Nigel Lythgoe Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe is going country: The prolific producer and his son, Simon, will launch the country-singing competition series CMT's Next Superstar in April.

"We're looking for more than just a singer, we want the complete creative, talented package — performer, personality and writer," Lythgoe said. "We want the next country superstar."

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