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SAILORS HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
born superstar Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett have more in common than
their hit duet video on Nu Country TV on C 31 - Saturday - February 19
at 9.30 pm.
The chart-topping singers are keen sailors in Buffett's adoptive home
Buffett, now 64, may also warn Jackson about the dangers of bright lights
on Sydney stages after his horrific tumble on Australia Day.
Oklahoma singer, actor and TV host Reba McEntire also returns to the show
hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and repeated Tuesday at 4.30 p m.
Mid Pacific Bob, fresh from his rescue of a Korean in the Bega River on
the Sapphire Coast blends Bega Valley cheese, local tomatoes and chiles
for his spicy Chiles Rellenos recipe.
Shipwreck Coast refugee Damian Howard also debuts on the show after returning
from Tamworth where he shared exposure with Port Macquarie raised singer
Olson, an academic in voluntary exile, also introduces fellow Melbourne
teacher Suzie Dickinson's animated video for her new album title track
And fellow Melbourne artists The Wildes return with their ode to another
Sue Ellen on the eve of their Apollo Bay festival performance in April.
IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE
Alan Jackson returns with January visitor Jimmy Buffett with the video
of their hit It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere.
singing sailors show no sign of walking the plank or stage diving
in the clip.
Sadly Buffett, 64 and a descendant of the Norfolk Island pioneer Buffett
family, fell from the Hordern Pavilion stage on his final Sydney concert.
It was Buffett's third Australian tour.
And he has Gordian Fulde - head of accident and emergency at the famed
St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst - to thank for his rescue.
in the first row, rushed forward to treat the star and joined him on the
ambulance ride to hospital.
Jackson, 51, has his wife Denise and Texan Miranda Lambert on his debut
east coast tour but has not yet reserved front row seats for the musical
Extra seats have been released for the previously sold out concerts and
there is no shortage of tickets for the CMC Rocks The Hunter festival
at the Hope Estate on March 5 and 6.
Texan Jack Ingram, Joe Nichols, expat Australians O'Shea and Jedd Hughes
and Buxton Hughes, Canadian band Emerson Drive and local stars headed
by Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley top the bill.
Also on the tour is Fawkner singer Jasmine Rae who has just released her
second album Listen Here.
Click Here for Tonkgirl's Gig
Guide for all festival line-ups.
for a Jackson interview in the Diary on October 24, 2010.
raised rodeo refugee Reba McEntire returns to the show with the video
for her 35th chart topping single Turn On The Radio.
The singer began 2010 with the first #1 single Consider Me Gone
and ended it with her radio metaphor from new album All the
Women I Am.
Reba performs in a warehouse full of antique radios dating back to
days of yore in the video.
McEntire, now 56, has earned more than 55 million album sales and
63 Top 10 hits in her 35-year career.
Fellow Australian tourist - Texan singer Red Steagall - discovered
her at a rodeo in the seventies before his Victorian tour that included
the Cross Keys Hotel in Essendon.
her own TV show, aired on Australian TV from 2001-7, and starred in the
2001 Broadway hit show Annie Get Your Gun.
The singer is now being sounded out for a revival of another show about
a plucky heroine, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
She also appeared in movies diverse as Tremors, The Gambler Returns,
The Man From Left Field, Secret Of Giving, One Night At McCool's and
McEntire was also the voice of Betsy The Cow in 2006 animated movie Charlotte's
Web, starring Beau Bridges and Dakota Fanning, and filmed at diverse
locations in Bacchus Marsh, Greendale and Heidelberg West football oval
Click here for a Reba feature
in the Diary on December 9, 2003.
Coast singer-songwriter Damian Howard has impeccable genes for his
He was the youngest in a musical family of seven raised in a cottage
on the banks of the Merri River beside the Nestles factory at Dennington
west of Warrnambool.
Howard and The Plough Boys work similar terrain to elder siblings
Shane and Marcia who did their time in country-folk-rock mines with
Goanna before enjoying solo careers.
The singer and Sapphire Coast Nu Country TV host Cameron Cusack were
finalist in the 2011 Tamworth Starmaker quest.
Howard and his band perform in the video for All I Ever Wanted
from his recent album Out Of My Hands
a regular performer, returns to the Shipwreck Coast for the 35th Port
Fairy folk festival.
''I've always grown up loving harmonies,'' he said. ''It's always been
a big part of my music. I suppose that's where it's lead me to now.''
His new album features snapshots of Australian history such as Buckley's
Chance - the life of convict William Buckley and Raise The Glass
penned about the Kelly gang.
''I wanted to explore more songs about Australia,'' Howard says.
''I don't write specifically for a genre but the songs that came out certainly
had a very Australian sound and it's something that I'm pretty proud of.
He released his first solo album One in 2006 with a Tamworth launch.
His new album features Yackandandah fiddler Peter Denahy, bassist James
Rust, guitarist Jason King and drummer Declan O'Neill.
Guests include a Warrnambool raised posse - pianist Richard Tankard, drummer
Jon Emry and Lost In Suburbia pedal steel guitarist Murray McDowell.
Eldest brother and vocalist Eric - eldest of the Howard clan to pull on
the boots for the Warrnambool footy team - guests on vocals.
Yes, a team mate of this writer in the 1964 Warrnambool Under 18 Hampden
For music news - www.damianhoward.com.au
DICKINSON TAKES 19 STEPS
teacher Suzie Dickinson, compadre of Shane and Marcia Howard, returns
to the show with the animated video of the title track of her latest CD
It's not a descendant of the famous John Buchan novel 39 Steps.
The video is more like a new version of the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
that ends at Luna Park.
Suzie has been a popular guest on our Nu Country showcases and also expatriate
Australasian superstar manager and publisher Barry Coburn's Spurs cowboy
bars in the eighties.
for a Suzie review from the Diary on June 14, 2010.
WILDES - SUE ELLEN
band, The Wildes, return to Nu Country on the eve of its appearance at
the Apollo Bay music festival from April 8-10.
The Wildes join California rockabilly filly Rosie Flores, making her third
Australian tour, bluegrass veteran Pete Rowan, Shane Howard, Scared Weird
Little Guys, James Blundell, Pete Denahy, Van Walker, Sarah Carroll, Chris
Wilson and many more at the gateway to the Shipwreck Coast festival.
The band performs this week in a video homage to a wheelchair bound woman
in their evocative song Sue Ellen.
It's one of the highlights of their debut CD Ballad Of A Young Married
Click Here for
The Wildes CD review in the Diary on July 12, 2010.
SIMMONDS - THE KEEPER
preview the new video by Port Macquarie born blonde Aleyce Simmonds
for The Keeper from her belated debut album Pieces Of Me.
Simmonds - co-writer of Starmaker finalist Cameron Cusack's debut
single Dreams Are Not That Far Away - launched her C D in Tamworth.
Aleyce previously recorded her EP Mighty, Mighty Love - her
prize for winning the 2005 Telstra Road To Tamworth competition.
She then had a two year stint in Sydney, followed by relocation to
the NSW Central Coast, then a return to Tamworth, before again settling
Aleyce also toured with Parkes born singer Dianna Corcoran and Mascot
minstrel Amber Lawrence in Chic Frontier.
She worked in a duo with younger sister Karlee.
touring to promote her album produced by NSW Central Coast multi-instrumentalist
Rod McCormack - husband of Toowoomba born 1991 Starmaker winner and multiple
Golden Guitarist Gina Jeffreys.
She wrote the 12 songs on her album including Bondwood Boat - penned
with Mackay flood refugee and 2011 Golden Guitarist Graeme Connors.
Further info - www.aleycesimmonds.com
AND LAMBERT PRIZES FOR TOURS
news for fans of Georgian born superstar Alan Jackson and quadruple CMA
Award winning Texan star Miranda Lambert.
We have the March tourists latest CDS as prizes for viewers who renew
Nu Country TV memberships or become members.
Sony-BMG promotions chief Emma Smith has also given us Miranda's new DVD
- Revolution: Live By Candlelight.
Alan's 34 Number Ones features his biggest hits including his duet
with Zac Brown Band - As She's Walking Away.
The bonus tracks also include his version of the late June Carter Cash-Merle
Kilgore written Johnny Cash hit Ring Of Fire and the rare track
Look At Me.
Emma also donated Miranda's huge selling 4th CD Revolution.
And as a bonus there is Miranda's brand new DVD featuring 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.
Jackson and Lambert perform their hits at Rod Laver Arena on Friday March
4 before headlining CMC Rocks The Hunter on March 5 and 6.
KEITH URBAN CDS ALSO
Australasian superstar Keith Urban returns for a triumphant tour with
chart-topping mates Lady Antebellum in April.
And Keith's long time record company EMI-Capitol has great news for Nu
Country TV viewers.
Promotions ace Bianca O'Neill has donated autographed copies of his huge
selling ninth album Get Closer to You.
All you have to do to win the Jackson, Lambert and Urban CDS of the Lambert
DVD 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.
But email us first at firstname.lastname@example.org
as stocks are limited.
on offer include -
Taylor Swift - 2ND CD Fearless.
Tim McGraw Southern Voice Tour CD with 11-bonus video clips.
Dierks Bentley - Feel The Fire.
Felicity - Landing Lights
Slim Dusty Sittin' On 80 Boxed Set
The Very Best Of Slim Dusty
Steve Forde - Guns & Guitars
Catherine Britt - Little Wildflowers.
Mike Brady - Country To Country.
CMAA Winners 2011 and other compilation CDS.
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