OF EPISODE 10 - 2004 SERIES
CARTER CASH ON SUNNY SIDE
Carter Cash performs her version of the oft-recorded Carter Family
song Keep On The Sunny Side on the 10th episode of Nu County
TV on Saturday 12 June 2004.
The song is taken from her posthumously released 2003 album Wildwood
Flower - the sequel to third solo album Press On in 1999.
It was released after June died at 73 on May 15, 2003 - the end of
an era for the Carter Family.
June was the youngest of three daughters of Maybelle Addington and
Ezra Carter who wed in 1915.
Maybelle's cousin Sara Dougherty later married Alvin P Carter in 1926.
The Carter Family began performing in 1927 and recorded about 250
songs before the band broke up in 1943.
12 years after A. P Carter and his wife Sara Dougherty divorced.
But the legend of June, who died four months before her husband Johnny,
Cash died at 71 on Monday September 15, 2003.
Sotheby's will auction the couple's personal and professional belongings
The collection is valued at more than $1.5 million.
It includes more than 50 instruments, seven Grammy awards, items from
Johnny Cash's wardrobe.
There's also a notebook of handwritten lyrics (some unpublished), as well
as photographs, letters,concert posters, furniture, art and jewellery.
CLICK HERE for a Cash-Carter story
from the Diary on September 23.
DEE MESSINA BYE BYE
Jo Dee Messina debuts on Nu Country with a video clip for her song Bye,
Bye. The singer was scheduled to tour Australia in autumn but cancelled
because of a health crisis.
Messina, 33, spent a week in a Utah Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinic for
her abuse problem that emerged during a Texas super bowl victory party.
Joe Dee made good use of her rehab treatment - she wrote a new song My
Way Home that she performed in a confessional appearance on the CMT
Insider TV show.
And she also reveals her addiction and recovery in her pending book That's
Right I'm An Addict.
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story on Jo Dee on FEBRUARY 24.
CLICK HERE for Jo Dee's story of
her rehab from the Diary.
honky tonk hard-core singer-songwriter Max D Barnes features with
the Guru and Lawrie Weir.
The seasoned songsmith and father of three died of pneumonia at
67 on January 10 this year.
Barnes won 42 songwriting awards for his 250 plus original songs
that adorned the charts for acts diverse as Vern Gosdin, Merle Haggard,
Vince Gill, the Georges - Jones and Burns - Randy Travis, Alan Jackson
and the late Conway Twitty, Johnny Paycheck and Keith Whitley.
Max D Barnes (left)
born in Hard Scratch, Iowa, wrote the huge hit Chiselled In Stone
about the death of his eldest son Patrick was killed in a car accident
at 18 in 1975.
Ironically Barnes singing spouse Patsy died of cancer at 68 on March 25
- just two months later.
Max wrote his song Patsy about her and she wrote several songs with Max
including Baby Sings The Blues Down On Broadway, recorded by Gosdin.
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story from the Diary on January 15.
SADDLE TRAMPS RETURN
And the T-Bones,
born and bred at nearby Robinvale, return with their tune She Was My
Best Friend from fifth album Smartest Kid In Town.
The band released their sixth album, Seventeen (a compilation),
on Friday December 5 in 2003 and have a new album due soon.
CLICK HERE for a T-Bones story
from the DIARY on November 25.
HOT POKER DOTS
band Red Hot Poker Dots perform their tune Country Bubble on the
eve of a return tour of the U.S.
The band performed live at the famed Jackson St festival in St Kilda in
February this year.
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Dots story from the DIARY on December 15.
PIGRIM BROTHERS GO BUSH
The Pigrim Brothers, who featured in ABC TV documentary Heart Of The
Country, perform their song Old Man From The Bush.
The band were one the highlights of the Whittlesea Country Music Festival
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