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Charles Esten Previews Nashville on Today: Performs “Looking for the Light” with Charlie Worsham

Actor Charles Esten and Charlie Worsham visited with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the Today show to talk all things Nashville ahead of tonight’s (Jan. 4) season six premiere.

When Kotb and Hager lamented over the fact that season six will be the show’s final season, Esten said he felt blessed to have been part of the series that meant so much to him and his family. His wife Patty and their three children were on set watching Esten’s interview from behind the scenes.

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AOL Build Series: HOW CHARLES ESTEN FEELS ABOUT THE END OF "NASHVILLE”

Charles Esten talks about what it was like for the cast and crew to find out there would only be one more season of "Nashville."

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Charles Esten’s Fave Five Moments: Wrapping Up Six Years in Nashville's Nashville

It’s been almost six years since the world met Deacon Claybourne. When Nashville premiered in 2012, Charles Esten moved to the real-life Nashville to take on the starring role as singer, songwriter, lover, friend, uncle, brother, and eventually husband and father. 

The world has fallen in love with Claybourne, and Esten already feels emotional about heading into the final season of the show.

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Charles Esten Performing for #BillboardLive

Charles Esten is here in studio to dish on the final season of CMT's Nashville #UsWeekly

It's 'Nashville's' last season, but Charles Esten says it's not 'the end of that world'

NASHVILLE — Hardcore "Nashies" might find this hard to believe, but there's a silver lining to the news that TV's Nashville will end after its sixth season — which premieres Jan. 4 on CMT.

This time, everyone involved — from the writers to the cast, crew and loyal viewers — knows exactly when the story will be finished.

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Nashville‘s Charles Esten Is Staying in Music City: Songwriting and Touring Are Among Esten’s Post-Show Plans

It’s hard to imagine any other actor playing the part of Nashville‘s Deacon Claybourne. The role was made for Charles Esten. 

And it has forever changed his life and the lives of his immediate family. After six years of filming the drama in the Tennessee capital, Esten has decided to make the city of Nashville his forever home.

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‘Nashville’ made the Bluebird Cafe famous. But few people know the venue’s real story.

On the drama “Nashville,” the Bluebird Cafe is a sacred space where singer-songwriters belt out stunning songs that make the audience cry, and soulmate Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten)  met for the first time. Over the years, fans of the show who have flocked to Nashville have been eager to check out the real-life place and maybe grab a beer and a bite to eat.

Many are shocked to learn that, unfortunately, that’s not how it works. “Nashville,” first on ABC and now CMT, has made the 90-seat venue so incredibly popular over the last five years that it’s impossible to get in unless you have a reservation (snapped up seconds after they’re available online) or wait in line outside for hours.

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Music’s Biggest Stars Go ‘All in for The Gambler’ at Kenny Rogers Farewell Celebration

The biggest names across all genres of music took the stage Wednesday night (Oct. 25) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to celebrate Kenny Rogers at All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration. The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Henley, Idina Menzel, Lionel Richie, Billy Currington, Elle King, Little Big Town, Justin Moore, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Christ Stapleton, and Dolly Parton were among those on hand to honor Rogers. Before Rogers and Parton ended the evening with a mic drop, a steady stream of artists hit the stage to share memories and songs from the iconic artist’s six decades long career.

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VIDEO: Nashvillians take steps to end cancer with "Light the Night" walk

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Nashville: CMT Releases Season Six “First Look” Trailer

Despite being cancelled by ABC after four seasons, and star Connie Britton's exit in season five, the fat lady hasn’t sung for the Nashville TV show, yet. Below, check out the new “first look” trailer for season six. The sixth season of Nashville premieres on CMT on Thursdays, in January of 2018.

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'Nashville' Star Charles Esten Serenades Victims of Las Vegas Shooting at Hospital

Deacon Claybourne may only be a fictional country star on TV's Nashville, but the actor who portrays him is bringing smiles to Las Vegas shooting victims while visiting them in the hospital.


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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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