'Gone Country' Back with Second Season in August
'Gone Country' Back with Second Season in August
Gone Country, CMT's hit series featuring celebrities taking their shot at becoming the next big country music star, will be back for a second season.  Also returning is John Rich as host of the reality competition.

Production is now currently underway in Nashville, the heart of all that is country music.  Gone Country 2 promises to deliver more entertaining moments as a new set of celebrities out to show John Rich and the rest of America that they've really Gone Country.

As with the first season of Gone Country, the new batch of seven celebrity hopefuls will once again team up with Nashville songwriters and attempt to write their own original country single.  Aside from collaborating with Nashville's finest in country music writing, the celebrity contestants must also take on a host of challenges to test their mettle when it comes to living the life of a country music artist.

The contenders for the second season of Gone Country are:

Sebastian Bach, singer, songwriter, Broadway actor and former lead singer of the group Skid Row.

Irene Cara, Grammy and Academy Award winning singer, songwriter and actress.  She broke into the spotlight for singing the title song of the film, Fame.

Mikalah Gordon, host, singer, actress and finalist in American Idol 2005.

Jermaine Jackson, TV personality and former frontman for The Jackson 5.

Chris Kirkpatrick, television personality, music producer and the fifth member of `N Sync.

Lorenzo Lamas, actor best known for starring in Renegade, Falcon Crest and more recently, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Sean Young, actress seen in films such as Blade Runner, No Way Out and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Whichever one of them manages to impress host John Rich emerges as winner and gets the nod as having Gone Country.  He or she will follow in the footsteps of Julio Iglesias, Jr., Rich's surprise pick in season 1.  Gone Country 2 begins August.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CMT
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