OF EPISODE 5 - 2004 SERIES
BROWN HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
award winning banjo playing MBA Alison Brown headlines the fifth episode
of the second series of Nu Country TV at 8 p m on Saturday May 1.
The Connecticut born, Harvard educated investment banker talks about
her dual careers in an interview at the 28th Port Fairy folk festival.
Brown moved with her lawyer parents to La Jolla near San Diego area
at the age of 14.
The blonde banjo virtuoso tells how she and bassist husband Gary West
signed The Waifs and former Men At Work singer Colin Hay to their
Compass Record label.
reveals they started their record label after buying a CD by Aboriginal
actor and didgeridoo player Alan Dargin at Melbourne city record store
Gaslight on their 1993 tour with Texan troubadour Michelle Shocked.
CLICK HERE for an interview
with Brown from the diary on February 21.
ZONN FIDDLES UP STORM
Award winning Illinois born fiddler and latter day Nashville minister
Andrea Zonn joins Brown and band on the big stage for a sizzling version
of Beth Neilsen Chapman's Heads Up For The Wrecking Ball.
The star-studded band stunned a capacity crowd with their solos on the
song that was a hit for Chapman after her husband died of cancer.
Zonn, born in Champaign - same hometown as multi-Grammy winner Alison
Krauss - is a regular member of superstar Vince Gill's touring and studio
CLICK HERE for a review of
the Zonn album that also features her version of this hit.
SHELBY LYNNE REACHES FOR TELEPHONE
Alabama born singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne debuts the video for her song
As teenagers Lynne and singing sister Alison Moorer witnessed the murder
suicide of their parents late one night at their home.
The sisters have boomeranged from the tragedy to enjoy successful careers
in Nashville and beyond.
CLICK HERE for a Shelby
Lynne story from the DIARY.
CARR DANCES WITH BUNYIPS
singer Michael Carr won acclaim for his performance to an enthusiastic
crowd at the rain soaked 15th Bunyip country music festival.
Nu Country videographer Heather Rutherford interviewed Carr and captured
him perform his song Don't Make Me Dance at the Bunyip footy oval.
Carr won new fans for his energetic performance at the popular Gippsland
gateway gig where he shared billing with Gold Guitar winning Bella.
HERE for a story on Carr and Bella from the Diary on February 25.
STORER HAS STORIES TO TELL
reared Gold Guitar heroine Sara Storer celebrates the release of her live
DVD Stories To Tell with a live performance.
The singer, who won seven Gold Guitars at Tamworth in January, is also
promoting her Beautiful Circle double CD-DVD ON ABC-Universal Music.
Storer, 31, performed a Victorian tour in autumn to preview the new releases
that feature her brand new song Ballad Of Tommy Foster - story of a bank
robber in Silverwater jail in Sydney.
CLICK HERE for the Storer
story from the Diary on March 20.
ALAN JACKSON REMEMBERS
born superstar Alan Jackson has sold more than 30 million albums since
being discovered by expatriate Australasian manager and publisher
We received such an enthusiastic response when we screened Jackson's
huge hit Where Were You recently that he's back again this week.
Jackson, now 45, performs Remember When from his 12th Arista album
Drive this week.
CLICK HERE for a Jackson
story from the Diary on April 7.
& DUNN HONKY TONK HEROES
Chart topping turbo tonking duo Brooks & Dunn also return to Nu Country
by popular demand.
This time they perform their big hit You Can't Take The Honky Tonk
Out Of The Girl from their eighth big selling Arista album Red
CLICK HERE for a Brooks & Dunn story from the Diary on April 12.
This episode of Nu Country TV is likely to be repeated on Wednesday May
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