'Monarch' on FOX: From Trace Adkins to Shania Twain, all the musicians starring in the musical drama
Here are all the musicisans appearing on the new FOX show 'Monarch'
If you are a fan of musical dramas, then FOX is set to take you on an enthralling journey with its upcoming series ‘Monarch’. The multigenerational musical drama is about the Roman family and is headed by Dottie Roman and Albie Roman who have created an empire of country music. However, the family is going through a rough patch and the Romans need someone to step-up for the legacy to carry on.
So, Dottie (Trace Adkins) and Albie’s (Susan Sarandon) daughter Nicolette Roman took the responsibility of leading the pack now and also taking care of her own stardom. Will she be able to take her parents’ legacy forward? Or she’ll face a lot of problems. We’ll get to know when the show premieres on FOX in September 2022.
If you are a fan of musical shows, then you should definitely have ‘Glee’, ‘Pose’, and ‘Pistol’ on your watchlist.
With ‘Monarch’ based on the music industry, it doesn’t come as a shock that several musicians appear on the show as well. So, let’s take a look at all the singers and songwriters that feature in the FOX series.
Trace Adkins as Albie Roman
Adkins needs little introduction and became a household name by producing catchy country tunes. The singer-songwriter produced his first-ever country album, ‘Dreamin’ Out Loud’, in 1996. The album went on to be a massive success and Adkins won the Top New Male Vocalist accolade at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Since then, Adkins has come with 12 more albums and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Song for ‘You’re Gonna Miss This’.
Apart from music, Adkins has also been a part of several movie and TV projects such as ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’, ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’, ‘Deepwater Horizon’, ‘The Night Shift’, and ‘Old Henry’.
Beth Ditto as Gigi-Taylor Roman
Notably known for her work with Indie Rock, Beth Ditto is one of the most extraordinary talents working in the entertainment industry. She began her musical journey in 1999 and fronted the band ‘Gossip’ from 1999 to 2016. In 2008, she came up with her single titled ‘Temptation’ which was a charity single. Meanwhile, her song ‘I Wrote the Book’ was successful and reached number 6 on the Belgian Charts. After several commercial hits, her 2014 single ‘Running Low’ turned out to be her most successful song and reached the number one position on the Belgian Charts
The openly queer artist is also an advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.
Inigo Pascual as Ace Grayson
The Filipino musician and actor took his popularity to a whole level when he came out with his song ‘Dahil Sa’yo’ in 2016. It was the first song to reach the number one position at the newly-launched Billboard Philippines’ in the same year. The song went on to the winning Song of the Year at the 30th Awit Awards, the Philippine version of the Grammys.
He also sang the version of the song ‘Remember Me’ in the Filipino version of ‘Coco’.
Twain will be seen in a guest role in ‘Monarch’ and it will be the first time after 2017 that she’ll be seen in a TV series. The country musician began her professional music journey in 1993 when she came out with her first album, titled ‘Shania Twain’. However, her second studio album ‘The Woman in Me’ turned out to be massively successful and made her a household name. It went on to win the Album of the Year accolade at the Academy of Country Music Awards and won Best Country Album at the Grammys.
The artist has been nominated for 18 Grammys and took home five of them. Apart from that, Twain has 5 ACM Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 41 BMI Songwriter Awards, and 2 World Music Awards.
Others musicians to feature on the show are Little Big Town, Martina McBride, and Tanya Tucker.