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'Sweet Home Alabama': Meet the Contestants



Premiering Thursday, July 14, the new CMT reality dating show features 10 city slickers and 10 country guys competing for the affections of Devin Grissom, a student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.



"Sweet Home Alabama" contestants
Sweet Home Alabama contestantsJune 22, 2011

Devin Grissom in "Sweet Home Alabama"
Devin Grissom in "Sweet Home Alabama"
Collin Varallo in "Sweet Home Alabama"
Collin Varallo in "Sweet Home Alabama"
NASHVILLE — Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, a beautiful southern girl from Alabama, in the newCMT series, "Sweet Home Alabama" premiering Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. In order to win her heart, the guys from across the country compete in challenges to win time with this modern day southern belle. In each one-hour episode set in the charming city of Fairhope, Alabama, Devin says goodbye to more of her suitors in the hopes of finding her true love and someone her family approves.

Devin Grissom is a student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Raised in Cordova, Tennessee, Devin considers herself a southern belle who values and respects the traditions of the south. A huge sports fan, Devin spends her Saturdays in the fall watching SEC football games and hopes to pursue a public relations career in professional sports. Devin's parents were high school sweethearts, still married for 34 years, and she aspires to have a relationship like theirs and settle down at a young age.

The "Sweet Home Alabama" contestants are:

Adam Moyer - Horse trainer from Franklin, Tenn.
Beau McKinney - U.S. Marine veteran from Birmingham, Ala.
Brian Wilson - Music manager from Los Angeles, Calif.
Britton McPherson - Vintage home restoration carpenter from Mobile, Ala.
Cody Harris - Rodeo professional from Robertsdale, Ala.
Cody Lynn Johnson - Tobacco farmer from Kingsport, Tenn.
Collin Varallo - Landscape company owner from Birmingham, Ala.
David Weeks - Student and coach from Long Island, New York
Jason Maxim - Brand manager, entrepreneur and stuntman from Hollywood, Calif.
Jeff Miranda - Singer/musician and DJ from Newark, New Jersey
• Joey Huskins - Licensed broker from Phoenix, Ariz.
• Kash Keifer - Football player/punter from Bridgeport, West Virginia
Mark Marchant - Financial advisor from Hollywood, Calif.
Matt Crofton - EMT from San Diego, Calif.
Michael Chadwick - Real estate agent from New York, New York
Michael Dean - Personal trainer from Las Vegas, Nevada
Mike Short Jr. - Singer/songwriter from Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Pete Westwood - Music label talent manager from Brooklyn, New York
Tribble Reese - Bartender from Birmingham, Alabama
Tripp Davis - CPA from Jackson, Miss.

The eight episode series, "Sweet Home Alabama," is produced by Glassman Media ("Three Wishes") with executive producers Andrew Glassman, Grant Julian and Carrie Franklin. Claire McCabe and Jayson Dinsmore are executive producers for CMT.
 
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