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There’s American Idol and The Voice, but now there is a new singing competition coming to television, and it’s just for country singers.
Titled My Kind of Country, the series will debut on Apple TV and will be produced by Southern darling Reese Witherspoon. Variety describes the show as “a global search for country music talent. The series will feature a documentary component as it hunts for ‘unconventional and extraordinary’ country music stars.”
Witherspoon made an announcement about the show on her Instagram, saying, “Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Country music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. The history of songwriting and recording, the artistry of matching lyrics and chords, the true expression of what is happening to humanity right now… not to mention the dazzling stage performances that bring you to your feet!”
While shows like American Idol and The Voice have country singers on their shows, often winning, My Kind of Country will be completely dedicated to the genre. Previous country music singing competitions have given us singers like Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Kacey Musgraves, and Coffey Anderson, who all competed on Nashville Star.
Most recently, in 2018, USA Network aired Real Country, with judges Shania Twain, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen.
Witherspoon is producing My Kind of Country with her company Hello Sunshine, who has a deal with Apple TV. Details on when productions starts or when it will air have not been released.
The actress not only has a hometown connection to country music, she also has a professional one. She played June Carter in the film Walk The Line, where she did her own singing and even learned to play the auto harp. She won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the country legend.
Watch her sing “It Ain’t Me Babe” in the film below.