Nashville: A Final Farewell - Interview with Charles Esten


Get your tissues ready ... the final episodes of the hit TV series Nashville are coming at you!  After six seasons, Charles Esten ( known affectionately as fan favourite Deacon Clayborn) and the rest of the cast get ready to say goodbye to the landmark series they’ve called home! 

The final eight episodes of the Country music drama are set to air starting June 7th on CMT. 

Set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene, the critically acclaimed and fan-favourite, Nashville, may be coming to an end but the drama is not over yet.

Here’s some of what fans can expect: After his collapse while performing at the late night show, Will recovers in the hospital and frets about his future. Brad gets a restraining order against Deacon (Esten), fueling conflict between Deacon and Jessie. The media get wind of Juliette’s extended stay in South America and begin harassing Avery about it. Maddie gets caught up in the fast lane lifestyle of Jonah Ford.  Oooohhhhh.. the drama!!! 


Charles “Chip” Esten has performed 100 live shows over the course of the last year, all while still filming CMT’s Nashville for 10 months of the year. This summer, Charles is set to kick off the long-running CMA Fest from Nissan Stadium in Nashville. He’ll also headline his first solo shows in Germany later this summer. Recently, Charles sold out multiple tours in Europe including The O2 in London, along with his Nashville cast mates. Plus - with his #EverySingleFriday project — Charles became the first artist ever to release 54 original songs in 54 weeks. These songs are all available on iTunes and Spotify, where his music has been streamed worldwide over 7.3 million times. 

I spoke with Charles Esten via satellite from where else??? ... Nashville, about the final few episodes, saying goodbye to the people he considers family, a special shout out to Canada and his Canadian fans and what is coming up next.

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