Charles Esten

Charles Esten, Entertainment, Nashville Business Charles Esten, Entertainment, Nashville Business

Charles Esten Bio

Over the last few years, singer/songwriter and actor Charles Esten - best known for his roles as Ward Cameron on the NETFLIX global hit show Outer Banks, and Deacon Claybourne in ABC/CMT's Nashville, has performed hundreds of live concerts, including multiple headline tours in the US, Germany, Amsterdam, and the UK, including the Royal Albert Hall. In early 2020, his main stage performance as part of the popular Country2Country festival in Europe was cut short by the pandemic. After that, for over a year during the lockdown, he entertained fans virtually with his weekly FacebookLive Quarantine Livestream that to date has drawn almost 1.5 million total views. Recently, he has been able to resume live performances, most notably on the Grand Ole Opry, where he has made 140 appearances to date, and he is excited to reconnect with more live audiences as he takes to the road for his own shows this summer.

In his adopted hometown of Nashville, Esten serves as the National Honorary Spokesperson for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual "Light The Night" Walk, and as a board member and volunteer for Musicians On Call. When not filming or touring, he continues to write and record his own music with over 9.5 million streams to date, and a Guinness World Record for releasing 54 original songs (available on iTunes, and on Spotify) once a week, for 54 consecutive weeks. Additionally, he recently hosted a four-part series on Absolute Radio Country, sharing some of his favorite country music and the stories behind the songs.