Jake Owen and Shania Twain To Host Reality Singing Competition, “Real Country”

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Jake Owen and Shania Twain are teaming up for a brand new reality singing competition called “Real Country.” The duo will be looking for the next Garth Brooks and, well…Shania Twain.

According to the website, “Real Country” features the next generation of country artists competing along the path of the country music legends who came before them.

“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,” said Shania, who is also executive producer. “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.”

The eight-part series will film in Nashville over the summer and will air on the USA Network this fall. In each hour-long episode, Shania and Jake hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in a showcase.The best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale for a chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts.

“Country music truly seems to be the healing factor in a lot of people’s lives,” says Jake. “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.”

For all those interested in their chance to be the next big country star, the show is accepting applications here or you can email [email protected]castingduo.com.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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