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Nashville's Charles Esten on Connie Britton's Finale Return: 'It Wouldn’t Have Been the Same'

Esten — who’s now on tour singing songs from Nashville — opened up to PEOPLE about his thoughts on the finale, Britton’s return and what’s next.

Charles Esten will make his 100th 'Grand Ole Opry' appearance in July

On July 26, the "Nashville" TV series — which brought the actor/musician to Music City in 2012 — will air its final episode. 

And one week before that, Esten will play a truly momentous gig. He'll make his 100th appearance on the "Grand Ole Opry" on July 20. 

Charles Esten : "La fin de Nashville devrait ravir les fans de la première heure" [INTERVIEW]

Charles Esten auf einen Sprung in Hamburg

PHOTOS: Nashville, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown Rock Nissan Stadium Charles Esten and Friends Kick Off CMA Fest's Nightly Concerts

http://www.cmt.com/news/179588...Deacon Claybourne never had the opportunity to play on a stage as big Nissan Stadium on Nashville.  But Charles Esten did when he and a few cast members kicked off the 2018 CMA Fest’s nightly concerts at the stadium on Thursday (June 7). 


CMA Fest: How Deacon Claybourne helped launch Charles Esten's rising music career

Charles Esten arrived in Nashville six years ago as an accomplished actor whose first love was always music.  After earning steady acting work for about two decades, Esten said he gradually started to let go of the dreams of performing music.  But, as his full schedule at this year’s CMA Fest demonstrates, Esten has established himself as a legitimate musician and a Nashville independent music success story.

‘Nashville’ Stars Clare Bowen, Charles Esten Talk Series End

With the series end in sight — for real this time — cast mates Charles Esten and Clare Bowen say the final half of the sixth season doesn’t hold back any drama for its farewell.

“We always appreciated each other, but I think once you’ve lost it and you got it back, and then you know it’s going away again, you just sort of live it out in a different way,” Esten tells Variety. “That was true this whole last season.”

INTERVIEW: AS ‘NASHVILLE’ WINDS DOWN, CHARLES ESTEN REFLECTS ON PLAYING DEACON CLAYBOURNE

For six seasons, Charles Esten has portrayed Music City's most tortured heartthrob. In his role as Deacon Claybourne on CMT’s (formerly ABC's) Nashville, the artist and actor has seen the character through his share of ups and downs. Throughout the series, Deacon has battled alcoholism, devastating losses and the ever-churning change of the music industry; as the show heads into its final episodes, though, he's a character who has — mostly — come full circle.

Brad Paisley, Charles Esten, Chris Young, Lindsay Ell & More To Headline 2nd Annual ’80s Dance Party Benefiting The Alzheimer’s Association

CMA Fest week gets an unofficial kickoff during the 2nd Annual ’80s Dance Party to End Alz, which will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, on June 3 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. This year’s event will feature Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Charles Esten and Lindsay Ell singing and dancing to their favorite ’80s songs.