USA Drums Up Video Trailer for ‘Real Country’ Music Series

USA Network Wednesday offered a first look video for its new music competition series Real Country.

The eight-part series, featuring country music superstars Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt, debuts Nov. 13 and will showcase solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs and themes of country music.

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.

The series is executive produced by Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.