NBC Sets Songland Season 2 Premiere for April, Returning Cast

 Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, Leona Lewis, Shane McAnally — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Songland Season 2 Premieres in April on NBC, All Cast Members Return

NBC’s songwriting series Songland is back for a second season beginning on Monday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT–a little earlier than last year’s summer run.  The series is a look into the creative process of songwriting and provides undiscovered songwriters the chance to pitch their original creations to top recording artists and a panel of star music producers. The season will run 10 episodes, which means the series will conclude by the end of June. Unless, there’s a break in the middle of the season like last summer’s 5 week hiatus.

Season one’s cast members are all returning, including Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Shane McAnally (three-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer of Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson and Sam Hunt with over 40 #1 country records and two-time ACM Songwriter of the Year) and Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer of Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Jonas Brothers). The panel hopes to create the recording artists’ next big hit songs.

Songwriting Competition Songland Renewed for Season 2

Guest recording artists featured on season one included Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, will.i.am, OneRepublic, Kelsea Ballerini, Macklemore, Charlie Puth, Aloe Blacc, Old Dominion and Leona Lewis. Guest recording artists for season two will be announced at a later date.

Season 1 of Songland produced multiple chart-topping hits including seven songs that achieved a #1 ranking on an iTunes music chart.

Songland is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Audrey Morrissey (The Voice), director Ivan Dudynsky, Eurythmics co-founder and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Dave Stewart, Chad Hines, and multi-Grammy-winning recording artist and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. Josh Gummersall will serve as producer along with Ryan Tedder. The concept was devised by Stewart, Morrissey and Dudynsky.


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