with the @LLSusa President’s Award for his outstanding fundraising and incredible support at our National Light The Night conference. All proceeds of the "Light The Night" song goes to LLS: https://apple.co/2HXyIK2.

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Music Review: Charles Esten - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow ✭✭✭✭✭

"I'm not Deacon Claybourne." Charles Esten announces early in his set with a cheeky smile as he swigs from a mug that definitely doesn't contain tea. 
He's right. While the TV show Nashville brought the character of Claybourne and, by default, Esten into the musical limelight, there are few artists with the talent and versatility that Esten has to sell out a venue and command it on their own seemingly effortlessly. This is his first solo tour of the UK and it's easy to see why it sold out in minutes.

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Charles Esten Live Review: The man formerly known as Deacon wows fans at Manchester RNCM!

Charles “Chip” Esten is a household name for many, thanks in no small part to his role as Deacon Claybourne in TV’s much loved Nashville,which ended its 6 season run in 2018. Having performed as part of the Nashville Live shows over the last few years, this, his first UK solo tour, strips everything back to basics using just voice and (mostly) guitar. 

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Charles Esten, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London live review

Eaten arrived on stage alone on the dot at 9 PM to huge cheers and applause, and opened the set with a reworked version of Whiskey Lips, a song he performed during his time on Nashville.  The stripped-back opening verse showed off his impressive guitar playing, as well as the depth and drawl in his voice, before building up into a driving chorus that had the crowd clapping along.

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