Brad Paisley Signs On to Judge ABC's RISING STAR Reality Series

Brad Paisley Signs On to Judge ABC's RISING STAR Reality Series

Deadline reports that country music star Brad Paisley will serve as a judge on ABC's upcoming reality series RISING STAR.

Paisley has hosted the network's Country Music Awards along with Carrie Underwood for the past six years. The remaining two judges for the singing competition are expected to be announced shortly.

Rising Star will premiere on Sunday, June 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT. ABC's new reality series "Rising Star" completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as--for the first time ever--the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they audition in live performances.

During the performances, viewers vote via an App in real time to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on, and the performer can see how the voting is going during the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

"Rising Star" is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). Keshet DCP was formed to Leverage Keshet's globally successful unscripted business with DC Media's expansive U.S. infrastructure and production expertise. The singing competition for ABC will mark the company's first foray into the market since its formation in October. Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Nicolle Yaron ("The Voice") are executive producing.