Shania Twain and Jake Owen will be searching for rising country talent on a new TV singing competition this fall. Called Real Country, the eight-part series will film in Nashville and air on the USA network.

On Real Country, Twain and Owen will select up-and-coming solo artists, duos and groups to perform in various showcases, spotlighting different parts of the country genre. The best acts from each episode will return for a grand finale episode.

"It’s been an incredible year for me, releasing my new album and coming back to country music. I feel it’s time for me to add my own support in finding our greatest undiscovered talent," says Twain, who will also be executive producing the series, in a press release. "It’s beyond thrilling to be leading the charge with Real Country, and I’m on a mission to find artists who will keep country music diverse and dynamic -- the kind of diversity that inspired all of us.”

Adds Owen, "Country music truly seems to be the healing factor in a lot of people’s lives. I will always be grateful for music, whether I’m performing or listening, and I want to encourage up-and-coming artists to tell their stories, find their audiences and make their mark in country music with the same guidance that artists have given to me throughout my journey.”

Artists interested in taking part in Real Country's showcases can visit or email for more information. In addition to Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin are executive producing Real Country. The series is being produced by Wilshire Studios.

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