May 31, 2006 12:21 AM by Joe Blackmon
MTV’s “Cheyenne” will premiere on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:30PM ET/PT, immediately following the highly anticipated premiere of “The Hills.” In this latest reality series, MTV cameras will capture the daily routine of one girl, Cheyenne Kimball, as she tries to make it in the music industry at the young age of 15 years old.
"Without question, Cheyenne has everything it takes to succeed in the music industry," says Lois Curren, Executive Vice President, MTV Series Entertainment. "The MTV audience will have a front row seat to all the struggles and triumphs faced by Cheyenne in her quest to be music’s next big star."
“Cheyenne was born to be in this business,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Talent Series Development for MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV Films. "She has a natural talent for singing and songwriting and her innocence and excitement show through as she embarks on this next phase of her life.”
MTV’s Cheyenne will chronicle the daily drama that unfolds as Cheyenne makes the transition from small-town girl to big-time rock-star. Cheyenne Kimball is a typical teenager. She loves to shop, is boy crazy, whines about how strict her parents are, hates homework, and is counting the days until she gets her driver’s license. But there is one thing that makes Cheyenne different — she is on the verge of becoming a rock-star.
When she was eight, she started booking herself at local Little Elm, Texas nightclubs and at twelve she won America’s Most Talented Kid. Now at fifteen, Cheyenne’s debut album, “The Day Has Come,” will be released on July 11th and her first single, “Hanging On,” which is also the theme song for her series, will go to pop radio on May 16th. With upcoming photo shoots, interviews and shows, its clear Cheyenne’s life is about to change forever and the Kimball family realizes it’s time to pack up and head out to Los Angeles. Shannon, Cheyenne’s Mom and Manager, is both the voice of reason and hysterics. Brett, Cheyenne’s Dad, just tries to get through the day and keep everybody calm. But raising a teenager is hard enough, let alone one who is on the verge of becoming famous.
“Cheyenne” fans can log onto MTV’s Overdrive now at overdrive.mtv.com to listen to her first single “Hanging On.” On Wednesday, May 3rd, fans can log onto mtv.com to find information about the new series as well as ‘meet the cast’, connect to Cheyenne’s artist page and more. On MTV’s Overdrive, fans will be able to view a video segment featuring Cheyenne discussing her inspirations for writing her songs as well as watch an acoustic performance and more. MTV Mobile is also currently running Cheyenne’s first single and will allow Cheyenne’s fans to download her favorite ringtones and more. The series “After Show” will also be available on MTV’s VOD.
Rod Aissa is the Executive in Charge of Production for “Cheyenne” and Jesse Ignjatovic is the Executive Producer. Lois Curren is Executive Vice President for MTV Series Entertainment.