DIARY - 18/7/07 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 7 - SERIES 8
HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Anglo-Australian bluegrass band The Greencards headline Nu Country
TV this Saturday - July 21 - at 8 p m on C 31.
The trio performs a video for new single Waiting On The Night
from acclaimed third CD Viridian.
Greencards - singer and bassist Carol Young, multi-instrumentalist
Kym Warner and English born fiddler, viola and cellist Eamon McLoughlin
- filmed their video in New York City and Coney Island.
at Dorrigo near Coffs Harbour, wrote Waiting On The Night with South Australian
born guitarist Jedd Hughes who also released a solo CD in the U.S.
penned Here You Are for the disc and co-wrote All The Way From
Italy with fellow South Australian born Greencards multi-instrumentalist
Viridian soared American bluegrass and Americana charts on release
early this year.
The Greencards have toured the U.S. with artists diverse as Bob Dylan
and Shotgun Willie Nelson and plan a return trip here in summer.
CLICK HERE for a Greencards
CD review from the Diary on May 19, 2007.
CLICK HERE for a Greencards
feature from the Diary on August 2, 2005.
LAWRIE WEIR TRIBUTE
TV founder Peter Hosking has prepared a collage of late country music
archivist Lawrie Weir for this week's show.
Weir, a long time presenter of Long In The Saddle on Nu Country FM
and latter day host of Nu Country TV, died suddenly at 59 on May 10.
Hosking, a veteran actor and much in demand voiceover expert, compiled
the collage of Lawrie, featuring his role as deadpan interviewer on
The tribute also includes a skit featuring an ill-fated trip to Brunswick
to locate a farm where Nu Country TV producer David Dawson's family
settled in the 1850's.
This week's host Mid-Pacific Bob Olson - academic peer of Monash University
tutor and TAFE lecturer Weir - introduces the tribute.
is repeated on Monday at 6.30 am and Thursday at 2 am.
HERE for our web page obituary of Lawrie on May 27, 2007.
American country music and Dancing With The Stars diva Sara
Evans appears this week with a video of her single You'll Always
Be My Baby.
Evans, 37 and mother of three, burst onto the scene in the late nineties
with her pure country disc Three Chords And The Truth, produced
by Pete Anderson.
Since then Sara, discovered by the late Harlan Howard, has branched
out with albums that have produced hit singles.
But her ascent to the top was hijacked by a messy, protracted divorce
from husband of 13 years Craig Schelske - a failed Republican candidate
in Oregon in 2002.
CLICK HERE for a Sara
Evans feature and video review from the Diary.
country singer Jake Owen recently celebrated his first #10 hit with
the title track of his debut CD Startin' With Me.
This week Owen performs in a video clip of previous #15 hit Yee
Haw from the same album.
The song featured in the opening episode of the TV series Friday
Owen, now 26, grew up in Vero Beach and was set to become a professional
golfer until a water-skiing injury snuffed out that dream.
Jake enrolled as an English major at Florida State University and
began playing in local clubs.
A mere nine credit hours from completing his degree, Owen dropped
out of school and pursued music full time.
all 11 songs on Startin' With Me with songwriters such as his producer
Jimmy Ritchey, Brett James, Bob Regan, Casey Beathard and Chuck Jones.
He has toured with Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and
is now opening the 2007 Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn tour with expatriate
Australian star Catherine Britt.
Further info - www.jakeowen.net
singer-songwriter Paul Costa returns this week with a video of his single
I Think I Like It from his debut disc Walkin' In These Shoes.
The Robinvale singer, who made six albums with brother Don, has since
released a second solo disc Restoration.
The Costa brothers grew up in the same town that produced latter day Melbourne
band The T-Bones and just downstream from where prolific Golden Guitar
winner Sara Storer was born at Wemen.
Further info - www.paulcosta.com.au
CLICK HERE for a Paul Costa
review from the Diary on July 12, 2005.
world champion saddle bronc rider and country singer Steve Gibson
returns with a video for the title track of fourth album The Road
The Hunter Valley reared rodeo rider, like U.S. peers Chris LeDoux
and Moe Bandy, found less painful bucks in the transition to country
Gibson was featured on Nine Network show Getaway after appearing as
a singer - not a rider at the famed Calgary stampede in Alberta, Canada.
The Scone singer released his debut disc The Wishing Well in
1993 a decade after winning a World Saddle Bronc Riding title and
triumphing in the Australian event five times.
aged 45, Gibson is showcasing Road To Anywhere, recorded in Nashville
for LGM with producer Rod Nicholson.
Gibson co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs and showcased it at venues diverse
as the Mt Isa rodeo and Lee Kernaghan's former Great Western Hotel in
The album has been released here by Rajon-Sony and features pedal steel
and dobro by Mike Johnson and Larry Franklin's fiddle and mandolin.
Further info - www.stevegibsonmusic.com
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