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Gone Country 1

Gone Country 1 (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Gone Country is an American celebrity reality television show in which contestants compete to become a country music singer. The winner gets a country single produced by John Rich. It aired on CMT, with reruns on TV Land, and VH1. On the first season finale, Julio Iglesias Jr. was named the winner.

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.

Season 1 Contestants

  • Bobby Brown " an R&B star of the late 1980s and early 1990s, member of boy band New Edition.
  • Maureen McCormick " best known from her role as Marcia Brady from the hit television show The Brady Bunch.
  • Diana DeGarmo " American Idol season 3 runner-up and a Broadway actress
  • Julio Iglesias, Jr. " son of singer Julio Iglesias, brother of Enrique Iglesias, and a soulful dance-pop singer. (Winner)
  • Sisq " Member of the R&B group Dru Hill. He is most widely known for his solo hit, the "Thong Song."
  • Dee Snider " lead singer of the 1980s metal band Twisted Sister.
  • Carnie Wilson " daughter of Beach Boys front man Brian Wilson, Carnie Wilson was also a member of the pop band Wilson Phillips.

Season 2 Contestants

  • Jermaine Jackson " a member of The Jackson 5 alongside brothers Michael, Marlon, Tito and Jackie.
  • Chris Kirkpatrick " member of the boy band *NSYNC.
  • Sean Young " Appeared in movies such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Fatal Instinct, Wall Street, No Way Out and Blade Runner.
  • Mikalah Gordon " American Idol season 4 finalist
  • Sebastian Bach " Former lead singer of Skid Row. (Winner)
  • Lorenzo Lamas " played "Tom Chisum" in Grease and starred on Falcon Crest, Renegade and The Bold and the Beautiful.
  • Irene Cara " played "Coco Hernandez" in the film Fame in 1980 and also is best known for the theme songs for both "Fame" and Flashdance. Left the show in episode 2 after Sean Young's drunken actions during the night.

Season 3 Contestants

  • Tara Conner " Miss USA 2006
  • Micky Dolenz " former Monkees singer and drummer
  • George Clinton " funk master; leader of the band Parliament-Funkadelic
  • Richard Grieco " 21 Jump Street actor
  • Taylor Dayne " 1980s pop star
  • Sheila E " Drummer and singer (Winner)
  • Justin Guarini " American Idol season 1 runner-up

See also

  • Outsider's Inn, the 2008 reality series spin-off featuring McCormick, Brown and Wilson.

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