Now this is exciting news for any real country music fan!
Real Country, an upcoming singing competition executive produced by Shania Twain, has found its third judge in Travis Tritt. The eight-episode series airing on USA Network finds judges Twain, Jake Owen and Tritt personally selecting from a roster of solo artists, groups and duos that will perform in weekly showcases. The most promising artists from each showcase will have the opportunity to perform on the show’s grand finale and the chance to be crowned as one of the genre’s newest breakout stars. The show will tape in Nashville in summer of 2018, with Twain serving as co-executive producer alongside Nicolle Yaron (The Voice, Rising Star), Stijn Bakkers (The Voice) and Leslie Garvin (Shark Tank). Tritt, who’s racked up seven No. 1 hits and a series of chart-topping albums, assures that he’ll bring honesty to the judges table. “I’ve been influenced by so many amazing country artists in my career, and the key to longevity is using those influences as inspiration to become something unique,” the “Best of Intentions” singer says. It’s safe to say that anything can happen at a Luke Bryan show.
During this year’s CMA Fest, Bryan was headlining Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Sunday (June 10) as part of the festivities, when the singer suddenly spotted a familiar—and legendary—face in the crowd.
“We got Mr. Randy Travis down here, everybody,” Bryan announced, which was received with hoots and hollers from the audience. He then launched into an impromptu version of Travis’ 1986 hit “On the Other Hand.”
DIERKS BENTLEY is still doing those ice baths. And he’s spreading the good word. (???) He convinced CMT’s Cody Alan to sit in one two different times. (Video)