SUMMER TOURIST CARRIE UNDERWOOD HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Oklahoma star Carrie Underwood previews her December tour with expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban when she headlines Nu Country TV on Channel 31/Digital 44 on Saturday November 26 at 9.30 p.m.
Georgian Kip Moore also returns to the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson that is repeated on Monday at 2.30 a.m. on the eve of his second Australian tour.
Fawkner singer Jasmine Rae and Hunter Valley raised Kirsty Lee Akers showcase their new videos in the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Texan troubadour Zane Williams and Washington state singer-songwriter Brandy Clark also perform morality tales about small town characters.
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CARRIE AIRS DIRTY LAUNDRY
Carrie Underwood proves dexterity at illustrating narratives when she performs provocative parable Dirty Laundry that follows her powerful domestic murder anthem Church Bells.
Carrie's character takes revenge on a cheating lover in the vibrant video.
Underwood, 33, has mined a deep catalogue of social comment tunes in her career that began when she won American Idol in 2005.
Dirty Laundry is the fourth single from her huge selling fifth album Storyteller that featured six Carrie originals.
Hillary Lindsey, Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley wrote Dirty Laundry .
Crowell and Lindsey also wrote Church Bells with Brett James and Crowell and Gorley wrote previous single Heartbeat with Underwood.
Carrie has released a new Australian tour 3 CD compilation disc that features her bonus duet with expat Australasian superstar and touring partner Urban on The Fighter and new song Little Girl Don't Grow Up Too Fast .
The seven time Grammy winner's acting career includes 2011 movie Soul Surfer .
Carrie won best female vocalist when she hosted the 50th CMA Awards this month with West Virginian Brad Paisley.
She wed Nashville Predators hockey star Mike Fisher in 2010 and they have one son.
Carrie plays two concerts at Rod Laver Arena with Urban on December 8 and 9.
ZANE WILLIAMS BIBLICAL PARABLE
Zane Williams performs a morality tale about a preacher's daughter and a Good Samaritan mechanic in his video for Jayton And Jill.
Abilene born Zane Williams, now 39, drives his gripping romantic drama to a happy ending.
Jayton And Jill is on his 5th album Texas Like That - featuring 10 original songs.
They include romantic ballad She Is, Just Gettin' Started , fan tribute Here's to You and Kansas City Sunris.
Texas Like That was released on April 14, 2015, and debuted on Billboard at #31.
Williams recently released his sixth album Bringin' Country Back - a rallying cry for a return to authenticity and substance in mainstream country music.
"I think of country music as poetry for the common man," Williams says.
"The stories that draw you in, the simple truth stated in a way you wish you could've said. There's an honesty to country music that totally grabbed me the first time I heard it."
The son of two Texan college professors moved as a child to Kentucky, West Virginia, and California as his parents pursued their academic careers.
Zane sang harmony in church and composed his own instrumentals on the family piano.
He received a diploma as a mathematics major at Abilene Christian University and moved to Nashville in 1999 to pursue music full time.
Williams also had a recent cameo on Nu Country in Kevin Fowler's Sellout Song - another Zane original.
Further info - http://zanewilliamsmusic.com/
JASMINE RAE LAYS ANIMATED EGGS
Fawkner singer-songwriter Jasmine Rae is joined by some animated mates in her video for Eggs In A Basket - her third single on her fourth album Heartbeat.
Jasmine wrote the humorous homily with fellow Melbourne songwriter Clive Young and directed the video.
It received international recognition earlier this year when named as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition .
Jasmine recounted lyrics she and Young wrote - “eggs in a basket, ducks in a row/ headed for the big time don't you know”.
“These were some lyrics that my co-writer Clive thought of and almost didn't show me when we were throwing ideas around in a session,” Jasmine revealed.
“We laughed at the silliness of the idea, and I felt an overwhelming urge to just dive into it and write what is the most random song I've ever recorded. So we wrote a story about a little boy who started his own backyard business selling eggs to his neighbours, in an attempt to woo the little girl who lived at the top of the street. I love the driving force of the mandolin throughout the whole track and the back porch vibe it creates.”
Fellow Golden Guitarist and producer Michael Carr appeared in the video but did not push Jasmine off her bike on her egg delivery.
KIRSTY LEE AKERS ETERNAL LOVE
Kirsty Lee Akers returns with a song for husband Jesse Anderson whom she wed at Pokolbin near the former CMC Rocks The Hunter festival site in the winery belt on April 4, 2014.
Kirsty, now 29, promised eternal love in I Will on her fourth album Burn Baby Burn.
“I never wrote a song about him before even though we've been together 11 years,” Akers revealed of her love ballad about her husband whom she met two decades ago in kindergarten and dated from high school.
“I thought it was about time.”
Akers explores eternal love in her evocative video and also explained their wedding date before the nuptials.
“Four is my lucky number and we've also been engaged for four years, so this seemed like the obvious date for us,” Akers said at the time.
Kirsty and Jesse commute between Nashville where she writes and performs with diverse peers and their home in the Hunter Valley.
“Jesse has been with me through it all and he fits right in in Nashville,” Akers confessed.
“He's very down to earth and he doesn't like the spotlight, which is great for me because he keeps me grounded. I don't think I could be with another musician.”
Jesse has been at Akers side since she released her first EP at 16, debut album The Little Things in 2007 and became the only act to win the trifecta - Toyota Star Maker, Telstra Road to Discovery and a Golden Guitar .
KIP MOORE RUNNING TO MELBOURNE
Moore's mother plays organ in the Baptist church at Tifton, Georgia, where he debuted at the Mellow Mushroom restaurant.
Kip was an avid surfer before choosing music - he wrote tunes for fellow young guns Thompson Square and James Wesley.
The singer also performed Lead Me on the soundtrack of new movie The Best Of Me , starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
BRANDY CLARK BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN
Prolific hit writer and dual Grammy nominee Brandy Clark recreated her childhood in Washington State logging town Morton in her latest video for Big Day In A Small Town - title track of Brandy's second album.
The first verse about teen student Mindy - not Mindy McCready - and her hidden pregnancy being unveiled when her waters break in geometry class is as good a pipe owner as any.
The second verse features a father named Willie - not Nelson - getting drunk on a 12 pack of Budweiser and rolling his pick-up in a ditch instead of attending his son's gridiron game.
But the third is even better.
The Methodist elder is caught coitus interuptus with a jail-bait check-out queen in aisle 13 before mama dispenses summary justice in her night gown with a baseball bat after leaving her chicken frying in a pan.
That's a universal theme with maybe the exception of the illegal deer shooter.
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 31st series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.
Warner Brothers promo wizard Tony Midolo has given us Blake Shelton's 12th CD If I'm Honest and Sony has donated the latest CD and DVD by Georgian star Jason Aldean.
We also have Angels And Alcohol - 20th album by fellow Georgian superstar Alan Jackson.
Also CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing membership.
They include singing actors Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Charley Pride and more.