'Nashville' Star Plays for Alexandria Scholarship Fund

T.C. Williams alum Chip Esten helps raise funds for the Alexandria Scholarship Fund.

Star of ABC show “Nashville” Chip Esten recently returned to Alexandria to play a fundraiser for his alma mater.

Esten performed Friday night at Durant Center at a $150-per-ticket benefit for the Alexandria Scholarship Fund, reports Megan Cloherty for WTOP.

Esten played for about 200 school supporters and others at the May 3 event at the Durant Center.

“Most of the people here have had to listen to me play music over the years, so now it’s funny they were nice enough to cough-up for the charity and listen to it again,” he told WTOP.

He recalls his time at T.C. Williams for WTOP: "My teachers always loved me the year after I was in their class. I'd be walking down the hall and they'd be like, 'Chip, how are you doing?' I'd be like, 'What? Are you talking to me?' When I was somebody else's problem, we got along great."

The scholarship fund raises money for local high school students to help them afford college.

Esten lives in Nashville, Tenn., for the show while his wife, who he met while attending the College of William and Mary, lives in California with their three children.

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