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Charles Esten to release new single A Road and a Radio on Friday

Esten is in the UK for a tour later this month.

Charles Esten
Credit: Christie Goodwin

Charles Esten will release new single A Road and a Radio on Friday.

He announced the news during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry last week, where he performed the track for the first time. It’s the actor/singer-songwriter’s first new material since his fundraising single Light the Night.

It also follows Esten’s Guinness World Record-breaking, 54-track #EverySingleFriday campaign in 2017.

Charles Esten - A Road and a Radio

Credit: Jami-Lyn Fehr

A Road and a Radio was co-written with J.T. Harding, and produced with Bobby Hamrick. The song is described as ‘ a rocking country ode to the open road and the music that has long been its soundtrack’.

Regarding his new single, Esten says, ”The freedom and spirit-regenerating power of being on the open road with the person and the music you love isn’t just a piece of American mythology. It’s real. This song attempts to capture a little bit of that. It would be nice to think that maybe when somebody out there, in an attempt to get away from it all, decides to get ‘a song turned up’ and ‘a ragtop down,’ this just might be one of the songs they turn up.”

Later this month, Esten returns to the UK for a headline tour which will finish up on 27th October at the Royal Albert Hall, the final show of this year’s Country Music Week in London. The tour follows a sold-out run of acoustic shows earlier in the year. Read our recent interview with Charles about the upcoming tour.

The full tour dates are:

Saturday, Oct. 19th – Bridgewater Hall — Manchester, England
Sunday, Oct. 20th – Barrowland — Glasgow, Scotland
Monday, Oct. 21st- Ulster Hall — Belfast, N. Ireland
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd – Sage — Gateshead, England
Thursday, Oct. 24th – O2 Institute — Birmingham, England
Friday, Oct. 25th – O2 Academy — Bristol, England
Sunday, Oct. 27th – Royal Albert Hall — London, England

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