DIARY - 14 FEBRUARY 2005 - PREVIEW EPISODE 7 - SERIES 3
MILLER HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Miller - Ohio born guitarist, singer-songwriter and former member
of singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman's Texas Jewboys -
is well known in Australia.
Miller has toured here solo and as guitarist for six times wed Texan
troubadour Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris.
Buddy headlines the seventh episode of Nu Country TV on Saturday
The iconic star performs late Christian singer Mark Heard's tune
Worry Too Much from his sixth solo album Universal United
House Of Prayer that made many critics' best of list for 2004.
Miller's CD title and slick are taken from a now defunct East Nashville
Buddy recorded it in his Dog House home studio that he moved across
the road to a bigger house from where he and singing spouse Julie
lived for 11 years.
and singing spouse Julie dedicated the disc and song Fire And
Water to her brother Jeff Griffin who died last year when struck
HERE for a Buddy Miller review and feature from the DIARY.
ALLAN DRENCHED BY RAIN
country star Gary Allan won a brace of Australian admirers on his three
tours of the east coast.
But he lost his biggest fan - his third wife Angela L Herzberg - suicided
last October at the age of 36 in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville.
Allan, also 36, has good reason to perform Songs About Rain from his fifth
album See If I Care on Nu Country TV.
CLICK HERE for
a Gary Allan story from the Diary on October 27, 2004.
singer-songwriter Katrina Elam has won wide acclaim as the support
act on U.S tours by expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban.
Elam, just 20 and from the small town of Bray, won her publishing
contract at 16 and a major record deal at 19.
She co-wrote nine of the 11 songs on her self-titled disc on Universal
Urban played banjo and electric guitar on her single No End in
Sight, co-produced by label boss Tony Brown.
"I had met him a few times, but I didn't really know him,"
"Then Jimmie, my co-producer, played bass on Keith's album. So
he called him and said, 'Hey, do you want to come play on this new
He came over
and did it, and I got to hang out with him in the studio then. He's such
a cool guy. So nice."
Alabama band Drive By Truckers have tried to fill the vast void left by
Dixie artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers.
The band performs its song Never Gonna Change from its seventh
album The Dirty South on Nu Country this week.
CLICK HERE for a
Drive By Truckers review from the Diary.
RED RIVERS FLOWS SOUTH
born Red Rivers has moved from the NSW Central Coast to Jugiong - a ghost
town that Highway 31 has long by-passed.
The singer, who shared bills with Texan trucking troubadour Dale Watson,
performs his song Drop live in Melbourne.
CLICK HERE for a Diary story on
Rivers on June 19, 2003.
band the Pheasant Pluckers have spreads their gospel west to Port
Fairy, south to Sorrento and north to the Murray.
The band, who performed at a star studded Nu Country FM resurrection
benefit in 2000 with singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman,
have made three albums.
They perform their song Firebelly in concert in Melbourne.
HERE for a Pheasant Pluckers story from the Diary on August 28, 2003.
WILSON ON TRAIN
has benefited from life beyond the smog on the Bellarine Peninsula with
singing spouse Sarah Carroll of GIT.
The singer performs his song Train, Train live in concert in Melbourne.
CLICK HERE for a Chris
Wilson feature in the Diary on December 2, 2003.
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