Reality Show Filmed in Downtown Franklin Thursday


Today, August 16 from 4p-6p, film crews will be in downtown Franklin to shoot a segment for the reality show Real Country a new country music showcase series featuring Shania Twain, Jake Owen, and Travis Tritt.

Premiering in October on USA, the eight-part Real Country is currently in production in Nashville and is produced by Wilshire Studios, with Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers, and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce.

In each hour-long episode, Twain and Owen hand-select emerging solo artists, duos, and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs, and themes of specific country genres. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts.

Before you head downtown Franklin thinking you will spot Shania, Jake or Travis, the filming is just for background shots. But who knows, maybe that means a local artist is on the show. We will be watching to find out.