Charles Esten surprised fans on CBS’ The Talk with the live announcement that his new song, “One Good Move,” would be out on March 3rd. The song is now available to stream on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
More than 10 years after arriving in Nashville, TN, the heartfelt romantic rocker sets the tone for the artist-songwriter’s next chapter with his forthcoming independent debut album. Co-written by Esten with Sam Bacicoﬀ, Zarni deVette, and Elise Hayes, “One Good Move” is a reflective power ballad 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.
Widely known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the ABC’s Nashville, Esten has fully dedicated himself to writing and performing in the real-life Music City. He’s made more than 155 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and headlined multiple tours of the U.S. and Europe, while also garnering more than 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.
With his artistry spanning mediums and styles, the global entertainer is currently making headlines as Ward Cameron on Netflix’s Outer Banks. The third season of the series premieres on Thursday, February 23rd on Netflix.