Blake Shelton was made for this. The legendary "The Voice" judge knows a thing or two about country music and music competitions - so that dovetails nicely into his role as executive producer of a new documentary on 80's and 90's country stars Sawyer Brown.

For those that don't know, Sawyer Brown first came to national attention when they won the 1983 season of "Star Search" - the precursor to televised singing competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol." They went on to a huge career in country music in the 80's and 90's, putting out such chart-topping hits as "Some Girls Do," "Thank God For You" and "Step That Step." The documentary centers on their impressive career in the face of the country music industry's wary approach to a band getting their start on a prime time talent competition. 

For his part, Shelton grew up a fan of the group, stating many times that Sawyer Brown was his first-ever concert and their "The Race Is On" was one of his very first music purchases. The movie, which will debut October 1 at the Nashville Film Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, features interviews with Shelton, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley and Mac McAnally, among others. Source: Billboard


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