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USA Announces 'Real Country' with Shania Twain and Jake Owen

USA Network | April 30, 2018

USA Network today announced Real Country, a new country music showcase series featuring multi-platinum, five-time Grammy Award-winning trailblazer Shania Twain, and ACM Award-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jake Owen!

Premiering this fall on USA, the eight-part Real Country will film this summer in Nashville and is produced by Wilshire Studios, with Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers, and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce.

In each hour-long episode, Twain and Owen hand-select emerging solo artists, duos, and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs, and themes of specific country genres. 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.

"Real Country celebrates everything we love about country music, while providing a unique platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production, USA Network. She added: “We are extremely lucky to work with both Shania and Jake. Shania is a true international icon who remains the best-selling female country artist of all time and whose music broke barriers across genres, and Jake is an ACM Award-winner who consistently dominates the country charts with some of today’s biggest hits.”

Twain shared: “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. 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.”

Added Owen: "Country music truly seems to be the healing factor in a lot of people’s lives. 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.”

Anyone interested in being invited to perform on one of Real Country's showcases can apply at realcountry.castingcrane.com or via email at RealCountry@castingduo.com.

http://www.usanetwork.com/news/usa-announces-real-country-with-shania-twain-and-jake-owen



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Shania Twain, Jake Owen to Host New Singing Competition 'Real Country'

Series will premiere on USA in the fall

By Stephen L. Betts | Rolling Stone | April 30, 2018

Shania Twain and Jake Owen will team up this summer for Real Country, a new singing competition that will spotlight the traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres. The eight-episode series is scheduled to air later this fall on USA Network.

During each hourlong installment of the series, Twain and Owen will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in a showcase. The best artists from each will then perform in a grand finale for the chance to be crowned one of country music's next breakout acts.

"It's been an incredible year for me, releasing my new album and coming back to country music," Twain says in a statement. "I feel it's time for me to add my own support in finding our greatest undiscovered talent. 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."

"Country music truly seems to be the healing factor in a lot of people's lives," adds Owen. "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."

Artists interested in performing on Real Country can apply online or via email at RealCountry@castingduo.com.

Twain, who courted controversy with her recent statement – and subsequent apology – seemingly in support of President Trump, released Now, her first album in 15 years in September. Her summer-long headlining tour kicks off Thursday, May 3rd, in Tacoma, Washington.

Owen will be on the road this spring and summer with his Life's Whatcha Make It Tour, featuring Chris Janson and Jordan Davis.

Twain and Owen are just the latest country singers to judge prospective talent on TV. Luke Bryan joined this year's reboot of American Idol on ABC, and Blake Shelton has been a perennial coach on NBC's The Voice.

https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/shania-twain-jake-owen-to-host-reality-show-real-country-w519669



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Shania Twain to Host Country Music Competition Series for USA Network

By Michael Ausiello | TVLine | April 30 2018

Reality TV apparently does impress Shania Twain much: The singer has been tapped to headline a country music competition series for USA Network.

Titled Real Country, the project — which finds the former Voice advisor co-hosting alongside fellow country music star Jake Owen — emerging solo artists, duos and groups will perform in showcases that spotlight “the rich traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres,” per USA. 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.

The news comes just weeks after Twain found herself in the headlines after saying she would have voted for President Trump given the opportunity. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” she told The Guardian. “Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bulls–t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Twain later walked back those comments, saying in a statement, “I would like to apologize to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context.”

Regarding Real Country, Twain said, “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. 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.”

Real Country is slated to bow this fall.

http://tvline.com/2018/04/30/shania-twain-real-country-reality-series-usa-network-jake-owen/



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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

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.

12:19 PM ET - 30 Apr 18

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Doubt that she will sing on the show. And if she does, it sure as heck won't be live.

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Shania Twain and Jake Owen set to bring Real Country to USA Network

ABC News Radio | May 1, 2018

USA Network is currently casting a new country music talent show that’ll be hosted by Shania Twain and Jake Owen.

Titled Real Country, the competition will give up-and-coming acts the chance to compete for a spot on the show’s grand finale, by performing in a series of invitation-only showcases for Nashville insiders. 

If you’re interested, you have between now and Monday, June 18 to submit your application online. Real Country will be shot in Music City.

This isn't USA Network's first foray into the country world. Starting in 2003, Nashville Star aired on USA for five seasons, giving us our first glimpse at big names like Miranda Lambert and Chris Young.

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2018/5/1/shania-twain-and-jake-owen-set-to-bring-real-country-to-usa.html



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Country Music Legend Travis Tritt Joins Shania Twain and Jake Owen for USA's 'Real Country'

USA Network | June 7, 2018

USA Network announced that multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning country music legend Travis Tritt will join its upcoming new music showcase series Real Country, alongside previously announced icons -- Grammy Award-winning trailblazer Shania Twain and ACM Award-winning singer-songwriter Jake Owen. In each hour-long episode set to premiere this fall on USA Network, Twain, Owen, and Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos, and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs, and themes of specific country genres. 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!

"I’ve been influenced by so many amazing country music artists in my career," Tritt said in a statement, "and the key to longevity is using those influences as inspiration to become something unique. I’ve never been shy about how I feel about country music so I can’t wait to join Real Country to share my experiences and thoughts. Like I always say…if you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask me a question.”

Tritt launched his career nearly 30 years ago with a Southern rock-influence, and continues to sell out shows and stay true to country music fans across the globe. Over the course of nearly three decades, Tritt has released 15 albums -- seven of which are certified platinum or higher -- scored multiple hit singles, and amassed more than $30 million in career album sales. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Tritt is a two-time Grammy Award winner, three-time CMA Award winner, and has a devoted global fan base. Most recently, Tritt released a new project, a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre.

Real Country will shoot in Nashville and is produced by Wilshire Studios. Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers, and Leslie Garvin are set to executive produce.

http://www.usanetwork.com/realcountry/blog/country-music-legend-travis-tritt-joins-shania-twain-and-jake-owen-for-usas-real



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Jake Owen Looks Forward to Showcasing New Artists on ‘Real Country’

By Carena Liptak | The Boot | July 17, 2018

While Jake Owen would have been excited about the prospect of joining any televised singing competition that features a lineup of judges including Shania Twain and Travis Tritt, the country star says Real Country, the eight-episode TV series that will premiere in the fall of 2018, was a particularly compelling opportunity for him from the very beginning, due to its focus on exposure for young artists.

"I know when I started on a barstool somewhere, all I wanted was for someone to say, 'That guy's good,' and give me a chance," Owen explained to The Boot and other media outlets backstage at the 2018 CMA Music Festival. "I think that's what any of us have wanted since our earliest times making music, is that opportunity."

While many televised singing competitions include recording contracts or publishing deals as part of the prize for winning the show, Owen says the fact that Real Country will not feature contract packages will help the show focus on the music.

"When they came to me with this opportunity, they said, 'Hey, this isn't anything contractual,'" he goes on to say. "We're not signing any of these people ... We're just gonna put them on a pedestal and put them in the spotlight, so that they have the opportunity at some point for somebody to come forward and give them that chance."

Owen says each of the judges brings a unique and important knowledge of the country music genre to the table: "I think what [Tritt]'ll bring to the table is that classic country honesty that he's always had, and a little more grit," Owen explains. "I think there are those out there looking at Shania thinking she'll understand more of the pop side of it, even though I believe in my heart that Shania very much knows her country music history and is proud of it. I understand more of the world of modern country music, although I still very much have an appreciation for the classic side of country as well."

Between the three of them, Owen explains, he's excited to spotlight country newcomers and help them take their place in the genre. "The three of us trying to find the next people that we believe have the ability to shine a light and let the world hear them is what I'm excited about," he adds.

http://theboot.com/jake-owen-real-country-tv-show/



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According to co-host Travis Tritt, "Real Country" will premiere in October.

Travis Tritt @Travistritt

I’m very proud to be part of the new television show that will premiere in October on the USA Network called REAL COUNTRY. My opinions might be very unpopular with some, but I’m committed to bringing real country music back to the mainstream. That is my goal and I will not fail!

5:30 AM ET - 5 Aug 18

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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

We begin filming for @USA_Network's #RealCountryTV soon, I'm soooo excited! If you'd like to come to the show taping in Nashville, tap below for tickets and don’t forget to enter the promo code: SHANIA

https://1iota.com/Show/792/Real-Country

1:30 PM ET - 9 Aug 18

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