West Virginia country star Brad Paisley desperately wants to tour Australia this year with expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban.

Glamorous host Heather Rutherford gives hotshot guitarist Paisley a purple launch pad when he headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - February 2 - at 8 p m on C 31.

Paisley performs his hilarious video for Online from aptly titled huge selling album Fifth Gear.

Jason Alexander - better known as George Costanza on Seinfeld - directed the video that also features William Shatner of Boston Legal and Star Trek fame.

Brad and actress wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, along with son Huck, are featured on the cover of the January issue of Good Housekeeping.

Also featured in the issue are Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Clint Black.

Paisley recently celebrated the triumph of his two successive #1 hits Ticks and Online with the songs' co-writers.

Brad wrote Ticks, which went No. 1 in June, with Tim Owens and Kelley Lovelace and Online, which topped the charts in October, with Lovelace and Chris DuBois. Online is about computer dating and will feature on Nu Country TV this week.

CLICK HERE for a 2008 Paisley CD review from the Diary.
CLICK HERE for a previous Paisley CD review from the Diary on March 30, 2004


Adam Harvey now has more to celebrate than Geelong's first premiership in 44 years.

The Leopold born baritone expands on his Golden Guitars coup in Tamworth with a return to Nu Country with the video for award winning song Someone Else's Dream.

It's from his seventh album I'm Doing Alright.

Harvey returns to Victoria to perform at the 18th Whittlesea Country Music festival on February 9 and Bunyip Country Music festival on Sunday February 24.

Adam also leads a search and destroy mission to the CMA festival in Nashville in June that also includes concerts and visits to Disneyland, Graceland and The Grand Ole Opry.

CLICK HERE for an interview with Adam in the Diary on October 18, 2007


Gina Jeffreys also returns to Nu Country TV after a triumphant comeback with her sixth album Walks Of Life.

Gina performs the video for her single Stepped Right In It - written by Al Anderson, Kim Carnes and former Boy Howdy singer Jeffrey Steele.

Beccy Cole performs a cameo in the video that was shot in Sydney.

"We have been friends 15 years - we have these alter egos of Betty & Jean. We'll be old ladies in a retirement village together - we have named it Hillbilly heaven on the Central Coast. We will be there with our husbands but we have only one got husband left at the moment. We'll be silly old ladies and dress up in our bowls outfits. We're doing it at this beautiful old hall in Sydney - set it up to look like a dance school with some gorgeous young girls. One of my friends runs a dance school so we're going to take down the most beautiful young dancers. We're going to teach them how to do it in the video."

The former Toowoomba hairdresser and new mother who turns 40 on April 1, also performs at the Whittlesea Festival on February 10.

CLICK HERE for a feature on Gina from the Diary on March 25, 2007.


Mullumbimby minstrel Lou Bradley debuts on Nu Country with the video for One Shoe from her debut disc Love Someone.

"One Shoe is about my late sister Kim," Lou, mother of an eight year old daughter revealed.

"After she died, mum gave me a pair of her shoes. Although it was nice we didn't share the same taste in clothes, and the shoes went in the cupboard. Last year, on her birthday, I remembered the shoes. I searched for them everywhere, but could only find one. I put it on and looking at that shoe on my foot was just like looking at my sister. I started bawling, went to my room and wrote One Shoe."

Love Someone also made the ARIA and Golden Guitar finals.

The Brunswick Valley singer also landed her song You Make My Heart Sing on Gina Jeffrey's album at the 11th hour.

Lou penned the song with Gina and Rod McCormack - the producer.

At the 11th hour the singer found You Make My Heart Sing - a tune penned with Rod and Lou Bradley whose new album was also produced by McCormack.

"Rod was finished recording the album and we were doing all the thankyou credits for the slick," Jeffreys revealed.

"I said my heart has never sung this before. Then I thought 'that was it - what a great title for a song.' It was a time capsule of me right then. I told Rod about it and he said the band has gone. It's too late so Lou and I wrote it by email. She lives way up in the mountains near Mullumbimby, about five and half hours drive away. We finished it and Rod came in and we recorded the song. Rod did all the instrumentation with his mouth."

Further info - www.loubradley.com.au


Grafton sisters The McClymonts return to Nu Country with the video for their single My Life Again from their debut album Chaos And Bright Lights.

The trio hired Nashville banjo player Eric Silver for the tune that has helped prime the sales pump with lavish exposure on Pay TV channel CMC.

The Golden Guitar winning trio, who toured nationally with Lee Kernaghan, have benefited from a major promo push by Universal Music.

Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont attained solo success before joining forced for their debut self-titled EP in 2006.

The trio won two Golden Guitars in 2007, also performed at the ARIA Awards and have appeared on Nine Network show Getaway in their Clarence River hometown - also the launch pad for Troy Cassar-Daley and Don Walker.

They also performs at the CMC Rocks The Snowy Country Music Festival with U.S. stars Gary Allan, Patty Griffin, Sugarland, Jim Lauderdale, Taylor Swift, Catherine Britt, Adam Harvey, Steve Forde, Shea Fisher, John Butler, Shea Fisher, Morgan Evans, Shannon Noll and many more.

Further info - http://www.themcclymonts.com.au/


Mittagong band Cowpoke performs a video for My Baby Wants A Big Red Ute - title track of their second indie album.

Cowpoke revels in the double entendre delicacy in a major car retailer in the Southern Highlands - the scene of their rhyme.

Further info - http://www.cowpoke.com.au/


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