Rich looks for fame
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
– John Rich, one half of the multi-platinum hit duo Big & Rich, will be featured in the new CW primetime music competition series The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep, premiering this Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9 p.m. eastern/Pacific.
As one of four mentors, who include Gloria Estefan, Nelly and Joe Jonas, Rich travels across the country searching for artists on the verge of making it. Living with each of the aspiring talents for three days, Rich prepares the hopefuls for a major performance, visiting cities such as Chicago, Dallas, New York and Los Angeles.
The final contestants compete head-to-head in a singing competition in Los Angeles where viewers can vote for their favorite. The winner will be awarded an exclusive recording contract with Atlantic Records.
Big & Rich are preparing to release their 4th studio album, "Hillbilly Jedi," on Sept. 18 on Warner Bros. Records. The disc contains the Top 20 hit single, That's Why I Pray.
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For the Kids
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Son Of A Preacher Man
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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