The Nashville Star 6 premiere could best be described as American Idol on hyperdrive. Things kicked off with some brief highlights of auditions from around the country. The first stop for the auditions was the USS IWO JIMA, where Billy Ray Cyrus sang “Some Gave All.”
Nashville Star has already bounced one of their final 12 contestants, and the show hasn’t even aired yet. Charla Beth Corn, a correspondent for CMT, made the final twelve, making her dreams of music stardom come true.
The sixth season of Nashville Star is set to kick off on Monday, June 9 on NBC, and to get the ball rolling, CMT is launching a special Nashville Star themed weekend. On Saturday, June7 and Sunday, June 8, Nashville Star judges John Rich, Jewel and Jeffrey Steele will introduce CMT programs.
The sixth season of Nashville Star is set to premiere on Monday, June 9 from 9 PM to 11 PM ET on NBC. Billy Ray Cyrus will be hosting, while John Rich, Jewel, and Jeffrey Steele will be serving as judges and mentors. As previously reported by Reality TV Magazine, Taylor Swift will be performing on the Nashville Star 6 premiere episode.
On Monday, June 9 at 9 PM ET, Nashville Star will return for a sixth season. In the previous five seasons, Nashville Star aired on the USA Network, but the show is moving to NBC for the sixth season. To kick off the first season ever on NBC, country music star Taylor Swift will perform on the two-hour season premiere episode.
At only eighteen years old, Taylor Swift is one of the hottest acts in country music. When she was just seventeen, Taylow Swift wrote and recorded a number-one country single called “Our Song.” Taylor Swift has achieved triple platinum status with over 3 million in album sales.
Taylor Swift’s many honors include being named Country Music’s Hottest Female Artist of 2007 by AOL Music and Best New Artist of 2007 by the editors of iTunes. In 2008, Taylor Swift won the award for Top New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music. At the 2008 CMT Music Awards, Taylor Swift won for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year. Other awards include Superstar of Tomorrow at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, CMA Horizon Award winner, and Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year.
In addition to Taylor Swifts’ performance, the Nashville Star 6 season premiere will also include highlights from the Nashville Star casting calls and will reveal the contestants who were selected as the top twelve finalists.
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Nashville Star ain’t foolin’ around when it comes to bringing in the big name talent for their upcoming season. Yesterday it was announced that award-winning songwriter and hit-making producer, Jeffrey Steele will be joining Jewel and John Rich on the judging panel of Nashville Star season 6.
Steele can be credited for writing and producing songs for such country music power hitters as Montgomery Gentry, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and VanZant, among many others. Steele produced Montgomery Gentry’s album “My Town” and “Some People Change,” and is the writer behind Rascal Flatts’ Grammy Award-nominated hit “What Hurts the Most.”
Country music superstar (and Hannah Montana daddy) Billy Ray Cyrus will host Nashville Star 6.
Nashville Star season 6 will premiere Monday, June 9th at 9:30 PM (ET) on NBC, and will continue with live 90-minute episodes each Monday after the premiere.
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During the fifth season of Nashville Star, Jewel served as host of the show. Jewel will be returning for season six of Nashville Star, but this time she will be serving as a mentor and a judge. John Rich, who is the producer of Jewel’s latest album and is half of the country duo Big & Rich, will also be serving as a judge of the competition.
“As a young artist, I really benefited from having great mentors like Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard. They took me under their wings and encouraged me to stand up for things that, as an artist, are important. They constantly reminded me that an artist’s only concern is being great, not being famous. If you are truly great, success should follow,” said Jewel. “I am so excited to be a part of Nashville Star, to help mentor young artists and cultivate their singing, songwriting and playing and to encourage and continue that tradition.”
“With Jewel as a judge and mentor, the contestants will be learning from an artist that personifies American music,” said Nashville Star executive producer Howard T. Owens. “She is an amazing singer/songwriter, musician and performer that will give great insight to both the contestants and television viewers and that again elevates the competition with her participation in the show this season.”
Serving as host of Nashville Star this year will be country music singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus. The winner of Nashville Star 6 will receive a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. Nashville Star 6 premieres on NBC on Monday, June 9 from 9:30 PM to 11 PM ET.
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Nextstop: Reality TV.
Billy Ray Cyrus, country music star and co-star (alongside daughter Miley) of hit show Hannah Montana, announced last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that he will be two-stepping into the reality TV scene this summer as host of the upcoming season of Nashville Star.
“This year it is all about the dream, about the music, about persistence and never giving up faith. Putting the music first,” Cyrustold Tonight Showhost Jay Leno,”You know I’ve been to the fair and I’ve seen the bear and I am really excited.”
Cyrus first Achy-Breakied his way onto the country music scene in 1992, and has since released 10 albums. His most recent chart-topper has been a father-daughter duet titled “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” which he recorded with his superstar daughter Miley. Cyrus is currently working on a new album which will, probably not coincidentally, be released this summer.
Nashville Star is a grassroots talent search to find the next great country music star. Past winners of the show have gone on to lucrative careers, as the winner of the show receives as their prize a recording contract with Warner Bros. Nashville.
Nashville Star is still currently casting for its next season, with stops in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Austin, and Nashville still on the agenda.
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Out to prove that American Idol so does not have a lock on musical talent-searching, NBC is casting for season 6 of Nashville Star. Holding the title of longest-lasting competition show on cable TV, Nashville Star is a talent search, looking for the next great country music star.
Seasons past have launched careers for Chris Young, Buddy Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Lance Miller and Angela and Zac Hacker, as the prize forevery season’swinner of the competition is a major label contract.
The competition is open to anysingle artists, duets, and trios over the age of 16 who think they have what it takes to bring down the Opryhouse.
The following are the dates and locations of open casting calls for Nashville Star 6:
Saturday, February 9
12 noon – 6 PM
The Saddle Ridge
4 Station Square Dr.
American Serb Memorial, President’s Hall
12 noon – 5 PM
5101 West Oklahoma Ave
Wednesday, February 13
7PM -11 PM
4621 Wilkinson Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri
The Beaumont Club
4PM – 9 PM
Sunday, February 17
Floyd’s Record Shop
4PM – 9 PM
666-1 W. Tennessee St.
The Grizzly Rose
12 noon – 5 PM
5450 N. Valley Highway
Thursday, February 21
11AM – 5 PM
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Rose Quarter/Memorial Coliseum Exhibition Hall
12 noon – 6 PM
One Center Court
Those auditioning will be asked to sing a song off of an approved song list, which can be found at www.NashvilleStarCasting.com. A select talented few will then be asked to perform additional songs. Hopefuls should come prepared to sing two songs off of the approved list, or one song off the list and one original song.
For additional information, as well as applications, visit www.NashvilleStarCasting.com.
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As Reality TV Magazine reported earlier this week, part of NBC’s plan to get viewers watching is to bring on another series of the Hulk Hogan-hosted American Gladiators.
Part two of NBC’s double whammy will be to bring USA Network’s popular country music talent search, “Nashville Star” to NBC as well. “Nashville Star,” cable’s longest running competition reality series, sets out to do for country what American Idol does for its contestants: Land the winner a major recording contract.
Last season’s winner of “Nashville Star” did just that, scoring a deal with Warner Bros. Nashville.
“Nashville Star” has no problem bringing out the big stars, as well. Season 5 featured host Jewell, as well as Cowboy Troy. Past seasons have also featured hosts such as Wynonna Judd and LeAnn Rimes, and have boasted such guests stars as Naomi Judd, Kenny Rogers, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Randy Owen, Phil Vassar, Bret Michaels and Little Big Town.
“…It’s a real coup to bring ‘Nashville Star’ to NBC,” says Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.
Word is there’ll be a few important changes to the show this season. For the first time ever, auditions will be open to not only solo artists, but duos and singing groups as well, and the age minimum has been lowered to 16 years and older.
Open casting calls for “Nashville Star” will begin in February. Check back with Reality TV Magazine for dates, locations, and times as they’re announced.
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