USA Network has announced the national casting tour schedule for Nashville Star 5, the fifth edition of its American Idol-like country music reality talent competition that will premiere in January 2007.

Nashville Star 5's casting tour will visit thirteen cities, beginning with a stop at Wild Bill's in Atlanta, GA on August 31. In each city, those auditioning will have one minute to perform a song off an approved song list. The talented and lucky ones will be invited back the next day where they will have a chance to sing either two cover songs from the approved song list or one song off the list and an original song. The top contestants will then proceed on to one of two regional competitions where they will again audition for a chance to appear on the show. The auditions are open to women and men who will be at least 18 years old as of January 1, 2007.

For those who can't make it to get to any of the show's upcoming open casting calls, mail-in applications are also available from the show's website.

As in the past, the winner of Nashville Star's fifth edition will receive a major music recording contract with a top-level record label.

The thirteen stops for Nashville Star 5's casting tour will be:

August 31 - Atlanta, Georgia at Wild Bill's (2075 Market Street)
August 31 - Kansas City, Missouri at Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania Avenue)
September 6 - Indianapolis, Indiana at 8 Seconds Saloon (111 N. Lynhurst Drive)
September 7 - Los Angeles, California at Saddle Ranch (Universal City Walk)
September 14 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Bricktown Brewery (1 N Oklahoma Avenue)
September 14 - Chicago, Illinois at Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed Street)
September 21 - Las Vegas, Nevada at Sunset Station (1301 W. Sunset Road)
September 21 - Tampa Bay, Florida at Howl At The Moon (615 Channelside Drive)
September 27 - Albuquerque, New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Casino (54 Jemez Dam Road)
September 28 - New York, NY at Rodeo Bar (375 3rd Avenue)
October 5 - Charlotte, North Carolina at Midtown Sundries (18665 Harborside Drive in Cornelius)
October 5 - Dallas, Texas at Billy Bob's (2520 Rodeo Plaza in Fort Worth)
October 12 - Nashville, Tennessee at Wildhorse Saloon (120 2nd Avenue)