Yet another music competition show... with a itty bitty twist.
Known for pushing the limits of mainstream country music with the genre-bending MuzikMafia, John Rich, of the hit country duo Big & Rich, takes on his biggest challenge yet. He 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. The one who is most successful at crossing over by the end of the series will have a country single produced by Rich.
The series features an eclectic cast of performers including:
Bobby Brown -- R&B singer, former member of New Edition
Carnie Wilson -- singer-songwriter, former member of Wilson Phillips and author
Dee Snider -- radio personality, lead singer Twisted Sister
Diana DeGarmo -- recording artist, Broadway actor and 2004 American Idol finalist
Julio Iglesias Jr. -- pop singer
Maureen McCormick -- singer-actor, The Brady Bunch
Sisqó -- R&B singer, former member of the group Dru Hill
Gone Country 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. Each celebrity will be paired up with some of Nashville's finest songwriters in an attempt 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 who is most prepared to impress a country audience, as determined by Rich, will record and release a song.