'Songland' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, judges, artistes and all you need to know about NBC's reality TV series

'Songland' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, judges, artistes and all you need to know about NBC's reality TV series
Shane McAnally, Ester Dean Ryan Tedder (Chris Haston/NBC)

'Songland' is returning for Season 2, and if you think you couldn't be more excited, just wait till you get to know the superstars who will be appearing on the show looking for their next big hit.

The series first premiered last year in May and was an immediate big hit that revolved around budding songwriters who are given the chance to create a hit song and will be mentored by three judges.

The famed reality TV series will return in just around a month. Here is everything you need to know about Season 2 of 'Songland':


Release Date

'Songland' Season 2 will premiere on April 13 on NBC. 


According to the network, "The series' innovative format takes an inside look at the creative process behind songwriting and each episode provides one up-and-coming songwriter the opportunity to have their song recorded by a chart-topping artist and released immediately after the episode airs worldwide."



Shane McAnally, Ester Dean and Ryan Tedder (Justin Lubin/NBC)

Shane McAnally

Shane McAnally is one of the judges and a producer on 'Songland'. He is a three-time Grammy award-winning songwriter and record producer. To date, Shane has earned around 38 #1 singles. In 2015, he was named the Hot Country Songwriter of the Year. 


Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder is the lead vocalist of the famed band, One Republic, that includes guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle and drummer Eddie Fisher. Their first debut was released in 2007 titled 'Dreaming Out Loud'. Ryan is also a songwriter and record producer. He has written songs and produced them for artists that include Adele, Anitta, Backstreet Boys, BeyoncĂ©, Big Time Rush, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Demi Lovato among others. 


Ester Dean 

Ester Dean is a famed Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, record producer, singer and actress. Ester has written and produced a slew of hits for artists that include, 'Firework' by Katy Perry, 'Rude Boy' by Rihanna, 'Super Bass' by Nicki Minaj, 'Mr. Know It All' by Kelly Clarkson and 'Come & Get It' by Selena Gomez.

Featured musical guests 



The artistes who will be appearing this season looking for their next hit song include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher. 


As of now, the series has not yet released a trailer. But be sure to check out this space as we will update it once it is released. 


Where to Watch

'Songland' Season 2 will premiere on April 13 on NBC. 

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