Remember Nashville Star? The singing competition that gave us Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, and Kacey Musgraves? A new singing competition for emerging country acts is debuting this fall on the same network where Nashville Star began 15 years ago.

Real Country will be an eight-part series on the USA Network co-hosted by Shania Twain and...

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Jake Owen! The two will also be hand-selecting emerging solo artists, duos, and groups that will perform each week in a showcase. The winners of each showcase will perform in a grand finale where a champion will be named and take home a cash prize.

The showcases will focus on themes of specific country genres which are TBD.

Here's some better news, you or someone you know can apply HERE to be on the show. One interesting piece of info in the introduction on the application,

  • Singers will not be asked to sign a record label, a publishing deal or Management deal; they can have pre-existing songwriting and recording contracts, management or other representation.

Completed applications and video submissions must be received no later than Monday, June 18th, Noon PST to be considered.**

The series will be shot this summer in Nashville.