WELCOME TO NU COUNTRY TV

KASEY CHAMBERS & HER FIRESIDE DISCIPLES
HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV

Former Nullarbor nymph Kasey Chambers and her Fireside Disciples headline Nu Country TV on Saturday July 21 at 9 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44 as they fell a Goliath.

Oklahoma singing actor Carrie Underwood returns to the program repeated Sunday at 11.30 pm and Monday 3 pm with the title track of her sixth album on the eve of her appearance at the 20th Deni Ute Muster.

Mississippi minstrel Charlie Worsham debuts on the show, filmed and edited by Laith Graham, after his recent Australian tour.

New Zealand singer-songwriter Aly Cook returns with a warning about pesticides and Oklahoma singer Jason Boland eulogises his adoptive home state Texas.

And we again pay tribute to Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry after Troy , just 50, was killed in a helicopter crash en route to a concert last year.

Click here to read the full preview for Episode 32 - Series 34.

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CHARLIE WORSHAM INTERVIEW

Mississippi minstrel Charlie Worsham won many fans during his April tour when he played historic Melbourne Forum Theatre with Georgian Kip Moore and South Carolina star Lee Brice.

That was after they headlined The Way Out West festival at the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton , Queensland.

Charlie, 32, also enjoyed a short but memorable role in TV crime series Bones.

But art didn't imitate life when struggling country singer Colin Haynes, played by Worsham, was murdered.

Instead Worsham released his second album Beginning Of Things for his Australian tour.

CLICK HERE for our interview with Charlie in The Diary.

LUKE COMBS FROM ASHEVILLE TO NASHVILLE

Nouveau new age North Carolina outlaw Luke Combs did it his way when he blew into Nashville from that other music mecca Asheville .

Combs dropped out of the fourth year of an Appalachian University degree and self-financed his debut single Hurricane in 2016 after releasing three indie EPs dating back to 2014.

Now, in the chilly winter of 2018, Luke is so hot after touring here with South Carolina star Darius Rucker his debut album has been re-released with five bonus tracks as This One's For You Too .

CLICK HERE for our Luke Combs CD feature in The Diary.

WILLIE LAST MAN STANDING

Shotgun Willie Nelson lives up to the title of his 67th studio album Last Man Standing released just two days before his 85th birthday.

The Octogenarian's wry wit permeates his self-effacing title track entrée that name checks deceased pioneer mates Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Merle Haggard and Norro Wilson.

Willie bemoans passing of his peer pals in his mortality missive that ends him with him changing his mind and settling for longevity enjoyed by elder sister pianist Bobbie, now 87.

The seasoned singer-songwriter and actor has too much to live for - there's his 44th July 4 Picnic in Austin, his national Outlaw Music Festival tours and the long running Farm Aid festivals.

CLICK HERE for our CD feature of Last Man Standing in The Diary.

ASHLEY MONROE SPARROW FLIGHT

Knoxville girl Ashley Monroe had a little help from Texan singing actor Waylon Payne and her Pistol Annies pals Angaleena Presley and Miranda Lambert when she recorded her fifth solo album Sparrow .

The singer-songwriter co-wrote all 12 songs on her album that includes new video clips featured on Nu Country TV .

Monroe , 31, revealed in her Nu Country interview that Pistol Annies also have plans for their third CD.

CLICK HERE for our Ashley interview in The Diary.

JOHN FLANAGAN PRESTON PORCH PICKING

Preston singer-songwriter John Flanagan's Trio attracted a crowd to their Preston porch picking hoedown to promote his video Something To Complain About on his third album Honest Man.

It was recorded in February 2017 over four days at Dog & Bear studio in Trentham - the central Victorian town that veteran country singer and DJ Gene Bradley Fisk now calls home after moving from Moriac.

It also features songs on uber driving for Paul Kelly that inspired The Last of The Cassette Men and historic lament Free John Zarb.

Pascoe Vale postman Zarb went to gaol - instead of delivering mail - in 1968 as a Vietnam War conscientious objector.

CLICK HERE for a Flanagan CD review in The Diary.

MUSGRAVES MASS INVASION OF TV

Kacey Musgraves recently performed new songs High Horse and Slow Burn on popular TV show Saturday Night Live hosted by Amy Schumer.

She also appeared in a pre-taped Spirituality Rap skit that features Musgraves as a choir girl - spoof of a rap music video airing on MTV Hungary.

The singer also headed south to Texas where she appeared live on Austin City Limits to promote her huge selling seventh album Golden Hour.

CLICK HERE for our interview with Kacey in The Diary.

BLAKE SHELTON REVISITS TEXOMA SHORE

Oklahoma chart-topper Blake Shelton has long honoured his home state in his music so it's fitting he named his 13th album after a lake near his home.

Lake Texoma is a reservoir formed by Denison Dam on the Red River at the border of Oklahoma and Texas.

The lake is south of both Tishomingo, Oklahoma where Shelton lives, and his hometown Ada .

Album entrée I'll Name The Dogs exudes extra-marital canine humour for the twice wed singer and his new single I Lived It is accompanied by a video on Nu Country TV on Saturday June 16.

CLICK HERE for a review of Texoma Shore in The Diary.

WOLFE BROTHERS SURVIVE ON VAN DIEMANS LAND BERRIES

Tasmanian country band The Wolfe Brothers have survived on a healthy mixture of home grown berries and music.

The band's music and video clips are a huge promotional tool for their home state and Fairy Glen berry farm that has been in the Wolfe family for almost 110 years.

Nick and Tom Wolfe and band member-songwriter Brodie Rainbird are promoting their fourth album Country Heart on a national tour that includes concerts with their mentor Lee Kernaghan.

CLICK HERE for our interview with Tom Wolfe in The Diary.

DARREN COGGAN - FROM WAGGA WAGGA TO YARRA-YARRA

Riverina raised singer-songwriter, TV host and actor Darren Coggan was a huge bonus on the 2018 Powercorp Australian Country Music Festival - the outside curtain raiser for the Geelong-Essendon AFL game.

Coggan, concert opener Michelle Gardiner, Mallee Boy John Williamson and The Black Sorrows kicked the dew off the grass at the Yarra Park free concert.

The concert, promoting fresh country produce, the Food Bank and bush reared footy stars, also showcased armies of volunteer CFA and SES volunteers who keep urban and rural residents free of predatory pestilence.

Former Prahran plumber and superstar marathon Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy hugged babies, kissed babes and promoted the bush with a selfie splurge as fans enjoyed healthy alternatives to that joyous wedding across the ocean.

CLICK HERE for our music review on our Concerts page.

DEAD LIVERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY RESURRECTION
CONCERT REVIEW

Veteran outlaw country band The Dead Livers celebrated their 40 th anniversary with a CD launch concert at Thornbury Theatre.

The septet was supported by Nu Country TV hosts Paul Hicks and Red Smith and Nu Country FM DJ Kenny Joe Blake and other guest artists.

Lost In Suburbia musician Peter Bird, who re-mastered the band's Greatest Misses CD at his Yelp Studio in Warrnambool, also appeared on the show featuring photographs by former Nu Country treasurer Kip Karpik.

CLICK HERE for our expansive review on our Concert Page.

DEVIN DAWSON RIDES DARK HORSE

Californian singer-songwriter Devin Dawson first appeared on Nu Country TV with a video clip recorded at the old Tennessean state prison.

Dawson , 28, returns with his debut CD Dark Horse that has been released here ahead of a planned tour.

CLICK HERE for our Devin Dawson CD review in The Diary.

KASEY CHAMBERS IGNITES CAMPFIRE ALBUM AND TOUR

Prolific award winning singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers celebrates her 12 th studio album Campfire with a national tour beginning in May.

Kasey and her Fireside Disciples will also return to America - home of her Grammy winning duet partner Emmylou Harris.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive interview with Kasey, 41, and her guitarist Brandon Dodd in The Diary.

CLICK HERE for her Campfire tour dates in our Gig Guide.

THREE WISE MEN AT THE FORUM

Georgian Kip Moore headlined an Anzac Day spectacular concert at the historic majestic Forum in Melbourne CBD during his latest Australian tour.

South Carolina born Lee Brice and Mississippi man Charlie Worsham also performed to a capacity crowd on a tour created by late Nu Country TV benefactor Rob Potts and fellow Tasmanian born promoter Michael Chugg.

CLICK HERE to read our live review in our Concerts Section.

CALAMITY JANE DENHAM LOADED UP AND TRUCKING

NSW Central Coast chanteuse Jayne Denham has released her fourth album Calamity on the eve of her return to Nu Country TV .

The trucking troubadour recorded at the Nashville studio of Rascal Flatts bassist Jay De Marcus during one of her many international writing and performing sojourns.

Her Calamity video is one of 14 she has filmed to promote her music.

CLICK HERE for our Calamity CD feature review in The Diary

VALE CYNDI BOSTE

“Our condolences to the family and friends of revered Victorian singer-songwriter Cyndi Boste who passed away on April 21 - just eight days before her 57th birthday.

The much loved artist's life is celebrated at Daylesford Town Hall on Thursday April 26 from 1.30 pm.

Cyndi fought a spirited battle with cancer and died in Daylesford Hospital after a colourful career here and overseas.

The Dandenong Ranges born singer and her double bassist brother Rory, who recorded with The Band Who Knew Too Much , enjoyed a 35 year plus career.

Cyndi released four acclaimed albums and performed a Nu Country TV benefit showcase at the Hotel Kew in August, 2006.

CLICK HERE for a Cyndi feature in The Diary on August 29, 2006.

CLICK HERE for a Peter O'Keefe review of a Cyndi CD launch on August 22, 2004.

WIN KIP MOORE CD SLOWHEART

Georgian singer-songwriter Kip Moore is making his third Australian tour to promote his acclaimed third CD Slowheart.

Moore has expanded his fast growing fan base on his tour with Lee Brice and Charlie Worsham that includes a Melbourne CBD Forum concert on Wednesday April 25.

Kip's record company EMI promotions Chief Dave Parker has donated copies of Slowheart to Nu Country TV members wishing to renew their membership or join up.

CLICK HERE for details on our Membership page.

CLICK HERE for our lengthy feature on Moore 's CD and career in The Diary.

MARGO PRICE TEAMS WITH OCTOGENARIAN MENTOR WILLIE

Midwest Farmer's Daughter Margo Price had no trouble recruiting Texan singing actor Willie Nelson and the McCrary Sisters to guest on her second album All American Made .

Willie, 85 on April 29, often hosts Margo on his tours, July 4 festivals, Farm Aid and annual shows at his movie town Luck where she has filmed live videos in his chapel.

Margo, now 34, and guitarist husband Jeremy Ivey wrote all 12 songs on her album that has won wide acclaim.

The singer has primed the sales pump with frequent appearances on top rating U.S. variety shows.

CLICK HERE for a Margo Price CD feature in The Diary.

DEAD LIVERS 40 TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED
GREATEST MISSES CD

Pioneer Victorian outlaw country band The Dead Livers celebrated its 40th anniversary by releasing a re-mastered edition of debut CD Greatest Misses.

By popular demand the band has changed the CD launch venue to the Velvet Room of Thornbury Theatre at 859 High Street , Thornbury, on Saturday May 12.

There are three new alternate songs on the 14 track CD that was re-mastered by Lost In Suburbia guitarist Peter Bird at his Warrnambool recording studio Yelp .

Ironically, bassist Michael Schack and pedal steel guitarist Brendan Mitchell both boomeranged from successful liver transplants to enjoy their musical and personal longevity.

Their Greatest Misses CD is also available as a digital download.

CLICK HERE for more details on the Nu Country Records page.

PETER CAULTON OBITUARY

Pioneer New Zealand country music outlaw Peter Caulton who found success in Australia with a 1996 album recorded in Austin , Texas , has died after a heart attack shortly after his 71st birthday.

Caulton was the headliner on the Spurs Cowboy bar circuit in Melbourne , Geelong and Canberra in the eighties and played major festivals and TV shows here and overseas.

The singer also scored wide exposure on his duet with the late A.P. Johnson on his Duncan parody I'd Love To Have A Smoke With Malcolm that he wrote while hosting his country music show on 3RRR-FM.

It first appeared on a four track cassette during Willie Nelson's 1981 Australian tour and The Dead Livers Greatest Misses CD.

Caulton also released acclaimed album Hard Road, Tough Country that he recorded with Austin A Session pickers in Texas in 1996.

It included Caulton's version of former Nu Country FM DJ Kenny Joe Blake song Who Drove The Mystery Train?

Caulton performed it live on a German TV show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhEyfufbTu0

CLICK HERE for the Caulton obituary in The Diary.

MICHAEL WAUGH CD LAUNCH AND REVIEW

Gippsland dairy farmer's son and latter day singer-songwriter and secondary teacher Michael Waugh launched his second album The Asphalt & The Oval at The Spotted Mallard in Brunswick on Friday March 23.

Also on the bill were Melbourne bluegrass band The Weeping Willows, Canadian troubadour Scott Cook, Lindsay Martin, Mandy Connell and Rich Davies.

Waugh's album, produced by Shane Nicholson, explores a younger brother's battle with cancer, rural family struggles, football challenges and other personalised narratives.

CLICK HERE for our review in The Diary.

REDGUM ROADIES RELEASE

Veteran Adelaide country folk band Redgum have donated proceeds of their historic 1985 Live In Amsterdam CD to a roadies support group.

Redgum , renowned for support of military veterans and other major causes, is first band to step into the breech for Australian Road Crew Association - a not for profit organisation dedicated to welfare of live production crew.

Live In Amsterdam is the debut disc on Black Box Records for ARCA that provides financial and counselling assistance to road managers who experienced high suicide rates and health issues after their employment ceased.

Roadies amassed a treasure trove of live recordings spanning more than 40 years and made ARCA their custodian.

Acts including Australian Crawl, The Church, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, Men At Work, Mental As Anything, Midnight Oil, The Models and Paul Kelly plan to assist the crews who helped them on their journey.

CLICK HERE for the CD story in The Diary.

RICK HART CHANNELS EMMYLOU AND LEVON HELM

Rick Hart channels Emmylou Harris and late Band drummer and actor Levon Helm in his imagery on debut album Let Me In.

Hart's video clip for Sweet Emmylou - filmed at Warburton and Drouin - is one of several he has used to promote his album on Nu Country TV.

Rick is joined by his wife Vanessa on the disc that also features a song written with Evan - one of their three sons.

Australasian singer-songwriter Vanessa Delaine and Gulf of Carpentaria singer Kalesti Butler are among the debutantes during the new season that extends into 2018.

Delaine recently launched third album Wild & Free in Albury with fellow Wodonga music teacher and guitarist Michael Barnard.

CLICK HERE for a Rick Hart CD feature in The Diary on November 20.

CLICK HERE for a Vanessa CD feature in The Diary on November 20.

CLICK HERE for a Kalesti CD feature in our Diary on November 6.

VALE NU COUNTRY TV BENEFACTOR ROB POTTS

Altruistic country music promoter, indie record label operator and manager Rob Potts died tragically on October 27 doing what he loved - escaping to the wilderness of his home state Tasmania .

Rob, 65, perished when his red Honda motor bike hit a patch of gravel on a sharp corner 31 kilometres west of Tullah on the island state's West Coast Ranges.

Potts, a major benefactor of Nu Country TV with fellow Tasmanian born promoter Michael Chugg, often retreated on hikes through the wilderness before their major festivals and tours.

Rob and Michael have long been generous benefactors of Nu Country TV with sponsorship of their major tours and festivals.

CLICK HERE for our tribute to Rob in The Diary.

ROBBIE FULKS SPOOKED BY CASSOWARIES

Chicago singer-songwriter-satirist Robbie Fulks was so spooked on his debut Australian tour by our magnificent native Cassowary bird that he wrote and performed a song about it at the Out On The Weekend festival.

Fulks and his fiddler Shad Cobb spoofed the Cassowary in the popular festival at Seaworks on the dock of the bay at Williamstown.

New Orleans band The Deslondes , Lille Mae, The Davidson Brothers, Raised By Eagles and Snowy Mountains singer Fanny Lumsden and her band were among guests at the afternoon session.

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts Section.

< Robbie Fulks photo by Carol Taylor

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW STORM THE FORUM

Grammy winning string band Old Crow Medicine Show stunned a capacity crowd at the Forum with their 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde tribute show to Bob Dylan.

The sextet also performed blended their originals with other Dylan classics during their spirited encore.

Memphis belle Valerie June shared the bill on her debut national tour with the Old Crows.

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts Section.

KEVIN WELCH AND KASEY CHAMBERS CELEBRATE
AMERICANA IN THORNBURY

Expat Californian singer-songwriter Kevin Welch celebrated the Australian Americana nuptials by moving to Nowra on the NSW south coast with his Australian wife.

The frequent Australian tourist also performed at the inaugural Australian Americana awards show at the Thornbury Theatre .

Welch joined inaugural awards winners - promoter Brian Taranto - and singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers on the show that also featured Shipwreck Coast icon Shane Howard OAM.

It ended with an all-star ensemble - Old Crow Medicine Show , Valerie June, Welch, Kasey, Shane, Ruby Boots, Henry Wagons, Bernard Fanning and fellow guests performing a roof lifting version of Will The Circle Be Unbroken .

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts section.

DIXIE CHICKS LIVE CD/DVD

Legendary Texan trio The Dixie Chicks celebrate their touring and recording resurrection with an exciting new release celebrating their colourful career that began as street buskers.

Their double CD is accompanied by a marathon 22 song live concert DVD filmed during their 2016 Canada and U.S. tour - their first in a decade before returning here in April this year.

The trio embraces country with a bluegrass tribute to late pioneer Bill Monroe on DCX-MMXV1.

CLICK HERE for our new Dixie Chicks feature in The Diary.

OLD DOMINION ENJOY HAPPY ENDINGS

Virginian quintet Old Dominion returns to Nu Country TV with videos from chart topping second album Happy Endings .

Dual Grammy winners and recent tourists Little Big Town guest on the disc that features 12 songs penned by band members.

CLICK HERE for our Old Dominion CD feature in The Diary.

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

Yarraville singer-signwriter David Baird and Williamstown pianist and singing lawyer Patsy Toop have illustrated their sixth album The Night Of Our Life with stunning video clips.

The duo, who perform and record as The Long And Short Of It , won international acclaim for their indie CDS and charity work.

Dave and Patsy also re-invest their talents into local studios and the Seaworks arts complex in the historic suburb of Williamstown.

CLICK HERE for their CD review in The Diary.

ADIOS TO GLEN CAMPBELL

Four times wed Arkansas born singing actor and TV host Glen Campbell died at 81 on August 8 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Final album Adios , produced by Carl Jackson and released in June, has duets with guests including Nine Stone Cowboy Willie Nelson, now 84.

Acclaimed 2014 documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me featured his final 2012 tour and his last recorded song, the Oscar nominated I'm Not Gonna Miss You.

The seventh of 12 children of a Delight cotton share farmer was a famed session musician before he became a major international star with several Australian tours.

His 70 albums produced 80 plus hits on pop and country charts with sales exceeding 45 million units.

Glen also won six Grammys from 17 nominations and was a major mentor for expat Australasian superstar Keith Urban and helped land Georgian Alan Jackson his first publishing and recording deals with expats Barry and Jewel Coburn.

He starred with John Wayne in 1969 movie True Grit and sang the film theme song, nominated for an Oscar.

CLICK HERE for a Glen Campbell CD review in the Diary on September 13, 2009, on the eve of his 2009 Australian tour.

LIAM GERNER FINDS A BUDDHIST GIRL IN A BAPTIST TOWN

Adelaide refugee Liam Gerner has made some amazing discoveries during his overseas odysseys that have fuelled his two acclaimed albums.

Gerner, now 33, recounted the hilarious tale of two elderly drug mules, both 69, who crashed their Winnebago into a Texas judge's home in their ill-fated retirement road song Hank & Tammy on his debut disc Land Of No Roads .

Now, the former Mt Barker dairy hand has found a Buddhist Girl in A Baptist Town on a trip from Nashville to the Carolinas on his second album with the Sunset Pushers .

CLICK HERE for our Liam Gerner And The Sunset Pushers CD feature in The Diary.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive interview with the Austin Lounge Lizards in The Diary on July 13.

DARREN COGGAN EXPLORES WIDE HORIZON WITH FELICITY

Darren Coggan enlisted fellow TV host and country star Felicity Urquhart to perform on his acclaimed sixth album The Wide Horizon.

Coggan, 44, is also joined by his pianist sister Naomi on the disc that includes a song about Ned Kelly penned by his former Wagga Wagga drama teacher Ken McBeath.

The singer, star of the Cat Stevens tribute show Peace Train , celebrates his Scottish roots and depicts drought decimation of the third generation family farm in his song Hughie .

CLICK HERE for our Darren Coggan CD feature in The Diary.

DAVIDSON BROTHERS ON MEAN STREETS OF BRUNSWICK

Gippsland born bluegrass duo The Davidson Brothers worked with top shelf studio musicians in Nashville on their acclaimed eighth album All You Need Is Music .

They launched it at the Longhorn Saloon - dubbed the BBQ pub with no kitchen - in Carlton in April.

Now they perform another Victorian gig at the Union Hotel on the mean streets of Brunswick on July 8 en route to the famed Gympie and Deni Ute Musters.

CLICK HERE for our Davidson Brothers CD Feature in The Diary.

NU COUNTRY TV CHANNEL 31/44 FREE TO AIR RESURRECTION

The Federal Government has belatedly extended the Channel 31/44 licence on free to air Community TV until December 31, 2017, after a media and community backlash.

This means our Nu Country TV show on Saturday June 24, and repeats, were not our last appearances on that spectrum.

We will advise the timeslots of our new Series #33 episodes, hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and filmed and edited by Laith Graham, when Channel 31 updates its roster.

We're indebted to loyal and creative web mistress Anne Sydenham, who celebrates 14 years in our engine room, and fellow volunteer Laith who has filmed and edited more than 160 episodes since taking the reins in December 2013 from Blaize Warden for Series #21.

Laith also teamed with expatriate Californian academic and Northcote secondary school mathematics teacher Mid-Pacific Bob Olson, who graduated from being a Nu Country FM DJ in the nineties, to become our TV show host and treasurer.

We will introduce more comedy, Tex-Mex, bluegrass, western swing and indie country roots singer-songwriters in our Behind Bars segments because of your lavish praise.

Kentucky coal-miner's son Chris Stapleton, West Virginian Brad Paisley and legendary star Hank Williams Jr headlined our Series #32 finale with Texan singing actor Rodney Carrington and late Georgian comedian Tim Wilson.

We value your loyalty and support dating back to our Nu Country FM radio debut in 1994 and appreciate your input on our future.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming on Digital 44.

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/series/487

Viewers can access previous Nu Country TV shows at the same link.

ZAC BROWN BAND HONOURS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Grammy winning Georgians the Zac Brown Band topped the U.S. Billboard charts with their eighth album Welcome Home shortly after their third Australian tour in April.

The eclectic octet is joined by Texan Kacey Musgraves and Pharrell Williams on the 10 track album produced by Dave Cobb at two Nashville studios.

Brown, 38 and father of five, reached back to his rural roots for inspiration for the acclaimed disc.

CLICK HERE for our CD feature in The Diary.

RAISED BY EAGLES AND WAYLON JENNINGS FLY AGAIN


Raised by Eagles

Melbourne roots country band Raised By Eagles exercise strident social comment on their third album I Must Be Somewhere that they will promote on a winter tour.

Major singer-songwriters Luke Sinclair and Nick O'Mara wrote 10 new tunes for the disc.

The cream of American nouveau outlaws and stone country icons combine on the 21 track CD-DVD compilation Outlaw - Celebrating The Music Of Waylon Jennings .

They include Octogenarians Willie Nelson, Bobby Bare and Kris Kristofferson, Texans Lee Ann Womack and Robert Earl Keen and young guns diverse as Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson and Alison Krauss.

Waylon's widow Jessi Colter and their son Shooter Jennings also perform.

CLICK HERE for a Raised By Eagles CD review in The Diary.

CLICK HERE for the Waylon celebration review in The Diary.

BRAD PAISLEY AND JOHN FOGERTY COMBINE FOR LOVE AND WAR

West Virginian guitar-slinger Brad Paisley has out-gunned Shotgun Willie Nelson with the number of video clips released to promote his 11th album Love And War .

All 15 songs by Paisley , 44, are available as streaming videos.

Brad wrote the powerful Vietnam War social comment title track with former Creedence Clearwater singer and duet partner John Fogerty.

Paisley also collaborated with Whispering Bill Anderson, Mick Jagger and hip hop honcho Timbaland on other songs and revamped an historic Johnny Cash poem.

The singer also includes a timely Internet warning satire selfie#theinternetisforever .

CLICK HERE for our Brad CD feature in The Diary.

OCTOGENARIAN WILLIE NELSON STILL NOT DEAD YET

Texan singing actor Shotgun Willie Nelson enlisted a punchy posse of peers for his latest album God's Problem Child that has been promoted with five new video clips on Nu Country TV .

Willie, now 84, honours late duet partners Merle Haggard and Leon Russell with a little help from Tony Joe White and Jamey Johnson.

The Redheaded Stranger wrote seven of the 13 new songs with long-time producer Buddy Cannon including his parody of Internet trolls announcing his premature death in Still Not Dead Yet .

CLICK HERE for our God's Problem Child CD feature in The Diary.

MUSTERED COURAGE GREAT BLUEGRASS TRAIN CD ROBBERY

Melbourne bluegrass band Mustered Courage suffered a great bluegrass CD train robbery on the eve of their performance at the Powercorp Country Music festival at Yarra Park as a curtain raiser for the Essendon-Geelong country game at the MCG.

“We had all these CDS but they were stolen on the train,” guitarist Julian Abrahams told the huge crowd, “it was bad luck for the thieves, all they got in the case were bluegrass CDS.”

Mustered Courage , Lee Kernaghan, Sara Storer, Shannon Noll and Michelle Gardiner performed in Yarra Park with former country music singing Geelong footballer and latter day Federal National Party MP Damian Drum representing his Victorian electorate at the concert.

Drum inspected the SES, CFA, Food Bank, VFF, Case, Deni Ute Muster and local farm produce stalls before 2008 Australian Of The Year Kernaghan OAM and Storer's trio performed inside the MCG.

CLICK HERE for a festival review in our Concerts Section.

CLICK HERE for a review of Nu Country TV guest and Oklahoma singer John Moreland's seventh CD Big Bad Luv in The Diary.

ZAC BROWN BACK IN TOWN WITH PIERCE BROTHERS

Grammy winning Georgian born Zac Brown and East Ringwood bred duo The Pierce Brothers raised the roof of Melbourne 's Margaret Court Arena with a marathon concert on April 19.

Brown's dynamic octet performed 25 songs in the mid-week musical soiree to an enthusiastic audience including Melbourne Storm NRL star Billy Slater.

Zac's show followed his appearance with septuagenarian singing sailor, pilot and duet partner Jimmy Buffett at the 28 th Byron Bay Blues festival at Easter.

Brown and band also previewed their seventh studio album Welcome Home , due for release on May 12.

CLICK HERE for our live review in our concert section.

CLICK HERE for a review of fellow Georgian born and latter day Sunshine Coast singer Jen Mize's second album Warnings & Wisdom in The Diary.

ALL THE WAY WITH LUKE O'SHEA

Cronulla singer-songwriter school-teacher Luke O'Shea and long-time mate John Krsulja turned ashes into gold when they wrote Old Man's Shed about paternal pride.

Their song about a proud fix-it father whose craft was perfected in his backyard shed won 2017 Heritage Song Golden Guitar at the 44th Australian country music awards in Tamworth in January.

It was the seventh Golden Guitar for O'Shea, 47 and father of three, who shared the award with Krsulja - host of song-writing workshops and concerts at his DAG Sheep Station retreat at Nundle near Tamworth .

The song is on Luke's sixth album Caught Up In The Dreaming.

CLICK HERE for our Caught Up In The Dreaming CD Feature in The Diary.

MIRANDA LAMBERT LIFTS THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS

Texan troubadour Miranda Lambert is indebted to songwriter dad Rick, new beau Anderson East and vast cast of fellow singer-songwriters for igniting her seventh album The Weight Of These Wings - a 24 track double disc.

They include Waylon Payne, Brent Cobb, Adam Hood, Jack Ingram, fellow Pistol Annies singer Ashley Monroe and Natalie Hemby with whom Miranda wrote 10 songs here.

Texan Waylon - son of the late Sammi Smith and Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne - and Ashley penned vitriolic kiss-off tune To Learn Her.

Miranda, 33, says the album is not a heartbreak disc despite divorce from fellow singer Blake Shelton in July 2015 after their four year marriage.

The album has already produced two videos - Vice and We Should Be Friends - featured on Nu Country TV .

CLICK HERE for a Miranda CD Feature in the Diary on March 21

THE BUSHWACKERS REMEMBER THE HUNGRY MILE

Veteran band The Bushwackers celebrates its 46th anniversary with release of 24 th album The Hungry Mile.

The eclectic roots music band that has featured 90 members in its colourful career joins Harmony James and Luke O'Shea by including a coal fracking protest song Leave It In The Ground .

It also pays homage to late Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in Giant Of A Man , pioneer bush band songwriter John Meredith in Dennis O'Reilly and The Backblock Shearer , post war migrants in Dirt Under My Nails and depression era dock workers in the title track.

They also feature a 25 member celebrity choir on Waltzing Australia , dream of a Republic Day and inject folksy humour into Another Trip To Bunnings .

CLICK HERE for our feature on Bushwackers CD The Hungry Mile in The Diary.

JASON ALDEAN DUET WITH KELSEA BALLERINI

Georgian star Jason Aldean duets with Tennessean Kelsea Ballerini on a song from his seventh album They Don't Know.

Ballerini, 23, became engaged to Newcastle singer Morgan Evans, 31, after they met while hosting the CMC Music Awards during Aldean's tour last year.

Aldean, 40, toured with Florida Georgia Line and returns to Nu Country TV on Saturday March 18 with recent hit A Little More Summertime.

CLICK HERE for a feature on Aldean's new album in The Diary.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive interview with Aldean in The Diary on March 30, 2015.

MO PITNEY PURE COUNTRY DEBUT

Mo Pitney, one of the young guns keeping the traditional country flame burning, scored wide exposure on Nu Country TV with his organic videos.

Now, aged 24, his debut album Behind This Guitar , has been released in Australia by Sony-Curb .

Pitney co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs with artists diverse as Whispering Bill Anderson and frequent Australian tourist David Lee Murphy and honours his late hero Merle Haggard.

CLICK HERE to read our CD feature on Mo in the Diary.

CLICK HERE for a Small Town Romance CD feature in The Diary.

CLICK HERE for a review of expat New Zealand singer-songwriter Matt Joe Gow's second album Seven Years in The Diary.

CLICK HERE for a review of Sydney singer Nick Payne's debut solo CD Rise Up Like A River in the Diary.

CLICK HERE for a feature on Blue Mountains singer-songwriter Allan Caswell's 19th album 50 Years In Oz in The Diary.

KENNY CHESNEY COSMIC HALLELUJAH

Tennessean Kenny Chesney eulogised a tiny Texas bar adorned by the memories of a young soldier killed in the Vietnam War on his 17th album Cosmic Hallelujah.

Chesney, 48, performs Jesus And Elvis - a song that celebrates the serviceman’s memorial created by his mother Frances Lala in her small Austin bar - Lala’s Little Nugget.

The song - written by Matraca Berg, Allison Moorer and Hayes Carll - is a highlight of the album that also features his Grammy nominated 29 th #1 hit with Pink on Setting The World On Fire.

CLICK HERE for a feature on the Chesney CD in The Diary.

KINKY FRIEDMAN FINDS MEMO IN ST KILDA


Kinky Friedman Live at Memo Music Hall - Photo by John Karpik

Singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman performed to a packed house at Memo Club in St Kilda on his eighth Australian tour.

The Kinkster, 71, found Memo after debuting at the National Press Club in Canberra.

And, unlike the Canberra concert, where the ABC-TV telecast was truncated as he reached his climax the Memo gig did not suffer concert interuptus.

Kinky hit the Acland Street car free strip after reaping what he sewed at Harvester Moon on The Bellarine.

CLICK HERE for our Memo review in our concerts page with photos by Kip Karpik.

CLICK HERE for all Kinkster concert dates in our Gig Guide.

CLICK HERE for The Loneliest Man I Ever Met feature in The Diary on November 30, 2015.

CLICK HERE for his 2015 Caravan Club feature in our Concerts Page on January 25, 2015.

NU COUNTRY TV HOST TROY RECALLS JOINTS
WITH WILLIE AND MERLE

Troy Cassar-Daley has revealed he had joints with Octogenarian Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on his acclaimed 10th album Things I Carry Around .

The Nu Country TV host performs Smoked With Willie And Merle on the disc but, sadly, there's no video of the song.

Instead we feature Troy's video of the title track in Series #31 that premieres Saturday September 25 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31, Digital 44.

At 46 the celebrated singer-songwriter is well qualified to reveal feats with the legendary duo on their down under sojourns.

Troy, father of two, inhaled like many peers but few could boast of exhaling by teaching the Red Headed Stranger, now 83 , to play didgeridoo.

It all happened when Troy shared stages with The Highwaymen and childhood mentor Merle, who died on his 79th birthday - April 6.

CLICK HERE for Troy's new CD feature story in The Diary.

NU COUNTRY TV HOST AND BENEFACTOR KACEY JONES RIP AT 66

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, comedienne, producer, Nu Country TV host and showcase headliner Kacey Jones has died at 66 on the first day of spring in Nashville.

In 2014 Kacey was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer - instead of chemo, radiation and surgery she opted for alternative, holistic therapies.

She launched a Go-Fund-Me account to pay for these and entered hospice care early in August.

Despite chronic pain she was well enough in 2015 to compete on TV's America's Got Talent where she performed her timely parody Donald Trump's Hair - title track of her 2009 album - that we also featured on Nu Country TV .

Kacey and fellow singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs performed our showcase at the Noise Bar at the historic Railway Hotel , in Brunswick on February 1, 2008, with local artists the Bona Fide Travellers .

Their concert was featured on Nu Country TV just two years after she hosted our TV show from Austin, Texas, in 2006 while performing the annual Mickey Newbury festival with singing actor Waylon Payne.

CLICK HERE for our Kacey Jones obituary in The Diary.

KEITH URBAN PATERNAL PRAISE ON ALBUM AND TOUR

Expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban's appearance with John Mellencamp at the 49th CMA Awards in Nashville on November 4 last year was tinged with sadness.

It was just a month before his major musical influence - his father Robert - died on December 5 after a long battle with cancer while he was making his 10th album Ripcord .

The Urban patriarch, who died at Mountain Creek near Caloundra on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, moved to Australia from Whangarei in New Zealand with his wife Marienne and their two sons Shane and Keith and settled in Caboolture.

“My dad is the catalyst for me living in America,” revealed Urban, 48, who honoured his dad in new song Blue Ain't Your Colour.

< Keith & Bob Urban

Keith will perform the song from Ripcord when he headlines the Deni Ute Muster on September 30 and returns in December for a national tour with Carrie Underwood.

CLICK HERE for a Keith Ripcord CD feature in The Diary.

MARK LUCAS DEAD SET FOR NU COUNTRY TV

Expat South Londoner Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters return to Nu Country TV during Series #33 that returns to Channel 31/ Digital 44 in spring.

Lucas has release his seventh album The Continental Drift that features a hefty dose of social comment tunes about adoptive home city Sydney and way beyond.

CLICK HERE for a new Lucas feature in The Diary.

COLE SWINDELL HONOURS LATE FATHER


Cole Swindell

Bentley, 40, also appears on Georgian singer-songwriter Cole Swindell's second album You Should Be Here .

Swindell, now 32, wrote the title track about his father who died tragically at 65 in a freak accident on the eve of his success.

CLICK HERE for a feature on Swindell's new CD in The Diary.

WIN BRAD PAISLEY CD

We have West Virginia superstar Brad Paisley's huge selling ninth album Wheelhouse that topped charts on debut with sales of 100,000 plus.

Paisley's sensational 21 track album explores racism, religious extremism, domestic abuse and pitfalls of cyber cheating on Facebook.

We also have singing actor Tim McGraw's 12th album Two Lanes Of Freedom and others announced as we count down the days to our return.

You can win the album by visiting our membership and Facebook pages.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive new feature on Brad in our Diary.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page to see how you can win Wheelhouse.

WIN GARY ALLAN CHART TOPPING CD
SERIES #19 GRAND FINALE OFFER
California singing cowboy singer Gary Allan debuted at #1 on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart with his ninth album Set You Free.

We have more exciting news - you can win this acclaimed CD by becoming a member of Nu Country TV or renewing your membership.

Allan, 45 and father of six children, won a wide following on his four Australian tours.

The singer exorcised his grief in many songs after his third wife Angela suicided in 2004.

Now, after recovering from his musician father's death and throat surgery, Allan is on top of his game.

We will feature a video of his latest #1 hit, Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain, in this series of Nu Country TV.

Universal Music promo ace Brittany Walker provided the CD prize and music video.

CLICK HERE for our membership page for details on how you can win Gary's CD.
CLICK HERE for a feature on Gary's new album in the Diary.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page to win the CD.
CLICK HERE for a feature on In Time in our Diary.
CLICK HERE for a preview of the Series finale in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a James McMurtry CD reviews in The Diary
CLICK HERE for a Kip Moore feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for Part 2 of our Lee Kernaghan interview in The Diary
CLICK HERE for Big House CD reviews in The Diary
CLICK HERE for a Derailers CD Review in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Slaid Cleaves feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Justin Moore feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Elizabeth Cook interview in the Diary on November 9, 2008
CLICK HERE for a new Lee Kernaghan feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our exclusive interviews with Bruce Robison in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Chris Young feature in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Mark Chesnutt review in the Diary.

NU COUNTRY ON CATCH UP TV ON CHANNEL 31

If you miss Nu Country TV live on C 31 Saturday 10.30 pm or Monday 2.30 pm and midnight and Thursday at midnight there is another way to see the show at your leisure.

Visit the Channel 31 programs web page and Click on the Nu Country logo and follow the link to Catch-Up TV.

Here is the Channel 31 web page address - http://www.c31.org.au/program

FACEBOOK DEBUT

You can also follow Nu Country TV on Facebook - courtesy of gig guide collator Annie Christophers and our loyal public officer Denise Kuhl.

They will post photos of their overseas festival tours and local concerts they attend.
You can interact live with them at Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/NuCountryTV

The Nu Country TV show has been added to the C 31 streaming list.

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone when we return -
http://www.c31.org.au/program/view/program/nu-country-tv

Nu Country TV also returned to C 31 - Digital 44 - in South Australia on Thursday October 11.

The far-reaching Adelaide station screens Series #18 at 9.30 pm each Thursday.

WIN DIERKS BENTLEY NEW CD

We have even more exciting news - Dierks Bentley's seventh album Home on the eve of his second Australian tour.

EMI promotions ace Bianca O'Neill gave us Dierks huge selling album prizes shortly before it debuted at #1 on Billboard on its U.S. release

The album features the Bentley hits Am I The Only One, Gonna Die Young and his duet with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town on When You Gonna Come Around.

Bentley wrote the title song with Brett Beavers and Dan Wilson about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords by a mass murderer in their home state Arizona.

U.S. President Barack Obama has also adopted Home - featuring expat Adelaide guitarist Jedd Hughes - as a personal song in his new campaign.

Bentley, 36, arrived in Nashville at 19 and had big hits before releasing his acclaimed bluegrass album Up On The Ridge.

All you have to do to win Home is become a member of Nu Country TV or renew your membership.

Click Here for our membership page to see how to win Dierks hot new CD.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive review of the Dierks Bentley and Lee Kernaghan concert at St Kilda Palais on our Concerts page.

Click Here for a new interview with Bentley & review
of Home

CLICK HERE for a Kernaghan interview from The Diary on November 10, 2009

WIN ERIC CHURCH CHIEF


Eric Church

EMI Records Promotions ace Bianca O'Neill has donated copies of the hot albums by North Carolina young gun Eric Church.

Eric, 37, topped the all genre Billboard Top 200 on debut with his third album Chief and 5th album The Outsiders that we feature in Series #25 of Nu Country TV .

You can help Nu Country TV survive and triumph on C 31 and win the Chief CD as a token of our appreciation

CLICK HERE for our membership page to check out your latest rewards for keeping our flame burning bright.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Eric Church feature in o
ur Diary.

HOW TO WATCH NU COUNTRY TV LIVE ON THE WEB

We have more good news for Nu Country TV fans here and overseas.

Select episodes of the show are now available online at the digital web page of the Victorian mother ship C 31.

That's a bonus for Peter Hosking - our founder and executive producer-in-exile in
Prague - and international artists touring Australia in 2011.

The episodes available for viewing online are the latest episodes of Series 15,
2011.

Visit :
www.c31.org.au/program
And Click on Nu Country TV

MORE VIDEO CLIPS NEEDED

Nu Country TV beams into Phillip Island, West Gippsland, Geelong & the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, north to Mt Macedon and east to the Dandenongs.

We're also featured on C 31 in South Australia - home state of expatriate Greencards multi-instrumentalist Kym Warner and Nashville recording artist Jedd Hughes.

Golden Guitar winner Beccy Cole, Jake Nickolai and 2000 Star Maker winner Cat Southern also earned their stripes in home state South Australia.

This means 750,000 viewers plus for videos, interviews and live gig footage weekly.

Please send your video clips in mini-DV or DVD-R format to Nu Country - 45 Ferndale Rd, Glen Iris 3146

We'll keep you up to date on country music through our concert reviews, features in our Diary and tours in TonkGirl's Gig Guide.

CLICK HERE for our Gig Guide.
And CLICK HERE for our live concert reviews.

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DIG COUNTRY RADIO

The ABC has added Dig Country to its on-line jazz and roots radio stations.

Adelaide bluegrass and roots country expert Richard Porteous and peers have created a joyous sound that is reminiscent of Nu Country FM in its halcyon days.

Tune in by visiting Dig Country

LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO

Other radio avenues include -

David Heard's Acid Country on PBS 106.7 FM
Thursday 3-5.30 PM
Now streaming live

Denise Hylands Twang on RRR 102.7 FM Saturday 2-4 PM
Now streaming live


Midweek Country INRFM 96.5FM Wednesday between 7pm & 9pm.
The presenters alternate each week, they are Mike Pealing & John Worth.
Now streaming live

COLIN WEIDNER
Texas Time Travellin North West FM Glenroy 98.9 Saturday
6 p m - 8 p m

FRANK MCHUGH
That's Country
North West FM Glenroy 98.9 Sunday
12pm - 3 p m

IAN EDWARDS
playing a mix of Oz, US, Bluegrass Western swing & everything in between, on the Double Clutchin Weasel Show On 88.6FM
Wednesday night
@ 10.00PM - 12.00pm

GEELONG COUNTRY 89.3 FM - 24 hours non-stop country

Stereo 974 FM - Bob Taylor 9 am - 6 pm week days.
Truck Stop Country Rod Boyd - midnight to dawn.

Now streaming live

BIG PETE WINDLE
FRIDAY
3MDR 97.1FM

9.30 pm to midnight
[full on country]
Now streaming live

5 Foot High And Rising with Myles O'Neil Shaw PBS - 106.7 FM - Monday 1-3 p m.

3RPP Mornington Peninsula Radio

Monday 7-9pm
Country Mix with Ken Brown
Saturday 7-9pm
Kool Country
Barbara Kuhl

Tuesday & Thursday Breakfast 6-9am
Wild Western Swing and Wicked Wacky
Country - Steve Burley
Sunday 4am-7am
BJs Country Music John Burrows

2AIR FM 107.9 COFFS
HARBOUR/INTERNET RADIO/PLAY

Graham Bell
8PM TO 10PM EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT




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