The makers of NBC’s Songland heard the sweetest song from the network recently: ‘You’re renewed.’ According to Deadline, the hit show has been renewed for a second season after it’s breakout debut.
Songland gives viewers an inside look at the songwriting process. In each episode, one winner is chosen to have their song recorded by a chart-topping recording artist that will go out to fans worldwide. Each of the rising songwriters is mentored by a panel of songwriting and producing experts: Shane McAnally, Ryan Tedder and Ester Dean.
“This has been the most unexpected, yet unbelievable, chapter of my career…and I am so excited that we get to do it again,” McAnally wrote on Instagram in response to the renewal. Added Dean, “I’m so excited and grateful!!!”
In its first season, artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Leona Lewis and more took part in the stand-out show. Deadline reports that six songs featured across the inaugural season also topped the iTunes music chart: Jonas Brothers “Greenlight,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Better Luck Next Time,” Black Eyed Peas’ “Be Nice,” Macklemore ft. IRO’s “Shadow,” Leona Lewis, Cali y El Dandee and Juan Magán’s “Solo Quero (Somebody to Love)” and John Legend’s “We Need Love.”