Fans might recognize one of the actors in Rascal Flatts “Changed” video. Charles “Chip” Esten, who plays Deacon on ABC’s Nashville, starred in the clip. The band was able to bring Charles in for the role since he’s a friend of theirs in real life.
“I met him before he did the show through a mutual friend in Los Angeles named Mark,” Jay said. “Mark called me up and said, ‘I got a really great guy coming out there to be on Nashville and he doesn’t really know anybody, doesn’t have a whole lot of friends there,’ so I reached out to him and we started talking and I just immediately found out what an incredible human being he is and what a great man he is.”
Even though they’re friends, Jay thought the chances of getting him to do the video were slim. “He loves the song and loved the treatment and just appreciated the message of the song,” Jay said. “We were honored to have him.”
Rascal Flatts will kick off their Live & Loud Tour next month. Watch the “Changed” video here.