COUNTRY TV EPISODE 11 PREVIEW
KEVIN WELCH EXCLUSIVE - THE JERSEY DEVIL
Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Welch headlines Nu Country TV with
a world exclusive of his new song 'The Jersey Devil.'
Sydney band The Flood backed Welch on his colourful narrative on his
fifth Australian tour in November.
Nu Country TV director Peter Hosking filmed Welch performing the song
at Basement Discs - the Melbourne CBD premises of the show's sponsor.
Welch, 48, also talks about his 30-year plus career that brings him
back here for the Port Fairy folk festival in March, 2004.
was also filmed at Basement Discs after his entrée Victorian concert
for his 2003 visit.
CLICK HERE for a concert review
from the Corner Hotel in Richmond from the Diary on November 9.
CLICK HERE for an interview with Welch
from the Diary on October 30.
REBA - FROM BROADWAY TO NU COUNTRY TV
born country, stage and movie star Reba McEntire also debuts on Nu
Country on Saturday.
The singer, who has toured here solo in 1999 after debuting with Kenny
Rogers, performs a video of 'I'm Gonna Move That Mountain' from her
27th 'Room To Breathe.'
McEntire, now 49, was just a teenager when she was discovered by fellow
Aussie tourist and Texan country star Red Steagall at a rodeo in Oklahoma.
She has since
sold more than 48 million albums, starred in a swag of Hollywood movies,
hosted her own TV show and played the lead role in Broadway musical 'Annie
Get Your Gun.'
CLICK HERE for a Reba review from
winning Geelong born country star Adam Harvey has been nominated for
three more Gold Guitars in the 2004 Australian Country Music Awards
But the singer is unlikely to win any gongs in January for his humorous
ode to his wife Kathy - 'Putting On The Dog.'
Harvey's fifth album 'Cowboy Dreams' has made the finals for best
male vocalist, album and heritage categories.
Peter Hosking captured Harvey, 28, live at the Hallam Hotel earlier
this year with fellow star Felicity.
CLICK HERE for an Adam Harvey interview from the Diary on October
NICKOLAI HOT IN URBAN GUITAR SLIPSTREAM
young Melbourne guitarist Jake Nickolai is blazing his own trail -
with a little help from Keith Urban.
Whyalla born Nickolai, 19, proves why his ABC Music debut single is
called 'Faster' when he performs against a vast variety of backdrops
including well-known Melbourne landmarks.
Nickolai, a graduate of the CMAA College of Country Music in Tamworth,
has made the Top 10 of the best new talent section of the 2004 Australian
Country Music Awards.
You can read more about Nickolai and all other CMAA Awards Gold Guitar
HANK WILLIAMS JR DVD
Jr may have had big boots to fill when his famous father went to God at
29 on New Years Day, 1953, in the back of a Cadillac en route to a gig
in Canton, Ohio.
But Hank Jr, who was sent out on the road by mother Audrey at the age
of 8 to sing his dad's songs, soon carved his own niche in country music
Hank Jr, dubbed Bocephus as a baby by Hank before he died, broke album
sales records in the seventies and eighties with huge selling album embracing
country, blues and Dixie Rock.
But substance abused genetics also plagued the superstar who almost died
in a fall from Ajax Mountain in 1975.
Four times wed Hank Jr, now 54, fought back and appeared in a movie 'A
Time To Sing' at 17 and was subject of a telemovie 'Living Proof' about
his hell raising life.
We examine the colourful life and times of Hank Jr in response to a question
in Ask The Guru.
CLICK HERE for a story on Hank
Jr from our diary.
CLICK HERE for details of how to win
acclaimed DVD 'Hank Williams Jr Full Access' and become a member of Nu
CARROLL AND CHRIS WILSON
Sarah Carroll and singing spouse Chris Wilson perform the Hank Williams
hit Honky Tonking live in concert for Nu Country TV.
The duo enjoy a sea change on the Bellarine Peninsula and make regular
trips back to the big smoke for gigs.
Git tour nationally in summer with former Geelong icon Mick Thomas &
The Sure Thing and have won many new fans on their Nu Country TV appearances.
CLICK HERE for a feature
on Chris Wilson from the Diary on December 2.
REBECCA BARNARD AND HUSBANDS
singer Rebecca Barnard, who often shares bills with Git, performs
'Husbands' live in concert.
The singer and partner Shane O'Meara are popular figures on the
Victorian roots music circuit.
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