Londonderry lass Jayne Denham proves she can lead a horse to beer - not water - as she headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday August 22 on C 31.

Jayne also made it drink at the North Richmond Hotel on the outskirts of the Sydney penal colony in the video for the title track of her second indie album Shake This Town.

If you miss Saturday's show hosted by Heather Rutherford at 9.30 p m it's repeated Tuesday at 3.30 am and Wednesday at 3.30 p m.

Denham entrees for Trick Pony refugee Heidi Newfield, former jackeroo James Blundell, Oklahoma oriole Carrie Underwood, Kansas chanteuse Martina McBride and some other special guests.

We also have exclusive live studio footage of Matt Joe Gow & The Dead Leaves performing Come What May from debut CD The Messenger.


Denham won wide acclaim for a prolific output of adventurous video clips since bursting on the scene in 2006.

She also showcases a fleet of classic cruisers with a dash of twin fiddles.

The urban cowgirl connects with her country-starved audiences on songs about women in Utes and trucks living on diesoline dreams.

She also wrote about a disastrous Ute drag race between Emu Plains and Newcastle men.

The singing hairdresser hails from Londonderry north of sin city and is a keen train song purveyor.

She wrote evocative tune Soldier's Letter about a Sydney couple whose marriage was sparked by a 1941 train trip.

Jayne also delves into social comment about impact of freeways on country towns.

With the three women outnumbering the boys in her band she's the focal point of a rocking country outfit.

Denham co-wrote eight songs on her disc that features tunes by producer Garth Porter and Colin Buchanan.

CLICK HERE for a Denham CD Review in the Diary.


Gow & The Dead Leaves filmed a video for Come What May in Melbourne.

"Duncan Tombs filmed it at Sing Sing and it's been on CMC, Rage & also Juice in New Zealand," Pollock revealed.

"We also have Greg from a band called Ryder who played lap steel in the video," Gow added.

"We were going to ask Catherine Britt to be in the video. We have also been filming live footage for At The Bar and rehearsal footage."

Britt sang on angst anthems Things Fall Apart and At The Seams - highlight of his CD.

Gow & The Dead Leaves perform overseas in Van Diemen's Land and rural areas before playing the Espie on September 4.

CLICK HERE for TonkGirl's Gig Guide for full details.
CLICK HERE for a Gow feature in the Diary on July 26.


Oklahoma refugee Carrie Underwood, just 26, earned a cool $14 million last year long after winning American Idol.
She performs the video for Just A Dream from second album Carnival Ride.

The singer hurt her leg jogging but wasn't chasing former beaus - Ottawa Senators hockey ace Mike Fisher or Dallas Cowboys quarter back Tony Romo.

Carrie, first woman to win the Academy Of Country Awards entertainer of year in April, fell during a three-mile run near her Nashville home.

CLICK HERE for a Carrie feature in the Diary on January 29, 2007.


Kansas born Martina McBride has enjoyed longevity since learning the ropes with family band The Shifters in her home state.

She performs the video for Ride off her 10th album Shine that topped the Billboard all genre Top 200 chart on debut.

The 43-year-old mother of two now has her own wine line from famed Napa Valley - ancestral home of our chef Mid Pacific Bob Olson.

She recently struck a deal with Blackbird Vineyard to issue a Martina McBride signature series wine.

She has also been writing new music she hopes will land in an upcoming film.

"I wrote this song with Rachel Thibodeaux and Tommy Lee James, and it just seems like it fits a movie, so we're trying to pitch it to some movie people," Martina says.

"The title is Unbreakable. We don't have a particular movie in mind. We're just getting a really good demo so we could go out there and let people hear it, and see if they want to put it in their movie.

I've had a song in a film, but not a song that I've written. I Love You was in Runaway Bride and There You Are was in Where The Heart Is, but those songs were pulled off of albums, and I thought it would be fun to record a song specifically for a movie."

McBride produced her new album with Dan Huff - studio boss for expat Australasian superstar Keith Urban.

CLICK HERE for a Martina McBride interview in the Diary on July 31, 2007.


Former Trick Pony singer Heidi Newfield returns to Nu Country with a video for Cry, Cry, Cry off her debut solo disc What Am I Waiting For?

Heidi, 38, grew up on a horse farm in northern California and named her first band after a trick pony.

They split after a decade in 2006.

CLICK HERE for a review in the Diary on August 10.


James Blundell exploits the timbre of his voice in a video for Good Wood from his ninth album Portrait of A Man - a celebration of his rural roots.

Blundell hooked up with Gippsland born icon Mick Thomas in writing sessions for his new disc.

James, 44 and father of two sons, went on the front foot when he courted Australian Idol belle Jesse Curran, 25, before splitting with second wife Lydia.

Blundell also penned Bound To Freeze with Nu Country TV host Felicity - a recent co-writer with Thomas.

CLICK HERE for a Blundell feature from the Diary on February 1, 2005.


New and renewing members of Nu Country TV will receive a copy of the Kane-Welch-Kaplin CD collectors' single Marysville during August and September.

The Kevin Welch penned single, recorded at Salt Studio in East Brighton, is a bonus gift to viewers - as well as the CD you choose from our rewards listed below.

It compliments our TV show mini-docco on the trio's donation of their song to the Vinnies After The Fire CD.

After The Fire is available at Vinnies centres in Victoria and Tasmania, The Last Record Store - Collingwood, Capricorn Records Warrnambool and J B Hi-Fi stores.


EMI Records has provided Nu Country TV with Arizona born Dierks Bentley's fifth chart topping CD Feel That Fire.

Bentley won an enthusiastic following on his debut Australian tour in May with superstars Brooks & Dunn.

Feel That Fire has already produced two U.S. #1 hits - the title track and Sideways.

Bentley, 33, has scored seven #1 hits since leaving Phoenix for Nashville as a teenager.

Dierks trails only expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban as most played male artist on U.S. country radio so far this year.

The father of two is currently blitzing the U.S with West Virginia born star Brad Paisley on his American Saturday Night tour.

Bentley plans to return to Australia for a second tour to capitalise on his growing fan base.

The singer has broadened his music by including bluegrass - featuring the famed McCoury family - on albums dating back to his indie debut Danglin' Rope.

He has also recorded duets with prolific Grammy winner Alison Krauss and Texan chanteuse Patty Griffin.

Win Feel That Fire by becoming a member of Nu Country or renewing membership.
It only costs $20 including postage.

Please email us first at music@nucountry.com.au

We will then send you the CD on receipt of your cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music.


We have more good news for viewers - EMI Records has given us an invaluable collectors' item - a brace of the 4 Box sets by late Australian country legend Slim Dusty.

Sittin' On 80 features a lost, classic track discovered by Slim's widow Joy McKean.

Joy found Give Me Room from a 1997 recording at their home studio Columbia Lane.

It was written by one of Slim's favourite writers John Dohling - outback station hand and good mate who passed away in November last year.

Sadly he never heard the final version of Slim's recording of his classic trucking song.
It has now been released as a single and included on Sittin' On 80.

Slim's legendary Travelling Country Band played on the song that has been digitally re-mastered by Australia's mastering guru Don Bartley.

All you have to do to win Slim's 4 CD Box set is become a member of Nu Country TV or renew your membership.

It only costs $20 and includes postage.

Please email us first at music@nucountry.com.au

We will then send you the CD on receipt of your cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music.


Sony-BMG has also given us extra copies of the Cowboy Town tour souvenir CD and bonus Greatest Hits CD.

Viewers who become members or renew membership for just $22 including postage can win the double CDs.

Please email us at music@nucountry.com.au with your pledge.

Important note - please email first - don't send your membership until you have been confirmed as a winner.

Brooks & Dunn have sold more than 30 million album since releasing their debut disc in 1991.


Universal Music has donated copies of teen sensation Taylor Swift's huge selling second album Fearless to Nu Country TV.

Viewers who become members or renew their membership can win the Fearless CD.

Swift, 19, played capacity audiences on her debut Australian tour in March and plans to return in 2010.

Please email us at music@nucountry.com.au with your pledge.

Important note - please email us first.

Don't send membership cheque until you have been confirmed as the winner.


We have Catherine Britt's third CD Little Wildflower for viewers who wish to become members or renew membership.

Catherine, Adam Brand and Mike Brady were among artists who donated their talent to the Whittlesea Bushfire benefit on Saturday April 4.

Brady donated autographed copies of his Country To Country CD to viewers who become members or current members who renew their membership.

Mike was also a VIP guest host of Nu Country TV during our eighth series.

So for your membership you can win Mike's CD Country To Country or Catherine Britt's Little Wildflower CD.


We have the following CDS for viewers who email our web page and pledge $22 membership at music@nucountry.com.au .

Telstra Road To Tamworth winner Jasmine Rae's debut CD Look It Up.

We also have Steve Forde's fifth album Guns & Guitars.

Both Rae and Forde performed at the CMC Rocks The Snowy festival at Thredbo.

Jasmine also supported Brooks & Dunn and Bentley on some of their Australian concerts.


Internationally renowned country comedienne, singer-songwriter and producer Kacey Jones has given us a box of autographed merchandise for viewers and members who renew their membership.

A highlight is her acclaimed tribute disc Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury that is scheduled for Australian release in July.

We have autographed collectors' copies of the CD for viewers who want to become members of Nu Country TV.

She 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 celebrate 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 other CDS in our library as rewards for your valued membership - we rely on membership for our survival.

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