Chris Carmack of ‘Nashville’ Gets Engaged
Nashville star Chris Carmack is officially off the market. The actor and singer-songwriter who plays Will Lexington on ABC drama Nashville recently proposed to his girlfriend, fiddle player Erin Slaver.
“Sparkling drinks and fingers,” Slaver writes on a photo on Instagram announcing the engagement. In the photo, she and Carmack are embracing with a bottle of champagne on a table next to them.
In addition to touring with Martina McBride, performing with Danny Gokey and JD & the Straight Shot, Slaver was featured on the first two seasons of Nashville, where she played Juliette Barnes’ background singer. She has also played backup for real life artists like Rod Stewart, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettles, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.
Carmack released an EP of all original songs last year, titled Pieces of You. The singer, songwriter and guitar player admits that music was his first love.
“Music came first, before the acting,” he says in a press release. “I find that when I write songs, oftentimes it’s therapeutic. It’s an exploration of myself and either what I’m going through or what someone close to me is going through. Writing and singing these songs helps me deal with the emotions and I think they are things other people can relate to when they hear them. I’m excited to share the music.”
Carmack also received high compliments from Vince Gill, who called him a “wicked good guitar player” in an interview with Nashville’s ABC affiliate WKRN.