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John Rich is set to continue as host of the series, where artists outside the country music mainstream compete for the chance to break out as a country star. The cast of Gone Country 2 consists of rock singer Sebastian Bach; pop singer Irene Cara, best known for her hits “Fame” and “Flashdance . . . What a Feeling;” American Idol finalist Mikalah Gordon; Jermaine Jackson, one of the original Jackson 5; Chris Kirkpatrick from the pop group ‘NSYNC; and actors Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young. Gone Country was the highest-rated original series in CMT history. Gone Country 2 will premiere in August.