ABC Announces Musical Spin-Off Of ‘The Bachelor’

This is going to be interesting. ABC just announced a musical spin-off of its popular The Bachelor franchise and it’s…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 8, 2020

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Jed Wyatt, Hannah Brown; ABC/Mark Bourdillon

This is going to be interesting. ABC just announced a musical spin-off of its popular The Bachelor franchise and it’s going to debut in April.

Dubbed The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart, the show will reportedly feature 20 single men and women, who are either musicians or people in the music industry, looking for love through music. They will live together, sing together and go on Bachelor-style dates that are themed around music.

According to Deadline, after the couples commit to each other they will be “tested through musical challenges, including live performances judged by top names in the music business.” The couples with the highest scores get to stay until only one couple is left standing.

The announcement has left many Bachelor Nation fans wondering if previous contestant Jed Wyatt, who is an aspiring country singer, will return to the small screen for The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart.

“I have so many jokes. Anything can happen. Tune in to find out,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told reporters on Wednesday at the network’s TCA presentation.

It has yet to be confirmed if longtime Bachelor host Chris Harrison will join the show or who the guest judges will be.

The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart will premiere on April 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.