THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION HOSTS CHARLES ESTEN
FOR A PERFORMANCE AT ITS NASHVILLE HQ

The Country Music Association welcomed multi-talented entertainer Charles Esten to its Nashville HQ on Wednesday, Feb. 14 for a special performance and Q&A session. The visit kicked off with an exciting Q&A and was followed by an acoustic performance of songs off his newly released debut album Love Ain’t Pretty, including the title track, “Candlelight,” “Somewhere In The Sunshine” and “Down The Road” his collaboration with Eric Paslay. During the Q&A, Esten discussed the writing process behind his independent full-length project and how living in Nashville inspired him to fulfill this lifelong dream, in addition to sharing some of the most memorable moments across his wide-ranging career.

Charles Esten participates in a Q&A session with Stephanie Shank (CMA Senior Manager, Production and Talent Relations) to kick off his visit to CMA HQ in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 14.Photo Credit: Zach Whitmore/CMA

Charles Esten participates in a Q&A session with Stephanie Shank (CMA Senior Manager, Production and Talent Relations) to kick off his visit to CMA HQ in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Photo Credit: Zach Whitmore/CMA

Charles Esten performs acoustic versions of some of his songs for CMA staff, CMA members, CMA EDU students and others during his visit to CMA HQ in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 14.Photo Credit: Zach Whitmore/CMA

Charles Esten performs acoustic versions of some of his songs for CMA staff, CMA members, CMA EDU students and others during his visit to CMA HQ in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Photo Credit: Zach Whitmore/CMA

(L-R) Kate Watson (CMA Senior Manager, Industry Relations), Sarah Trahern (CMA CEO), Charles Esten and Stephanie Shank (CMA Senior Manager, Production and Talent Relations) during Esten’s visit to CMA HQ in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Photo Credit: Zach Whitmore/CMA

(L-R) Kate Watson (CMA Senior Manager, Industry Relations), Sarah Trahern (CMA CEO), Charles Esten and Stephanie Shank (CMA Senior Manager, Production and Talent Relations) during Esten’s visit to CMA HQ in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Photo Credit: Zach Whitmore/CMA

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