USA ANNOUNCES 'REAL COUNTRY' WITH SHANIA TWAIN AND JAKE OWEN

USA Network 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.

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.