DIARY - 30 JANUARY 2006 - EPISODE 3 PREVIEW - SERIES 5
GUITAR CHAMP TROY HEADLINES NU COUNTRY
Cassar-Daley was the worthy winner of four more coveted Golden Guitars
at the 34th Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth on Saturday.
So he was a natural choice to headline this week's star-studded
episode of Nu Country TV - Tuesday January 31 at 9 p m on C 31.
Troy performs his award winning song of the year Lonesome But
Free - one of three collaborations with Paul Kelly - from his
acclaimed Nash Chambers produced sixth album Brighter Day.
wrote the song about a conversation with Merle Haggard, now 68,
on The Hag's 1996 Australian tour when he was one of the legend's
local support acts.
said that he had been lonely on the road and I said 'but at least
you were free'," the singer, now 37, told Nu Country.
this shed and went to get a shovel and three hours later came back with
the song. It was half started but there was something missing. I went
to Paul Kelly and I was nearly happy. He loved the theme and melody and
helped with the finished song. It would never have been complete without
Paul. He said did he leave home - he had a fight with his dad. So many
people have unresolved issues like that - life's too short. It had to
be written in. He understood it completely."
Troy also won Golden Guitars for best male vocalist, instrumental with
Yellow Belly and vocal collaboration with Jimmy Barnes for their version
of Leonard Cohen classic Bird On A Wire.
Kelly won Golden Guitars for Heritage Song for Rally Round The Drum
and video for Song Of The Old Rake.
Troy headlines the Whittlesea Country Music Festival from February 10
CLICK HERE for
Troy story from the Diary.
HOSTS NU COUNTRY AT LILYDALE
award winning singer-songwriter and TV celebrity Felicity hosts this
week's episode from the rustic Lilydale home of popular duo Carter
The singer, regular presenter on Seven Network television shows Sydney
Weekender and Mike Whitney's Walkabout, was staying with the popular
duo while touring with them in Victoria late in 2005.
also performed live on the Tamworth Golden Guitars show with international
movie star Russell Crowe.
The New Zealand born actor, who dabbles in rock and blues with his bands,
climbed on board the country train for the night.
Felicity is now touring to promote her new single The Flood from
her fifth album, My Life.
CLICK HERE for a Felicity story
from The Diary on June 26, 2003.
DARREN COGGAN DEBUT
in Lilydale, Felicity interviewed fellow Carter & Carter houseguest
- Wagga singer-songwriter Darren Coggan who was touring to promote
his new CD Balancing Act.
Felicity made use of her inside knowledge of her touring partner by
interviewing him while a pair of goats watched with interest.
Coggan performs in a video for his duet with Tamworth Golden Guitar
winner Kasey Chambers on the Billy Falcon penned tune, Power Windows.
Kasey's brother Nash produced the album that features famed Amazing
Rhythm Aces singer Russell Smith on his song Dancing The Night
in the stage show Happy Days after releasing his debut disc in the nineties.
Further info on Darren Coggan at
topping Canadian chanteuse Terri Clark performs in her video for recent
hit She Didn't Have Time from her seventh album Life Goes
Clark, 37, - a frequent Australian tourist - accompanied Adam Harvey
on a joint east coast tour in 2005.
The singer recorded songs by Australian writers after divorcing fiddler
Ted Stevenson whom she wed in 1990.
Clark is one of many major U.S. artists to cut tunes by Melbourne
bred pop diva Tina Arena - she recorded Unsung Heroes.
had a Top 5 hit with Now That I Found You - penned by Sydney hit
writers Vanessa Corish and Paul Begaud.
long time tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary,
Canada - Saturday, September 17.
Close friends and family attended the ceremony set amid the beauty of
CLICK HERE for a Terri
Clark story from the Diary on December 15, 2003.
country starlet Amber Lawrence performs a video clip for her original
tune, I've Got The Blues.
The university-educated chartered accountant included the song on
her debut EP that also featured her previous single The Lonely
Amber previously sang and played guitar with The Electric Cowgirls
trio after earning acclaim with Sydney band The Family Von Trapp.
She has performed nationally and overseas in a colourful career that
included being a 2004 graduate of Tamworth Country Music College and
Star Maker grand finalist in 2005.
Amber filmed her new video at the Botany Bay Hotel.
Further info - www.amberlawrence.com
country rock singer Melissa Etheridge also performs a video for the Tom
Petty song Refugee.
The dual Grammy award winning gay icon recently recovered from cancer
and cut four new songs for her compilation The Road Less Travelled
Etheridge, 44 and mother of two, revealed in 2000 that fellow singer David
Crosby was the biological father of her two children that she raised with
former partner and film maker Julie Cypher.
The singer, one of the first to come out, has also penned autobiography
The Truth Is about her colourful life that began in Leavenworth on May
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