'Real Country': Executive Producer Shania Twain says that she seeks 'talent who have already found out who they are'
Twenty-one talented artists will battle it out in various stages for a grand prize package of having a performance at the Grand Ole Opry and $100,000.
'Real Country' which premieres on November 13 is a new eight-part country music showcase series that features multi-platinum, five-time Grammy award-winning artist Shania Twain, ACM award-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jake Owen and multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning country music legend Travis Tritt.
Twenty-one talented artists will battle it out in various stages for a grand prize package of having a performance at the Grand Ole Opry and $100,000. Among the 21 competitors are six-time Texas Regional Radio female vocalist of the year Bri Bagwell, Jamie Floyd, co-writer of the Grammy-nominated 'The Blade' and Tony Jackson, who has been advertised on RFD-TV.
It’s beyond thrilling to be leading the charge with @jakeowen on @USA_Network's new series REAL COUNTRY. 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. https://t.co/X6r5BADBAM— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 30, 2018
In an interview with Billboard, Twain who is one among the executive producers revealed that she is looking for uniqueness in this series, "I want to see talent that has done the whole process of finding out who they are," says Twain, drawing a line between 'Real Country' and 'American Idol'. "I think we can do more for them as artists on the panel."
This is not the first time that USA Network is trying its hand in country talent competitions. Previously 'Nashville Star' in 2003 had introduced and showcased Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, and Kacey Musgraves as well.
Taped at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium, according to the USA Network website, in each hour-long episode, Twain, Owen, and Tritt will select solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that reveal the rich traditions, songs and themes of country genres. Finally, the best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts.