Country star Travis Tritt has signed on as the third judge for the upcoming Real Country TV singing competition, an eight-episode series that will premiere in the fall of 2018. Tritt rounds out a trio of judges, also including Shania Twain and Jake Owen, which will sift through a competitive roster of country artists and hand-select the most promising contestants for a chance to perform in the show's grand finale and take their place as one of country music's rising stars.

Tritt says that that his near-three-decade career in country music, along with his many influences and idols in the genre, will help him spot the brightest-shining young stars and offer his honest opinion.

"I've been influenced by so many amazing country artists in my career, and the key to longevity is using those influences as inspiration to become something unique," Tritt explains in a statement. "I've never been shy about how I feel about country music, so I can't wait to join Real Country to share my experiences and thoughts. Like I always say...if you don't want my opinion, don't ask me a question."

Twain and Owen were previously named as judges on the show in April of 2018. In addition to appearing on camera, Twain will also play a role behind the scenes as an executive producer of the show, alongside Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin.  The series is set to be produced by Wilshire Studios, and will broadcast on the USA Network. Artists interested in taking part of the television series can visit or email for more info. The deadline for submissions is June 18, 2018.

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