DIARY - 6 FEBRUARY 2005 - EPISODE 6 PREVIEW - SERIES 3
WILSON HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Woman Gretchen Wilson rejected a role in the remake of TV series Dukes
of Hazzard to make her second Australian sojourn this month.
But Wilson, 31, headlines Episode 6 of Nu Country TV on Saturday February
12 in an exclusive interview.
The single mother, who has sold more than three million copies of
her debut CD Here For The Party, performs at the Myer Music Bowl on
Sunday February 27.
Wilson and singing Texan actor Shotgun Willie Nelson, 71, are supported
by a brace of veteran rock musicians at a Tsunami benefit.
It's also the reunion of Daddy Cool featuring three Nu Country members
including former Beer Can Hill drumming DJ Gary Young.
offered a role in The Dukes of Hazzard, starring Jessica Simpson
as Daisy Duke.
Gretchen was asked to play a sheriff deputy who arrests Jessica Simpson.
It's a shame she couldn't put the Texan tyke and all other reality TV
twerps behind bars in real life.
CLICK HERE for a Gretchen
Wilson story from the Diary on January 3, 2005.
HAYSEED DIXIE RETURN HERE
Dixie, the band who made a lucrative career of turning rock standards
into bluegrass belters, made a huge impression on their whirlwind Australian
tour in 2003.
The lads followed country artists diverse as Dale Watson and singing Texan
crime novelist Kinky Friedman into the historic Esplanade Hotel in St
Hayseed Dixie performs a video clip of its revamp of Motorhead tune Ace
Of Spades from their fourth album Let There Be Rockgrass on Cooking Vinyl.
The band also performs and records original songs as the Kerosene Brothers
and plan an Aussie return tour in April.
Further info on Hayseed Dixie at
KASEY CHAMBERS NEW PONY
topping former Dead Ringer band singer Kasey Chambers found solace
in the arms of a new beau when she won three Golden Guitars in Tamworth
The singer grinned and bared it in public with song writing partner
Cori Hopper - father of their son Talon.
Chambers said Cori was responsible for Like A River - the song she
wrote that won her best single of the year at the Awards.
"He inspired it," she said.
song is about him."
Kasey Chambers performs another song Pony from her huge selling third
album Wayward Angel that she promoted on a spring tour of the U.S.
CLICK HERE for a Kasey story
from the Diary on May 31, 2004.
C CAULTON PADS UP AT CRICKET
Australasian P C Caulton was country before it was cool and now lives
in Germany with his wife Bea.
But in the seventies when country scored mainstream exposure on high rating
AM station 3UZ the singer was a pioneer outlaw.
Caulton opened for major artists diverse as Emmylou Harris, Flying Burrito
Brothers and Jerry Jeff Walker on their original Australian tours.
The singer recorded an unreleased album produced by late Australian born
Fairport Convention singer Trevor Lucas.
Caulton, a 3RRR-FM country music DJ in the early eighties, recorded Dead
Livers singer Marty Atchison's classic Grandpa Take Me To The Cricket
for that disc.
P C and the late A P Johnson also cut a political parody of I'd Love
To Have A Joint With Willie - a spoof of the Dead Livers satiric swipe
at the Pat Alexander penned Slim Dusty hit Duncan.
Caulton plans to return to New Zealand this year but performs his live
version of the Atchison tune on the cutting edge Spurs cowboy bar circuit
in Melbourne in the early eighties.
CLICK HERE to buy the Dead Livers
version of Grandpa and Love To Have A Joint With Willie and info on Caulton
and A P Johnson on Nu Country Records.
PARLANE DREAMS AND GIRLS
Parlane was a fellow member of the Kiwi Mafia who fled New Zealand
in the seventies to perform here.
Parlane and Caulton were in the White Cloud stable of another expatriate
Kiwi Barry Coburn who promoted the Emmylou and Burrito Bros tours.
Coburn later found international fame as manager of U.S. stars such
as Alan Jackson, Lacy J Dalton, BR549 and Diamond Rio.
He was also CEO of Atlantic Records in Nashville before returning
to run Ten Ten Publishing with former Hollywood starlet bride Jewel
Blanch whom he met at the Wandong Country Music Festival in 1983.
at one stage were Parlane's publishers but now eke out a humble living
with that of another expatriate Kiwi Keith Urban and a brace of hit writers.
Coburn also financed Greatest Hits And Ex Misses - the debut disc
by A P Johnson - and first release on Nu
Check out Brent's former publisher Coburn at www.tentenmusic.com
Parlane performs his tune The Girl Of My Dreams live in his adoptive
home city of Melbourne.
CLICK HERE for a Parlane story
from the Diary on October 14, 2003.
PACIFIC BOB CHOKES IN KITCHEN
Californian celebrity chef Mid Pacific Bob Olson, whose parents called
Arizona home, is back in the kitchen this week.
The charismatic Northcote High mathematics lecturer gets choked up on
a delicious artichoke concoction.
Tune in and see why the pony-tailed prince of potions was mobbed by viewers
at the Nu Country TV Arts Centre concert.
CLICK HERE for Mid Pacific
Bob's popular recipe page.
farm boy Brock Colley debuts on Nu Country this week with a video
clip of his new single Gotta Take A Minute.
The talented singer-songwriter is a graduate of Australian College
of Country Music and his tutor Roger Corbett of Bushwackers fame
produced his debut six track EP.
The EP, released in July, 2004, has won exposure on community radio.
Catch his video that has also won prominence on popular pay TV channel
Further info - www.brockcolley.com
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