USA Network just ordered an eight-part series called “Real Country,” and it found real country stars to appear as its principal cast members.
Shania Twain and Jake Owen are set for the show, in which they will select solo, duo and group country acts to perform in showcases spotlighting the “rich traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres.”
The best acts from each showcase will perform in a grand finale, with the goal of being named a breakout country star.
“It’s been an incredible year for me, releasing my new album and coming back to country music. I feel it’s time for me to add my own support in finding our greatest undiscovered talent,” says Twain. “It’s beyond thrilling to be leading the charge with REAL COUNTRY, and I’m on a mission to find artists who will keep country music diverse and dynamic. The kind of diversity that inspired all of us.”
“Country music truly seems to be the healing factor in a lot of people’s lives,” adds Owen. “I will always be grateful for music, whether I’m performing or listening, and I want to encourage up-and-coming artists to tell their stories, find their audiences and make their mark in country music with the same guidance that artists have given to me throughout my journey.”
Consisting of hour-long episodes, the series will be filmed in Nashville this summer. It will air in the fall of 2018.