The series debuts October 6 on DirecTV and Microsoft Network (MSN) will webcast the show. In addition to the TV program, MSN will offer a minimum of 12 hours of footage of the featured artist’s visit, including interaction with native people and tours of the location. The objective is to create a shared “pilgrimage” for the star and the audience.

Morissette’s episode was filmed at Canyon de Chelly National Monument in the Navajo Nation region of Arizona. The visit to Canyon de Chelly highlights the ruins of Southwestern indigenous villages located at the base of sheer cliffs and in canyon-wall caves.

Highlights of the episode will include an exploration of the ruins, chanting and instrumental performances by Native American musicians, as well as Morissette’s performance at a tribal stone-and-mud ruin.

Targeted locales for future tapings include Angkor Wat, Cambodia; the Taj Mahal, India; Ayers Rock, Australia; The Great Wall, China; Machu Picchu, Peru; and Stonehenge in England.

“It is our collective goal with this production to bring the world to the viewer’s doorstep with their favorite recording artists as their guides,” said Parvene Michaels, executive producer and creator of the series.

Lyle Lovett is also confirmed to take part in the series. Additional artists and locales will be announced soon, as will plans to bring “Music In High Places” to a major cable network in January 2001.