BRITT AND BRAND AND THE PIGS HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Novocastrian Catherine Britt, Queensland restaurateur Adam Brand and Sydney bluegrass band The Pigs headline Nu Country TV Saturday May 2 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Georgians Jason Aldean and Trisha Yearwood also return to Behind Bars on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and edited and filmed by Laith Graham.
Texan Brandon Rhyders debuts on the program repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Tuesday 4 pm, Wednesday 7.30 am and Thursday 2.30 am.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/program/view/program/nu-country-tv
CATHERINE BRITT - TRUE GRIT CRIME SONG
Catherine Britt gunned her bike to fire shots at Hunter Valley crime scenes in Singleton and Lake St Clair in her video for Good To Bad from her sixth album Bone Shaker.
Britt's crime narrative tells the story of a farmer driven to growing dope in an ill-fated attempt to save the family farm.
The Novocastrian, now 29, recorded her album in Seattle and duets with seven times wed Texan Steve Earle on the disc finale You And Me Against The World .
She recorded it at Hadlock's Beer Creek Studio with producer Ryan Hadlock .
“We made it in a backwoods barn, on a farm, so it was still really country,” Britt explains.
“Ryan was very involved, very passionate about it - he really cared. He suggested musicians, and I chose them with him through a rigorous process before recording the album, but we were on the same page about everything, which I'll admit was a big relief. We used a lot of the same musicians he had used with Vance Joy and the Lumineers . I basically got both their bands, combined, which is pretty amazing.”
She co-wrote songs with Felicity Urquhart, Melanie Horsnell and the title track with Tony Buchen.
When Britt cut her fifth self-titled album in Austin in the heart of Texas she mined a murder vein from deep in our red heart.
She resurrected the old style murder ballad popularised in the thirties and forties and refined down the years.
Britt's teen tragedy Sally Bones was rooted in the tribal tribulations of our outback culture crosses all races, genders and genres.
She reportedly sourced the subject from cousin Bess Nungarrayi Price - a key warrior in her brave battle against child sexual abuse and neglect in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.
ADAM BRAND CLEANS UP HIS SIDE OF THE STREET
THE PIGS FIND THE DEVIL INSIDE INXS
Sydney bluegrass band The Pigs revive the old INXS hit The Devil Inside from their fourth album Home Brew - 13 Aussie classics done bluegrass style.
The Pigs are touring nationally to promote their album on radio and TV.
JASON ALDEAN REVISITS HICKTOWN
TRISHA YEARWOOD STUCK ON WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS
She also starred in TV shows Jag and Dr Quinn Medicine Woman and Bluebird Café movie Thing Called Love.
BRANDON RHYDER - TRUCKS, TRACTORS, GUNS AND BOWS AND ARROWS
“I could escape in music, I love words, I love being my own guy,” Rhyder said of That's Just Me.
“It's not something that I sought to achieve, but I just see words and chords and songs differently than many.”
That's Just Me, produced by Rhyder and his long-time guitarist Matt Powell, is the latest in his 12 year career.
It was recorded and carefully crafted at The Zone in Dripping Springs, Texas, and includes co-writes with fellow Texan friends Josh Abbott and Wade Bowen.
The debut single Haggard is heavily inspired by Charlie Daniels and Riders in the Sky and is a clear picture into Rhyder's youth.
It hit #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report in May.
Rhyder released his first album in 2001, second album Behind The Pine Curtain in 2003 and Conviction, produced by Walt Wilkins, in August 2005.
His fourth album Live on Apex Records in Nashville , produced his first number #1 Texan hit - Before I Knew Your Name.
Brandon released fifth record Every Night , produced in 2008 by Radney Foster, and Wilkins produced sixth album Head Above Water on Thirty Tigers , on February 16, 2010.
It featured Rock Angel - another Texas Music chart #1 hit - and included a bonus DVD featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the disc.
Further info - http://brandonrhyder.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate the 26th series of Nu Country TV.
Australian record companies and artists have joined forces to ensure our survival.
We have new CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.
They include singing actors Willie Nelson and Tim McGraw, Voice judge Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Chris Young, Charley Pride, Slim Dusty, Rosanne Cash and more.
We also have DVDS by Lady Antebellum.