‘Nashville’s’ Charles Esten Stars In Your New Netflix Obsession – ‘Outer Banks’

If you stumbled across the trailer for the new Netflix series Outer Banks and thought you may have seen a…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 22, 2020


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Charles Esten; Photo Courtesy ‘Outer Banks’

If you stumbled across the trailer for the new Netflix series Outer Banks and thought you may have seen a familiar face, you’re not wrong. Nashville star Charles Esten, famous for his role as Deacon Claybourne in the hit ABC series, has a starring role in the brand new, buzzed-about Netflix show.

Outer Banks follows the story of teenager John B who enlists his three best friends to help him look for “legendary treasure” that is linked to the disappearance of his father. Esten portrays the role of Ward Cameron, the father of Sarah and Rafe. According to reports, Esten’s character is a self-made businessman and plays a major role in the plot.


Prior to his role on Nashville, Esten appeared in shows such as Jessie, Enlightened and Big Love. Esten, who often performs at the Grand Ole Opry, also appeared in several episodes of The Office and starred in Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Outer Banks’ 10-episode first season is streaming on Netflix now. Click above to watch the trailer.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.