‘American Idol’ Goes Country
The producers of 'American Idol' have teamed up with CMT for a new reality competition show called 'Can You Duet.'
"Unlike all the other shows, this is something that hasn't been done before," executive producer Jeff Boggs tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. "With Big & Rich and Brooks & Dunn, and even Johnny and June, it seems like there's such a great variety of duos in country music. But to me, it seems like there's room for another great one, and that's what the show is."
In the tradition of those powerhouse duos, 'Can You Duet' is looking to launch an unknown singing duo into country music stardom. Duos can be made up of family members, friends, lovers or even strangers. The first auditions will be held January 12 in Nashville, with the first episode set to air on April 14. The winning duo receives a record label deal.