DIARY - 23 AUGUST 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 7 - SERIES 6
HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
actress Dolly Parton celebrated her 60th birthday early this year
by joining expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban as ambassadors
Now she headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - August 26 - with the
video of her hit Travellin Through from the soundtrack of the
Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley, Heather Myles, Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Duncan Sheik, Larry Sparks, Lucinda
Williams and Wylie & the Wild West Show also appear on the movie
The show, hosted by fellow sexagenarian Mid-Pacific Bob Olson, screens
on C 31 in Victoria at 8.30 p m and in South Australia at 6.30 p m
of 12 Parton children, was born at Locust Ridge near Sevierville in the
She also performed her original song, commissioned for Transamerica,
on the 78th Academy Awards in March.
Dolly earlier teamed with Urban, now enjoying marriage in Tennessee with
another actress Nicole Kidman, on Johnny Mathis hit Twelfth Of Never
on her 2005 duets disc Those Were The Days.
Fellow expatriate Catherine Britt, appearing in the Sydney Johnny Cash
tribute show Walk The Line also appeared in a Country Radio Broadcasters
celebration of Dolly in Nashville.
Britt opened the Parton segment with To Daddy - the Parton composition
that became a 1977-78 hit for Emmylou Harris.
She followed with Dolly's 2001 bluegrass album title track Little Sparrow
with Randy Kohrs on Dobro and Jennifer Wrinkle on fiddle and harmony vocals.
CLICK HERE for a Parton
feature from the Diary on November 11, 2003.
Coast singer Natalie Howard joined Urban, Britt, Sherrie Austin, Jamie
O'Neal, Greencards, Jedd Hughes and others in the Australian Nashville
Natalie performs the clip for Is It Just Me - the fourth single
from acclaimed album Yesterday's Make Up that has been repackaged
and released in the U.S.
Ms Howard filmed her fourth video in Civil War towns Lebanon and Franklin,
near Nashville with Australian director Ross Wood.
It also features singer Tonya Watts and daytime soapie star Brian
Gaskill from As The World Turns, The Bold And The Beautiful and Port
Natalie also performs on the finale song Sometimes It Takes Balls
To Be A Woman on Melinda Schneider's fifth album Stronger with fellow
expatriate Australian Janine Le Claire.
Natalie recently returned from Key West Songwriters Festival where
she performed with major writers and was interviewed by U.S. TV show
Great American Country that also features her live.
performed in Nashville during CMA week in June at Wild Horse Saloon and
on other festival stages.
Natalie and U.S. writing and duet partner James Dean Hicks performed on
Words & Music: The Showcase for Nashville's Songwriters on News Channel
CLICK HERE for a Natalie
Howard story from the Diary on July 5, 2005.
Visit www.nataliehoward.net for
more info on Natalie's career.
SARAH LEE GUTHRIE AND JOHNNY IRION LIVE AT PORT
Guthrie and singing spouse Johnny Irion perform a live song from the 30th
Port Fairy folk festival.
The duo toured here to promote first duet disc Exploration after
releasing solo albums in the U.S.
Sarah Lee, 28, is one of the singing granddaughters of Woody Guthrie and
daughter of Arlo Guthrie.
Her younger sister Cathy recently performed at Shotgun Willie Nelson's
July 3 and July 4 picnics in Carl's Corner and Fort Worth, Texas, with
Amy - one of Willie's daughters in the duo Folk Uke.
CLICK HERE for a Sarah
Lee Guthrie-Johnny Irion feature from the Diary on May 17, 2005.
CLICK HERE for
Anne Sydenham's Guthrie-Irion concert Review on April 9, 2006.
CHAMBERS LIVE ALSO
and his hot band also perform their version of Randy Newman classic Rider
In The Rain from the 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
SOVEREIGN HONOURS HOME TOWN BRIAGALONG
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 Briagalong tribute
song, It's My Town.
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.
for info on the band's music and touring schedule.
LEE KERNAGHAN AKUBRA AND CDS FOR MEMBERS
You can win autographed copies of Lee Kernaghan's hot huge selling album
The New Bush, Tania Kernaghan's fourth CD Higher Ground
and Catherine Britt's second disc Too Far Gone by becoming members
of Nu Country TV.
We also have CDS by Arizona country singer Billy Wyatt, Gretchen Peters,
Robert Earl Keen and others as membership rewards.
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.
Phil Younger & Country Brew, Ruckus, Silver String Outlaws and VIP
guests perform at the Hotel Kew showcase.
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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