OF EPISODE 12 - 2004 SERIES
CLARK HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
turbo tonker Terri Clark cut a swathe through Australia on her whirlwind
tour over summer.
The chart topping troubadour from the tiny town of Medicine Hat in
Alberta headlines the 12th episode of the second series on Nu Country
TV on Saturday June 26.
Clark, a recent inductee on the famed Grand Ol Opry, performs her
huge hit I Just Want To Be Mad from her fifth album Pain
The singer, now 36, is touring the U.S. with the hot road band she
brought to Australia to promote her Greatest Hits scheduled
for a July 27 release.
And the song
gaining much attention is her controversial penile parody Girls Lie
CLICK HERE for a Terri
Clark feature from the Diary on DECEMBER 15.
DEE MESSINA GURU GAL
Jo Dee Messina was scheduled to follow Terri into a brace of Australian
venues in April and May.
But the singer, suffering from a binge drinking illness, checked into
a Utah rehab clinic instead.
Guru Dave answers questions from East Brighton tertiary education lecturer
Lawrie Weir about the singer's colourful career embracing five albums
Tina Arena penned Burn - one of several of her songs covered by artists
diverse as Clark and Wynonna Judd.
Sadly there were no questions on the book or song Jo Dee has written about
CLICK HERE for a Messina story
from the DIARY on June 6.
BECCY COLE ALL HEART
born belle Beccy Cole, a one-time member of the Dead Ringer Band,
has a large national following because of extensive tours to maximise
her video exposure.
The latter day NSW Central Coast singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
has been a frequent Victorian visitor with fellow multiple Gold
Guitarist Adam Harvey.
Cole performs her song This Heart from her acclaimed second
ABC album Wild At Heart that was re-released with bonus live
and bonus tracks.
The singer, now 34, has since released a third album Little Victories.
HERE for a Beccy story from The Diary on November 18.
LIVERS STORM PORT FAIRY
outlaw band The Dead Livers returned to their Shipwreck Coast roots
when they performed at the 28th Port Fairy folk festival.
The sextet is famed for hard-edged country songs penned by former
Hamilton Monivae College boarders Marty Atchison and Michael Schack.
They shared bills with artists diverse as The Amazing Rhythm Aces,
Leon Russell and Charley Pride in their 26-year career.
Livers postponed their headlining role on a Nu Country showcase because
of cancer treatment for Atchison's wife Jane.
Nu Country TV director Peter Hosking has chosen Marty's humorous tune
Dear Oh Dear from the band's second album Reaching To The Western
Sky as a tonic.
Nu Country camera crew Carol Taylor and Heather Rutherford dodged dancers
as they captured the band in the Wine tent.
Guru Dave interviewed Atchison in the shadows of the Guinness tent about
the band's colourful career.
CLICK HERE for a feature
on the Dead Livers from the Diary on October 25.
WATERS SINGS FOR THE SAINTS
born and bred minstrel and slide guitar supremo Barb Waters has long
been a popular act on the Melbourne country and roots scene.
Waters, who also played the Port Fairy festival, performs her song
Need Somebody live in adoptive home Melbourne.
wide acclaim for her new album, Rosa Duet, and was honoured by Cyndi Boste
performing her tune My Brother's First Girlfriend on her third
album Scrambled Eggs - The Rose Street Sessions.
Barb, mother of two, is also enjoying the rebirth of beloved St Kilda
football team whom she saw beat Brisbane at the Docklands boutique stadium
The Saints now call home.
CLICK HERE for a story from the DIARY
on August 13.
DARREN COGGAN BUSH DANCE
1996 Tamworth Star Maker winner Darren Coggan has branched out into acting
after releasing two albums for ABC Music in 1997 and 1999.
The singer released his Nash Chambers produced third album Balancing
Act with guests including Amazing Rhythm Aces singer Russell Smith,
chart topper Kasey Chambers and Bushwackers singer Dobe Newton.
Coggan wrote the title track for the Dead Ringer Band album Home Fires
and won wide acclaim for his role as Richie Cunningham in the Happy Days
Coggan, a former Wagga TV cameraman, married his high school sweetheart
- nurse Danielle Read - five years ago.
Coggan, 31, revisits his Riverina roots with a live version of his song
The Bush Dance.
Further info - www.darrencoggan.com
JOHN WILLIAMSON GETS TROPICAL FEVER
boy John Williamson has been the king of Australiana since crossing the
Murray Dixon line into NSW in 1965.
Williamson, 59 and an elder statesman of Australian country, performed
two gigs in the U.S. in February.
The singer delivered his unique Aussie music to audiences in Laguna, California,
and Springfield, Missouri.
Williamson, regular guest at sporting events and festivals, has released
30 albums in his career spanning four decades.
He performs his new song Tropical Fever on Nu Country.
Further info - www.johnwilliamson.com.au
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