‘Idol,’ Soap Star, Jackson Brother and More Have ‘Gone Country’
A former boy-bander, an 'American Idol,' a Jackson brother and a soap star are just a few of the diverse cast members on Season Two of CMT's 'Gone Country.' The reality-talent show announced its new lineup on Tuesday. The seven celebrities who will be competing for a chance to break out as a country star are Jermaine Jackson (pictured left; TV personality and member of the Jackson 5), Sean Young (pictured center; actress whose credits include 'Blade Runner' and 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'), Lorenzo Lamas (pictured right; actor best known for his roles in 'Renegade' and 'Falcon Crest'), Sebastian Bach (Broadway actor and former lead singer of Skid Row), Irene Cara (singer and actress best known for her role in 'Fame'), Mikalah Gordon (2005 'American Idol' finalist), and Chris Kirkpatrick (former member of *NSYNC). Big & Rich's John Rich has signed on to host the show for a second season.
Filming for 'Gone Country 2' is already underway in Nashville, where the celebrities are all living together in a house full of cameras. They'll not only try their hands at singing country music, but they'll also compete in various challenges to see whether they can handle a musician's lifestyle in Music City. At the end of two weeks, the person who has proven themselves the most impressive as a country star will record and release a country song.
'Gone Country 2' begins airing on CMT in August.