Charles Esten makes history by becoming the first independent country artist to release 52 weekly original songs, back-to-back. He kicked off his #EverySingleFriday music release campaign on July 15, 2016, with, “Through The Blue,” and has released a song “every single Friday” since then, culminating in his 52nd track titled, “Long Haul.”
To mark this milestone, and to thank everyone involved, Charles will be hosting a free event: the “One Single Year Celebration Concert.” The show will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater on Wednesday, July 19th at 6 PM. Tickets for the show are currently sold out.
Of the 52nd release, Charles says, “‘Long Haul’ is a funky little promise of fidelity and faithfulness. The title definitely seemed fitting for the one year anniversary of the #EverySingleFriday project because, while I’ve enjoyed every single second of this big endeavor, it has definitely been a LONG HAUL. It took a huge amount of work, not just on my part, but by so many people that helped to make the seemingly impossible happen.”
“Finally, I guess I’d have to admit that all of this, in some sense, has been a kind of personal statement that music isn’t just a hobby to me. It’s a priority. Living in this great city, surrounded by all the incredible writers and musicians I have come to know and work with, has reignited my passion for what was always my first love: music. I honestly can’t conceive of a future that doesn’t include writing, recording, and performing my music as a central part of my life. You might say I’m in it for the long haul.”
Esten has appeared in numerous roles in films and on television, most notably on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “The Office”, and most recently as Deacon Claybourne on CMT’s “Nashville.” In June, Charles was honored to host the 2017 CMT Music Awards. You can see Charles in the new Carl’s Jr. ad campaign, and he remains the proud National Honorary Chair for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night Walk.