LoCash Cowboys, Jimmy Wayne + More Cheer on John Rich for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Win
Tonight, John Rich will face off against actress Marlee Matlin for the title of the next 'Celebrity Apprentice.' For the past 11 weeks, Rich has been making his country music peers and fans proud of how he represents the format as an intelligent, sharp and hard-working business man. Thus far in the competition, Rich has raised a whopping $750,000, which he has donated to his charity of choice, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
As the world is rooting Rich on tonight during the live finale, Taste of Country has given some of your favorite stars the platform to wish the singer nothing but the best to claim victory!
LoCash Cowboys' Preston Brust -- pictured above (far right) with LoCash's Chris Lucas (far left), 'Celebrity Apprentice' competitor and rapper, Lil Jon, and John Rich -- has been a faithful follower of Rich's run on the show since the beginning. "John, I've been watching you on the 'Apprentice,' and I hope you win because you are country music, you are Nashville and you should be the next 'Celebrity Apprentice,'" Brust tell Taste of Country. "I say, 'John Rich for apprentice John Rich for president!'"
Brust's duo partner, Chris Lucas, agrees. "John Rich is a brilliant marketing genius. John should win this thing hands down!"
Jimmy Wayne knows well what it's like to fight for a good cause, as he logged 1,700-miles on foot last year on his Meet Me Halfway campaign, raising awareness and funds for at-risk teens aging out of the foster care system. Wayne has been a supporter of Rich who has fought hard and courageously for the children at St. Jude throughout his run on the show. "John, I've watched you from the sideline build your career and single-handed change the course of the music business. I'm still cheering you on. Good luck!"
Susie Brown of the JaneDear girls knows the singers work ethic better than anyone, as Rich produced the duo's debut album released earlier this year. "John is an incredible business man. He is extremely smart and very dedicated to whatever he puts his mind to. He's been a great voice for all the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and it doesn't surprise me he has done so well on the 'Apprentice' because he's in his element! Go John!"
Rich's labelmates Frankie Ballard, Ty Stone and Jason Jones, have all been on board with him since the show began in early March. "I love John Rich! He's making country music proud! I'm definitely rootin' for him to win," Ballard says. "I'm glad the rest of the world is finally seeing how frickin' awesome that dude really is!"
"John Rich has proven that he can be successful as an artist, songwriter, club owner and entrepreneur," Stone adds. "I have no doubt he'll be successful on the 'Apprentice' finale as well! Go get em J.R."
"If I were a bettin' man, I'd put my money on John Rich," Jones declares. "He's proven himself time and time again to the world through country music, not only how talented he is, but also that he's a force to be reckoned with when it comes to business. And me personally, I wouldn't want to be the guy to fire John Rich!"
Newcomer Joanna Smith says Rich's dedication and drive for the show is inspiring on many levels. "Thanks for representing the country music family like a total rock star, John! What an amazing thing you've done for St. Jude. You inspire new artists like me to do something bigger and better!"
The 'Celebrity Apprentice' finale airs live tonight, Sunday, May 22 at 9:00PM ET on NBC. Tune in tomorrow to Taste of Country for a full recap of tonight's episode.