DIARY - 29 AUGUST 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 8 - SERIES 6
YOAKAM MOVIES AND MUSIC
Yoakam has become better known for his movies than his music in Australia
in the past decade.
But that might change when the Kentucky born, California resident
returns here in October for his second national tour.
Yoakam, 49, headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - August 29 - at
8.30 p m - in an episode hosted by Heather Rutherford.
Heather, a new mother, frequently played the singer actor in her shifts
at Nu Country FM in its reign at the Paris, Texas, end of Collins
St in 2001.
Yoakam performs a new clip of the title track of his 18th album Blame
The Vain as a promo for his return concerts at the St Kilda Palais
on October 27 and 28.
debuted in 1994 movie Red Rock West, The Little Death and Painted
Hero in 1995 before the Billy Bob Thornton movie Slingblade
Yoakam wrote a brace of songs on the set of The Newton Boys in Austin,
Texas, and then starred in When Trumpets Fade and The Minus
The singer performed opposite Jodie Foster in Panic Room after
causing considerable financial angst for late duet partner Buck Owens
in his directorial debut on South Of Heaven, West Of Hell.
Dwight has been busy in recent films Hollywood Homicide, Crank, The
Break-Up and The Wedding Crashers, starring Owen Wilson and Vince
He also appeared opposite Penelope Cruz in Bandidas and Salmat
Hayek in Tommy Lee Jones-written/directed The Three Burials of Melquiades
CLICK HERE for a feature
on Dwight in the Diary on July 26, 2005.
BUSH NU COUNTRY DEBUT
ace Sam Bush, who also played The Palais in 1980 with Leon Russell
& The Newgrass Revival, debuts on Nu Country with his new single
The River's Gonna Run.
Bush duets with fellow Australian tourist Emmylou Harris on the Julie
Miller penned song from his seventh album Laps In Seven on
The renowned Amazing Rhythm Aces were also on Bush's debut Australian
concert that also featured Sydney band Grand Junction and The Dead
Livers, now celebrating 28 years in the saddle.
Host Heather caught Bush, 52, in action in more recent times at the
famed Telluride music festival in Colorado where she interviewed Bill
born mandolin player and fiddler also pays homage to former touring partner
Russell by revamping his vintage tune Ballad For A Soldier on his
Further info - www.sambush.com
BRITT SWINGING DOORS
Newcastle singer-songwriter Catherine Britt returned to Sydney last
month to appear in Johnny Cash tribute show Walk The Line.
Catherine also returns to Nu Country with her new video clip Swinging
Doors - latest Australian single from her second album Too
Britt left Australia at 18 to pursue her dreams in Nashville and landed
a deal with BMG.
Her first two singles - produced by prolific hit writer Keith Stegall
and mentor Bill Chambers - cracked the U.S. Top 40.
Although BMG has not released Britt's second album or third single
in the U.S. she is already recording her third album in Nashville.
Catherine speaks about her new single in an exclusive Melbourne interview
with Nu Country.
HERE for the unedited Britt interview from the Diary on February 12, 2006.
HERE to win autographed copies of Catherine's CD Too Far Gone.
THE DISTANCE - CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
Peninsula band The Distance debuts on Nu Country with the video clip
of the title track of its CD Don't Look Back.
The band covers a wide distance in its music and touring circuit including
Tamworth, regional NSW, South Australia and home state Victoria.
Peninsula music buffs caught the eclectic quintet supporting The Flood
on a recent Victorian tour.
and singer Gavin Leadbetter wrote nine of the 10 tunes on the band's debut
Aussie rocker and country veteran Johnny Chester guested on its debut
single Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands - the historic Bill Anderson
The Distance also released a video of that oft-covered classic from the
album on Gorilla Music and Dirt Road Records available nationally through
More info - www.thedistance.com.au
HOTEL KEW SHOWCASE
WIN LEE KERNAGAN AKUBRA
Queensland singer Jason Kemp is flying into Melbourne to appear at the
Nu Country TV showcase at Hotel Kew on Saturday October 7.
Kemp joins Ruckus, Cyndi Boste, British born Phil Younger & Country
Brew, Silver String Outlaws and other special guests on the concert that
starts at 6 p m.
The showcase is free to Nu Country members or viewers who renew membership
or join on the night.
All financial members will be eligible for the draw of the Lee Kernaghan
Akubra at the showcase that will be filmed for Nu Country TV Series #7
CLICK HERE for details of membership
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