Travis Tritt joins Shania Twain, Jake Owen for USA’s ‘Real Country’

Real Country will film in Nashville this summer and premiere this fall

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning country music legend Travis Tritt is joining Shania Twain and Jake Owen for USA Network’s Real Country talent competition. The network made the announcement on Thursday (June 7th) that Tritt will round out the judge’s table.

In each hour-long episode set to premiere this fall on USA Network, Twain, Owen and Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs, and themes of specific country genres. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts.

“I’ve been influenced by so many amazing country music artists in my career, and the key to longevity is using those influences as inspiration to become something unique,” Tritt says in a statement. “I’ve never been shy about how I feel about country music so I can’t wait to join Real Country to share my experiences and thoughts. Like I always say…if you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask me a question.”

Tritt launched his career nearly thirty years ago with a southern rock-influence, and continues to sell out shows and stay true to country music fans across the globe. Over the course of nearly three decades, Tritt has released 15 albums — seven of which are certified platinum or higher — scored multiple hit singles, and amassed more than $30 million in career album sales. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Tritt is a two-time Grammy Award winner, three-time CMA Award winner, and has a devoted global fan base. Most recently, Tritt released a new project, a special live two disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre.

Real Country will shoot in Nashville and is produced by Wilshire Studios. Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin are set to executive produce.

Anyone interested in being invited to perform on one of Real Country’s showcases can apply online or via email at

Author: Buddy Iahn

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