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"Nashville Star" - Season 6 Premiere - June 9, 2008
USA's "American Idol"-style talent competition moves over to big sister network NBC for its sixth season.
New host Billy Ray Cyrus informs us that the search for the next music superstar starts now.
We get shots of crazed auditioners and meet the judges: folk-pop gone country star Jewel, songwriter Jeffrey Steele, producer John Rich of Big and Rich (and producer of Jewel's new country album "Perfectly Clear.")
Credits- a zippy sequence that flies over an animated crowd - including waving flags and cowboy hats- up to a stage where a lone man is playing for the masses. (Hmm, no female counterpart?)
Billy Ray tells us that the top 50 will go to the top 12 and that Taylor Swift will be performing.
Auditions: We get shots of crowds in Pittsburg (sic), Denver, Charlotte, Austin, Tallahassee, Houston, Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Contestants line dance, cry, sing together, cry, barbecue, and cry. ...