Justin Guarini Will Be Part of the Next Season of Gone Country

Does anybody watch CMT’s Gone Country?   Previous seasons have featured Idols Diana DeGarmo (S2-2)and Mikalah Gordon (S4-11) .   Justin Guarini (S1-2) has been chosen as the token Idol for Gone Country’s 3rd season, that just began filming in Nashville.   The show will debut in January.

Here’s the lineup, according to People magazine:

Those who’ll vie to create a hit country single with show host John Rich (one half of Big & Rich) are Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, former Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz, funk master George Clinton, actor Richard Grieco, ’80s pop star Taylor Dayne, Prince protà ©gà © and drummer Sheila E and former American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini.

George Clinton should be a hoot.   And I may just watch the show for Micky Dolenz.   I’m a big Monkees fan, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Heh.

Gone Country brings a group of hopefuls together to Nashville for a two-week immersion course in all things country. Each contestant is eventually paired with two Nashville songwriters to write a country song.   At the end of the two weeks, Rich will decide who gets to release his or her single to country radio.

Previous winners include Julio Iglesias, Jr., and former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach.   Both singers sound like dubious choices to me.   Correct me if I’m wrong, I’m assuming their “singles” went nowhere–I did a quick search in the Billboard archives and found nada.

Is this show worth watching?

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