My Kind of Country (2023 TV series)

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My Kind of Country
GenreInteractive reality game show
Created byReese Witherspoon
Kacey Musgraves
Directed bySam Wrench
JudgesMickey Guyton
Jimmie Allen
Orville Peck
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersReese Witherspoon
Sara Rea
Lauren Neustadter
Kacey Musgraves
Jason Owen
Izzie Pick Ibarra
Production locationsNashville, Tennessee
Production companyHello Sunshine
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

My Kind of Country is an American country music competition television series that features international competitors.[1] It is created by Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves.[2] My Kind of Country aired on Apple TV+ on March 24, 2023.[3]

The show is judged by country musicians Mickey Guyton,[4] Jimmie Allen,[5] and Orville Peck.[6] The judges each choose four country artists from around the world to join their team, guide their teams of selected artists through various showcases and workshops, and make decisions as to which musicians advance to the next round, and which are eliminated.[7]

Micaela Kleinsmith from Cape Town, South Africa, is the first winner of My Kind of Country. As her prize, Kleinsmith received $100,000 and extensive advertisement from Apple Music.[8]


Season 1[edit]

Name Coach Origin Songs performed Result Source
Micaela Kleinsmith Orville Peck Cape Town, South Africa Need You Now” – Lady A
Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye
“Good Kisser” – Lake Street Dive
“Butterfly” – Micaela Kleinsmith
Winner [9]
Chuck Adams Mickey Guyton Nashville, Tennessee Golden” – Harry Styles
The Weight” – The Band
Colder Weather” – Zac Brown Band
“Take Me As I Am” – Chuck Adams
Finalist [10]
Dhruv Visvanath Jimmie Allen New Delhi, India Neon Moon” – Brooks & Dunn,
“Write” – Dhruv
Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
Finalist [11]
Ale Aguirre Jimmie Allen Chihuahua, Mexico “Neon Moon” – Brooks & Dunn
Stitches” – Shawn Mendes
“Distancia” – Ale Aguirre
Finalist [12]
Wandile Mickey Guyton Johannesburg, South Africa Just the Two of Us” – Bill Withers
Circles” – Post Malone
“Our Lives Matter” – Wandile
So High” – John Legend
Eliminated episode 7 [13]
The Betsies Mickey Guyton Cape Town, South Africa “Keep Your Heart Young” – Brandi Carlile
“The Weight” – The Band
“Drinking Your Kind” – The Betsies
Eliminated episode 6 [14]
Congo Cowboys Orville Peck Cape Town, South Africa Jolene” – Dolly Parton
Youngblood” – 5 Seconds of Summer
Eliminated episode 6 [15]
Justin Serrao Jimmie Allen Johannesburg, South Africa Wild World” – Cat Stevens
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye
Eliminated episode 5 [16]
Camille Parker Jimmie Allen Durham, North Carolina Space Cowboy” – Kacey Musgraves
“Youngblood” – 5 Seconds of Summer
Eliminated episode 5 [17]
Alisha Pais Orville Peck Goa, India Glitter in the Air” – P!nk
“Circles” – Post Malone
Eliminated episode 5 [18]
Ismay Hellman Orville Peck Petaluma, California Linger” – The Cranberries Eliminated episode 3 [19]
Ashlie Amber Mickey Guyton Nashville, Tennessee Crazy For You” – Madonna Eliminated episode 2 [20]


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  11. ^ "Ear and there: One Indian musician's journey from desi to country". Hindustan Times. 2023-04-15. Retrieved 2023-07-15.
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