Shania Twain Will Host A Country Centric Talent Show Called ‘Real Country’
Since I watch all of these talent shows, which is both my pleasure and my job, one thing is pretty clear: country music is one of the most popular genres. Just look at the success that Blake Shelton has had on The Voice or Luke Bryan on American Idol. Now the USA network is coming out with its own talent show that is only country. It is named, fittingly, Real Country.
It will be hosted by country pop legend Shania Twain and Jake Owen. They will feature solo artists, groups, and duos to pick the next country superstar. USA’s statement says,
“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.”
I’m not sure what they get out of it besides the exposure. Maybe a record contract? We’ll see. Shania Twain said,
“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.”