About The Series
The sixth season of Nashville Star will premiere on NBC June 9 (9-11 p.m. ET). The second episode will be 90-minutes, and all remaining episodes will be one hour each week. This year, the longest-running cable reality competition series moves into the spotlight on NBC. With a bigger stage to play, the expectations become higher and the competition tougher as each contestant will turn to the celebrity panel that will not only judge them during the live shows but will also provide a unique mentoring aspect to the series. Host Billy Ray Cyrus (Hannah Montana) will join country music star, singer-songwriter and acclaimed producer John Rich and multi-platinum singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee Jewel, along with acclaimed industry heavy weight and 2006 BMI songwriter of the year Jeffrey Steele to bring their unique insights and experience to the show and its contestants. The competition opens the doors for talent 16 years of age and older and welcomes not only solo artists to the stage but also duos and trios who can compete as talented singers, songwriters and musicians. The winner or winners of this year's competition will receive a major recording contract with Warner Bros. Nashville and the performance of a lifetime when they take to the world's stage at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Nashville Star is created by Reveille and produced by 495 Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's The Office), Howard T. Owens (American Gladiators), Mark Koops (The Biggest Loser) and Sallyann Salsano (Design Star, A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila) serve as executive producers. Jon Small (Garth Brooks Live in LA) is a producer.