OF EPISODE 7 - 2004 SERIES
MATTEA HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
born country star Kathy Mattea headlines the seventh episode of the second
serries of Nu Country TV.
Mattea, 44, shot the video in Rome for her song The Trouble With Angels
from her 12th album The Innocent Years.
The dual Grammy award-winning singer wrote the title track with husband
Jon Vezner whom she wed on Valentines Day in 1988.
CLICK HERE for a feature on
Mattea in the Diary.
WALKER SURVIVES MS
singer Clay Walker, 34, has fought a spirited battled with Multiple
Sclerosis to record seven studio albums and a Greatest Hits.
The singer performs the video for his #17 hit I Can't Sleep
from his big selling latest album, A Few Questions.
Walker was diagnosed with MS in 1996 after emerging from Beaumont
- the same Texas launch pad as George Jones, Tracy Byrd and Mark Chesnutt.
has landed 11 #1 hits - including his first two singles - since emerging
on Giant Records in 1993.
Giant folded in 2001 and Walker released a Christmas album before his
debut disc for current label RCA in 2003.
Walker kicked off his MS Road tour on Dallas on April 1 and will visit
15 cities before concluding in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jun 24.
The tour raises awareness of multiple sclerosis, as well as money to find
Walker's charitable foundation, Band Against MS, recently donated $150,000
to the University of Texas in Houston for research.
More info http://www.claywalker.com/
MYLES AND GURU
born former jockey and latter day stone country honky tonker Heather
Myles is featured in the Guru segment this week.
Myles, 36 and a five-album veteran, plans to tour here later this
The singer packs a 38 special and shoots straight when she sings
about hurting, honky tonks and heretics.
Heather's song You've Taken Me Places I've Never Been landed
in Disney movie Snow Dogs before she recorded her satirical tune
Nashville's Gone Hollywood.
HERE for a story on Heather from the DIARY on February 5.
born singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley left Sony after winning a brace
of awards he signed with Nash Chambers indie label Essence.
The singer performs the Chambers produced title track of his fourth album
Born To Survive for us.
Troy, 35, has since released a fifth album Borrowed & Blue
on (Essence-EMI) and plans a Victorian return tour later this year.
CLICK HERE for a Cassar-Daley story
from the Diary on April 28.
Further info - www.troycassardaley.com.au
DEAD LIVERS DEBUT
country band The Dead Livers, celebrating 26 years on the Lost Highway,
perform the Marty Atchison song Lucky Tonight live from the wine tent
at the 28th Port Fairy folk festival.
Nu Country video camera operators Carol Taylor and Heather Rutherford
dodged Guinness toting fans to film the legendary local lads in the fading
The song is from the Dead Livers second disc Reaching To The Western
Sky, recorded at Lost In Suburbia bassist Peter Bird's Yelp Studios
in Warrnambool, on the Shipwreck Coast.
The band is likely to perform a Nu Country showcase at the Clifton Hill
Hotel in August.
CLICK HERE for a story
on the Dead Livers from the Diary on October 25.
Further info - www.geocities.com/Nashville/6385
Australian country music king Lee Kernaghan performs his song Something
In The Water from his big selling eighth album Electric Rodeo.
Kernaghan, 40, is captured live at the Gympie Muster - without U.S. touring
mate David Lee Murphy who has belatedly released his fourth album, Tryin'
to Get There for Audium.
CLICK HERE for a Kernaghan
story from the DIARY on March 30.
Further info - www.leekernaghan.com.au
trio GIT perform their Suzannah Espie song Car Outside The Bar
from their latest album Flowers.
The band performs live at the Corner Hotel, Richmond, when they
were a quartet.
Ironically Cyndi Boste recorded the song on her acclaimed third
album Scrambled Eggs - The Rose St Sessions.
info - www.gitgals.com
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