Bobby Brown, <EM>Gone Country</EM> Bobby Brown, Gone Country

B-list celebs never die. They're just put out to pasture — on shows like CMT's new guilty pleasure reality series Gone Country (8 pm/ET). Hosted by John Rich, half of country duo Big and Rich, the idea is to give seven performers a crash course in living the rural life and, for one, the chance to become a successful hat act. Tonight's hour-long opener assembles the oddball assortment of singers in a Nashville mansion and assigns them their primary task — writing a song, which they'll perform in the finale. We weigh in on their country cred.

Bobby Brown
With all the heartbreak suffered by the onetime Mr. Whitney Houston, Brown just may have the quintessential country song inside him, aching to get out.

Dee Snider
The front man for '80s metal band Twisted Sister is used to going against the grain, so he could reinvent nicely as an "outlaw country" singer.

Diana DeGarmo
If Carrie Underwood can go country, why can't this 2004 American Idol finalist, who released a record of pop rock that same year?

If the man behind 2000's "Thong Song" successfully went country, he'd have the perfect Western name: the Sisqó Kid.

Julio Iglesias Jr.
Like father, like son? Junior's famous dad had a crossover hit with no less than Willie Nelson on 1984's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before."

Maureen McCormick
Having released a country-flavored album back in 1995, the always upbeat Marcia Brady may already be in touch with her inner cowgirl.

Carnie Wilson
As a member of vocal trio Wilson Phillips, she was an expert harmonizer, which is sure to help in her transition from pop singer to Dixie chick.

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