Bobby Brown, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Maureen McCormick go country
Thursday, October 18, 2007
– Bobby Brown, country singer? How about Twisted Sister's Dee Snider or R&B singer Sisqo and former Idol finalist Diana DeGarmo?
That's the goal anyway of John Rich's "Gone Country" show airing in January 2008 on CMT. The six-episode series takes seven established performers from every realm of the entertainment and music industries and immerses them in all things country for a chance to break out as the next big country superstar. Production is currently underway in Nashville.
Brown is better known as a former member of New Edition, Whitney Houston's husband and being in a whole host of legal problems. Sisqo was a member of Dru Hill?
Other participants are Carnie Wilson - singer/songwriter, former member of Wilson Phillips and author; pop singer Julio Iglesias Jr.; singer/actor from The Brady Bunch Maureen McCormick - singer/actor, "The Brady Bunch."
The show uproots these seven musical celebrities and moves them into a Nashville mansion together to embark on a two-week adventure, hosted by singer/songwriter John Rich of Big & Rich fame.
Each singer will be paired up with Nashville songwriters to prepare them for a career in country music. In each episode, the cast competes against each other in challenges that will test them musically and physically to adapt to a country music lifestyle, both on and off the stage. At the end of the two weeks, the artist that is most prepared to impress a country audience, as determined by Rich, will record and release a song.
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