Movie, TV star and recording artist John Corbett was a natural pick to be the new spokesperson for GAC Living Country, the network’s branding campaign. The West Virginia native has a deep appreciation for his small town upbringing and when he’s not on tour or on location, can be found on his California horse ranch.
Movie, television star, musician John Corbett is the 'GAC LIVING COUNTRY' brand spokesperson (Photo: Business Wire)Corbett will be seen on GAC in a series of spots promoting the cable network’s commitment to programming that supports the country lifestyle. Current GAC hit programming includes the Farm Kings and Kimberly’s Simply Southern series as well as the weekly entertainment news show, Headline Country. Corbett will release his second album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind, February 5, 2013. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Gary Paczosa and star songwriter and guitarist Jon Randall Stewart, the album is the follow-up to Corbett’s self-titled 2006 release which went to No. 42 on the Billboard Country Chart. He’s perhaps best known for starring roles in the hit series Northern Exposure and Sex in the City as well as My Big Fat Greek Wedding on the big screen. “We were looking for a brand spokesperson that lives and can speak to the country lifestyle and has national appeal,” said Sarah Trahern, SVP/GM, GAC. “That’s John Corbett.” The campaign was created by Denver-based Impossible. About Great American Country (GAC) Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 62 million households and online at http://www.GACTV.com. GAC is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI). If you are a member of the media, please log on to the Scripps Networks Online Media Center ( http://newsroom.scrippsnetworks.com ) for the latest brand news, useful photos and graphics, detailed programming information, contacts and current research.