TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Deacon from 'Nashville'

Honky Tonks in Legendary Bar

... And He Wasn't Even Drunk

1/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

010314_deacon_clayborne_launch
The guy who plays Deacon Claybourne on "Nashville" CRUSHED IT at a famous Tennessee honky tonk this week ... spontaneously hopping on stage and SINGING with the band -- and TMZ has the boot stompin' footage.

We've learned ... Chip Esten rolled into Robert's Western World in Nashville on Thursday with his wife, their kids and roughly 15 other people to hang out and listen to some live country music.

Sources tell us ... Chip sprung for lunch for the entire group (which only ran around $100 'cause everything is so reasonably priced ... try the fried bologna sandwich) ... and then surprised the whole bar with an impromptu performance of the Hank Williams classic "Lovesick Blues."

The performance was actually pretty damn good ... considering Chip started his career as an improv comic (seriously, he was a regular on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?").

There's more ... our Nashville sources tell us Chip was great to his fans -- taking pics and signing autographs ... and then left the bar staff an "excellent" tip.

Oh, one last thing ... Chip didn't take a sip of alcohol during the outing.

Deacon would be proud.

12 COMMENTS

No Avatar

1.

JW    

His name is Charles NOT Chip!!

288 days ago
2.

slorianne    

Hank wrote "Lovesick Blues", not "Homesick Blues". Yeesh, do your homework.

288 days ago
3.

CelticOne    

He was very, very funny on that show but love his character on Nashville. Sounds like a pretty great guy, most certainly has a great personality.

288 days ago
4.

Truth    

VERY AVERAGE... JUST CUZ SOME1 CAN TECHNICALLY DO HONKY TONK DOESNT MEAN THEY'RE GOOD. DUDE WUD GET VOTED OFF IDOL. #LAME #TRUTH!!

288 days ago
5.

studio42    

I love Deacon

288 days ago
6.

Yurra Knutz    

Fried bologna sandwiches??
I thought my family was the only one who ate those.
Toasted bread, cheese, tomato and lettuce...
Ah yes, fond childhood lunch memories.

287 days ago
7.

Jordan    

I think it is funny that People Who Eat in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Think $100 for lunch is expensive for at least 15-17 people or more with the number of kids they left out of the story. It is actually a cheap lunch.

287 days ago
8.

FlamingoNut    

He was one of my favorites on WLIIA. When I first saw him on 'Nashville', I really couldn't picture him in a serious role, but it's worked out well. He's pretty talented.

TMZ; you really need to do something about the spammers.

287 days ago
9.

Raphie    

The "Blue Collar Special" at Robert's is a fried bologna sandwich, a PBR long neck, and a Moon Pie... That's good eatin' right there, I don't care who ya are...

287 days ago
10.

VictoriaGirl    

TMZ actually put up a positive story? WTH????

287 days ago

Around The Web