‘Gone Country’ Premieres With ‘Insane’ Talent
'Gone Country,' TV's latest 'celebreality' show, premieres in its second season tonight on CMT. Show host John Rich will coach six celebrities in their quest to break out as country stars. He says this season's cast is sure to be entertaining.
"It has some of the most talented people that I've ever been around. Jermaine Jackson has mind-boggling talent. Sebastian Bach from Skid Row -- his voice is just ridiculous," Rich gushed recently to the National Ledger. "Then there's Sean Young, whose name is French for completely insane."
Young, an actress whose credits include 'Blade Runner' and 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,' will compete with Bach, Jackson (TV personality and member of the Jackson 5), Lorenzo Lamas (actor best known for his roles in 'Renegade' and 'Falcon Crest'), Mikalah Gordon (2005 'American Idol' finalist) and Chris Kirkpatrick (former member of *NSYNC). The winner will get to record a country song and video with Rich, who says signing on to host 'Gone Country' for the second time was a no-brainer.
"When I was first approached to do this show, I thought, 'This is either gonna be the greatest thing I've ever seen ... or an absolute joke!'" he told The Boot. "But then I thought, 'Who cares? Let's see what happens.' And it turned out to be the highest rated show on CMT."