DIARY - 19/12/07 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 3 - SERIES 9
HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Anglo-Australian bluegrass band Greencards joins Keith Urban as finalists
in the 50th Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in L.A. on February
So it's fitting the trio headlines Nu Country TV at 8 p m - this Saturday
- December 22 - on C 31 on the eve of their return to Australia for
their latest tour.
Heather Rutherford hosts the show - the penultimate program of 2007.
have made the finals of the instrumental section for Mucky Duck
- an instrumental penned by Kym Warner who hails from Adelaide.
song is from their third album Viridian that debuted at #1 on the Billboard
Greencards also won the Americana Music Association's 2006 emerging artist
"What an incredible honour to be recognised by our peers, we cannot
believe it" Kym Warner said of the Grammy finals coup.
"When I first wrote this tune I was merely hoping it would be something
my band mates would want to play but a Grammy nomination for Best Country
Instrumental definitely exceeds my expectations and it's a great way to
end the year."
The Greencards - also featuring Warner's bassist and singing spouse Carol
Young from Dorrigo due east of Coffs Harbour - perform their original
tune Waiting On The Night on Nu Country.
The Greencards head north to the Woodford folk festival from December
29-January 1 before gigs on the Central Coast and Basement in Sydney.
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 5, 2005
DAVIDSON BROTHERS PREVIEW RED HILL FEST
born Davidson Brothers - Hamish and Lachlan - perform a video for
their song Raised On The Road this week.
The boys hail from Yinnar, population 531 and Aboriginal word for
Woman that was first settled in 1874 and is best known for dairying
and beef cattle.
Raised On The Road is the title track of the third CD by the
boys who also performed at Nu Country TV Arts Centre concert on January
The duo returned to the U.S. for the annual Bill Monroe bluegrass
festival this year and is among the headliners at the 20th Red Hill
Country Music Festival on Sunday January 13.
Other artists on the show include Nicki Gillis, Black Hill Ramblers,
Prairie Oysters and many more.
HERE for a Davidson Brothers feature from the Diary on January 12, 2005.
CLICK HERE for
a Davidson Brothers CD review from the Diary on June 4, 2007.
STORER GOLDEN GUITARS TIP
Golden Guitar winner Sara Storer returns with the video for her new single
Land Cries Out.
The explosive single is from her fourth album Silver Skies and
has made the Golden Guitar finals of best heritage song, APRA song of
the year and best single.
Sara also performed her social comment tune on rural suicide on her recent
tour with Beccy Cole and Gina Jeffreys.
The trio also made the finals of the Golden Guitars for best vocal collaboration
with their song - Galleries Of Pink Galahs - on ABC Music.
Sara, born in Wemen in the Sunraysia, now lives on the NSW Central Coast,
and is touring nationally in February with U.S. star Suzanne Vega.
The Land Cries out has its roots in a conversation with Sara's mother
at their farm way out west near Dubbo, Warren and Gulargambone.
CLICK HERE for a feature
on Sara from the Diary on October 29, 2007.
born legend George Jones returns with a video for Cold Hard Truth
- a song originally recorded by the writer Jamie O'Hara who made his
name with Kieran Kane in The O'Kanes.
It's a stone country song that salutes the soul and roots of the genre.
George celebrated his 76th birthday last year with a tribute concert
DVD featuring the cream of country music at the Roy Acuff Theatre
Jones, four times wed and survivor of battles with the booze and cocaine,
celebrated 50 years of recording and performing last year.
And, unlike his tempestuous past, George once dubbed "no show
Jones" turned up to perform and prove time has not eroded his
Ranch in Franklin, Tennessee, hosts a university course in music that
has featured Australian students.
The Possum was recently subject of a surprise party at Logan's Roadhouse
Restaurant on Baker's Bridge Road near his home.
Guests included Alison Krauss, John Waite, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins,
Sonny James, Tom T and Dixie Hall, Buddy Cannon, Billy Sherrill, Mark
Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, Norro Wilson, Buddy Jewell, Evelyn Shriver, Two
Foot Fred, Hargus Pig Robbins and members of the Oak Ridge Boys.
CLICK HERE for a George
Jones feature from the Diary on February 25, 2006.
PECK FINDS LOVE
Carolina born singer Danielle Peck once had trouble with true love.
That was before making a video for her single Finding A Good Man
with a cast of good old gals.
Danielle, 28, has since found and lost a straight shooter - Boston
Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett.
Texan singer Tracy Byrd is friends with Danielle and Josh and helped
set up a blind date for them in Boston.
The daughter of a U.S. Marine recently sang the American national
anthem for the Cleveland Indians as they did battle with the Red Sox.
Finding A Good Man is from the Ohio-raised singer's debut disc
on which she co-wrote eight of the 11 songs.
She previously released several singles on DreamWorks Nashville, but
an album was shelved.
Her latest clip is for new single Bad For Me - a song penned by expatriate
Australian singer Sherrie Austin.
info - http://www.daniellepeck.com
PAYNE FALLS IN LOVE
singer Pat Payne returns with a video for his new single Fall In Love
With Murray County.
Pat sings of his fondness of a county in his home state.
He recorded his new album in paradise - Willie Nelson's studio near Austin
Payne, three-time entertainer of the year on Oklahoma Opry, also wrote
the theme song for TV show On The Road.
He also recruited veteran actor Lee Majors for a previous video clip from
one of his five independent albums.
Further info - http://www.patpayne.net
has a new sponsor for Series #9 - The Tamworth Country Music Country Train
that leaves Geelong and Southern Cross stations at dawn on January 19
for the NSW country music capital.
Headlining entertainment is Oklahoma raised stone country legend Becky
Hobbs and Nashville comedienne, producer and singer-songwriter Kacey Jones.
We have new video clips by Becky and vintage footage of by Jones who hosted
Nu Country TV from an Austin motel room during the Mickey Newbury festival
in June of 2006.
Kacey recorded the Newbury tribute disc San Francisco Mabel Joy
- the video clip, directed by New Mexico country star Stacy Dean Campbell,
features singing actors Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne.
We'll reprise it in Series #9.
Kacey and Becky sing for their supper on the train - cool home for passengers
during Tamworth festival.
Nashville singer Julie Taylor performs on the train with local artists
including Grant Luhrs, Connie Anderson, J R Williams, Ian Muir, Rick Bartlett,
Hank Sasaki, June Harrison and Bec Hance.
We're hosting a concert for Becky and Kacey after they return to Melbourne
on January 31.
Full details - www.tamworthcountrymusictrain.com.au
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