Shania Twain Is Hosting a Real Country Music Competition Show

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Shania Twain is pairing up with USA Network for a music competition series called Real Country, and all parties seem to be betting there are a lot of people couldn’t care less that Twain (who’s Canadian) said she would have voted for Trump and then later apologized for it, which failed to impress me.

The show will be co-hosted by popular country musician Jake Owen, who along with Twain will select artists for showcases that “spotlight the traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres,” per Deadline. The best acts make it to the final round, so pretty standard music competition stuff, with a big handful of let’s not talk politics.

Twain said in a statement, “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.”


Yes, if there’s anything country music is known for, it’s diversity. The series will be released in eight parts and will begin shooting in Nashville this summer, with an expected fall premiere date.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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