DIARY - 11 JULY 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 2 - SERIES 6
PETER HOSTS NU COUNTRY TV
Country TV creator Peter Hosking blazes yet another new trail this
week with his unique country & eastern hosting role.
Hosking fronted the show in exile from behind a long torn iron curtain
in Prague - the picturesque capital city of the Czech Republic.
singing actor two stepped lines and dance steps in the historic
European city of churches for Episode 2 of Series #6 of Nu Country
on C 31 at 8.30 p m on Saturday.
who handed over the reigns of the show to Sofie Blichfeldt for Series
#5 and Kerry Richardson for Series #6, edited his graphic episode in a
layover at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris on his return home.
opens the show with expatriate English singer-songwriter Phil Younger
who performs the title track of his new album Concrete Jungle Cowboys.
Younger, ninth of 12 children and a British born baritone, has lived
in Australia most of his life.
Phil stands 6 ft 6 in the old currency and followed his sister Kay
here after she strutted her stuff with the Yarra Yarra Jazz Band.
He won wide acclaim when he performed with his band The Brew at Nova
Cinema in Carlton early this year at the premiere of Johnny Cash movie
Walk The Line.
The award-winning film, featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon
as Cash and June Carter Cash, is now out on DVD.
It also featured
Alabama born singer Shelby Lynne as Cash's mother Carrie, Shooter Jennings
as his late dad Waylon and fellow singing actor Waylon Payne as Jerry
Payne, son of Shotgun Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne and the late
Sammi Smith, debuts on Nu Country in August in the new Kacey Jones video
San Francisco Mabel Joy.
Former Rhodes Scholar and Golden Gloves boxer Kris Kristofferson knocks
Payne out in a bizarre scene from the title track of Jones tribute disc
to fellow Texan Mickey Newbury who died at 62 in 2002.
CLICK HERE to read
about Younger in the Diary on January 20, 2006.
born country superstar Kenny Rogers, one of the first artists to record
Newbury songs, debuts on Nu Country with the video of his new hit
I Can't Unlove You.
Rogers and his embryonic band The First Edition cut Newbury song Just
Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In back in the
sixties before it was used in a psychedelic movie.
Rogers, 67 and a veteran actor, has been hailed as a savior of Beaconsfield
miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb.
found the dynamic duo more than a kilometre underground when they heard
them singing Rogers hits The Gambler and Coward Of The County.
The songs have since earned healthy royalties for their writers Don Schlitz,
Billy Ed Wheeler and Roger Bowling.
Rogers' song is from his latest big selling album Water And Bridges
on Capitol - the home of expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban.
The singer is pitching for a cameo in the big budget movie planned for
the story of the two Van Diemens Land miners.
Kenny's movie roles include Coward Of The County, Wild Horses, Big
Dreams And Broken Hearts (The Dottie West Story), Six Pack, Rio Diablo,
MacShayne, The Dream Maker, The Other Side Of Nashville and five Gambler
The singer plans to return here in 2007 - he toured Australia with Dolly
Parton and later with Reba McEntire in 1998.
Reba appeared with Kenny in The Gambler Returns, has her own TV
show and is in movies North, Tremors, One Night At McCool's, Forever
Love and Maverick.
Host Hosking, unlike fellow singing actor Rogers, has not had a cosmetic
facelift but Kieran Kane song We Are The Same had a makeover when
Rogers cut it in French.
- CHINCHILLA AND CHAD
sisters Gina and Melanie Horswood record as Horswood and hail from Chinchilla
- the town made famous by singing actor Chad Morgan who is known as The
Sheik Of Scrubby Creek.
They perform a video for their song 100 Points from debut CD Our
Gina, 20, and sister Melanie punctuated university studies to cut Our
12 of their originals.
Widespread radio and TV exposure on CMC and Nu Country has drawn attention
to the sisters and their hometown, 300 kilometres west of Brisbane.
CLICK HERE for a
Horswood CD review from the Diary.
PACIFIC BOB CHILLS OUT ON CHILI BEANS
Californian culinary king Mid Pacific Bob Olson makes a welcome return
to Nu Country with his recipe of the week - Chorizo Chilli Beans.
The singing chef, who hails from the rich Napa Valley wine growing HQ
north of San Francisco, has been busy cooking up a storm in the Northcote
High School kitchen.
But it was a closed set in the bowels of the Beer Can Hill Delta as Olson
and producer and fellow academic Peter Staubli sampled their wares.
Everything added up for the popular Mathematics lecturer and former Nu
Country DJ when he unleashed his recipe for peers, students and viewers.
CLICK HERE for more of
Mid Pacific Bob's mouth-watering recipes.
SAM HAWKSLEY URBAN COWBOY
born singer-songwriter Sam Hawksley returns to Nu Country with a video
for his new single Come Back Baby.
Hawksley, 37, opened for expat superstar Keith Urban on his triumphant
Australian return tour in 2005.
But Sam and Hosking didn't join fellow expatriate Australasian publishers
Barry and Jewel Coburn and vast galaxy of Nashville musicians and
Music Row identities at the Urban-Kidman wedding in Sydney last month.
Sam has had his songs performed on Neighbours and covered by
Nana Mouskouri's daughter Lenoua and brace of Australian artists.
He has also written with Melinda Schneider and Russell Morris.
HERE for a Hawksley story from the Diary on February 12, 2005.
previews the upcoming Nu Country TV debut of 1981 Tamworth Star Maker
winner Leanne Douglas.
Leanne, who hails from the NSW town Teralba, won best new talent Golden
Guitar in 1983 for her original song Don't It Make You Wanna Cry.
Shortly afterwards she joined fellow expats in country music HQ Nashville
where she won acclaim with her band Leanne and The Surf Broads.
Leanne performs a new video of the popular John Anderson hit Straight
Tequila Night in an upcoming episode.
KERNAGHAN AKUBRA AND CDS FOR MEMBERS
Viewers can win autographed copies of Lee Kernaghan's huge selling eighth
album The New Bush and Catherine Britt's second album Too Far
Gone by becoming new members of Nu Country TV.
The contest is also open for Nu Country members who renew their membership.
All financial members go in the draw for the Lee Kernaghan Akubra at the
end of the series in October at a star-studded showcase on Saturday October
7 at Hotel Kew.
CLICK HERE for full details
on our membership page.
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