American superstars Brooks & Dunn, fresh from a triumphant debut Australian tour, headline Nu Country TV this Saturday June 28 at 8.30 p m on C 31.

Grenfell based country singer Steve Forde, who supported the duo at its Melbourne and Sydney concerts, also performs on the show repeated Thursdays at 9.30 am.

And expatriate Newcastle raised country star Catherine Britt, who opened for the duo and Alan Jackson on tour in the U.S. last year, also returns to Nu Country.

We also feature Part 1 of an exclusive interview with Perth born country star Adam Brand and his music.

And Slim Dusty's widow Joy McKean and their musical descendants perform their tribute to Old Purple - the car that carried them around the outback, dating back to the fifties.


Brooks & Dunn perform God Must Be Busy - a smash hit from 10th album Cowboy Town.

They have sold 30 million albums in less than 20 years and released their book The Adventures of Slim & Howdy in May.

The duo also featured local Lord Mayor John So in a video on the big screen above the stage at their Rod Laver Arena concert.

Brooks & Dunn recently beat fellow Australian autumn tourists and chart-toppers Sugarland for the duo trophy at the recent Academy Of Country Music Awards.

CLICK HERE for a Brooks & Dunn review from our concert page on March 5, 2008


Newcastle born starlet Catherine Britt performs a video of new single What I Did Last Night from third album Little Wildflower.

Catherine, just 23, splits her time between Australia and Nashville where she cut her last two albums.

Prolific hit writer Keith Stegall and Bill Chambers collaborated on production of her first Nashville album Too Far Gone.

Chambers produced her debut indie album Dusty Smiles and Heartbreak Cures - later released by ABC - when she was just 17.

It was the successor to her EP In The Pines that included That Don't Bother Me - her co-write with Kasey Chambers - when Britt was 14.

Brett Beavers - producer of bluegrass refugee chart topper Dierks Bentley - was at the studio controls of Little Wildflower.

Beavers also wrote six songs, including the title track, with Britt.

Expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban played guitar on the disc that features harmonising by Buddy Miller, Jon Randall and Hilary Lindsay.

CLICK HERE for a Catherine Britt feature from The Diary on February 20, 2008.


We have an exclusive interview with Adam Brand who has won 11 Golden Guitars in a career that takes him all over the world.

Our editor Sean Tierney filmed the interview with Brand at Southbank as he launched his seventh album Blame It On Eve.

Brand wrote eight of the 15 songs on the disc that he is promoting on a national tour.

The former sign-writer, dental technician and sprint car driver was born in Perth and later lived at Wallington and Colac.

"Songwriting to me is therapy - it's tapping into an emotional place," Brand, now 38, told Nu Country.

Adam toured with Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens and plans another road trip with The Badloves.

CLICK HERE for the full interview from our Diary on March 3.


David Kirkpatrick - son of Slim Dusty - performs in a cinematic saga about the family car that travelled thousands of miles through the outback and bush.

Slim and wife Joy drove Old Purple but it was also where David and his sister Anne learned to read as toddlers.

David's song is a highlight of the Slim Dusty Family Reunion album.

The family commemorated the 81st anniversary of Slim's birth on Friday June 13 with a special concert at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.

Their Many Happy Campfires tribute evening featured performances from Australian Of The Year Lee Kernaghan and many other artists.

The artists, radio and TV hosts and politicians rallied to support building of the Slim Dusty Museum in NSW.

EMI Records has also released a new Don Walker penned Slim Dusty single - How Good It Is.

The track was recorded by Slim just before he fell ill in 2001.

The video was created by two-time Golden Guitar Video Award winner, Mark Jago.

CLICK HERE for our Slim Dusty obituary in Diary on September 22, 2003.


Slim was born near Kempsey - where he was reared on the family dairy farm - on the mid-north coast.

But Grenfell based Steve Forde filmed the video for his single Summer's Little Angel on the NSW south coast at Seven Mile Beach.

Forde, now 30, won three Golden Guitars in Tamworth with Adam Brand and Lee Kernaghan for their single Spirit Of The Bush.

The former bareback bronc rider works the family farm when not out on the road promoting his self titled fourth album.

CLICK HERE for a Steve Forde feature from the Diary on January 9, 2005


We'll feature highlights of the Kacey Jones-Becky Hobbs concert at the Noise Bar as a preview for our special later in this series.

Kacey Jones has donated autographed copies of her acclaimed tribute CD to the late, legendary Texan singer-songwriter Mickey Newbury to Nu Country.

Nu Country has featured the CD video clips San Francisco Mabel Joy and Lie To Me Darlin' featuring Texan singer-songwriters Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne.

The CD - to be released here in July - is one of many rewards for viewers to become members or renew their much-appreciated memberships.

Kacey also autographed tee shirts and posters for Nu Country members.

For your $22 membership and postage you can take your pick of Kacey memorabilia. We have limited supplies so please email us at music@nucountry.com.au first.


We also celebrated Shotgun Willie Nelson's 75th birthday on April 30 with a special giveaway of his collectors' book.

We have limited stock of Willie Nelson - The Collected Writings Of A Living Legend - The Facts Of Life And Other Dirty Jokes.

The book, featuring yarns, jokes and Willie Nelson song lyrics, is the latest addition to out prize treasure trove.

It's available for viewers wanting to become members or current members wishing to renew their membership.

Please email us at music@nucountry.com.au for a chance to win a copy of this book with your membership.

We also have autographed copies of Mike Brady's new album Country To Country and others by Troy Cassar-Daley, Tania Kernaghan and Arizona singer Billy Wyatt.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page.

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