DIARY - 23 JANUARY 2005 - EPISODE
4 PREVIEW - SERIES 3
THE SCENES WITH KEITH URBAN
always wanted to know what goes into making of a video clip - an essential
marketing tool in the huge international country music market.
Well, we have an exclusive behind the scenes footage of the filming of
expatriate Australasian Keith Urban's fifth #1 U.S. hit Days Go By.
You meet Keith's mum - head of his million-dollar fan club - as she ensures
her guitar slinger son matches his music and image.
And that means getting his hair right - check out Keith's genetic dam
that overflowed into his feisty follicles.
Oh, the music's pretty good on Days Go By - one of the highlights
of Episode #4 of Nu Country TV Series #3 on Saturday January 29 at 8 p
m on C 31 and repeated on Tuesday February 2 at 3 p m.
The song is the eighth #5 hit for Urban, 37, who makes a triumphant tour
of Australia that peaks at St Kilda Palais on Saturday February 26.
That's great news for cashed up country fans to catch Shotgun Willie Nelson
71 and making his sixth Australian tour - at Myer Music Bowl - Sunday
Chart topping Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson, 32, also performs the venue
that once hosted Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan - on the Sabbath.
CLICK HERE for Keith Urban
story from the Diary on December 21.
CLICK HERE for
another on October 13.
And CLICK HERE for
COUNTRY TV CONCERT
host and cameraperson Heather Rutherford also reminds us of our star studded
Nu Country TV Concert on the Arts Centre lawn on Sunday January 30.
The free concert is headlined by the Davidson Brothers who performed in
Tamworth with young expatriate star and peer Jedd Hughes.
Also on the concert are young guns Jake Nickolai, Kym MacKenzie and former
Nu Country DJ Corrina Steel, bluegrass band Barnlaid and the T-Bones.
CLICK HERE for a Davidson
Brothers story from the Diary on January 12.
songwriting source and mentor Rodney Crowell also performs this week
with the Notorious Cherry Bombs.
Keith cut Crowell song Making Memories Of Us, huge selling
fifth album Be Here.
"They were recording across the hall from us," Urban says.
"I'd already been pitched the song, and I loved it, obviously."
But here the band performs the satirical Crowell-Vince Gill co-write
It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All
< Rodney Crowell
Gill when he frocks up in clobber that would have second singing spouse
Amy Grant reaching for a bible.
HERE for a CHERRY BOMBS review from the DIARY.
DICKINSON STRUTS HER STUFF
you missed the Nu Country Christmas party at the Bush Inn, West Toorak,
we have good news.
Suzie Dickinson - one of our headliners - has been performing in Melbourne
since the seventies.
And we have exclusive footage of Suzie on the famed Spurs country
circuit in 1983 when the former Goanna singer performed with another
expatriate Australasian Peter Caulton & The Pickups.
< Suzie Dickinson
performs one of her favourite songs - Come Early Morning - on a
video clip that reveals that her hair was as big as her skirt was short.
CLICK HERE for a Suzie
story from the DIARY on November 17.
TAYLOR AND ALISON KRAUSS
belle Alison Krauss ignited her genre long before Cohn Brothers accelerant
- the O Brother movie.
Krauss and her band Union Station have given wide exposure to their music
on DVD, CD and live concerts.
Here Alison joins veteran singer-songwriter James Taylor on their duet,
How's The World Treating You.
CLICK HERE for a Krauss
review from the DIARY.
MID PACIFIC BOB KITCHEN
Bombs don't whet your palate try something spicy from Mid Pacific Bob's
kitchen in the Northcote Beer Can Hill delta.
The expatriate Arizona mathematics teacher whips up a storm in the Northcote
High School kitchen.
Check out our celebrity chef Mid Pacific Bob's delicious hot recipe of
Hey, no fire extinguisher needed in the kitchen of the stars .
CLICK HERE for Mid-Pacific
Bob's in demand recipes.
STEVE FORDE FINDS ANOTHER MAN
accuse former rodeo rider Steve Forde of making easy bucks out of
his hard bucks.
The latter day Grenfell farmer has the broken bones and bruises
to show for his life in the saddle.
Steve, now 27, was raised on a Cowra farm and mixed music with bull
riding and bareback bronc work before following his dream to Texas
There he bought a 63 Dodge Polara that enabled him to travel and
enjoy his twin pursuits from the Lone Star state to Colorado and
Forde turned his hand to fencing in famed West Texas panhandle city
Lubbock between gigs and rodeos.
< Steve Forde
The Flange perform the video of their new single Another Man from his
second U.S. produced album Wide Ride.
HERE for a Forde story from the DIARY on January 9, 2005.
DONOHUE - NYNGAN
had made four independent albums at the ripe old age of 25.
The Nyngan born balladeer performs a video of his song We're Gone
from one of four albums that include Heartbreaker, Rope the Moon, Solitary
Man and Kentucky Rain.
Royden is the subject of an SBS TV documentary filmed on an outback tour
with veteran bush balladeer Brian Young.
Donohue's songs are a feature of the fascinating story of Young who has
nurtured the careers of many Australian artists including Troy Cassar-Daley,
Travis Collins and Beccy Cole.
For more info on Donohue visit
PAUL HICKS TRIBUTE
And we wish
our best to former host Paul Hicks who returned to live on the family
farm at Oxley near Wangaratta last year after his dad died after a stroke.
Paul suffered a double whammy when his mother passed away from cancer
while he was touring Tamworth to promote his debut solo disc Kettle
Our condolences go out to Paul, his three brothers, sister and other surviving
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