More Than the Music, Heartland’s first original series, is set to premiere tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 p.m. Central; 9:00 p.m. Mountain; 8:00 p.m. Pacific) with its first episode featuring guests Colin Hay and John Paul White. The series’ host, Stacy Newman, caught up with both Hay and White recently at Americana Fest in Nashville, Tennessee.

“It was an absolute treat to sit down with Colin Hay and John Paul White at Americana Fest – both are talented, fascinating songwriters that I had a lot of fun talking to, and I can’t wait for everyone to watch,” said Newman.

More Than the Music takes viewers everywhere from Heartland’s own studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to recording studios in Nashville, to popular venues and music festivals across the country.  Along the way, the series will feature the musicians who inspire us – both those at the pinnacle of success and those still making their way to the top. More Than the Music combines everything – intimate artist interviews, live performances and some of the artists’ best music videos.  More Than the Music will air weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. The series will also air on Heartland’s Roku Channel live on Tuesdays and Sundays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and will become available as an on demand offering the following week.

Heartland has also announced the guest lineup for the first ten episodes.

Jan. 9 & 14 – Colin Hay; John Paul White
Jan. 16 & 21 – Marc Broussard;  Lillie Mae
Jan. 23 & 28 – Naomi Judd (Hour-long special)
Jan. 30 & Feb. 4 – Korby Lenker; Cereus Bright
Feb. 6 & 11 – Kevin Costner & Modern West (Part 1)
Feb. 13 & 18 – Kevin Costner & Modern West (Part 2)
Feb. 20 & 25 – Elizabeth Cook; Lauren Cortese
Feb. 27 & Mar. 4 – Scotty McCreery;  Nicole Atkins
Mar. 6 & 11 – James Otto; Sammy Kershaw; Collin Raye
Mar. 13 & 18 – Charley Pride

Heartland, currently reaching more than 26 million TV homes, features programming comprised of syndicated and first run shows along with digitally restored content pulled from the vaults of Music Row, creating a country music and lifestyle experience that brings delight to lovers of every generation and genre.  The program lineup includes WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody, Reflections with host Keith Bilbrey, Songs and Stories with John Berry, Positively Paula starring Paula Deen, Bluegrass Ridge, Country Standard Time, Music City Tonight, Texas Music Scene, Gaither Gospel Hour, Larry’s Country Diner, Country’s Family Reunion and several popular video blocks. The network also recently launched its own Roku® channel.