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MITCH DEAN HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV

Edithvale singer-songwriter Mitch Dean headlines Nu Country TV with his pandemic psalm on Saturday July 11 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.

Nashville bluegrass combo Calamity Jane honour frequent Australian tourist and legendary star Charlie Daniels who died on Monday at 83 from a stroke.

Fellow Minnesota minstrel-fiddler Becky Buller also debuts on the show repeated Tuesday 4.30 am, Wednesday 10.30 pm and Friday 1 am.

Two cool hand Lukes - O'Shea and Combs - and Springhurst trucking troubadour Travis Sinclair also appear on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Click here to read the preview of this week's episode.

CLICK HERE for a Mitch Dean CD feature in The Diary.

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JOHN KRSULJA HONOURS LATE PEERS

Nundle singer-songwriter John Krsulja and Dag Sheep station songwriting retreat host honours the late expat Scot Karl Broadie and fellow guitarist-writer-producer Glen Hannah on his new single Black To Blue.

The song video appears on Nu Country TV on June 27 and is one of the many highlights of John K's second album Burden Of The Fool, released on June 19.

The singer also pays tribute to other friends who died prematurely and his Octogenarian dad who enjoys fishing in retirement on an album rich in social and political comment.

CLICK HERE for our John K interview and CD review in The Diary.

PETE BURNS UP GRAVEL ON UNSEALED ROAD

Seddon singer-songwriter-teacher-mandolinist Pete Burns draws on almost seven decades of life on the cutting edge of suburbia, the bush and Paris street busking to fuel his second album of original songs under the wry title of Unsealed Road.

The 65-year old road warrior harvested hay for inspiration that began with his parents in Melbourne and rural retreats diverse as Hamilton and Shepparton.

Burns expanded on his song sources in an exclusive interview with Nu Country TV.

CLICK HERE for the interview in The Diary.

TESKEY BROTHERS LIVE STREAM CONCERTS


The Teskey Brothers are live streaming their Stay Home Slow autumn concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brothers Josh and Sam and band-mates Liam Gough and Brendan Love met on a school bus when they grew up near the Yarra River at Warrandyte.

But they use Murray Darling metaphors to fuel two songs from second album Run Home Slow.

They also used the Yarra as a scenic locale for new video Hold Me and Louisa from debut album Half Mile Harvest.

The Teskey Brothers return to Nu Country Saturday May 16 with their So Caught Up video.

CLICK HERE for our interview with the Teskeys in The Diary.

ADAM BRAND NEW LOVES

Prolific award-winning Queensland country music and TV star Adam Brand is having throat and vocal cord surgery in his touring hiatus during the COVID-19 crisis.

But he has two beloved females to thank for the tranquillity and peace that fuelled his 17th album Speed Of Life.

They are new partner Nui and their baby daughter Pepper.

CLICK HERE for our Adam interview in The Diary on April 13.

JOHN PRINE RIP AT 73 FROM COVID-19

Celebrated dual Grammy winning singer-songwriter-actor John Prine died on April 7 aged 73 from COVID-19 shortly after cancelling his 2020 Australian tour because of hip surgery.

The former Chicago postie, who wrote songs while delivering mail, headlined the Hanging Rock racecourse festival in 1993 and returned here for several tours.

John played St Kilda Palais with Kentucky coal-miner's son and singer-songwriter Tyler Childers on March 7, 2019, on his final Australian visit.

Prine's 26th album, The Tree of Forgiveness , was released in April 2018, just six months after being named the Americana Music Association's Artist of the Year.

CLICK HERE for our review of Prine's Australian farewell Palais show in our concert section.

KINKY, WILLIE, MANDELA AND BILLY SWAN
JOIN RESURRECTION

When singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman, now 75, recorded his 18th album Resurrection he chose older duet partner Shotgun Willie Nelson, who turns 87, on April 29.

The Kinkster also honoured another Nelson - Mandela - Billy Swan and Hank Williams on his album.

Resurrection was produced by famed multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, 65, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 that also claimed Oklahoma born star Joe Diffie at just 61 on March 29.

CLICK HERE for our Resurrection CD feature in The Diary.

KENNY ROGERS RIP AT 81

When Texas born singing actor and entrepreneur Kenny Rogers died at 81 on March 21 at his Georgia home hospice with his family he left behind a huge legacy in Australia.

Rogers toured here many times as a solo artist and with fellow singer actors Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

His first visit was in 1973 with his embryonic band The First Edition.

Kenny also toured here with Dolly in 1984 and 1987 and Reba in 1998 and returned as a solo performer in 2008, 2011, 2012 and January 2015.

Rogers music was also a lifeline for Beaconsfield miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb.

Rescuers found the dynamic duo more than a kilometre underground when they heard them singing Rogers hits The Gambler and Coward Of The County.

CLICK HERE for our Kenny tribute in The Diary.

CMC ROCKS QUEENSLAND AND INTERNATIONAL TOURS POSTPONED

The 13 th CMC Rocks Queensland festival, Country Music America Introducing Nashville concerts and other major tours have been postponed because of the coronavirus.

They include March national tours by Texan Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne , Kip Moore, Jimmie Allen, and Charlie Landsborough.

CLICK HERE for our gig guide for updates on tours and concerts.

BRANDY CLARK AND RANDY NEWMAN UNITE

Washington State born singer Brandy Clark teamed with revered movie soundtrack and hit writer and February tourist Randy Newman on her third album Your Life Is A Record, released on March 6.

She also credited author Stephen King, John Prine, her mother and her dogs Ava and Bette and the Jaws movie as song inspirations.

Clark , 44, returns to Nu Country TV on Saturday April 11 with her canine inspired song Love Is A Fire .

CLICK HERE for our latest Brandy Clark interview in The Diary

JOHN PRINE AND JOHN PAUL WHITE TOUR CANCELLED

The Australian April tour by Grammy winning former Chicago postie-singer-songwriter John Prine and John Paul White has been cancelled.

Prine, 73, has been ordered to cancel all concerts and tours by doctors because of a recurring hip injury.

The duo was scheduled to play St Kilda Palais on April 14 after Byron Bay Blues Festival and before their Sydney and Adelaide concerts.

Promoters Frontier Tours and Love Police will refund money to ticket purchasers.

The promoters issued a statement that Prine was “appreciative of his loyal fans and friends all over the world and looks forward to returning to Australia at a future date.”

KELSEY WALDON – KENTUCKY 1988 AND BEYOND

West Kentuckian singer-songwriter Kelsey Waldon has more than the name of hometown - Monkey's Eyebrow - as an international launch pad.

Since releasing her third album White Noise/White Lines she also has her name etched on the tiny town's entry sign.

Waldon has released her album here on April tourist John Prine's Oh Boy label through Cooking Vinyl .

CLICK HERE for our Kelsey Waldon feature in The Diary.

BRENDAN MCMAHON – FROM FERNY CREEK TO HAVANA

When Ferny Creek singer-songwriter Brendan McMahon visited Havana he was so impressed by the late Ernest Hemingway's shrine in historic Ambos Mundos he wrote Hotel Hemingway.

But a frightened echidna that he freed from a Rowville paddock in Melbourne 's eastern suburbs inspired his fourth album's entrée song Lost My Way.

The son of a former stock and station agent at Kapunda near the Barossa Valley also paid tribute to a steer named Morris in the same paddock on his previous disc that preceded fourth album In The Moment , released in November.

CLICK HERE for our McMahon interview in The Diary.

OLD DOMINION LEAN BACK TO JACK KEROUAC

Award winning Virginian quintet Old Dominion is the latest act to name check late Beat author Jack Kerouac in idyllic imagery in its highly accessible music.

I'll Roll - penned by guitarist Trevor Rosen, pianist Trevor Rosen and James Slater - is not among the band's first three singles on its third album released on October 25.

But it's likely to follow Some People Do, Make It Sweet and latest hit One Man Band that airs on Nu Country TV on January 4.

My Heart Is A Bar (and I'm closing it down) is also accompanied by a video.

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

LUKE COMBS BRUSHES SALES RECORDS BOOKS

North Carolina nouveau outlaw country star Luke Combs broke sales records on his second album's debut on Billboard with help from home state mentor Eric Church.

Combs nailed his talent to the bayside cross when he sold out St Kilda Palais in March with femme fatale Arkansas traveller Ashley McBryde.

Now the prolific singer-songwriter, who co-wrote all 17 songs on What You See Is What You Get , topped Billboard Top 200 all-genre chart with 172,000 albums sold.

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

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD SUPS ON WHISKEY – MYERS LABEL

Texan sextet Whiskey Myers proves why it topped country charts on debut on September 27 with its fifth album in a 12-year career that began in Palestine.

The band mixes Biblical fervour with a fierce outlaw spirit akin to mentors Hank Williams Jr and the late Waylon Jennings.

So it's no surprise that Pentecostal primed entrée single Die Rockin' was penned by singer Cody Cannon and veteran Texan outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Hubbard, 73 and one of the pioneers of outlaw country in the Lone Star state, is still recording and performing with little mates Shotgun Willie Nelson, 86, and recent octogenarian Billy Joe Shaver.

CLICK HERE for our Whiskey Myers CD feature in The Diary.

STEVE MARTIN, MARTIN SHORT
AND STEEP CANYON RANGERS

Grammy winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers and comedic cronies Steve Martin and Martin Short performed to a capacity crowd at Melbourne Arena.

Their Now You See Them, Soon You Want show attracted an enthusiastic audience headed by Oscar winning actor Geoffrey Rush.

They scored more laughs than the bloodthirsty boxing bout by two retired footballers at the adjacent Margaret Court Arena, named after the former tennis champion and latter-day Biblical bell ringer.

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts Section.

MIRANDA LAMBERT HEADLINES
CMC ROCKS QUEENSLAND

Texan superstar Miranda Lambert headlines the 13 th CMC Rocks Queensland festival at Ipswich in March on her debut tour here in March.

Miranda and Brothers Osborne also perform Sydney on Tuesday March 24 and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Thursday March 26.

Lambert, 35, topped U.S. country charts with her seventh album Wildcard on its first week.

The sales, exceeding 44,000 albums, landed it at #4 on the all genre chart and was her seventh consecutive #1 country album and Top 10 on Billboard .

Miranda revealed in a Nu Country TV interview she will bring her second husband - New York City cop Brendan McLoughlin - with her to Australia .

CLICK HERE for our interview in The Diary on November 11.

GRAMMY WINNERS DAN & SHAY FULL HOUSE

Grammy winning country duo Dan & Shay performed to capacity crowds on three nights at Rod Laver Arena with young Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes.

The chart toppers celebrated major streaming success with recent video clips for Tequila and 10,000 Hours.

Dan & Shay debuted on Nu Country TV on April 22, 2017, with When I Pray For You from the soundtrack of the Sam Worthington-Octavia Spencer-Tim McGraw movie The Shack.

CLICK HERE for our Dan & Shay and Shawn Mendes review in our Concert section.

JOE SUN RIP AT 76 IN FLORIDA

When former Vietnam veteran, disc jockey, actor and latter-day singer-songwriter Joe Sun toured here in 1990 he opted for regional venues and country music festivals to showcase his down-home country music.

Now, 29 years down the Lost Highway the Mid-West dairy farmer's son has followed heroes and mentors diverse as Hank Williams, Steve Young and Guy Clark into that great honky tonk heaven.

Sun, born James Paulsen, in Rochester , Wisconsin, died on October 25 at 76 of natural causes in Palm Bay, Florida.

He toured Australia to promote his 10th album Hank And Bogart Still Live after scoring smashes with Old Flames Don't Hold A Candle To You and Shotgun Rider that later became hits for singing-actor Dolly Parton and Texan Delbert McClinton.

CLICK HERE for our Joe Sun obituary in The Diary.

MORGAN EVANS PULLS QUORUM AT THE FORUM

Expat Novocastrian singer-songwriter Morgan Evans performed to a capacity crowd at the historic Forum in Melbourne CBD.

Evans, 34, may have left his singing spouse Kelsea Ballerini at home in Nashville but had two high profile guests on stage.

Grammy winning New Jersey born producer and singer-songwriter Chris DeStefano, who produced and co-wrote all 11 songs with Evans on his second album Things That We Drink To , opened the show.

And fellow Novocastrian Mark Wells guested on Evans 2007 debut single Big Skies from his self-titled album.

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts section.

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JIM LAUDERDALE - KING OF BROKEN HEARTS
OUT ON THE WEEKEND

Dual Grammy winning North Carolina born singer-songwriter and TV and radio host Jim Lauderdale headlined Brian Taranto's sixth Out On The Weekend festival at Steamworks in Williamstown on Saturday October 12.

Lauderdale and fellow Americana Award winners The Felice Brothers , Pokey LaFarge, Joshua Hedley & Jonny Fritz, Sierra Ferrell, Molly Tuttle, Dee White and Tami Neilson were among overseas acts.

Iconic expat Perth artists Brian Cadd and Ruby Boots, Don Walker, Little Georgia and Sean McMahon and The Owls were among the local performers.

CLICK HERE for our festival review in our Concert section.

CLICK HERE for our review of the Caravan Club sabbath soiree by Jim Lauderdale and Imogen Clark in our concert section.

JIM LAUDERDALE PHOTOS BY NIGEL THOMPSON

NICK RIEWOLDT FOOTBALL LESSONS FOR TIM MCGRAW

Former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt gave singing superstar actor Tim McGraw and his capacity concert crowd football kicking lessons at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night.

Country music devotee St Nick, just 36, kicked four new Sherrin footballs high into the bleachers as Tim introduced one of his many hits - I Like It I Love It.

McGraw, 52, reciprocated by emulating his guest with a left foot torpedo and a gridiron throw of another football.

Tim, son of late baseball star Tug McGraw, offered to sing at the AFL grand final in a Nu Country TV interview in April after seeing Nick play against Collingwood in a preliminary final on a previous tour.

The pilot and singing spouse of fellow star Faith Hill wore a Collingwood jumper at that game.

Nick's kicking lessons were his salient sequel.

CLICK HERE for Carol Taylor's exclusive photos and music review in our Concerts section.

MICHAEL WAUGH RETURNS TO THE WEIR

Gippsland dairy farmer's son Michael Waugh proves he is well qualified to write and sing about extremities of drought and flood that have haunted agrarians for centuries.

The latter-day Scotch College secondary teacher and house master grew up near Glenmaggie Dam and Maffra in the Latrobe Valley .

But the fitness fanatic grandfather also found song sources for his third album The Weir while heading west on his push bike and catching Countdown icon Molly Meldrum taking in his garbage bins at his Luxor mansion in Richmond.

Waugh, 48, wrote all 13 songs on his acclaimed album produced by Queensland refugee Shane Nicholson.

CLICK HERE for our Waugh Weir CD feature in The Diary.

TYLER CHILDERS IGNITES HOUSE FIRE

Appalachian roots singer-songwriter Tyler Childers returns to Nu Country TV to promote his acclaimed third album Country Squire.

Childers, 28, and singing spouse Senora May perform his new video for House Fire.

The Americana Award singer plans a second Australian tour after debuting here on March 7 with fellow winner John Prine, 72, who returns to St Kilda Palais in April after winning two more Americana Awards this month.

CLICK HERE for a Childers Country Squire CD feature in The Diary.

GEORGE DUCAS YELLOW ROSE MOTEL 2020 TOUR?

When Texas City born hit-writer George Ducas needed a source for his double murder crime of passion title track for fourth album Yellow Rose Motel he didn't have to look far.

He resurrected fellow Texan singing actor Willie Nelson's famed Red Headed Stranger album and movie as his inspiration.

At just 48 Ducas is almost four decades younger than Willie, now 86, but their traditional country music theme song sources are a common denominator.

Ducas is keen to promote his album on a tour in 2020 - hopefully launched at the 13th CMC Rocks Queensland Festival in March.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive Ducas interview in The Diary.

RUNAWAY JUNE BLUE ROSES

Californian trio Runaway June had good reason to bare their hearts on the pathos primed title track finale of their debut album Blue Roses.

The song was inspired by the tragic death of lead singer-guitarist Naomi Cooke's brother Billy Dukes.

Runaway June , featuring late western movie star actor John The Duke Wayne's grand-daughter Jennifer, is touring with Oklahoma oriole Carrie Underwood and Maddie & Tae.

CLICK HERE for our Runaway June CD feature in the Diary.

SINGING SHEARER LUKE DICKENS CLICKS SONGS

When singer-songwriter-shearer Luke Dickens wrote nine songs for self-funded second album After The Rain he discovered his music was creative therapy.

That was after exploring evil outback serial killers, cyber bullies, snakes and wolves.

But the 2011 Star Maker winner balanced his musical diet with love songs for his son Jordan , now 10, and fiancé Sammie whom he plans to marry in October.

“It was therapeutic,” Dickens, 37, told Nu Country TV of the album produced by Sam Hawksley.

CLICK HERE for our Dickens interview in The Diary.

WILLIE HIGH IN THE SADDLE AT 86

Shotgun Willie Nelson proved in his video for his 69 th album title track Ride Me Back Home he stills ride high in the saddle with no need to dismount.

Willie, a ripe young 86-year-old, chose that song - one of the few he didn't write on his album - as the title.

The song's equine freedom message - equally relevant here with threats to high country Brumbies - echoes human liberation Willie has extolled since leaving Texas hometown Abbott as a teenager.

Willie loves horses and humans - including pianist sister Bobbie, now 88, with equal passion.

Ride Me Back Home was co-written by Sonny Throckmorton after hearing of Willie adopting horses that he stables at his Texas Hill Country ranch.

CLICK HERE for our new Willie CD feature in the Diary.

LUKAS TURNS ON - AND OFF THE NEWS

When Lukas Nelson and his long-time band Promise Of The Real returned here for their April tour they drove home the message of their fifth album title track with dynamic live delivery - especially at the historic Corner Hotel in Richmond .

It may have been a much smaller venue than those played by Lukas's singing sire Willie, now 86, on his tours.

But the aura of singing actor Willie swirled around the venue as Lukas proved why he followed his sire into movies with major roles writing songs on the soundtrack and performing in the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga remake of A Star Is Born.

Lukas's message was and clear - ignore the endless news cycle with its staple diet of war, famine, car jackings, drive-by shootings, murder and mayhem that maul the mean streets of Melbourne and, of course, the Middle East and way beyond.

CLICK HERE for our Lukas Nelson CD feature in The Diary.

BROTHERS OSBORNE PRAISE WILLIE NELSON

Brothers Osborne share more than their penchant for the herb superb with their Octogenarian mentor - singing actor Willie Nelson.

The duo joined Willie, now 86, by expanding their profile and releasing a brace of video clips to promote their eclectic music.

They showcased their Red Headed Stranger eulogy - Weed, Whiskey & Willie - live on Late Night With Seth Meyers on U.S. TV and the Grand Ole Opry .

The song, accompanied by a video to be screened on Nu Country TV in August, is on their second album Port Saint Joe.

CLICK HERE for a Brothers Osborne CD feature in The Diary.

AARON WATSON SALUTES HEROES

When Texan troubadour Aaron Watson wrote 20 new songs for his 14th album Red Bandana he didn't have to look far to pay homage to his heroes.

Watson, now 41, opened with The Ghost Of Guy Clark and included eulogies to the late Red Steagall on Riding With Red and a vast cast of mentors in Legends .

Clark, a revered singer-songwriter, attracted celebrity studded audiences on his Australian tours, before he died of lymphatic cancer at 74 on May 17, 2016.

CLICK HERE for our Aaron Watson CD feature in The Diary.

WIN WATLING & BATES SMALL TOWN TALES CD

Northern NSW duo Watling & Bates is touring to promote historic 13 track CD Small Town Tales.

The duo became Nu Country TV members after appearing on our Series #40 premiere on
June 1.

You can win Watling & Bates CD by becoming Nu Country TV members or renewing your membership.

CLICK HERE for our Watling & Bates CD feature in The Diary.

CLICK HERE to learn how to win the CD by becoming a Nu Country member on our membership page.

DOLLY DUMPLINGS FOR DINNER

Septuagenarian singing actress Dolly Parton is joined by a vast cast of peers on the soundtrack of her latest movie Dumplings that was released in December.

They include Pistol Annie Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, bluegrass belles Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent and Adelaide born Sia.

Dolly, 73, wrote six new songs for the movie.

CLICK HERE for our Dolly CD feature in The Diary.

MARTY BROWN BACK IN TOWN

Kentucky roots country singer-songwriter Marty Brown has returned after a 23-year recording hiatus with his fifth album American Highway .

Brown, 53, wrote all 10 songs with his co-producer Jon Tiven after a career rebirth on America 's Got Talent.

The singer is joined by his entire family including teacher wife Shellie and co-writer son Marty Brown Jr on his video for Umbrella Lovers that premieres on Nu Country TV on Saturday July 13.

CLICK HERE for our CD feature in The Diary.

LEE KERNAGHAN 15TH ALBUM BACKROAD NATION TOUR

Australian country music king Lee Kernaghan has released his 15 th album Backroad Nation that he is promoting on a national tour.

Kernaghan, 37-time Golden Guitarist, visited the outback to film videos, featured on Nu Country TV , for Wheels and the album title track.

The album is a riveting reflection of his travels that earned him four ARIA and three APRA Awards while raising funds for long suffering farmers beset by drought, flood and famine.

Kernaghan, 55 and father of two sons, features singing spouse Robby on his album that features 12 new original songs.

CLICK HERE for our Backroad Nation CD feature in The Diary on May 20.

KACEY MUSGRAVES TOASTS PALAIS GIG
WITH SILVER SLIPPER SHOEY

Texan temptress Kacey Musgraves finished her St Kilda Palais concert with a shoey of gin sipped from her silver slippers.

The four-time Grammy winner finished her show bare foot with the 13 th new song from her seventh album Golden Hour.

Musgraves, 30, performed a marathon autumnal 20 song spectacular with her sizzling sextet of besuited multi-instrumentalists.

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts section.

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FELICITY DINES OUT ON FROZEN RABBIT

Prolific Golden Guitarist and multi-media minstrel Felicity made the most of her decade long hiatus as a solo artist by recording two acclaimed trio discs with Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett.

But it was a pre-marital overseas sojourn with producer-guitarist-photographer-graphic artist Glen Hannah that fuelled New Harmony - entree of seventh solo album Frozen Rabbit, released on April 26.

Felicity and co-writer Luke Webb have detailed the joyous journey that also produced two daughters who have also joined her on-stage.

CLICK HERE for a Felicity Frozen Rabbit feature in The Diary on April 29.

TIM MCGRAW AFL GRAND FINAL OFFER

Singer-songwriter actor and pilot Tim McGraw has offered to sing at the AFL Grand Final during his third Australian tour in September.

McGraw, now 51, wore a Collingwood jumper when he as a guest at a previous final when the Magpies and St Kilda fought an epic battle in front of 80,000 plus fans.

Tim starred in Hollywood movies including gridiron box office smash The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock and Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow.

He also wrote his duet with singing spouse Faith Hill - Keep Your Eyes On Me - for 2017 movie The Shack starring British born Australian actor Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer.

Tim headlines the 21 st Deni Ute Muster on October 5 and Country To Country festivals in Brisbane and Sydney.

CLICK HERE for our McGraw Interview in The Diary.

LUKAS NELSON AND THE PROMISE OF THE REAL
CORNER MARKET

Fellow Texas raised singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson and The Promise Of The Real performed one of the most dynamic live concerts of the young year at the famed Corner Hotel , Richmond.

Lukas, just 30, proved that he is a genuine keeper of his famed singing actor sire Willie's flame in a two-hour music marathon.

Riverina refugee William Crighton and Melbourne sisters - The Wolfgramms - added spice to the sensational show.

CLICK HERE for our review on our Concerts page.

< Photo by Carol Taylor

DEVIN DAWSON PRISON SONGS FUEL DEBUT ALBUM

Californian singer-songwriter Devin Dawson had good reason to exploit prison imagery and metaphors in three of 12 songs he wrote on his debut album Dark Horse .

He grew up in Orangevale near the gates of the infamous Folsom Prison and could hear nocturnal sirens roar throughout his childhood.

Devin used gaol backdrops in two of his video clips.

Dawson , 30, also hosted the inaugural Country Music Association Showcase at the historic Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday March 23.

Devin led a quintet of singer-songwriters - fellow American Brandy Clark, Canadian chanteuses Lindsay Ell and Tenille Townes and Mornington Peninsula raised multi-media artist Lachlan Bryan - in the prestige concert.

CLICK HERE to read our exclusive interview with Dawson in The Diary.

CLICK HERE to read our CMA showcase review in our Concerts section.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ROD LAVER RESURRECTION

Florida Georgia Line performed to a capacity audience in their return to Rod Laver Arena on March 20.

Chart-topping Georgian singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett - son of fellow star Rhett Akins - and Tennessee preacher's son Morgan Wallen shared the bill.

The dry indoor stage was a vast contrast to storm drenched 12th CMC Rocks Queensland festival in Ipswich.

CLICK HERE for our review in our Concerts Section.

LUKE COMBS-ASHLEY MCBRYDE STORM PALAIS


Photo credit - Peter Coates Inside Edge Photography

Nouveau North Carolina outlaw singer-songwriter Luke Combs built on his large Australian fan base on his return tour.

Combs, just 29, and Ashley McBryde headlined a joint St Kilda Palais concert after appearing at the sold-out CMC Rocks Queensland Festival in Ipswich .

CLICK HERE for our Palais review in our Concerts Section.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE RETURN

Chart-topping Florida Georgia Line headline their concert at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday March 20 after supporting Georgian star Jason Aldean on their 2016 tour.

The band, fresh from CMC Rocks Queensland festival in Ipswich, perform with another Georgian Thomas Rhett and Tennessee preacher's son Morgan Wallen.

CLICK HERE for our new Florida Georgia Line feature interview in The Diary.

JOHN PRINE AND TYLER CHILDERS CONCERT REVIEW

Former Chicago postman John Prine and Kentucky coalminer's son Tyler Childers performed a marathon St Kilda Palais concert on March 7.

Prine's stellar quartet were joined by Texan singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo and the headliner's wife Fiona for an all-star encore.

The capacity crowd enjoyed an eclectic concert by Prine's posse after his 25-year Australian hiatus.

Prine, 72, played the famed Hanging Rock race-course on his 1993 tour and Childers, 27, impressed on his dynamic down under debut.

CLICK HERE for our live review in our Concerts section.

BRETT YOUNG TICKET TO L.A. INTERVIEW

Californian singer-songwriter Brett Young celebrates his 38th birthday on his return to Nu Country TV on Saturday March 23.

Young's pastor father Brad was celebrant of his wedding to Taylor Mills in November.

Brett revealed Taylor was source of several songs as he launched his fifth solo CD Ticket To L.A.

CLICK HERE for our Young interview in The Diary.

BLACK KITES FLY IN YARRA VALLEY


Photo by Jordie Taylor

Melbourne country roots band The Black Kites flew high on a marathon free concert at the Yering Station Farmers Market.

The quartet, who have released an indie 8 track CD, return to the historic station each month to entertain visitors and fresh produce shoppers.

CLICK HERE to read our Black Kites review in our Concerts section.

JOHN HIATT ECLIPSE SESSIONS

There's no danger of Mid-west refugee John Hiatt hitting the highest notes at the age of 66 on his 23rd solo album The Eclipse Sessions.

But Hiatt, who won acclaim on his Australian tours, delivers droll humour in love metaphors in new single Over The Hill, accompanied by a video we feature on Nu Country TV.

Hiatt recorded his album near Nashville during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

CLICK HERE for our Hiatt CD feature and interview in The Diary.

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.

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.

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

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 the 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

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

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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