or


[04/24/08 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's 'Nashville Star' Rounds Out Its Panel of Judges/Mentors with Five Time Songwriter of the Year and Multi-Platinum Producer Jeffrey Steele
Steele joins the previously announced judges Jewel and John Rich as well as host Billy Ray Cyrus.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S 'NASHVILLE STAR' ROUNDS OUT ITS PANEL OF JUDGES/MENTORS WITH FIVE TIME SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AND MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER JEFFREY STEELE

Jeffrey Steele Joins Jewel, John Rich and Host Billy Ray Cyrus

"Nashville Star" Premieres on Monday, June 9 from 9:30 -11 p.m. (ET)

BURBANK - April 24, 2008 - "Nashville Star" has tapped award winning songwriter and hit-making producer Jeffrey Steele to round out the panel of celebrity judges/mentors when the series premieres on NBC Monday, June 9 (9:30-11 p.m. ET). If you listen to the radio you've heard one of his songs, in fact Broadcast Music, Inc's (BMI) recently awarded the veteran songwriter for over 30 million airplay for is hit songs recorded by artists such as Montgomery Gentry, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, VanZant and many other top names in music.

Steele joins the previously announced expertise of multi-platinum singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee Jewel and multi-award winning singer, songwriter and producer and one half of the country duo Big & Rich, John Rich. Topping off the show's credits is the "Nashville Star" host, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus.

The newest member to the accredited group, Steele, is a hit songwriter and producer with accolades of his own including two time BMI Songwriter of the Year and Nashville Songwriters Association International's (NSAI) writer of the year for three consecutive years. His country and adult contemporary number one song "What Hurts the Most," recorded by Rascal Flatts, was nominated for a Grammy for the best country song and also received a BMI pop award and was the BMI song of the year in 2007.

Steele is also credited for producing Montgomery Gentry's album "My Town" and "Some People Change" and most recently the Keith Anderson and John Waite projects. He's also hit the road performing with such artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. His publishing company 3 Ring Circus Music has also churned out the hits including "My Wish," "Brand New Girlfriend," "Help Somebody" and "Everytime I Hear Your Name," "Everyday You Saved My Life."

The sixth season of "Nashville Star," hosted by singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"), will premiere on NBC Monday, June 9 (9:30-11 p.m. ET) followed by 90-minute live episodes each week. This year the longest running cable reality competition series moves into the spotlight on NBC and with a bigger stage to play the expectations become higher and the competition tougher as each contestant will turn to the celebrity panel that will not only act as judges during the live shows, but will also provide a unique mentoring aspect to the series.

Country music star, singer-songwriter and acclaimed producer John Rich and Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee Jewel along with acclaimed industry heavy weight Jeffery Steele bring their unique expertise and experience to the celebrity panel. The competition opens the doors for talent 16 years-of-age and older and welcomes not only solo artists to the stage, but also duos and trios. The winner or winners of this year's competition will receive a major recording contract with Warner Bros. Nashville and the performance of a lifetime when they take to the world's stage at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

The first five seasons of the series have launched the careers of promising artists including Chris Young, Buddy Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Lance Miller and Angela and Zac Hacker -- the siblings who made it a family affair by coming in first and second, respectively, last season.

"Nashville Star" is created by Reveille and produced by 495 Productions. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens ("American Gladiators"), Mark Koops ("The Biggest Loser") and Sally Ann Salsano ("Design Star," "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila") serve as executive producers.





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE, A (MTV)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)











[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Delivers Growth Across Key Demos in Third Quarter
OWN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:47 AM]
New Seasons of Hit Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" to Return Sunday, January 11th
Emmy-nominees William H. Macy, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc are back with their respective series.

[10/01/14 - 09:46 AM]
Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Viewership Gains in Third Quarter
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:29 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Retains 95% of Its Premiere in Viewers and 92% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 09:15 AM]
Travel Channel's "Booze Traveler" Sends Host Jack Maxwell on the Ultimate Spirit'ual Journey
The series follows Jack Maxwell as he sets out across the globe to find the world's most interesting beverages and the people who drink them.

[10/01/14 - 08:58 AM]
Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPCOM 2014
This new block of television programming includes original series concepts developed by Electus and its creative partners, as well as successful third party series that Electus has acquired for international distribution.

[10/01/14 - 08:50 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Jason Aldean's New Album, "Old Boots, New Dirt" Beginning Today a Week Before Official Release
Aldean joins the ranks of such top country artists as Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton who have partnered exclusively with CMT First to deliver new music to their passionate fan bases.

[10/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks by a 59% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 08:46 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "Shark Tank" Solidifies Its Rank as Friday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49 with Its Strongest-Ever Season Premiere
ABC further spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[10/01/14 - 08:36 AM]
Bravo Media Spices Up Fall with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Fashion Queens" Returning Sunday, November 9 at 8PM and 11:30PM ET/PT
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks are back this season, and joined by media maven Claudia Jordan.

[10/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
ESPN2's 2015 Big Monday Women's Hoops Series Showcases Top Teams
Seven of the top eight teams in the espnW preseason top 25 poll will participate in the nine Big Monday games and 17-of-18 teams on the schedule are ranked the early-season poll.

[10/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBCSN Primetime & Total Day Viewership Increase for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
NBCSN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Win Streak for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise once again replicates its week ago numbers among adults 18-49.