Apple TV+ adds more star power to music competition series ‘My Kind of Country’ with global premiere on Friday, March 24
Featuring Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves, pioneering artists Jimmy Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck join as scouts to find country music’s next big star.
Witherspoon and Musgraves executive produce include Sarah Rea, Lauren Neustadter, Jason Owen, Izzy Pick Ybarra and Katie Mullan.
Apple TV+ today joins Grammy nominee and 2021 CMA New Artist of the Year winner Jimmy Allen, four-time Grammy nominee Mickey Guyton, and acclaimed songwriter, country recording artist, and activist Orville. Pioneering country singer-songwriters such as Peck have been revealed to be joining groundbreaking new music. In the competition series My Kind of Country, scouts scour the globe to find talented artists and build the next big country star. The series, which stars Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves, is set to premiere worldwide on his March 24th on Apple TV+.
“My Kind of Country” is a fresh take on the competition series that breaks down country music’s barriers by offering a unique opportunity for diverse and innovative artists from around the world. Scouts Allen, Guyton, and Peck each hand-pick a roster of up-and-coming artists and invite them to the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase their unique sound. Competition winners will receive life-changing awards from Apple Music and receive unprecedented support and platform exposure.
Executive Produced by Witherspoon and Musgraves, with Hello Sunshine’s Sara Rea and Lauren Neustadter. Jason Owen of Sandbox Entertainment. Emmy-nominated showrunner Izzy Pick Ybarra (“The Masked Singer,” “Savage x Fenty Vol. 3,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Ladies of London”). Katy Mullan of Done + Dusted (“The Disney Family Singalong”, John Legend’s “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy”, “The Little Mermaid Live!”, “Dear Class of 2020”, London Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies ). Emmy Award-winning Adam Blackstone serves as music director (Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Rihanna, music director for his Super Bowl halftime show, Academy Award, Grammy Award, “Masked Singer”) .
Jimmy Allen, a Grammy-nominated and 2021 CMA New Artist of the Year winner, had two consecutive No. 64th Annual Grammy Awards. He was also nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the 57th Annual ACM Awards (co-sponsored with Dolly Parton & Gabby Barrett) and Best New Artist at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. Allen won both the ACM New Male Artist of the Year Award and his CMA New Artist of the Year Award for April 2021 and He November respectively.
In July 2020, Allen released his star-studded collaboration project ‘Bettie James’, and in June 2021, he released the project’s follow-up album ‘Bettie James Gold Edition’. His third album ‘Tulip Drive’ will be released on his June 24, 2022 and its lead single ‘Down Home’ will hit his Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts in January 2023. It was Allen’s fourth career No. 1 hit. He has amassed over a billion views of his on-demand stream, has graced the covers of Billboard, and has been featured in The Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin ‘New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, TODAY, and ACM. Awards, CMA Awards. , CMT Music Awards, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day his parade, and more. He is currently a member of the 45th Kennedy Center Honorary Artists Commission.
Much like his approach to music, Allen’s other creative pursuits know no boundaries. In July 2021, the debut picture book “My Voice Is a Trumpet” was published. It’s a powerful story that makes a case for his beliefs, regardless of his age. Allen is currently carrying out his Underwood “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour” at 43 arenas across the United States through Spring 2023.
Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton “Raises the rafters and distills emotion with impeccable clarity. Her high-pitched thrills, nuances of storytelling captivate. A star of our time.” claims her whereabouts” (NPR). Guyton, whose four-time Grammy nominations and 2022 TIME Breakthrough Artist of the Year winner, will follow her 2021 debut album Remember Her Name with “I Still Pray,” “How You Love Somesome.” ’, recently released ‘Somethin’ Bout You’.
With “Remember Her Name,” Mickey made history as the first black artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Her title track “Remember Her Name” was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Country Her Song and Best Country Her Solo Performance, winning Mickey. This marks her Grammy as the first ever black female solo artist to be nominated in the country category (Best Her Country Her Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me,” which Mickey performed as part of her 2021 awards ceremony. It follows being nominated for an award. “Black Like Me” was named one of her Top 10 All-Genre Songs of 2020 by NPR, Billboard, and AP. She also co-hosted the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS with Keith Urban and was named CMT’s 2021 Breakout Her Artist of the Year. Audiences around the world will watch Mickey deliver her powerful message of inclusivity and unity with the “awe-inspiring,” “soulful and uplifting” national anthem at Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles. saw.
Mickey and her music have been on the cover of Billboard, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Last year she was featured on her American Songwriter, BBC News, CBS This Morning, Ebony, Elle, Ellen, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, HITS, Sesame Street, SHERRI, The Jennifer Hudson Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Late Show. I was. Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine’s Vulture, PEOPLE, Pollstar, Sesame Street, TODAY Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, USA Today, Variety, VIBE, The View, Vogue, The Washington Post and many more.
Orville Peck is a country recording artist and songwriter known for songs noted for his deep baritone voice, strong musicianship, and sincere yet bold storytelling. Orville, who professed to be gay and led a wandering life in rural South Africa and the South, would never confirm his identity. After releasing his self-produced debut album Pony in 2019, Orville signed to his Columbia Records and released the Show Pony EP. Released early last year to immediate critical acclaim, the EP features global icon Shania’s duet with his Twain, while Orville’s brilliant songwriting showcases his skill and purposeful craftsmanship. I fully show a ship. After that, he released “Bronco” in his chapter, as well as numerous cinematic videos. He was also handpicked for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way 10th anniversary album. I have collaborated with fashion brands. Known for his live shows, Orville was one of the first artists to return to tour, touring the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada. He has performed at major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Stage His Coach, and Coachella, as well as sold-out shows at his bowl in Hollywood and the Ryman Theater. When Orville isn’t playing or touring, he devotes his time to activism and the causes he works for.
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