Kinky Friedman with David Dawson
Singing Texan crime novelist and Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - August 19.

The controversial comic stars in the historic video of his provocative song Get Your Biscuits In The Oven, Get Your Buns In The Bed.

The Kinkster, 61 and confirmed bachelor, is joined in the video by Ruth Buzzi - best known here as a comedienne in Laugh In.

Conspicuously absent is fellow Laugh In star Henry Gibson who played Hank Snow in Robert Altman movie Nashville and a judge in current hit series Boston Legal.

The video is featured in our Video Vault section of Nu Country that screens on C 31 in Melbourne at 8. 30 pm.

Our show, hosted by Brighton academic and former Nu Country FM DJ Lawrie Weir, also airs in Adelaide on C 31 on Sunday at 6.30 p m.

We also have an exclusive Kinky interview, filmed at Willie Nelson's July 3 picnic at Carl's Corner in Texas, in an upcoming episode.

The Kinkster and pianist Little Jewford - his Lieutenant Governor in Waiting - were on the campaign trail at the festival featuring the cream of Texas country music.

The duo, who toured here in 2002 with Billy Joe Shaver, shared the limelight with a star studded cast including Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe, Shooter Jennings, Django Walker (son of Jerry Jeff), Johnny Bush, Heather Myles, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Asleep At The Wheel and Leon Russell.

Carl's Corner is the HQ of Bio-Willie - the bio-diesel fuel that is a key platform of Kinky's campaign.

With supreme irony Willie won Carl's Corner in a poker game and started Bio-Willie on site with his card game benefactor.

CLICK HERE for a Kinky-Billy Joe feature from the Diary on March 24, 2004.


Gippsland country group Sovereign was the hottest export from Briagalong until the tragic shooting death of Private Jake Kovco in Iraq.

The band, winners of several major awards at the Victorian Country Music Awards in Whittlesea, debuts with a video of their song Tooraweenah Cowgirl.

Sovereign performed the song on its second independent album Wild One - sequel to debut album Too Hot To Handle.

The band also recorded Ross Wilson hit Eagle Rock on ABC Music album Crossing The Tracks.

Sovereign comprises South Australian coastal born singer Steve Eales, bassist Steve Hartley and his drummer brother Andy Hartley.

Visit www.sovereignmusic.com.au for info on the band's music and touring schedule.


Host Weir, a frequent visitor to India, also welcomes back popular Sub Continent cowboy Bobby Cash who has toured here 11 times.

Cash performs a video clip for his autobiographical song Singing Star.

The singer has been subject of Australian TV documentaries and a brace of current affairs and variety shows here and overseas.

Bobby was born and raised in Clement Town, near Dehradun in Northeast India.

Tamworth multi-instrumentalist Lawrie Minson produced Cash discs State Of My Heart and Cowboy at Heart (Gobsmacked) that features duets with Warrnambool raised legend Smoky Dawson and Tania Kernaghan.

Cash performed in Melbourne on his national tour earlier this year to promote his CD and DVD The Indian Cowboy - One In A Billion.

More info on the singer at www.bobbycash.com.au


By popular demand Bill Chambers and his hot band also return to the show live at the 33rd Port Fairy folk festival.

Chambers and his hot band perform Rowland Salley classic Killing The Blues from second solo album Frozen Ground, produced by his son Nash.

< Bill Chambers & Audrey Auld Mezera

Bill is touring Australian this month with former singing partner and expatriate Van Diemens Land export Audrey Auld Mezera.

The duo cut an album for Audrey's Reckless Records - also home of Bill's debut disc Sleeping With The Blues and three of her own albums.

Audrey's second disc Losing Faith featured a brace of songs about mentor Chambers but her new disc Texas eulogised artists diverse as Harlan Howard, Billy Joe Shaver, Woody Guthrie, her father and husband Mez.

CLICK HERE for a Chambers CD review from the Diary on April 2, 2006.


And we have a preview of Phil Younger & Country Brew - one of the headlining acts at our Hotel Kew showcase on Saturday October 7.

The group, who played the Carlton Nova cinema premiere of the Johnny Cash movie Walk The Line, performs its album title track Concrete Jungle Cowboys.

Also on the bill is 2005 Christmas party headliner Ruckus, Queensland singer Jason Kemp and Westernport band Silver String Outlaws.

Other artists will be added to the bill over the next few weeks.

Admission is free for members and the show kicks off at 6 p m at Hotel Kew - 99 High St, Kew Junction.

CLICK HERE for a Phil Younger feature from the Diary on January 20, 2006.


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 our Hotel Kew showcase on Saturday October 7.

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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