Charles Esten made history by releasing 52 singles in a year. To celebrate the milestone, he performed a two-hour One Single Year show in Nashville.
On Wednesday night, Nashies (AKA die-hard Nashville fans) waited in line at the Country Music Hall of Fame to see Esten. They were patient, despite the high temperatures, all because they wanted to celebrate the actor’s big year. In only one year, Esten released 52 singles and he’s the first independent country artist to ever do so! That’s a huge accomplishment.
Fans, industry folks and Esten’s family gathered in the Hall of Fame’s theater for One Single Year, a two-hour show. CMT’s Cody Alan gave the Nashville actor a big introduction while joking that he was, in fact, not Esten. Esten and his band Sixwire (Steve Mandile, Andy Childs, John Howard, Chuck Tilley and Steve Hornbeak, with Steve Hinson on steel guitar) took the stage to a standing ovation. He kicked things off on a high note with “This Town is Ours,” a fitting first number while in Music City.
The two-hour evening was fast-paced, energetic and entertaining. Some Nashies didn’t even sit down when Esten slowed things down to play solo on the stage. Did you miss the fun-filled night? Don’t worry, they live streamed it all over on Facebook!