Jennifer Nettles to Judge New Show ‘American Supergroup’
Jennifer Nettles is headed back to television. The singer has been announced as one of several judges on a new music competition series called American Supergroup.
Nettles joins fellow judges Aloe Blacc, Elle King, and Chicago's Jason Scheff on the show. American Supergroup will premiere on the Pop network on Oct. 11; MTV Live on Oct. 13 and MTV Classic on Oct 14. iHeartMedia 104.3MYFM's Dave Styles is the show's host.
According to a press release, American Supergroup is a "music competition program showcasing the creation and evolution of the best new band in the country." Music experts will help compile 25 finalists to form five groups of five members each — best guitarist, best drummer, best bass player, best keyboards, and best vocalist. The group will then decide on their genre of music and audiences will be able to interact with and vote for each band via social media.
American Supergroup is filmed in Nashville, Tenn. at Skyways Studios. Eight weekly one-hour episodes will be broadcast, with a 90-minute finale to air on Dec. 6.
"American Supergroup is excited to announce a stellar panel of judges. Aloe, Elle, Jennifer and Jason are four brilliant singer-songwriters that bring tremendous expertise to the table," executive producer Barry Josephson says in a press release. "Audiences will connect with the elite group of gifted musicians who will be mentored by our team of judges and celebrity guests."
Auditions for the show have taken place over the past several months in Nashville.
"We are thrilled to be airing on Pop with runs on MTV Live and MTV Classic," Josephson adds. "These networks are perfect fits for our ground-breaking music competition show. Audiences are sure to be drawn to the great musical experiences that will be featured and we look forward to taking everyone on the journey to find the next American Supergroup."
Nettles has a new Christmas album, To Celebrate Christmas, out on Oct. 28.
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