Country music legends Shania Twain, Little Big Town, Tanya Tucker and Martina McBride will star in Fox’s upcoming musical drama “Monarch,” which stars Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon and multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins as as country music royalty looking to defend their legacy.
The special appearances will take place throughout the first season, which is set to premiere on the channel on Sunday, September 11. It will then switch to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, September 20.
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country music‘s leading family also features Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, Joshua Sasse and Beth Ditto. The series follows extremely talented but tough country music queen Dottie Cantrell Roman (Sarandon) and her beloved husband, “Texas Truthteller” Albie Roman (Adkins), as they battle to create a country music dynasty. Even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie, and when their reign as peasant royalty is jeopardized, heiress to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman (Friel) does not will stop at nothing to safeguard his family’s legacy, while
secure his own quest for stardom.
International superstar Twain is a five-time Grammy winner and one of music’s most renowned pioneers. She was the first artist in history to release three consecutive Diamond-certified albums. The artist will release new music soon.
Multiple Grammy-nominated McBride has sold more than 23 million albums to date, including 20 Top 10 singles and six No. 1 hits. She has won more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for the singer of the Year from the Country Music Association and three wins for Best Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music. In the fall, McBride will join Wynonna Judd on “The Judds: The Final Tour.”
The Grammy, ACM, CMA, AMA, and Emmy Award-winning band Little Big Town — comprised of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook — have won more than 20 awards across the shows. The band’s 10th studio album will arrive on September 16.
In 2020, Tucker received two Grammy Awards, including one for Best Country Album. One of the most defining voices in country music for several decades, she has amassed more than 20 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts.