Nashville Star

  1. Simon Fuller's New Show Heads To Hulu

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Full preview: Simon Fuller 's new talent show, "If I Can Dream," will premiere online at Hulu on March 2. The show, created by Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, is Hulu's first original series. There will also be a live ...

  2. Country Singer John Rich Charged With Assault

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country star John Rich has been charged with assault and harassment in an ongoing dispute with a former "Nashville Star" contestant. Rich says in a statement that he turned himself in to Nashville police to face the charges filed by Jare ...

  3. Gershon Exits Warner Bros.

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Warner Bros. VP of A&R Tracy Gershon has exited the label she joined in 2005. An industry veteran, Gershon has worked as an artist manager, song-plugger and talent booker, among other things. She joined Warner Bros. from what w ...

  4. 'Nashville Star' Crowns New Champion

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson was crowned during the show's finale, which aired last night (Aug. 4). The show, which made its NBC debut this summer after five se ...

  5. CMT To Air NBC's 'Nashville Star'

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CMT has entered into an agreement with NBC to re-broadcast episodes of the upcoming season of "Nashville Star," the music reality show series that moves from USA Network to NBC. Season six of the show kicks off on Monday, June 9 on NBC. ...

  6. Jewel, Steele Added To 'Nashville Star'

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele and singer/songwriter Jewel will join John Rich as judges on NBC's "Nashville Star" when the talent show debuts June 9. Jewel co-hosted the show last year with Cowboy Troy. Rich produced Jewel's co ...

  7. Stevens Signs With Robbins Nashville

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Nashville Star" finalist Joshua Stevens has signed an exclusive recording contract with Robbins Nashville. The Iowa native is currently a staff writer at Full Circle Music Publishing and his songs have been recorded by Danielle Peck and ...

  8. Rich Joins 'Nashville Star'

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country star John Rich, one half of duo Big & Rich, will serve as a judge/mentor for season six of the reality show "Nashville Star," which will begin airing June 9 on NBC. The show's first five seasons aired on USA Network. Ric ...

  9. Billy Ray Cyrus To Host 'Nashville Star'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus will host the reality show "Nashville Star" when the series, which aired on USA Network for five years, moves to NBC this summer. Previous hosts have included Jewel, LeAnn Rimes and Nancy O'Dell. As previously report ...

  10. 'Nashville Star' Finds New Home On NBC

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Nashville Star," the country talent show that helped launch the careers of Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Buddy Jewel and Lance Miller, will move from USA Network, where it has aired for the last five seasons, to NBC this summer. The s ...

  11. Miller Exits Warner Bros. Nashville

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST New artist Lance Miller has asked for his release from Warner Bros. Nashville. "I realize how troubled they are as a record company and they will have many careers to deal with, but I just have one," Miller said in a statement. "I a ...

  12. Hacker Takes 'Nashville Star' Crown

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Angela Hacker, from the musical hotbed of Muscle Shoals, Ala., beat out her brother Zac and another finalist David St. Romain, from Baton Rouge, La., to win the fifth season of "Nashville Star" last night (March 1) in Nashville. With her ...

  13. Jewel To Join Nashville Star

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The show is set to return January 11. Jewel will join the fifth season of USA Network’s country talent search show, Nashville Star, as co-host. Jewel, who replaces Wynonna Judd, will share hosting duties with country artist Cowboy Troy. The show i ...

  14. 'Idol' Finalist Signs Deal With Sony BMG Imprint

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol" finalist, has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Nashville-based BNA Records, an imprint of Sony BMG Nashville. Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol& ...

  15. Young Wins 'Nashville Star' Series

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Young is the newest "Nashville Star," winning the fourth season of the USA Networks country talent series of that name last night (May 2). Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitar ...

  16. 'Nashville Star' Launches Download Service

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offers a 'points' program and discounts to users. USA Network has tapped PassAlong Networks to power a digital download service for its American Idol-like country music television series Nashville Star. The service, which went live March ...

  17. Chevy Sponsoring New 'Nashville Star' Season

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vehicle integration prevalent through series. Beginning with tonight's (March 14) season four premier of USA Network's "Nashville Star," expect to see Chevy, the show's major sponsor, sharing the spotlight with hosts Wynon ...

  18. 'Nashville Star' Gets New Recording Partner

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA to release fourth season winner. USA Network's televised country talent search "Nashville Star" has signed with RCA Label Group to release an album on the winner of the show's fourth season. The eventual champ will record f ...

  19. Nashville Stars Ready To Hit The Road

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashville Star Tour which features the winner and top three finalists from the talent search series on USA Networks. The tour opens June 17 in Fargo, N.D., and More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashv ...

  20. Erika Jo Named Third 'Nashville Star'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, was named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" last night (April 26) during a live broadcast from Nashville. Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior ...

  21. Sony Nashville's Gershon Heads To Warner Bros.

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive Tracy Gershon is leaving Sony Music Nashville, where she serves as senior director of A&R and artist development, to join Warner Bros.' Nashville division as VP o Veteran Nashville music executive Tra ...

  22. Yahoo! To Boost 'Nashville Star'

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viewers will vote for contestants online. Yahoo! Music and USA Network have teamed up to promote the third season of the USA talent series "Nashville Star." Yahoo! is hosting an exclusive "Nashville Star" site (nashvillestar.ya ...

  23. Bret Michaels Joins 'Nashville Star'

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST USA Networks will announce today (Jan. 13) that Poison frontman Bret Michaels has signed on as a judge for the third season of the country music reality series "Nashville Star." USA Networks will announce today (Jan. 13) that Poison fron ...

  24. Uni South Signs On For 'Nashville Star'

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal South Records has signed on as the partner for the third season of USA Networks' country music reality series "Nashville Star." The label will provide a recording contract to the winner. Universal South Records has signed ...

  25. LeAnn Rimes To Host 'Nashville Star'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New season set for early 2005. LeAnn Rimes has been tapped to host the third season of the USA Networks talent competition series "Nashville Star." She replaces "Access Hollywood" anchor Nancy O'Dell, who hosted the first ...

  26. Universal South Signs Canyon

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First album due in the fall. Nashville-based Universal South Records has signed Canadian singer/songwriter George Canyon. Canyon -- who was the first runner up on the second season of the USA Networks series "Nashville Star" -- will rele ...

  27. Nashville Scene

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brad Cotter uses his win on this season's "Nashville Star" talent contest as a platform to speak out on behalf of the hundreds of unsigned artists languishing in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column Brad Cotter uses his win o ...

  28. On The Road

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency's "Nashville Star" tour will feature the four finalists from the popular USA Network TV show. Read Ray Waddell's column. The William Morris Agency's "Nashville Star" tour will feature th ...

  29. 'Nashville Star' Outlines Tour

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first "Nashville Star" tour, featuring winner Brad Cotter and the three finalists from the popular USA Network television show, begins June 18 at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio. The tour i The first "Nashville Star" ...