The Adelaides to release 'Sanctuary' – a duet with Charles Esten – during C2C week and will perform in London

The Adelaides

The Adelaides will be making their version of Sanctuary, a duet with Charles Esten, available as a live version on March 13 and will appear at C2C with Esten on the day.
The song – made famous by ‘Nashville’, the TV show that Esten starred in as Chip – was recorded on Esten’s 2019 October UK tour, which culminated with a headline date at the fabled Royal Albert Hall in London.
Esten has now invited the trio – made up of Paris Georgia, Alicia Alba and Abi Phillips – to perform the track with him during his C2C Main Stage slot at The O2 Arena in London, which will make The Adelaides only the second UK act to appear on the main stage, after Catherine McGrath joined Hunter Hayes last year for a duet of Don’t Let Me Forget.
Speaking about the song, The Adelaides said collectively that they adore playing the song live and that they feel that the recorded version really captures the magic of what went on in the recording studio.
“We love performing this song, it’s truly special to us and to perform it live on stage with Charles Esten was a dream come true,” the girls said.  “We’ve performed many times with him now – both across the UK and in Nashville – and this particular recording captures the warmth of the fantastic connection we have with him. It’s a special version of a wonderful song and we are delighted to share it.”
Adding further comment was Esten, who echoed what the girls said and explained how he came into contact with the group, while also expressing that he hasn’t looked back since.
“When I was preparing for my January 2019 UK tour, I was looking for a support act that might be able to sing a few ‘Nashville’ songs with me during my set,” Esten explained. “The moment I heard The Adelaides and their gorgeous harmonies, I knew I was done looking. We ended up performing more than a couple songs together in every show, both from ‘Nashville’ and from my own catalogue.
“When I returned in October with a full band, I knew we had to do it again. And I’m so glad we did. This live recording of one of my very favourite ‘Nashville’ songs, Sanctuary, has somehow captured all of the magic that they brought to every stage we ever sang on.”
The song will be exclusively previewed on BBC Radio 2 via The Country Show with Bob Harris on March 5 between 21:00-22:00

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