Veteran artist Wynonna and "hick-hop" country rapper Cowboy Troy have signed on to co-host the USA Network talent search series "Nashville Star."

Veteran artist Wynonna and "hick-hop" country rapper Cowboy Troy have signed on to co-host the USA Network talent search series "Nashville Star." The show's fourth season is slated to premiere March 7 on the cable network.

"She's a legitimate icon in both the country world and our popular culture," USA's Executive VP of original programming says of Wynonna. "By pairing Wynonna with someone as artistically groundbreaking as the MusikMafia's Cowboy Troy, we’re truly taking the franchise to the next level."

The pair follow in the footsteps of LeAnn Rimes, who hosted this year's third season, which saw Erika Jo emerge as the winner. Released in July, her self-titled debut Universal South album, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 27 on The Billboard 200.

Singer/songwriter Phil Vassar and music/movie executive Anastasia Brown will return anchor the judging panel again this season, with a celebrity judge joining in each week.

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