DIARY - 5 FEBRUARY 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 4 - SERIES 5
LEE MURPHY HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
chart topper and hit writer David Lee Murphy headlines Nu Country
TV this Tuesday - February 7 - after thrilling fans in January on
his third Australian tour.
Murphy, 48, performs an acoustic video for his Top 5 U.S. smash Loco
on the show at 9 p m on C 31 and repeated on Friday at 3.30 p m.
The singer headlined Tamworth Fan Fest and a brace of NSW concerts
to promote his fourth album Tryin' To Get There.
Murphy added to his lucrative publishing royalties bank by writing
with a diverse cast of Australian artists during breaks on his shows.
his song Living In Fast Forward on Nashville superstar Kenny Chesney's
huge selling 9th album The Road And The Radio (BNA-SONY-BMG).
The singer also has nice earners in wry What's Not To Love and
I Can Live With That, penned with Ira Dean and Kim Tribble on the
third Trick Pony album R.I.D.E.
When Murphy last toured here with Lee Kernaghan in 2003 he was reeling
from death of his mentor Waylon Jennings, 64, on February 13, 2002.
The gregarious singer wrote four songs with the legendary outlaw, played
by his son Shooter in new Johnny Cash movie Walk The Line, just
four years before he died.
They included the title track of Murphy's fourth album - his first in
Murphy toured here to prime the sales pump for the disc released here
by indie label Vital, and featuring Loco - only hit for the now defunct
Nashville division of Koch.
The singer's writing with Australians is cross fertilisation craved by
festivals such as Tamworth.
CLICK HERE for a David
Lee Murphy feature from the Diary on May 29, 2005.
JUNE CARTER CASH KEEPS IT ON THE SUNNY SIDE
Cash's widow June Carter Cash performs in a video for Carter Family
classic Keep It On The Sunny Side.
Nashville born Reece Witherspoon, who won a Golden Globe for portrayal
of June in Walk The Line, has also been nominated for an
June died at 73 at 5.04 p m on May 15, 2003 - her husband died four
months later at 71 on September 15.
Joaquin Phoenix has also been nominated for an Oscar after winning
a Golden Globe for his role as The Man In Black in the movie that
opened in Melbourne on February 2.
vocally challenged in comparison with sisters Helen and Anita, was
best known as a comedienne - especially on her many Australian tours
HERE for a Diary feature on the Cash-Carter clan on September 23, 2003.
for an obituary on Janette Carter from the Diary.
STORER CELEBRATES GOLDEN GUITAR
raised sweetheart of the rodeo Sara Storer won another Golden Guitar
for best female vocalist at the 34th Australian Country Music Awards
The latter day Central NSW Coast based singer performs a video of
her song Since I've Gone from her third ABC Music album Firefly.
Storer, 33, penned a pair of prison songs including Walking The
Landings with Paul Kelly for her album.
- The Ballad Of Tommy Foster - was based on letters penned by an
armed robber at the Silverwater Jail in Sydney.
CLICK HERE for a Sara
Storer feature from the Diary on August 22, 2005.
JACKSON BROWNE DEBUT ON NU COUNTRY TV
Californian singer-songwriter Jackson Browne debuts on Nu Country
TV with his historic anti-war song Lives In The Balance.
Browne, a frequent Australian visitor, reprised the song on live disc
Solo Acoustic Vol 1 (Inside-Shock.)
The singer first toured here in the seventies, later wed Sydney model
Lynne Sweeney and returned here often to visit his younger son Ryan.
Browne, 56, backed his protest songs with action on a 2003 visit -
he marched in an anti-war rally.
CLICK HERE for
a Jackson Browne review from the Diary.
READY FOR LUKE ASHBY
but now defunct Melbourne quartet Git perform a video of their tune
Satellite - title track of their fifth CD (Croxton) cut with former
Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen guitarist Bill Kirchen when
he toured here.
Kirchen recorded with new bands Too Much Fun and the Twang Bangers
after a long career with Commander Cody from 1966.
The Git clip previews next week's hosting role of singer Sarah Carroll
who fronts new band The Junes.
also feature Suzannah Espie on vocals, guitar & mandolin and Glenyss
Rae on vocals, fiddle and accordion
Git won international
acclaim at famed South By West Festival in Austin, Texas, and also performed
Carroll steps into the shoes of this week's host - young Adelaide alternative
country singer Luke Ashby who has fronted the Luke Ashby Band and The
Ashby sings his tune Grown Into Glory as the finale of the show
produced and edited by Sofie B who once called Adelaide home.
Further info - www.gitgals.com
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