TROY CASSAR-DALEY AND ADAM HARVEY HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Prolific Golden Guitarists and duet partners Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey headline Nu Country TV this Saturday December 12 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44 with their latest videos.
Texan Dale Watson also returns with a road kill delicacy that's definitely not on host Mid Pacific Bob Olson's summer recipes.
Arkansas traveller Justin Moore delivers a seasonal behinds bars warning for the show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Wednesday 7.30 am and Thursday 3 am.
Inverell raised Melanie Dyer debuts on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
And Port Macquarie singer-songwriter Aleyce Simmonds honours her late brother Joshua who died when he was a child.
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TROY CELEBRATES GREAT AUSTRALIAN DAY
Former Nu Country TV host Troy Cassar-Daley takes us on his joyous journey in Another Australian Day from his vibrant 12th album Freedom Ride.
The singer-songwriter adorns his musical travelogue from hometown Grafton to Barrington Tops, Uluru, Gympie, Tamworth, Broome, Yackandandah and many tiny towns and cities with bush icons to illustrate the vast country and the broad demographic he entertains on his travels.
They include Walgett - a salient signpost to the source of his album title track that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Charles Perkins historic Freedom Ride.
It's a sibling of sorts of Take A Walk In My Country - written with Col Buchanan and filmed by director Duncan Toombs.
“ Duncan filmed that at Cave's Beach in Newcastle ,” Troy revealed.
The singer also released a video for his title track.
“We'll use a bunch of footage of Paul Kelly and me singing on stage,” Troy explained.
“There's also vintage footage from Rachel Perkins - Charles daughter. We'll also have a simple little hero shot. I want to make sure it's literal. I said to video director Duncan Toombs ‘it's not about me. It's about Charlie and the ride and re-enactment.”
Troy , 46 and father of two, is likely to add to his 27 Golden Guitars in Tamworth in January - he also has four ARIA awards, two APRA songs of the year and nine Deadly s (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards).
The singer has also sold more than 450,000 albums in his 25 year career.
ADAM HARVEY LIVE IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BATTEAU BAY
The title track is a running commentary on a Harvey 's Bar celebration.
“Because I've written a few drinking songs in the past,” explains Harvey , “and I talk about how “this happened in the bar, or we wrote this in the bar.” I have a lot of people that come up to me and say, ‘God, I'd love to spend a night in that bar'. I started to think ‘why don't we try and take a bit of that bar atmosphere and bring the bar to them'. That was the whole idea of the album. I started thinking about some of the songs that we would be singing in the bar. I got the guys in and it didn't matter if they made a mistake. It's all about a bunch of guys sitting around together having a good old night, and a few drinks, and having a bit of fun playing the music.”
Harvey includes Just Another Player In A Band and Alcoholaday on his new disc with help from co-writers Clint Crichton and Luke O'Shea.
DALE WATSON CELEBRATES TEXAS ARMADILLOS
Alabama born long time Texan Dale Watson warns of perils of driving in his adoptive home state in his latest video clip - his road kill tale of woe
Texas Armadillo is on the 53-year-old Aussie tourist's 2015 Trucking Sessions Trilogy.
It's the 26th album by thrice wed Dale who owns two Texas saloons and is making his fourth movie Yellow Rose .
He appeared with David Carradine in 2007 Zalman King movie Austin Angel and starred in 2012 Stephen King-John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County .
He also appeared in 2014 movie Two Step with Jesse Dayton - that was 11 years after he debuted with Sandra Bullock in Bluebird Café movie The Thing Called Love that featured the late River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, K.T. Oslin, Kevin Welch, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Katy Moffatt and Pam Tillis.
JUSTIN MOORE ENDS UP BEHIND BARS
ALEYCE SIMMONDS HONOURS BROTHER
Simmonds is also co-writer of Nu Country TV host and Starmaker finalist Cameron Cusack's debut single Dreams Are Not That Far Away.
The singer recently released a double CD collection on indie label WJO through Universal .
It included tunes from her EP Mighty, Mighty Love - her prize for winning the 2005 Telstra Road To Tamworth competition.
Further info - www.aleycesimmonds.com
MELANIE DYER FROM INVERELL TO NEWCASTLE
Inverell born farm girl Melanie Dyer debuts with her video for All You Need To Know About Me from her EP Lifetime .
It was shot in Newcastle by The Filmery's Josh Favoloro and celebrates Melanie's childhood with footage of her as a free-spirited country kid.
Dyer grew up on her family farm at Mt Russell near Inverell, performed frequently while at Inverell high school and now calls Roseberry home.
Her EP was released after she appeared on The Voice.
In 2012 Melanie was named The One That Got Away when she performed her original song at the blind auditions.
At the series conclusion Melanie was signed to Universal Music's Mercury Records label.
“I'm a country girl born and raised in a small country town,” Melanie, 21, revealed.
“I have listened to country music my whole life, I play acoustic guitar and write songs from an honest place. Part of me is a front row fan-girl at a Taylor Swift concert; the other is a closet lover of all cheesy 90's music and pop boy bands. By drawing truth from who I am and what I love, a fusion of country and pop sounds were created and I think will be identifiable across the songs”.
Dyer wrote song lyrics with guitar in hand for almost a decade before collaborating with accomplished songwriter Lindsay Rimes.
Her debut video for Lifetime was also filmed by Favalaro in Sydney and NSW central Coast.
“ Lifetime is a fun, high-energy song and so I wanted to make a clip to match that country/pop energy,” Melanie recalled.
“We decided to keep it simple, just a young band jamming out in a warehouse studio and having a ton of fun together. This is my first ever film clip and so it was so important to me to make a clip that is an honest representation of who I am”.
Melanie performs at CMC Rocks Queensland in Ipswich in March.
Further info - https://www.facebook.com/melaniedyermusic
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate the 29th series of Nu Country TV.
Australian record companies and artists have joined forces to ensure our survival.
We're pleased to announce Sony has given us the latest CD and DVD by Georgian star Jason Aldean on the eve of his debut Australian tour in March.
We also have Angels And Alcohol - the 20th album by fellow Georgian superstar Alan Jackson.
Also 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, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith, Voice judge Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Charley Pride and more.
We also have a Lady Antebellum DVD.