Everyone ready for Gone Country 3? The series will be back this year, kicking off on Jan. 24, with a one hour premier (8-9 p.m. EST). Each episode to follow will be half-hour, and the show will end on March 7, with a one-hour finale.
And who do we get to see going country this year? First off, you have George Clinton, he’s a “funk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer”. And then Tara Conner – a former Miss USA. She’s the one who had some trouble with drugs and alcohol, but Donald Trump (pageant owner) forgave her,and didn’t make her give up her crown.
They’ve got Micky Dolenz trying his hand at country music – Micky was a Monkey (that would be a member of the Monkeys singing group .. I think they were Monkees) back in the 60s. Taylor Dayne, an actress and singer will be part of the group. Sheila E. will be coming on board. She’s a drummer and entertainer.
I think I saw her drumming for Prince once, but I can’t for the life of me remember why I was seeing Price do anything. Richard Grieco will be there, he’s an actor. And rounding out this year’s cast will be season one American Idol runner-up, Justin Guarini.
The show will again be hosted by John Rich, and I’m sure we’ll get to hear him telling everyone how important this is for their “career”, and how they have to take it seriously, because they’re going to get this huge record deal if they win. Sometimes I think John is a little hard on the contestants. Because if their huge record deal is anything like the one Julio Iglesias Jr. won the first year, and Sebastian Bach got the second year … I mean this is huge. (Have any of you ever heard the country album those first two winners are supposed to have recorded?).
But the show is entertaining, and I do watch – although I can’t say I see every episode. I do know that I for one want that ring that the winner gets – cause it says “Country” .. and that’s me!
I’m sure the show is already being filmed. Because the first episode always shows the group meeting for the first time – and they’re always surprised to see who else is going to be on the show with them. So, I’m sure they’re filming already – I mean… if I already know who is on it, I’m sure they know too.
That will do it for now. You guys take care. I’ll talk to you tomorrow.