'Nashville' star, 52, gets important award on 'Today' show

Charles Esten, playing Deacon Claybourne on Nashville, received a special award from the Guinness Book of World Records on the Today Show. He earned a spot in the book, not for his acting but for his music.

Esten, who is married and a father to three children, received a certificate of achievement for being the person with the Most Consecutive Weeks to Release an Original Digital Single by a Musical Act.

It all started out with the 52-year-old’s goal of releasing a song every Friday since July 15, 2016. The project was coined the #EverySingleFriday campaign. It ended on July 21, 2017.

As a result of his determination and hard work, Esten was able to release 54 original songs, which he wrote or co-wrote, recorded, and later on, released.

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In a statement, Esten said that the project was challenging but very fulfilling.

He continued to exclaim that he had no clue that the total number of songs he released counted as worthy of a title from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Esten shared that while he was growing up in Northern Virginia, he became obsessed with the book and was inspired by it.

He said, "Right now, It’s almost impossible for me to imagine that my #EverySingleFriday project, a true passion project that started with the most humble of goals — to share my music — has earned a Guinness World Records title. I am deeply honored and extremely grateful.”

Esten has been celebrating quite a lot of achievements lately. Previously, he celebrated his 100th performance on the Grand Ole Opry.

Aside from that, another big thing that happened in Esten’s life as of late was saying goodbye to his character on Nashville, since the series had its final run on July 26th.

The singer and actor was devastated that the show had reached its end, but he said he doesn’t plan on leaving Tennessee. He said he still wants to continue making music.

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