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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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