DIARY - 16/6/09 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 2 - SERIES 12
CHESNEY HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
born superstar Kenny Chesney headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday June
20 at 9.30 p m on C 31.
Chesney, 41, harvested pain of divorce from Cold Mountain actress
Renee Zellweger - source of many songs on his new Greatest Hits
He made $90 million from touring last year and a cool $68 million since
- it has been boosted by new hit Out Last Night that you can catch
on our show that is repeated on Wednesday at 3.30 p m.
Chesney is competing on charts with the teenage daughter of singing actor
Billy Ray Cyrus who returns to the show.
Cyrus, 47, enlisted son Trace - not famed daughter Miley - in the video
for spiritual Somebody Said A Prayer.
Expatriate Scot singer-songwriter Karl Broadie teamed with touring partner
Kim Richey, producer Craig Ross and others for songwriting on his recent
Broadie performs in the video for his collaboration with Richey on Once
In Your Life from fourth album Branches, recorded in Austin,
Former Portland rodeo rider Shea Fisher followed Broadie to Nashville
where she cut her self titled second album with hit producer Richard Landis.
Fisher, just 21, performs in the video for Suitcase - a song that
depicts her travels way beyond her Great Southern Ocean roots.
Fellow Victorian born belle Victoria Baillie, 23, returns with Make
Me from her debut disc.
The Moe raised singer was discovered at Bunyip Country Music festival
in Gippsland before heading north across the Murray.
Another Victorian born star Sara Storer joins fellow multiple Golden Guitarists
Gina Jeffreys and Beccy Cole for a live song from the concert DVD Songbirds.
The trio perform James Taylor song You've Got A Friend in Tamworth
during the 2009 festival.
may not be lucky in love but long ago arose from his humble rural roots
to attain international success.
The singer's 16 #1 country hits in 15 years have boosted his career sales
beyond 25 million and enabled him to follow Jimmy Buffett as a Caribbean
So he was able to release his second Greatest Hits with a little
help from rocker Dave Matthews.
"The most personal is the track with Dave Matthews, I'm Alive,
just because of where I was in my life when I wrote it," Chesney
"Most of the songs on this record are really fun, but I wrote I'm
Alive after my breakup with Renée Zellweger. I woke up one
day and realized, even though I'm going through all this stuff and don't
feel good about it, the outer shell of my life is really great. I'm alive;
I get to make music; I've got a lot of great friends. That's the message
of the song."
Chesney's success is now in the hands of Eagles manager Irving Azoff.
Azoff recently took over management of Chesney, Big & Rich and Gretchen
Wilson from Dale Morris who has represented Chesney since his debut in
Morris was also Alabama's manager until the band retired in 2004.
CLICK HERE for a
Chesney feature from the Diary on December 15, 2008.
CYRUS VIRUS NO SWINE
born singer Billy Ray Cyrus chanced his arm on acting to compliment
his music during his chart hiatus.
Cyrus, 47, cut bluegrass disc Trail of Tears and played a GP
in TV series Doc as his music in his hiatus from the charts.
Somebody Said A Prayer from his 11th album Back To Tennessee
was an artistic leap from his albatross Achy Breaky Heart.
Cyrus, a regular in diverse movies and TV shows, recently returned
to Tennessee with superstar daughter Miley for Hollywood movie Hannah
The singer has also been moonlighting in super group Brother Clyde
with Boy Howdy icon Jeffrey Steele, singer Phil Vassar and John Waite,
once front man for rock band The Babys.
Waite, also a member of Bad English, recorded a duet with Alison Krauss
on historic hit Missing You.
Here for a Billy Cyrus feature in the Diary.
BROADIE-KIM RICHEY NASHVILLE SKYLINE
Scot Karl Broadie is indebted to a cancellation of a writing session with
a Nashville songsmith for one of two songs he penned with Ohio born Kim
publisher Chrysalis organised for me to write every day for four weeks,
day one the guy cancelled because he was out of town and they contacted
Kim Richey. I thought are you kidding me? One of the songs I wrote with
Kim - Once In Your Life - she has also recorded for her new album
Wreck Your Wheels. Its a stunning version.
version is on the market first and he performs a video of it on Nu Country
from his fourth album Branches that he recorded in Austin while
a house pest at the home of another touring partner Patty Griffin.
singing the title before I went away, Broadie, 39, added.
was embryonic, what have I got to lose, maybe we only pass this way but
once. So we took that idea and added a chorus. Kim jumped on it straight
away. You have to be cautious jumping into adventure but then you get
up and dance.
was so successful Broadie and Richey wrote Drink The Bottle Down.
came and picked me up and went to her house in Nashville and we wrote
it. A few weeks ago she was in Australia, stayed with me and we wrote
another one - Oh Proud Heart. I reckon Ill cut on my next record.
Drink The Bottle Down reached back to an uncle. Kim and I both had
stuff going on - not just personal, Broadie recalled.
a few stories thrown into the one song - we were able to help each other
with that. Its a very heavy song, inspired by bad situation. I tried
to save it but didnt work. It dates to childhood in Edinburgh. It
was also about Uncle Billy - a great man who taught me so much about life.
But he was a chronic alcoholic, tragically gone now.
wrote Angela about the suicide of his stepsister when he was a
child - for his fourth album Branches, recorded in Austin, Texas.
HERE for a Broadie feature from the Diary on May 3, 2009.
a child Shea Fisher went on the rodeo road with her parents Eddy &
Joanne - Australian bull riding & barrel-racing champions.
That was when they lived in Great Southern Ocean city Portland - latter
day home of Dead Livers singer Marty Atchison.
The champion barrel racer was a huge fan of Reba McEntire and moved
to the U.S. at 10 to follow her father's professional bull riding
Over the next 10 years, Fisher went from singing covers at rodeo events
to touring Australia.
Now Shea has signed with revered producer James Stroud for her self-titled
second album for his Nashville label Stroudavarious.
The Trey Fanjoy-directed music video for Don't Chase Me hit
#1 is on CMC but we have her video of Suitcase.
"The minute I heard Shea's music, I knew I wanted to sign her,"
said label founder James Stroud.
label is all about the music, and Shea comes to the table with her A-game.
She has done what many young artists don't accomplish until later, which
is to find her own voice and make a record that reflects her vision."
Former Grenfell rodeo rider and singer-songwriter Steve Forde and Nashville
session supremo Richard Landis produced Fisher's album.
Landis produced artists diverse as Neil Diamond, Vince Gill, Eddie Rabbitt,
Kenny Rodgers, Juice Newton and Forde.
"To have somebody like James, who's had so many hits and has produced
albums that have sold millions of copies, being so supportive of what
I do is really incredible," Shea said.
"I've been so lucky for a girl my age, being able to travel the world
with my parents and now have the experience to live my dream and give
it a real shot. I'm an everyday girl with a really cool job."
She performed the 2007 CMA Festival in Nashville with Fawkner filly Jasmine
Now, to maximise her appeal pop versions of her singles are released to
Further info - www.sheafisher.com.au
VICTORIA BAILLIE RETURNS TO VICTORIA
minstrel Victoria Baillie earned her big break at Bunyip Country Music
festival in talent quests.
Baillie graduated to the main stage at festivals with stars Adam Harvey,
Beccy Cole, The Wolverines and Michael Carr before moving to Wamberal
on the NSW Central Coast.
She returned to the festival this year for the swansong of dairy belle
Joy Batchelor who celebrated her 20th year at the managerial and promotional
Victoria honed her skills in 2005 at Tamworth Country Music College
- sibling of sorts of the famous South Plains College in Levelland,
She released an EP featuring the song Lord, Don't Take Me Yet
and has been writing with peers diverse as Felicity, Drew McAlister,
Lianna Rose, Jay Collie and Jasper Sommerville-Collie.
They created a brace of songs for her debut album, recorded at Matt
Fell's Love Hertz Studio in Sydney.
has toured with former Mascot accountant and Golden Guitar winner Amber
Lawrence who also played Bunyip last year with Jayne Denham.
for former Nu Country TV host and Australian Of The Year and national
star Lee Kernaghan in 2005.
That was three years after Victoria and Barbara performed the National
anthem at the Rod Laver arena for the Motor Cross Masters.
Further info - http://www.victoriabaillie.com/
GINA AND BECCY - GOLDEN GUITARS
raised Sara Storer joins forces with Gina Jeffreys and Beccy Cole for
a live concert DVD recorded at their concert in Tamworth in January.
Sara, 34 and a new mother, once lived near her sisters in song at hillbilly
HQ on the NSW Central Coast.
But the former teacher whose folks moved their farming HQ from Wemen to
beyond Dubbo, between Warren and Gulargambone many moons ago, now lives
in Darwin suburb Larrakeya.
Storer and partner David O'Hare became parents of a son Harry on April
It was just before the birth of Songbirds: You've Got a Friend
DVD that Toowoomba born Jeffreys and Adelaide hills refugee Cole, now
38, cut at the TREC theatre.
The trio of singing mothers, with collective 26 Golden Guitars, are touring
to promote the DVD - guests include Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley
and John Williamson.
We feature the video for the James Taylor penned title track on Nu Country
"We decided to film the concert in Tamworth for a lot of reasons,"
Gina, 41, said.
"It was the place where we all met each other, and where I met my
husband Rod McCormack and Beccy met ex-husband Mick Albeck. Both of them
are on the DVD, which is only appropriate."
CLICK HERE for a Storer
feature from the Diary on October 29, 2007.
CLICK HERE for a Jeffreys
feature from the Diary on March 25, 2007
CLICK HERE for a Cole feature
from the Diary on April 16, 2005.
BROOKS & DUNN CDS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
TAYLOR SWIFT FEARLESS CD OFFER
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
Swift, 19, played capacity audiences on her debut Australian tour in March
and plans to return in 2010.
Please email us at email@example.com
with your pledge.
Important note - please email us first.
Don't send membership cheque until you have been confirmed as the winner.
FELICITY URQUHART AND TROY CASSAR-DALEY
You can win autographed copies of the acclaimed new CDS by Felicity and
Felicity's sixth album Landing Lights is available here in shops
Troy's seventh CD I Love This Place is on Liberation - the new
recording home of Kasey Chambers and singing spouse Shane Nicholson.
All you have to do is become a member of Nu Country TV or renew membership.
It only costs $22 and includes postage.
Please email us first at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know which CD you would like.
We will then send you the CD on receipt of your cheque or money order
made out to Nu Country Music.
WIN CATHERINE BRITT CDS
MIKE BRADY TOO
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.
JASMINE RAE & STEVE FORDE CDS
We have the
following CDS for viewers who email our web page and pledge $22 membership
at email@example.com .
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
JONES CD, DVD, POSTER & TEE SHIRT PRIZES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NELSON EXCLUSIVE BOOK
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 email@example.com
for a chance to win a copy of this book with your membership.
TANIA KERNAGHAN AUTOGRAPHED CDS
offered autographed copies of fourth album Higher Ground to viewers
who either become new members or renew their membership.
The album was produced in Santa Monica, Franklin, Nashville and the Gold
Coast with Daniel Kresco.
Tania recorded 11 songs written by younger sister Fiona and producer Kresco
on the acclaimed disc.
If you wish to be rewarded for membership with Tania's new CD please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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