Artist Pics: Charles Esten, Gretchen Peters, John Oates, Lucy Angel

Charles Esten, star of ABC’s hit show Nashville, visited with students at Nashville School of the Arts on Tuesday (Jan. 27). Esten spent time with the school’s guitar quartet and also hosted a question and answer session with theater students, where he discussed acting techniques, finding inspiration, and shared anecdotes from stage and screen.

Pictured (L-R): Dr. Gregory Stewart, Nashville School of the Arts Executive Principal; Charles Esten; Kara Kindall, Nashville School of the Arts theater instructor; Tiffany Kerns, CMA Community Outreach Manager.  Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

Pictured (L-R): Dr. Gregory Stewart, Nashville School of the Arts Executive Principal; Charles Esten; Kara Kindall, Nashville School of the Arts theater instructor; Tiffany Kerns, CMA Community Outreach Manager. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honored newly-inducted Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Gretchen Peters as one of its Poets & Prophets this weekend. The 90-minute quarterly series featured an interview Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum historian Michael Gray and a performance by Peters, which included the Martina McBride hits “Independence Day” and “My Baby Loves Me.” On Feb. 10 she will release her eighth studio album, Blackbirds

Pictured (L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Michael Gray, previous Poets honoree Mark D. Sanders, Gretchen Peters, and previous Poets honorees Roger Cook and Jerry Foster. Photo: Rick Diamond

Pictured (L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Michael Gray, previous Poets honoree Mark D. Sanders, Gretchen Peters, and previous Poets honorees Roger Cook and Jerry Foster. Photo: Rick Diamond

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates recently kicked off the New Year with An Evening With John Oates and Friends at the City Winery in Nashville. Benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation, the event celebrated the release of his new documentary/concert DVD Another Good Road. All proceeds from the event will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. Special guests for the evening included CMA New Artist of the Year winner Brett EldredgeJim Lauderdale and Sam Bush.

Pictured (L-R): Bill Hearn (President & CEO, EMI Christian Music Group, T.J. Martell Foundation Board Member), Laura Heatherly (CEO, TJ Martell Foundation), John Oates, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN, T.J. Martell Foundation Board Member)

Pictured (L-R): Bill Hearn (President & CEO, EMI Christian Music Group, T.J. Martell Foundation Board Member), Laura Heatherly (CEO, TJ Martell Foundation), John Oates, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN, T.J. Martell Foundation Board Member)

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Lucy Angel caught up with Premiere Networks this week to chat about their debut album, current single “Crazy Too” and AXS TV docu-series, Discovering Lucy Angel.
Pictured (L-R): Tim Riley (Tim Riley Syndication Services), Kate Anderton (Lucy Angel), Rosemary Young (Premiere), Emily Anderton (Lucy Angel)

Pictured (L-R): Tim Riley (Tim Riley Syndication Services), Kate Anderton (Lucy Angel), Rosemary Young (Premiere), Emily Anderton (Lucy Angel)

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