DIARY - 30/8/11 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 13 - SERIES 16
COUNTRY TV SERIES FINALE - TAYLOR MAID
headlines the finale of Series 16 of Nu Country TV this Saturday - September
3 - at 10.30 p m on C 31.
The young multi-millionaire singer returns here for her third tour in
Expatriate Texan Doug Bruce, Novocastrian Catherine Britt, Geelong born
Adam Harvey and Fawkner fraulein Jasmine Rae return to the show.
Kansas raised star Martina McBride also debuts her latest video clip.
Tertiary students Tom Botterill and Nick Atkinson host the show edited
by Mildura raised, Latrobe University student Tom Swinburn who has just
completed his Bachelor of Media Studies.
We're indebted to Swinburn and award winning academic Ashley Hall who
shared the editing duties on the series when Sapphire Coast editor Peter
Staubli returned to academia.
has used her video clips as a supreme marketing tool for her music and
ascension to her acting career.
it's no surprise that her video for recent hit Mean exploits
the age-old theme of a damsel being tied to a railroad track.
And, of course, the vivacious vamp plays a banjo after being rescued
in the nick of time.
It's a vast contrast to the fate of Haley Jones - the character
she played in the Turn, Turn, Turn episode of the CSI TV
series in 2009.
a teenager when she morphed into a corpse, in the Vegas version
of the crime drama, fared better in Valentine's Day, One
Night With You and the Myley Cyrus movie Hanna Montana.
writer also appeared in the Dish Nation and is set to be the animated
voice of Audrey in The Lorax.
Her merchandise empire includes a Wonderstuck perfume line, greeting cards
and much more.
Taylor debuted here in 2009 with Arkansas star Joe Nichols, Old Crow Medicine
Show and Deanna Carter at the CMC Rocks The Snowys festival at Thredbo.
This year Taylor tours to promote third album Speak Now that sold
more than a million copies before she turned 21.
With more than 20 million album sales in less than four years she long
ago crossed to the mainstream media.
for a Speak Now review in the Diary on December 13, 2010.
BRITT BEHIND BARS
Catherine Britt spent six years living in Nashville she lost more
than a healthy share of airplay to Swift and gal pals Miranda Lambert
and Kellie Pickler.
She also lost her fiddle player Caitlin Evans to Swift's touring
But all was not lost for Britt whose song Lucky Girl was
also covered by Pickler.
Britt appears at the Americana festival in Nashville October 12-15
with expats The Greencards and revered artists Marshall Chapman,
Elizabeth Cook, Kelly Willis, Connie Smith and some leading men.
That was after joining the 30th Gympie Muster last weekend that
scored mainstream exposure on Nine Network Weekend breakfast shows.
singer also toughened up her image with tattoos and graffiti as
she strutted her stuff in the video for I Want You Back from
her fourth ABC Music album.
on the wild side of a prison cell borrowed from the bravado of former
convict country stars Merle Haggard and David Allan Coe.
Catherine, 25, is likely to perform in Victoria and on the national summer
festival circuit in 2012.
She's promoting her self-titled disc produced by Bill Chambers and son
in law Shane Nicholson at Sing-Sing Studio in Richmond that features 14
of her originals.
Catherine toured overseas with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn in her
Click Here for a Britt
feature in the Diary on May 2, 2010.
BRUCE - HOME ON THE TEXAS RANGE
Texan Doug Bruce shares more than a musical choice with ABC radio host
and multi-instrumentalist Lucky Oceans.
moved to Australia from the Lone Star State after meeting their Australian
Oceans left the legendary western swing band Asleep At The Wheel after
meeting Christine Haddow born at Broad Arrow near Kalgoorlie at famed
Exit Inn in Nashville in 1977.
She was working for the iconic producer and songwriter Cowboy Jack
Clement, now 80, whose home and studio were recently destroyed in
Lucky quit the Grammy winning band in 1980 and moved to Fremantle
despite an offer by fellow co-founder Ray Benson to stay and appear
in the movie Roadie.
met his Bendigo bride Jodie in Nashville while performing live and working
sessions in the music mecca.
That was longer after his dad Dale toured here with fellow Texan swing
maestro Red Steagall and his Coleman County Cowboys in 1979.
But the singer returned to the scene of the rhyme - his hometown Aubrey
- to film part of his latest video for Coffey Road.
Bruce's evocative journey home features a collage of footage - old pick-up
truck, barn, mailbox, home movies and a dog, aptly named Bones.
The video connects the past with his present digs at Bendigo - the song
is the third single from his 2010 album A Good Place.
Doug filmed other popular videos at the Dederang Hotel near Wodonga in
the Kiewa Valley and Dragon City Lanes bowling alley and Huha Club in
The singer, who worked in Texan band Cheyenne and with stone country singer
Billy Yates, has returned to the U.S. for tours with his band The Tailgaters.
Doug is a frequent act on local festivals diverse as Gympie, Wandong,
Red Hill and Whittlesea and also played in Norway with South Australian
singer Sandra Humphries.
Further info - www.dougbruce.com.au
HARVEY - UNDERBELLY
Adam Harvey filmed the video clip for his latest single near his NSW
Central Coast home he had an eclectic cast.
The singer, born at Leopold near Geelong, lured bush poet Andy Prowst
who appears in the latest Underbelly series set in Sydney in the Razor
Wars of the thirties.
"We made the video for You Don't Know My Love up here
at Long Jetty which is right next to Batteau Bay," Harvey, 36,
and father of two sons, told Nu Country.
"I got a bunch of good friends together.
Beccy Cole has cameo dressed as a bloke. It was a great day. She looks
like Harry Butler or the Crocodile man or something in her khaki outfit.
I have the original Conway Twitty vinyl version of the song. I have
over 50 Conway albums. We named our son Conway after the great man.
I always thought it was a great song. But it was never one of his
big hits. Our Conway missed out on this video.
He was in
the last few. He had his nose out of joint - he missed because the kids
were all at school that day when we shot it. He was not too happy. Mike
Carr and his wife and another mate Dave Prowst, who is a bush poet, were
in it. He's just won a role in the new Underbelly series. I doubt I will
be able to get him again for free. He plays a typical husband - some thing
happens in the backyard and there's a shoot-out."
You Don't Know My Love is from Harvey's seventh album Falling
Harvey and Grafton-born fellow multiple Golden Guitarist Troy Cassar-Daley
tour the east coast in spring to promote their music, go fishing and maybe
catch Adam's team Geelong play in the finals.
CLICK HERE for
a Harvey feature in the Diary on July 5, 2011
RAE FAKES IT
singer Jasmine Rae returns with the video for new single Faking
Rae's character spurns the advances of a tattooed guitar playing
Romeo armed with flowers in the song from her second album Listen
She recorded her album in Nashville with former Saltbush pedal steel
guitarist Mark Moffatt.
Jasmine, 23 and daughter of a mechanic, recently performed a duet
Arkansas born Joe Nichols on I'll Try Anything.
They played CMC Rocks The Hunter in March and Joe returned in May
for an east coast tour including a concert with Jasmine at the historic
Forum in Melbourne CBD.
HERE for a Jasmine interview in the Diary on March 5, 2011.
MCBRIDE - TEENAGE DAUGHTERS
McBride proved history repeats with her teenage daughters in the video
for the song of the same name.
Delaney, Emma and Ava emulated Trace Adkins' offspring by appearing
in the clip from her album 11.
Martina wrote the song with the Warren Brothers who toured here with
singing actor Tim McGraw in his band The Dancehall Doctors.
They also performed at Prahran night club IDS - later Continental
Café - in the nineties.
That was the same decade McBride did a low-key gig in the Melbourne
Aptly Martina's Republic album will be released on October
McBride, 45 and mother of three, also has her own Blackbird wine line
from the famed Napa Valley north of San Francisco.
sound engineer husband John, whom she wed on May 15, 1988, operate Blackbird
recording studio in Music City.
career began in family band The Shiffters in hometown Sharon, population
She has written new music she hopes to land in an upcoming film and produced
her disc with Byron Gallimore.
Gallimore is studio supremo for McGraw and singing spouse Faith Hill,
who return in March, and Jo Dee Messina who also toured here in the nineties.
It includes her song I'm Gonna Love You Through It - a song about
a young mother with breast cancer.
McBride is the songwriter on six of the 11 tracks.
She also performed a duet with Georgian superstar and March tourist Alan
Jackson on Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man on Coal Miner's
Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.
for a Martina McBride feature in the Diary on July 31, 2007.
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 duo's latest CDS as prizes for viewers who renew Nu Country
TV memberships or become members.
Sony-BMG promotions chief Emma Smith also gave 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 cut of the late June Carter Cash-Merle
Kilgore written Johnny Cash hit Ring Of Fire and rare track Look
Emma also donated the newly wed Miranda's huge selling 4th CD Revolution.
And as a bonus there is Miranda's 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
Jackson played 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 returned 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 donated autographed copies of his huge selling
ninth album Get Closer.
She has also donated new compilation The Very Best Of Slim Dusty
and CMAA Winners - 2011.
All you have to do to win Jackson, Lambert, Urban and Dusty CDS or the
Lambert DVD is become a member of Nu Country or renew 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.
Other prizes 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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