Everybody loves Charles Esten. From his work on Nashville to his music, the guy can’t seem to do wrong. Unlike the classic country bluegrass that come through on a weekly basis at the Opry, Esten threw a slight curveball during his recent performance. The musician and actor brought some South of the Border flair to the Opry stage with his song “Pour Four More Por Favor.”
After a heavy Tex-Mex intro with the talented Opry players, Esten jumps right into the raucous first verse. Ever the showman, Esten takes time to ham it up on stage with a little salsa shimmy here and there. The song feels like a heavier Jimmy Buffett tune, singing about margaritas and broken hearts beside the sea.
Following the first verse, Esten calls on legendary pedal steel guitar player Steve Hinson to keep the music going. From there, its all fun on stage for Esten and company, living it up while performing the upbeat yet sad song.
Esten has played troubled songwriter Deacon Claybourne on the popular show Nashville for four seasons.
The show’s fifth season will premiere for the first time on CMT this Thursday, Jan. 5.