Sportsman Shoots First Original Show


The Sportsman Channel is combining country music with hunting and fishing tips in its first original program.

The upstart pay TV network said it signed country-music star Daniel Lee Martin to shoot Backstage & Backroads, which will debut Tuesday, April 3, at 9 p.m. (CST). Sportsman ordered 13 episodes of the program, which will feature both music and hunting and fishing content.

Backstage & Backroads will bring the excitement of the country-music-entertainment business and the adventures of field and stream to living rooms across the country,” the network said in a prepared statement.

Sportsman, which debuted in 2003, said it counts 15 million households nationwide.