Credit: YouTube Photo: Charles Esten in Rascal Flatts Music Video

On Nashville, Charles Esten plays a hard-drinking man haunted by his past who finds solace in the support of his friends. In the new music video for Rascal Flatts hit "Changed," Charles Esten plays a hard-drinking man haunted by his past who finds solace in the support of his friends.

OK, we're not officially saying that the video is the story of Deacon Claybourne, but it's a similar story. But, hey, Charles — Chip, for short — is good at the role, so why not?

"Chip is the consummate pro," band member Jay DeMarcus tells The Boot. "He believed in the song and the message and wanted to be a part of it. We thought it would be a long shot to get him now that he's on the huge television show Nashville, but in the end, after we blackmailed him, he agreed to do it. Seriously, it is an honor to have Chip, and all that he brings to the table attached to this very important video."

Source: The Boot

Credit: YouTube Photo: Charles Esten Stars in Rascal Flatts Music Video