The Nashville star offered an impromptu performance during his Cowboys & Indians photo shoot.
When Charles Esten first arrived in Nashville to play Deacon Claybourne in Nashville, it was love at first sight.
As he told hundreds of fans during one of his many concerts and meet-and-greets last summer at the CMA Music Festival: “I have said this several times, I know, but it’s true: It’s almost strange how much of a home Nashville is to me. I mean, when I first got here, I felt like I was coming home to a place that I'd never been to before.
“A lot of it has to do with the fact that it truly is indeed Music City — and I got music in my blood and in my bones. Frankly, this town is unbelievable. Sure, it’s CMA Fest time right now, so it is literally bursting with music. But on any average night, on an average Wednesday, or Thursday, in this town, if you go see an amazing concert — you can be sure you missed two others going on at the same time.”
Of course, it helps if you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
During the photo shoot for his Cowboys & Indians cover-story profile at the palatial Belle Meade home of Nashville philanthropist and socialite Sylvia Roberts, Charles Esten opted to pass the time between set-ups — and entertain his small but appreciative audience — with a soft and soulful rendition of “Scars,” a song he co-wrote with friend and collaborator Gary Nicholson.
It was a magical moment — and we wanted to share it with you.