Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Wynonna Judd Tells ‘Nashville Stars’ Singers: Worry More About Lawyers Than Lyrics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Wynonna Judd is one of the cohosts for the new season of Nashville Star, but she sees her role as being a mentor as much as a master of ceremonies.

The series is an American Idol-like competition for country singers, and Wynonna says she wants the contestants to be prepared as much as possible for their career by the time the season is over.

Although the singers must write their own songs, Wynonna says her advice is less about songwriting and more along the lines of “Get a good lawyer.”

As she puts it, “I tell ’em, ‘Never let [record company execs] tell you who you are’ and to hold on to their authenticity.”

The new season begins March 14 on the USA network and at least one person is taking Wynonna’s advice to heart: Her co-host, black country “hick-hop” singer Cowboy Troy, who says he knows where she’s coming from because, in his words, “I was branded a sell-out before I even sold a ticket.”

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