OF EPISODE 11 - 2004 SERIES
AVRIL TRASHY WOMEN TRIBUTE
Gully songbird Leslie Avril, one of the greatest unsung heroines
in the unlucky radio country debuts on the 11th episode of the second
series of Nu Country TV on Saturday June 19.
The former lead singer of the Blue Healers has taken the plunge
and made a video of her rendition of the Chris Wall penned hit Trashy
Trashy Women, a highlight for Leslie on the live circuit, was one
of many gems on her third solo CD Cowboy In My Bed in 1998.
former Nu Country FM DJ, a popular staple of the annual Tamworth
festival for two decades, is also an in demand artist at station
showcases and Christmas parties.
HERE for a feature on Leslie from the DIARY.
FLOWS LIKE A RIVER
Australian country queen Kasey Chambers and her dobro-playing dad Bill
also return to Nu Country TV this week.
Kasey, 28, performs her breakthrough hit Not Pretty Enough as an
entrée to her latest smash Like A River that will also be
featured on the show next month.
Chambers will talk about third album Wayward Angel in an exclusive
interview that will accompany her new smash hit video.
Not Pretty Enough - a parody of commercial radio leaped - the mainstream
moat and blazed a trail for the singer who tours Victoria in August before
another American invasion.
We will have autographed copies of Wayward Angel that debuted at
#1 on the ARIA pop sales charts, for Nu Country viewers.
CLICK HERE for a Kasey interview
from the DIARY on May 31.
BILL CHAMBERS DREAMS ABOUT TEXAS
Chambers can thank Kasey for his song Dreaming About Texas.
Bill wrote the song a few years ago about a woman he met at a Kasey
gig in Austin, Texas, on one of her first American tours.
It's one of many memorable original songs from his debut solo disc
Sleeping With The Blues on Audrey Auld's indie label Reckless
Chambers returns to Austin with Kasey in November and the object
of his song might be back in the audience.
Bill and Kasey Chambers
HERE for a Bill Chambers story from the DIARY in November 2002.
TROY CASSAR-DALEY A FACTORY MAN
balladeer Troy Cassar-Daley fondly remembered the Shane Howard penned
Goanna hit Factory Man from his country childhood.
It was the story of Howard clan patriarch Leo who worked in the Nestles
factory at Dennington near Warrnambool for more than 40 years.
So when Troy, 35, recorded a cover album he decided to release the 20-year-old
song as a tribute to his own parents.
The singer's parents met in the Sweetacres Minties factory in Sydney when
they were just 16.
CLICK HERE for a Troy feature from
the DIARY on April 28.
BROWN WHITE HOT ON BANJO
award winning Harvard educated MBA and banjo ace Alison Brown was
one of the huge successes of the 28th Port Fairy folk festival in
Brown's bluegrass band, featuring bassist husband Gary West and fiddle
champion Andrea Zonn, prove why they performed to capacity audiences
in concerts and workshops.
The band created a storm when they performed Better Be Home Soon
in the big marquees.
Brown and West also own Compass Records - the American home for the
chart topping Waifs and former Men At Work singer Colin Hay.
HERE for a story on Alison from the DIARY on February 21.
THE WILKINSONS SHARP IN A REAL BAD MOOD
family band The Wilkinsons were a staple of Nu Country FM during its
halcyon days at Beer Can Hill and the Paris, Texas, end of Collins
They scored major airplay with Skip Ewing song Yodelling Cowboy,
26c and many other hits from their first three albums that
started with Nothing But Love in 1999.
The Wilkinsons - father Steve, son Tyler and singing daughter Amanda
- also released second album Here And Now in 2000 and Shine
Now, after an Australian tour a few years ago, we have their video
of Real Bad Mood from Shine as Amanda records her debut
solo album for Universal South.
more info on the trio from Belleville, Ontario, visit www.wilkinsonsonline.com
HANSON BIDS A BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE
Hanson, daughter of a guitarist with Alabama and the Righteous Brothers,
dipped from a rich gene pool when she left Los Angeles for Music City
She learned guitar, signed a publishing deal with Acuff Rose in 1998 and
penned nine songs on her self-titled Capitol debut disc she produced at
Hanson, who writes with Texan born husband and solo recording artist Mark
Nesler, made a video for her song Beautiful Goodbye - one of many
radio friendly tunes from her debut disc.
Catch that video on Nu Country on Saturday 19 June 2004.
CLICK HERE for a Jennifer
Hanson story from the DIARY.
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