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Charlie Daniels, Darius Rucker Are SEC Network ‘Stars’

Country stars join other famous faces on new documentary profiling Southeastern Conference schools

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A couple of country superstars are lined up for a documentary film featuring celebrities extolling the virtues of universities in the SEC (Southeastern Conference). The Stars Are Aligned will help kick off the new SEC Network, which is set to launch on cable systems August 14th.

Football enthusiasts Darius Rucker and Charlie Daniels are among the 14 famous faces participating in the series, representing the Universities of South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. Also featured in the film are actresses Ashley Judd and Melissa Joan Hart, former NFL star Emmitt Smith, FOX News anchor Shepard Smith and more. The stars each represent one of the 14 schools in the SEC. (See the full list of celebrities and their respective schools below.)

The SEC Network, a 24/7 sports network operated by ESPN, will air 1,000 events in its first year, including 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games and 75 baseball games.

The Stars Are Aligned, which is part of the SEC Storied series, airs August 14th at 9:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network. Another country star goes behind the lens for the Storied series, as Kenny Chesney has co-produced a documentary on NCAA legend Steve Spurrier for the network. Titled The Believer, the behind-the-scenes special about the South Carolina Gamecocks coach will air August 27th.

Darius Rucker – South Carolina
Jason Dufner –  Auburn
James Carville –  LSU
Ashley Judd – Kentucky
Shepard Smith – Ole Miss
Charlie Daniels – Tennessee
Amy Robach – Georgia
Willie Geist – Vanderbilt
Melissa Joan Hart –Alabama
Rick Perry – Texas A&M
Ralphie May – Arkansas
Emmitt Smith – Florida
Carl Edwards –  Missouri
Jonathan Papelbon – Mississippi State

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