DIARY - 20/2/12 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 12 - SERIES 17
KING ON NU COUNTRY TV
country music star Lee Kernaghan and singing spouse Robby headline Nu
Country TV this Wednesday - February 22 - 10 pm on C 31.
Beccy Cole joins the Corryong born singer on the show repeated Friday
at 1.30 a.m.
Melbourne alt country singer Lachlan Bryan also debuts on the program
edited by Ashley Hall.
Hotshot guitarist Brad Paisley and fellow stars Carrie Underwood and Toby
Keith also return.
And former Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock showcases a song from his
latest DVD made in Nashville.
KERNAGHAN AND ROBBIE DUET
Kernaghan and wife Robby McKelvie perform the video for new single
Fire on the eve of their March tour with Arizona born star
The trio appears at the St Kilda Palais on March 13.
Lee, 47, and Robby included their live version of the Bruce Springsteen
classic on his CD Bringing The Music Home, released as a bonus
version of his 9th album Planet Country.
Robby plays keyboard and sings in Lee's live shows.
The former Australian Of The Year recruited Robby - as a vocalist
and co-writer of two songs Cowgirl and Girl's Gone Wild.
a great co-writer," says Kernaghan of the mother of his two sons.
"I think this album has got more female energy on it, more songs
written from a girl's perspective. That helped balance it a bit. She has
been singing on my albums since Hat Town."
CLICK HERE for a
Lee feature from the Diary on November 10, 2009.
COLE - SHINY THINGS
Cole returns to Nu Country with a video for Shiny Things
from her seventh album Songs & Pictures.
Beccy, now 38, wrote Shiny Things about her son Rikki, now
But Beccy gave the video cameo to the daughter of two Gosford doctors
who live near where the video was filmed.
She won two more Golden Guitars at the recent 40th Australian Country
Music Awards in Tamworth for best female on Waitress and vocal duo
with Kasey Chambers on Millionaire.
album also includes a tribute to Bec Buchanan who lost two of her
three children and a brother in the Kinglake bush fires on September
a Whittlesea country music festival volunteer organiser, and pump mechanic-singer
Ross have been active in the festival for more than a decade.
Ross recorded his song Salty Tears on the Vinnie's After The
Fire benefit CD with Kevin Welch's Marysville and Shane Howard's
"Bec was the major inspiration for Australian Woman", Cole revealed
of the song.
CLICK HERE for a Beccy
interview in the Diary on October 25, 2011.
LACHLAN BRYAN - NO FLY BY NIGHT
of Melbourne band The Wildes debuts with the video for his song Fly
It's on his debut disc Shadow Of The Gun on Core through Sony.
Bryan's saga of saga of guns, guitars, girls and movies is one of the
many highlights of his album.
Rod McCormack produced Bryan's album at his Music Cellar studio on the
NSW Central Coast.
It features a duet with Kasey Chambers, lap steel by her dad - Poppa Bill
- and Novocastrian Catherine Britt and Kaylah Anne on backing vocals.
for a Lachlan Bryan CD review in The Diary.
PAISLEY AND CARRIE
and singing actress Carrie Underwood return with their video for Remind
Remind Me was a big hit from the West Virginia born singer's ninth
album This Is Country Music.
The guitarist, now 39, recently released his first book Diary Of A
He was so confident Remind Me would be a hit he called Carrie before
he finished writing the verses.
And he also arranged a private beach setting away from the prying eyes
of their celebrity spouses.
for a Brad review from the Diary on December 15, 2008.
KEITH - MADE IN OKALHOMA
superstar Toby Keith flexed his business muscle with a chain of I
Love This Bar restaurants.
Keith, 50, performs in the video for his recent hit Made In America
from his 17th album Clancy's Tavern.
Made in America describes an older farmer and his wife who only buy
American products and are disgusted by influx of foreign goods from
cars to cotton.
Keith said he wrote the song with regular co-writer Bobby Pinson as
he was disillusioned.
To help local workers he tried to find a domestic manufacturer for
ball caps he sells at concerts, only to discover it was nearly impossible.
Then he invested in a factory in Oklahoma that makes blue jeans to
keep it from closing.
But he found
that, even operating the plant as a non-profit, he could not compete with
Keith said he rejects most patriotic songs that people bring him but Made
in America struck him as a nostalgic song about an America he thinks
The album has another nostalgic touch - an old-fashioned waltz about the
tavern his grandmother ran and where Keith first played guitar.
CLICK HERE for a Toby
Keith feature in the Diary on January 25, 2011.
HITCHCOCK AND ELVIS
Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock returns to the show with the video
for recent single Like I'm Elvis.
It's on Russell's solo album Tennessee - The Nashville Sessions.
Hitchcock, 62 and born in Melbourne, formed Air Supply with Graham
Russell after they met in the 1975 production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
The singer has made three solo albums after topping charts with songs
from the 15 Air Supply albums.
Hitchcock, a prefect of Princess Hill High School, chose to make country
his latter career creative font.
album, produced by Rappaport at famed Curb Studio, has a twin bonus five
song DVD on the Better Angels label in Nashville.
It includes other songs including the Hal Ketchum-John Thompson tune May
The Best Man Win and Cash's Last Days.
Further info - www.russellhitchcock.com
DIERKS BENTLEY NEW CD
We have even
more exciting news - Dierks Bentley's eighth album Home on the
eve of his second Australian tour.
EMI promotions ace Bianca O'Neill gave us copies of his huge selling album
shortly after its U.S. release.
The album features the Bentley hit Am I The Only One, Gonna Die Young
and his duet with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town on
When You Gonna Come Around.
Bentley, 36, wrote the title song with Brett Beavers and Dan Wilson and
it's being used by U.S. President Barack Obama in his new campaign.
The Arizona born singer arrived in Nashville at 19 and had big hits before
releasing his acclaimed bluegrass album Up On The Ridge.
All you have to do to win Home is become a member of Nu Country TV or
renew your membership.
It costs just $20.
Please send a cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music to us
at P O Box 625 - Northcote - 3070.
We also now have electronic banking for membership payment and renewal.
MCGRAW NEW PRIZES
We have more great news - Sony Music has donated copies of singing actor
Tim McGraw's 11th CD Emotional Traffic on the eve of his second
Australian tour in March.
The album debuted at #1 on the U.S. charts and Sony promotions chief Natalie
Dillon has given us copies.
Tim and singing spouse Faith Hill perform at Rod Laver Arena with the
Texan Eli Young Band on March 20 and March 21.
The trio also headline the second CMC Rocks The Hunter festival from March
Emotional Traffic sold 67,000 units on debut and features Tim's
latest hits Better Than I Used To Be and Felt Good On My Lips.
There's also a duet on Only Human with singing actor Ne-Yo - an
R & B star.
McGraw has released a new single Halo - penned by expatriate Adelaide
singer-guitarist Jedd Hughes, who plays CMC Rocks The Hunter, and Luke
winning Texan star Miranda Lambert cancelled her 2010 tour at the 11th
hour - because of a respiratory ailment.
But we have good news for Lambert fans - we have her award winning fourth
album Revolution as a prize for viewers who renew Nu Country TV
memberships or become members.
Sony has also given us multiple CMA Award winner Miranda's DVD - Revolution:
Live By Candlelight.
The DVD features rare acoustic performances of six songs White Liar,
The House That Built Me, Love Song, Heart Like Mine, Love Is Looking At
You and Rolling Stones country classic Dead Flowers.
KEITH URBAN CDS
Australasian superstar Keith Urban is recovering from throat surgery.
To celebrate Keith's record company EMI-Capitol has great news for Nu
Country TV viewers.
Promotions ace Bianca O'Neill donated autographed copies of his huge selling
ninth album Get Closer.
She also donated new compilation Very Best Of Slim Dusty.
All you have to do to win Bentley, McGraw, Lambert, Urban and Dusty CDS
or the Lambert DVD is become a member of Nu Country or renew membership.
But email us first at firstname.lastname@example.org
as stocks are limited.
on offer include -
Eric Church - Chief
Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines.
Taylor Swift - 2ND CD Fearless.
Tim McGraw Southern Voice Tour CD with 11-bonus video clips.
Felicity - Landing Lights
Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock - Tennessee - The Nashville Sessions
CD and DVD
Slim Dusty Sittin' On 80 Boxed Set
The Very Best Of Slim Dusty
Catherine Britt - Little Wildflowers.
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