Shania Twain and Jake Owen Team Up for New Singing Competition Show
Shania Twain and Jake Owen are coming to television, and they're looking for the next big Nashville star. On Monday (April 30), the pair announced plans for Real Country, a TV singing competition show due to start this fall.
Set to film in Music City, Real Country will feature up and coming solo artists, duos and groups all competing for a chance to show what they have in a variety of country music-based genres. A winner will be picked in a grand finale. The show will run in eight episodes on the USA network.
Country music is well represented on other popular reality singing competitions. American Idol was revived on a new network in 2018, featuring Luke Bryan as a judge, and Blake Shelton has a permanent red chair on The Voice.
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"I feel it’s time for me to add my own support in finding our greatest undiscovered talent," Twain says of the new show, for which she will also serve as executive producer. "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,” Owen adds. “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."
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