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Shania Twain and Jake Owen are looking for new talent on “Real Country”


Shania Twain and Jake Owen are teaming up to find new talent on the upcoming USA Network TV show, Real Country.

The eight-part series will premiere this fall and will be filmed in Nashville from July 6 – September 8. In each hour-long episode, Twain and Owen hand-select emerging solo artists, duos, and trios 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 feel it’s time for me to add my own support in finding our greatest undiscovered talent,” said Twain. “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,” says 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.”

Anyone interested in being invited to perform on one of Real Country‘s showcases can apply and fill out the questionnaire at the show’s website. Completed applications and video submissions must be received by Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12pm (PST) to be considered.

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