Friday, March 3, 2023


More than 10 years after arriving in Nashville, TN, multi-talent Charles Esten introduces his highly anticipated independent debut album with first release, “One Good Move.” Available today (3/3) across all streaming platforms and digital retailers, listen here.

Offering the first listen to Billboard yesterday (3/2), “the deeply personal power ballad” sets the tone for Esten’s next chapter. Read the exclusive here.

Co-written by Esten with Sam Backoff, Zarni deVette, and Elise Hayes, “One Good Move” is a heartfelt romantic rocker with a soul-baring story, describing a misspent youth that paid off in the end with “one good move.” Dedicated to his college sweetheart and wife of 31 years, Patty, the transformative track produced by Marshall Altman puts Esten’s smoldering vocal in the spotlight, backing it with a powerful rhythm section, dreamy guitars, and a poignant piano to capture a life-changing true love. All told, it’s an expertly crafted balance of Country heart and Rock sophistication, and it points toward things to come.

With his artistry spanning mediums and styles, the artist-songwriter and actor is widely known for his role as “Deacon Claybourne” on the ABC/CMT’s Nashville. Fully dedicating himself to writing and performing in the real-life Music City, he’s made more than 155 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry with his next performance slated for March 17 – click here to purchase tickets. He’s also headlined multiple tours of the U.S. and Europe, while surpassing 10 MILLION career streams and becoming a 2018 Guinness World Records title holder for the “Most consecutive weeks to release an original digital single by a music act,” after delivering 54 original songs once a week for 54 straight weeks.

Esten’s currently making headlines as “Ward Cameron” on Netflix’s buzzed-about Outer Banks. Recently speaking with Entertainment Tonight, PEOPLE, The Hollywood Reporter, and more, Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.


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