Nashville star Chris Carmack plays “City Boy” live at the Grand Ole Opry.
CMT’s hit show Nashville has centered several episodes around the Grand Ole Opry and the venue’s profound impact on country music. So it only makes sense to have the show’s stars perform there in real life, too. In previous Opry Performances of the Week, we’ve featured Nashville stars Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, and sisters Lennon & Maisy. This week, we’re giving the mic to Chris Carmack, who portrays the character of Will Lexington.
Carmack started his career as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch. He got his big break in 2003 when he landed the role of Luke Ward on the WB hit teen drama The O.C.— on which, ironically, his hunky character was truly awful at singing and playing the guitar. Since then, Carmack has been brushing up on his guitar skills and touring the country to promote Nashville.
Recently, the D.C.-born Carmack made a stop at the Opry to woo the crowd with “City Boy,” the song that landed him a lead role on Nashville. “City Boy” was written and originally sung by three-time Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’, but we think Carmack does the song justice. Check out the video below.
Fun fact: Just when you think he couldn’t be more talented ... it turns out Carmack hand-built the guitar in the photo above. Check out his building process on his Instagram feed.
For upcoming tour dates and more information on Chris Carmack, visit his website.