DIARY - 2 AUGUST 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 5 - SERIES 6
ADKINS HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Louisiana country star Trace Adkins headlines Nu Country TV this
Saturday - August 12 - with his dance floor parody Honky Tonk
show will also air at noon on Thursday - August 10th - after being
lost in the ozone last week.
Trace performs a video for the clip - a huge hit on his sixth album
Songs About Me.
It was then re-released in Australia as title track of his seventh
album that featured four different versions of the song.
There was the Eurofunk cut, country club mix, 70s groove mix and
Adkins struts his stuff on the TV show that airs on Saturday at
8.30 p m on C 31 in Melbourne and 6.30 p m on Sunday on C 31 in
survived being shot in the heart and lung by the second of his three wives
on their last day together in 1994.
stands 6 ft 6 in the old currency, earlier majored in petroleum technology
at Louisiana Tech University and worked as a pipe fitter on offshore oil
The singer also endured a DUI bust and his tractor rolling on him on his
farm before becoming a member of Grand Ole Opry.
Trace is about to release his eighth album - the dance mix album featured
many of his older hits.
Adkins was best known on Nu Country FM for hits I Left Something Turned
On At Home, Every Light In The House Is On and There's A Girl in
CLICK HERE for a Trace
CD review from the Diary.
COLE A POSTER GIRL
Beccy Cole returns to Nu Country this week with the video clip of
her song Poster Girl from her fifth album Feel This Free.
Beccy hails from the Blackwood Hills near Adelaide and discovered
Jake Nickolai as a teenage talent quest winner.
She is a regular guest on popular ABC rock trivia show Spicks &
Specks and inspired the Beccy Bluegrass character in The Wiggles.
Beccy, one time member of the Dead Ringer band, hosted the 2006 Golden
Guitars in Tamworth and later survived a tour of duty in Iraq.
CLICK HERE for a Beccy
feature from the Diary on April 16, 2005.
JENNYS LIVE DEBUT AT PORT FAIRY
trio The Wailin' Jennys make their Nu Country debut live from the
30th Port Fairy folk festival.
The trio hails from Winnipeg and was filmed in concert by our esteemed
editor Kerry Richardson in one of the large marquees.
The Wailin' Jennys, not to be mistaken for the late, great singing
Texan actor who has toured here with Shotgun Willie Nelson and Billy
Joe Shaver, won a Juno Award.
That award - Canadian equivalent of a Grammy - boosted sales of the
trio's debut disc 40 Days.
HERE for web mistress Anne Sydenham's Wailin' Jennys concert review on
April 9, 2006.
CHAMBERS LIVE AGAIN
and his hot band also perform their version of Randy Newman classic Rider
In The Rain from Port Fairy folk festival.
The song is from Chambers second solo album Frozen Ground, produced
by his son Nash.
Joe Ely and Reckless Kelly, the Texan band who took its name from famed
Australian bush ranger Ned Kelly, also perform the song on tribute disc
Sail Away - The Songs Of Randy Newman (Sugar Hill-Shock.)
The Ely-Kelly version features Cody Braun on fiddle-banjo and pedal steel
guitarist and producer Lloyd Maines - revered sire of Dixie Chicks singer
for a Chambers CD review from the Diary on April 2, 2006.
HOT APPLE PIE DEBUT
band Hot Apple Pie also performs a video for its song We're Making
The group features Brady Seals, best known in Australia as a member
of Little Texas who formed in 1987 and cut five albums in its decade
long reign followed by three Greatest Hits releases.
Brady, nephew of famed songwriter Troy, also released a pair of solo
discs before he formed Hot Apple Pie in 2002
He recruited multi-instrumentalists and harmony vocalists Mark "Sparky"
Matejka, Keith Horne and Trey Landry.
also features Shotgun Willie Nelson on its tune Slowin' Down The Fall
- one of nine penned by Seals on the Dreamworks Records CD.
CLICK HERE for a short
CD review from the Diary.
KERNAGHAN AKUBRA AND CDS FOR MEMBERS
You can win autographed copies of Lee Kernaghan's hot huge selling eighth
album The New Bush and expatriate singer Catherine Britt's acclaimed
second album Too Far Gone by becoming 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.
We'll also have tickets to concerts by Lee, sister Tania and The McClymonts.
CLICK HERE for full details
on our membership page.
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