DIARY - 1/1/08 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 5 - SERIES 9
& DUNN HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
tonking superstars Brooks & Dunn and fellow summer tourists Kacey
Jones and Becky Hobbs headline our first show for 2008 - Saturday
The stars are supported by young gun Moot Davis - the hottest new
retro country act of the millennia - at 8 p m on C 31.
Our show, repeated on Monday at 4 p m, Wednesday at 3 am and Thursday
at 9 am, also features Tamworth born TV host Felicity and singing
accountant Amber Lawrence.
Brooks & Dunn perform their hot new hit Proud Of The House
We Built from their 12th album Cowboy Town.
The duo sold
out its first Brisbane concert on February 29 and also has another gig
there on March 1 with expatriate Newcastle star Catherine Britt and Geelong
born Adam Harvey as supports.
Forde and Morgan Evans are the support artists on their Melbourne concert
on March 5 and Sydney on March 10.
was born in Coleman, Texas, and Kix, now 52, came into the world as Leon
Eric Brooks 111 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Brooks, son of an oil company engineer, shared his birthplace with Hank
Williams Jr - now 58 and a four times web superstar and occasional actor.
CLICK HERE for a Brooks
& Dunn review from the Diary on April 12, 2004.
stone country singer Becky Hobbs arrives here this month with Kacey
Jones for their debut Australian tour.
The duo join an Aussie posse when they perform on Tamworth Country
Music Train that leaves Geelong and Southern Cross at dawn on January
19 for the country music capital.
Becky celebrates her 58th birthday at the Family Hotel in Tamworth
on January 24 before returning to Victoria.
The duo then headline a Nu Country TV concert at the Noise Bar at
the Railway Hotel in Brunswick on Friday February 1.
performs in a video this Saturday of her original song Mama's
Green Eyes (& Daddy's Wild Hair) - out here on Best Of
The Beckaroo - Part 1.
Mama's Green Eyes (& Daddy's Wild Hair) I stretched the facts
a bit. My dad was definitely more outgoing than my mom, but he didn't
hang out in bars. He liked to think and talk about the wild side of life
more than live it! That was a hook by one of my co-writers on the song,
either Jerry Hawkins or Don Goodman."
Hobbs also wrote Mama Was A Working Man about her mother.
"My mom worked at Phillips Petroleum Co. in Bartlesville for years,'
"She was a top-notch secretary and saw many a man being hired for
more money and less work."
CLICK HERE for a Becky
Hobbs feature from the Diary on December 15, 2007.
touring partner Kacey Jones returns to Nu Country TV with an original
that illustrates her parodic comedy dating back to her 1988 era with
MCA recording stars Ethel & The Shameless Hussies.
Kacey, a syndicated radio personality, cut But I'm Not Bitter on
her 1997 Curb solo disc Men Are Some Of My Favourite People
that preceded her 2000 album Every Man I Love Is Either Married,
Gay or Dead.
She later released The Sweet Potato Queens' Big Ass Box Of Music
And, of course, she produced Pearls In The Snow - the tribute
disc to singing Texan crime novelist and Gubernatorial candidate Kinky
before releasing her Mickey Newbury tribute disc San Francisco Mabel
Joy and video clip featuring singing actors Kris Kristofferson and
Waylon Payne who was cast at Jerry Lee Lewis Johnny Cash movie Walk
Kacey penned three songs for the award winning cult film Sordid Lives
starring Australian singing actress Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges,
Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan.
CLICK HERE for a Kacey
Jones feature from the Diary on September 10, 2006.
Jersey born retro country singer Moot Davis debuts on Nu Country with
his video of Whiskey Town from academy award winning Hollywood
Davis's music was also featured in the second Dukes Of Hazzard movie
in 2005 with Texan legend Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson and many
The original TV show featured the late, great Waylon Jennings as narrator
and also performing his song The Good Ole Boys.
music is deeply rooted in the Bakersfield sound, is promoting his second
album Already Moved On for producer Pete Anderson's Little Dog
Moot, born in famed Jersey city Trenton, recently boomeranged to Nashville
where he first settled in 2001.
The former pool builder has also earned royalties from his songs in the
horror hit The Hills Have Eyes and an Irish independent film Small
Davis's guitarist Anderson is the former long time producer of Kentucky
born singing actor Dwight Yoakam and toured here with him on his first
Moot scored his break on WDVR-FM - a radio station in Sergeantsville -
in his home state.
He was featured on a live weekly hillbilly radio show Heartlands Hayride
and cut a demo that lured him to Nashville.
Fellow retro Texan honky-tonker Rosie Flores, who scored airplay on Nu
Country FM and High In The Saddle and Acid Country on RRR and PBS-FM,
suggested Moot send his demos to Anderson.
Davis credits Flores, who toured here early in the millennia, for his
launch and desire to perform here.
Further info - www.mootdavis.com
FELICITY FLIES HIGH
born singer and latter day TV star Felicity returns to Nu Country
with her song No Mistakes from her fifth album My Life.
She was awarded a Tamworth Golden Guitar at the start of 2007 for
Felicity upstaged peers - but not The Chaser - when she and her hot
band played for Texan cowboy George Bush and Aussie sidekick John
Howard at the APEC meeting in Sydney.
whose hosting roles on lifestyle shows for Seven Network has overcome
commercial airplay bans, also returns to her hometown for the 36th Australian
Country Music Awards this month.
CLICK HERE for a Felicity story
from the Diary on June 26, 2003.
LAWRENCE GOLDEN GUITAR FINALIST
accountant Amber Lawrence's figures add up when she sings - especially
this year's Golden Guitar awards.
Amber has made the finals of two sections - best female vocalist and
new talent with her single Things That Bring Me Down for MRA
Lawrence will appear on the gala televised awards show from Tamworth
on Saturday January 26.
also won Female Vocalist Of The Year award at Australian Independent Country
Music Awards in Mildura last year.
co-hosted the awards when fellow singer Donna Boyd fell ill on the eve
of the show.
Amber performs her video for Gonna Fly from her CD The Mile on
this week's show.
More Info - www.amberlawrence.com
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 reprised it in Series #9.
Kacey and Becky sing for their supper on the train - home for passengers
during the 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.
Full details - www.tamworthcountrymusictrain.com.au
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