DIARY - 21/2/2007 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 11 - SERIES 7
GREEN IGNITES CANNONBALL
troubadour Pat Green headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - February
24 - with the video clip for Feels Just Like It Should from
his 10th album Cannonball.
The singer wrote his hit - one of eight originals - with Brett James
and Justin Andrew Pollard.
Nu Country is repeated on C 31 - Victoria on Wednesday - 5.30 p
m - and Thursday at high noon.
Green, now 35, broke in Texas with a brace of big selling indie
albums before being signed by mainstream labels.
self-released his debut, Dancehall Dreamer in 1995 - first
of 5 indie discs that sold an amazing 200,000 copies.
at Republic/Universal for the first of three albums, Three Days,
before scoring with the title track of Wave on Wave and The
After touring with major stars Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, the singer
propelled Cannonball to #2 on the Billboard country album chart with 38,000
He also wrote the ballad Finder's Keepers - a duet with Sara Evans
- with renowned writer Matraca Berg, singing spouse of Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band co-founder Jeff Hanna.
CLICK HERE for a Green
review from The Diary on December 18, 2006.
singer-songwriter Jeff Bates makes his Nu Country TV debut this week.
Bates, 43, and a four times wed former convict, sings tailor penned
tune One Second Chance - title track of his second album.
The life of the singer, a reformed speed addict, reads like a page
torn from the country music template.
Bates, an adoptee and hell-raising singer, was raised in the backwoods
of Mississippi with eight other siblings.
here for a Bates feature from the Diary on December 20, 2006.
veteran country and R & B singer Ronnie Milsap also debuts on
Nu Country with a video of his tune Local Girls from his new
album My Life - The Collection.
Keith Stegall, who's produced such top-tier acts as Alan Jackson,
George Jones AND expatriate Australian starlet Catherine Britt, also
helmed The Collection.
He co-wrote the famous North Carolina born singer's 1990 hit, Stranger
Things Have Happened.
Milsap, 63, made a comeback with his 2004 disc Just For The Thrill
after winning six Grammys and eight CMA Awards, in a 20-year reign
on RCA from 1973.
His 40 major hits include The Girl Who Waits On Tables Waits At
Home For Me.
played piano and sang on Elvis hit Kentucky Rain - written by the
late Eddie Rabbit.
The singer, who cut a memorable B Side Let's Go Get Stoned, is
now touring as a special guest with Texan superstar and rancher George
Further info - http://www.ronniemilsap.com
WINNER CAT SOUTHERN
winner Cat Southern, now 25, was a big hit at the 2007 Tamworth Country
Southern won the 2006 Starmaker award and landed an ABC music CD deal,
a new single and a video clip for CMC and Nu Country TV.
This week Cat performs her debut video of First Last Kiss from
her five track EP So Far.
Former Ted Mulry Gang rocker and veteran country producer Herm Kovacs
produced her EP.
Cat moved to the NSW Central Coast from South Australia in 2003 after
graduating from an agricultural high school and touring the outback
with Brian Young.
"I like to call it new country," Cat said of her disc that
featured the single Big Girl Now.
"I'd like to do some more writing, but I'm also of the belief
that there are so many amazing songwriters out there. Why should I,
a mediocre songwriter, restrict myself to my rather ordinary songs
when there are amazing songs out there?"
Southern developed her passion for country music through equestrian
pursuits and also entered Australian Idol.
up riding and loving horses," she said.
"I was showjumping for several years and I got to travel around Australia
with the circuit. I went to an agricultural school. I got involved with
the horse club and cattle club and the sheep club and the chicken club."
It was natural she joined the Brian Young outback tour circuit.
That's another notch on my belt," she said.
"Brian wasn't on the tour this year, he's been battling illness and
we really missed him.
Further info - http://www.catsouthern.com
singer-songwriter Gemma Doyle has good musical genetics.
Her great grandmother sang with Glenn Miller when he toured here during
World War 11.
Gemma performed her song Permission To Breathe from her second
The singer has also recorded songs penned by fellow Queenslander Jason
Kemp who performed on the 2005 Nu Country TV Christmas party with
Arizona country singer Billy Wyatt and the Nu Country showcase at
Hotel Kew on October 7, 2006.
Gemma, just 21, have worked together in Queensland after she made here
recording debut at 14.
She recorded her debut album Twists And Turns at 16 and made the
finals of Golden Guitar awards.
Her 2006 album Nothing also made the finals of the Golden Guitar
More info - http://www.gemmadoylemusic.com
YEE HA BOYS
The Yeehaa Boys make their Nu Country TV debut with a video clip of Playin'
- title track of their Waterfront Records CD.
Former Ted Mulry Gang guitarist Mick Buckley formed the band after he
toured the U.S. for six years when he was based in New Orleans.
Buckley injected his Texas swing music into a band featuring members of
rock acts - Noiseworks and The Radiators.
The Yeehaa Boys performed at Gympie Muster and Royal Sydney Show in 2006
and plan to return to the U.S. to perform in 2007.
CASSAR-DALEY CD PRIZES
winning singer Troy Cassar-Daley hosted the premiere of Series #7 of Nu
Country TV and is a valued benefactor.
You can win an autographed copy of Troy's big selling sixth album Brighter
Day by becoming a member of Nu Country TV.
We also have copies of Felicity's fifth CD My Life and expatriate
Australian country star Catherine Britt's second album Too Far Gone.
CLICK HERE to learn how
to win CDS by Troy, Felicity, Kacey Jones, Catherine Britt, Tania Kernaghan
and Billy Wyatt.
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