CMT's PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR 1/28-2/3
Programming Highlights January 28-February 3, 2008
GONE COUNTRY (episode 2) - PREMIERE!
Known for pushing the limits of mainstream country music with the genre-bending MuzikMafia, John Rich, of the hit country duo Big & Rich, takes on his biggest challenge yet, taking seven established performers from every realm of the entertainment and music industries and immersing them in all things country for a chance to break out as the next big country superstar. The one who is most successful at crossing-over by the end of the series, will have a country single produced by Rich. The tour bus picked up the seven cast members - Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Julio Iglesias Jr., Maureen McCormick, Sisqo, and lastly, the unlikely country hopeful, Bobby Brown - at different "Music City" landmarks, and now it is time to find out who has truly GONE COUNTRY. Rich schools the group in what he calls "southern hospitality" and asks the cast to host a meal for his MuzikMafia family. The group must shop, prepare and serve the dinner, using John�s grandmother�s recipes, for the Mafia and other guests that night. After dinner, the Mafia challenges the group to perform each of their mainstream hits onstage. Nerves and tensions mount as the contestants test their skills before their first live audience in Nashville. Premieres Friday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT