Willie Nelson, Big & Rich, Trace Adkins, & Wynonna Judd Join USA’s ‘Real Country’
USA Network has wrangled up quite the choir of stars for its upcoming music showcase, Real Country. And not just on the mentor side, either.
The cable net has just announced that Big & Rich, Wynonna Judd (pictured) and Trace Adkins will be making stops as celebrity guests, alongside the show’s permanent panel of previously announced coaches Shania Twin, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt.
Together, the visiting artists will help the main trio’s hand-picked roster of emerging country-music artists, duos and groups, who will perform in weekly showcases for a shot at moving on to the grand finale. But don’t call it a competition. This show is designed to be more of a celebration not just of country music but also the up-and-coming talent.
USA also announced that Real Country will debut Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10/9c, and confirmed that music icon Willie Nelson is set for a special appearance during the first season. Additionally, L.A.’s Go Country 105 radio deejay Graham Bunn has signed on to host.
For those wondering why that last name seems familiar, it’s because this isn’t Bunn’s first foray into unscripted TV: He was one of DeAnna Pappas final four suitors on season 4 of The Bachelorette and a contestant on both Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise. He also has the kind of abs that make us angry.
Fittingly, the star-studded series is filming in Nashville so if you want to attend a taping and check out some of your future music obsessions in action, click here for info.
Real Country, Premieres Nov. 13, 10/9c, USA