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Nashville Musicians Take Over Reality TV

Country musicians are performers, judges and contestants on America's most popular reality television shows.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean

Brad Paisley
“American Saturday Night” tour with Miranda Lambert (2010)
5 time CMA co-host with Carrie Underwood (2007- present)
Blake Shelton
Nashville Star Judge (2007)
“Hillbilly Bone” duet with Trace Adkins (2010)
Married to Miranda Lambert (2011)
“All About Tonight” tour with Chris Young (2011)
The Voice Judge (2011- present)
Miranda Lambert
Placed 3rd place on Nashville Star (2003)
“American Saturday Night” tour with Brad Paisley (2010)
Married to Blake Shelton (2011)
Chris Young
Winner of Nashville Star, Season 4 (2006)
“All About Tonight” tour with Blake Shelton (2011)
Trace Adkins
Celebrity Apprentice (2008)
“Hillbilly Bone” duet with Blake Shelton (2010)
John Rich
Nashville Star Judge with Billy Rae Cyrus (2008)
Interview with Nicolle Galyon for Nashville Lifestyles (2011)
Celebrity Apprentice Winner (2011)
Billy Rae Cyrus
Opened for Reba McEntire (1990)
Judge on Nashville Star with John Rich (2008)
Reba McEntire
“Because of You” duet with Kelly Clarkson on CMA’s (2007)
Kelly Clarkson
Winner of American Idol (2002)
“Because of You” duet with Reba McEntire on CMA’s (2007)
Judge on Duets with Jennifer Nettles (2012)
“Does he love you” Duet with Martina McBride on CMA’s Giants Honor Reba (2006)
Guest mentor on The Voice (2012)
Jennifer Nettles
“Who says you can’t go home” duet with Bon Jovi (2005)
CMA’s A Country Christmas (2011)
Judge on Duets with Kelly Clarkson (2012)
Bon Jovi
“Who says you can’t go home” duet with Jennifer Nettles (2005)
Martina McBride
CMA’s A Country Christmas (2011)
“I Still Miss Someone” duet with Dolly Parton (2004)
“Does he love you” Duet with Kelly Clarkson on CMA’s Giants Honor Reba (2006)
Judge/Artist Development Team on Opening Act (2012)
Dolly Parton “I Still Miss Someone” duet with Martina McBride (2004)
Guest Mentor on American Idol (2008)
Mandisa Hundley
American Idol finalist, Season 5
Carrie Underwood
Winner of American Idol (2005)
“Love, Pain, and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride” tour with Keith Urban (2008)
5 time CMA co-host with Brad Paisley (2007- present)
Keith Urban
“Love, Pain, and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride” tour with Carrie Underwood (2008)
American Idol Judge (2012-present)
Colton Dixon
American Idol finalist, Season 11
Scotty McCreery
Winner of American Idol (2011)
CMA’s A Country Christmas (2011)
Performed with Tim McGraw on American Idol (2011)
Tim McGraw
Performed with Scotty McCreery on American Idol (2011)
Wrote “My Next Thirty Years” with Phil Vassar (2000)
Phil Vassar
Wrote “My Next Thirty Years” with Tim McGraw (2000)
Nashville Star Judge (2005- 2006)
Nashville Star judges
Billy Ray Cyrus, Jewel, John Rich, Jeffrey Steele
Nicolle Galyon
Interviewed John Rich for Nashville Lifestyles (2011)
The Voice Contestant, Season 2 (2012)
Ben Folds
The Sing Off judge (2009-present)
Street Corner Symphony
The Sing Off, Season 2
Street Corner Symphony Members: Jeremy, Jonathan, and Richie Lister, Adam Chance, John Martin, and Mark McLemore
The Collective
Formed by Street Corner Symphony’s Jeremy Lister for The Sing Off, Season 3
The Collective Members: Ruby Amanfu, Sam Brooker, Daniel Ellsworth, Isaac Hayden, David Jennings, Kaleb Jones, Perrin Lamb, Rachael Lampa and Jonathan Lister.






In this town, it’s all about who you know. And nowhere has this theme played out more dramatically than on the stages of our favorite reality and competition television shows. Ever since Carrie Underwood belted her way to first place on American Idol, we’ve watched Nashville’s brightest up-and-comers and top talents sweep across every stage from The Voice to Nashville Star. Wondering how all these folks are connected? So were we, which is why we pulled together this visual guide to our city’s most beloved and burgeoning musical and television talent.

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