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C2C FESTIVAL Q&A: CHARLES ESTEN EDITION

by Lauren Laffer, SoundsLikeNashville.com

Four seems to be the magic number for Nashville star Charles Esten, as he is set to play the C2C: Country to Country Festival for the first time in four years, and he will be making stops in four different cities: Dublin, Glasgow, Amsterdam and Berlin.

Though it has been a while since playing C2C, Esten is no stranger to Europe thanks to his frequent tours across the continent. Sounds Like Nashville caught up with the singer and actor to find out about his return to the C2C Festival, the differences between performing in the U.S. & overseas and new music in the works.

C2C: Country to Country 2020 Main Stage Spotlight: Charles Esten

Charles Esten is best-known in the UK for his role as Deacon Claybourne in the long-running music drama Nashville, which came to an end in 2018.

During his time on the show, Charles recorded a lot of music for his character and plenty of music for himself. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his Every Single Friday releases that spanned a total of 54 weeks.

Country Music Week 2019: Charles Esten, Royal Albert Hall, London live review

There’s a very good chance that when Charles Esten signed up to be one of the leads on Country Music drama Nashville, he had no idea how much it was going to change his life. Already an established actor and comedian, Esten acquired an army of fans for his portrayal of Deacon Claybourne on the show. Even the show had a rocky road during its early seasons, it ran for six seasons and gave Esten and other key members of the cast an opportunity to tour across the world to play the songs from the show live for fans.

Charles Esten: 'I was more afraid of me than of anyone else'

By Daphne Bugler 25 October 2019

Every week, we ask one band or artist a set of quick-fire questions that all start with ‘the first’, from their first shows and paycheques to the first time they fell in love. Up this week, is legendary country musician, actor and comedian Charles Esten, who talks being starstruck, his favourite musicians, falling in love with his wife in college, his time on the hit TV series Nashville, why he never gets drunk on wine and that time he won big on a game show

Charles Esten teases upcoming headline UK tour, new music and a Christmas record in the future

Charles Esten is best-known across the world for playing Deacon Claybourne in the hit musical drama Nashville.

After the show came to an end in 2018, Esten threw himself into continuing his journey recording music and performing live. He was in the UK for a solo tour in January, which went down a storm, and he’s back in October for a headline tour with a full band, including a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of Country Music Week.

‘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