DIARY - 1 JULY 2012 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 5 - SERIES 18
MINSTREL HAILS VIETNAM WAR HERO
accountant Amber Lawrence proves reality rooted songs are the most fertile
fodder for videos on the July 4 episode on Nu Country TV this week.
Lawrence's eulogy to a war ravaged Vietnam veteran, who saved her life
as toddler, has a sting in the tail of her tale.
The singer's Grafton peers McClymonts also return to the 10 pm show with
a cheating song on the eve of their latest American tour.
And Fawkner filly Jasmine Rae's favourite duet partner Joe Nichols joins
fellow American chart-toppers Rascal Flatts, Eric Church and The Band
Perry with their latest videos.
The show, edited by award winning academic Ashley Hall, is repeated Thursday
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GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO NEIGHBOUR
a Vietnam veteran saved Amber Lawrence's life as a toddler she didn't
reach for her crayon.
Instead the Mascot minstrel deposited the heroic feat in her memory
bank for a rainy day.
Now, three decades later, she wrote Man Across The Street
for her third album 3.
Lawrence, 34, still has vivid memories of that day she was rescued
from meeting her maker.
She also recalls how her hero, a Vietnam veteran, was shunned on
return from a horrific war.
And, like many other victims of those sixties jungle battles, the
troubled trooper found solace in the booze.
"An actor played the role of The Man - the real man unfortunately
passed away about 15 years ago," Lawrence told Nu Country TV.
filmed it in a friend's house in Maroubra in Sydney."
the first time Lawrence turned tragedy into song - she wrote The Mile
about 16-year-old jockey Sam McRae died in a racing accident.
The video for Amber's 2007 debut album title track was filmed at the famed
She also wrote Always Kiss Me Good Night about her father who died
of leukemia in September 2008.
It was on her 2009 album When It All Comes Down - she wrote the
title track during her grieving period.
Meanwhile Amber is enjoying her national tour with Leopold born fellow
Golden Guitarist Adam Harvey.
Further info - www.amberlawrence.com
- BABIES AND CHEATERS
with The McClymonts if you are cheating on your spouse or lover.
The trio wrote How Long Have You Known about a philandering fool
- not a stamp collector.
They perform their vivid video on this week's show as they tour the U.S.
to promote their third album Two Worlds Collide.
The Grafton gals mix maternity with minstrel work as they make the most
of the lucrative U.S. summer tour circuit.
They graduated from county fairs and radio station pit stops to major
tours with artists diverse as Jason Aldean, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Luke
Bryan, Trace Adkins and Mark Chesnutt.
They have also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.
Now, all they need is a reality TV talent show on their return home to
cash in on belated Urban-mania that drove expat Australasian superstar
Keith Urban into suburbia supremacy.
How Long Have You Known is definitely not about Brooke McClymont
who revealed impending maternity after the trio's Grafton Racecourse gig
Brooke, 31 and musician husband Adam Eckersley, kept their pregnancy secret
until after her 12-week scan.
The trio returns in August to continue their national tour that brings
them to Crown Casino for a two night stand on October 12.
They have a few months break at the end of the year before Tamworth Country
Music festival in January.
Maybe baby photos in the knit and crochet mags will make up for lack of
commercial airplay in the unlucky radio country.
Click Here for a McClymonts
feature in the Diary on January 25, 2010.
JOE NICHOLS TAKES IT OFF
Texan Joe Nichols's second wife Heather has beaten Brooke McClymont to
the maternity award.
Arkansas born singer-songwriter's second daughter Dylan was born on
Joe, 35, and Heather wed in 2007 after meeting 12 years earlier.
Dylan is younger sibling of Ashelyn, 13, from Joe's previous marriage.
But it's a different woman who catches Joe's eye in the video for
Take It Off from his 9th album It's All Good.
The long tall troubadour surrenders his newspaper for a woman with
The action happens at a beach party on a downtown Nashville street
with an above ground pool.
Joe played the historic Forum Theatre in Flinders St on May 7, 2011
with hometown heroine Jasmine Rae and Peter McWhirter during his third
at 2009 CMC Rocks The Snowys festival at Thredbo and played CMC Rocks
The Hunter in 2011.
It's a far cry from his self-titled 1996 disc that produced three singles
before the indie label folded.
Click Here for a Joe
interview in the Diary on November 18, 2009.
FLATTS & BANJOS
are best known for crossover country that took them deep into the American
But here the trio, like most country peers, are kryptonite for mainstream
So it's refreshing the millionaire minstrels defend the honour of banjos
in courts and lecture halls in their latest video clip.
The jury returned its verdict in favour of Banjo from Rascal Flatts
eighth album Changed.
Unlike the myopic suppression choked Australian court system all names
were released as the video characters travelled in buses to the bench
for the verdict.
It's a welcome sense of humour and justice for the band who broke the
mould on 2006 album Me And My Gang.
They included Marcel-Tony Mullins song Backwards that parodied
the cliché of what happens when country songs are played backwards.
The band appeared with Miley Cyrus in the Hannah Montana movie
on Backwards and Bless This Broken Road.
They also appeared on top rating TV series CSI - set in the Nevada gambling
The plot for the episode Unshockable on March 4, 2010, involved
a band member injured onstage and other members as suspects.
Fellow country star Taylor Swift's acting debut was also on CSI - as a
Rascal Flatts moved to Big Machine Records - also home of Swift - after
Disney closed its previous label, Lyric Street Records.
Rascal Flatts partners Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney were
with the label for more than a decade.
Oklahoma born Rooney is husband of 2005 Playmate of Year Tiffany Fallon
whom he wed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in April of 2006.
Florida born Fallon - Miss Georgia of 2001 - played a femme fatale in
Oklahoma star Toby Keith's video Who's Your Daddy?
Further info - http://www.rascalflatts.com/
BAND PERRY - MORE BANJOS
Band Perry - raised in Alabama and now living in East Tennessee -also
break out the banjo in the video for All Your Life.
The family trio gave their banjo a gallop in a paddock full Texan
bolo ties, pythons and spray on love.
Big sister Kimberley Perry trucked off as her young brothers Neil
and Reid strutted their stuff from their hit-filled debut album.
The trio plans an Australian tour early next year to promote its second
album in a career that started in Mobile, Alabama, with a bunny named
She impaled herself in her cage when Kimberly Perry was just eight.
Beatrice was an Easter bunny of sorts as Kimberly broke her duck as
a songwriter by writing Bunny Rabbits Are Nice.
not the death song that rocketed The Band Perry's big selling self-titled
debut album to chart tops.
was If I Die Young, written at her Greeneville home in the East
Tennessee Mountains, just 18 years later.
The Band Perry, latest sibling stars to strike gold, have been on the
road since Perry fronted her first band at 15 with brothers Neil, 10,
and Reid, 8, as roadies.
Kimberly, daughter of a paediatric oncologist, was shocked to learn news
of her debut crossed the international dateline.
"How did that get down to Australia?" the singer asked in a
call from her home.
for our interview in the Diary on October 31, 2010.
- SPRINGSTEEN HIS CHURCH OF CHOICE
born star Eric Church headed to the suburbs for a street party to honour
a teenage love in his latest video.
is a metaphor for a concert where he met a young girl - now etched
deep in his memory bank.
It's on his third album Chief that topped Billboard on debut.
Church, 35, penned the song with band mate Jeff Hyde, who also co-wrote
his hit Smoke A Little Smoke, and Nashville songwriter Ryan
"The interesting part is it's a love affair that takes place
in an amphitheatre between two people," Church recently revealed.
didn't happen with Springsteen, ironically, it happened with another
artist. I went to a concert when I was younger with a girl, and
to this day when I hear that artist, it's the soundtrack to that
girl. I never think about her any other time, except when that song
is on. That's where Springsteen came from, and he seemed to be the
perfect guy to craft that story around because of my love for him.
I have such reverence for Bruce Springsteen's career and how he's
declared war on Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert for their forays into
Although Church backtracked after a twitter fuelled faux furore he also
donned the amore armour after being named by bloggers as one of the subjects
of Shooter Jennings song Outlaw You.
Controversy is a healthy sales tool for Church in his wars with concert
scalpers, fake Facebook pages and recent riot when his Buffalo concert
was cancelled because of dangerous weather.
Click Here for a Church
feature in the Diary on October 18.
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