DIARY - 13 JUNE 2011 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 2 - SERIES 16
SMITH PICKS WITH LOT 56
A Melbourne country band featuring a former Nu Country FM DJ and TV show
host debuts on Nu Country TV this Saturday - June 18 - at 10.30 pm on
Sapphire Coast student Anneliese Staubli hosts the show featuring fellow
host Red Smith as the bassist in Lot 56.
Anneliese also introduces popular young Australian artists Catherine Britt
and Tori Darke and former Australian of the year and country king Lee
Other artists featured this week are Florida born singer Jake Owen and
Georgian Jaron Lowenstein & The Long Road To Love.
The show is repeated on Friday at 2.30 am and is accessible online on
the C 31 web page.
56 AT EAST WALLAN
band Lot 56 didn't have to hire actors when it filmed a video clip for
its song Brand New Shade Of Red.
The quartet had the perfect dancers to portray its song about ever lasting
Norm and Joan Coleman took to the dance floor at The Rattler - the East
Wallan Hotel - to illustrate their romance that started many moons ago
at a rural dance.
Joan reversed her Cinderella role when she drove Norm to the dance in
their celestial coach - a sturdy old truck.
Lot 56 included the song on its album Something Real recorded in
the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
The band evolved from two other groups Two Short, Too Short and Last Man
Standing - fronted by singer-harmonica player Steve Jean.
The video locale was apt - the band played its first gig at The Rattler
and returned to the scene of the rhyme for its video.
It has built a strong following at rural pubs, suburban bars, school fetes,
community festivals and detention centres.
Lot 56 has a true international flavour.
Guitarist Keaton Tait has performed on cruise ships and exotic locales
in Dubai and drummer Saki Garth moved here after 25 years picking up the
tempo in her homeland Japan and beyond.
Bassist Red Smith - not subject of Brand New Shade Of Red - combined
a hectic professional career with stints in bands diverse as Broken Spoke
and The Haybalers.
Further info - www.myspace.com/lot56rockscountry
Jaron Lowenstein debuts on Nu Country TV with his song That's Beautiful
love interest in the wedding video is Kristin Cavallari - known
for her role as herself in MTV show The Hills.
The Georgian hired Emmy award winning My Name Is Earl actress
Jaime Pressley to play his vanquished vixen in a video for previous
hit Pray For You.
Both tunes are on Jaron And The Long Road To Love debut disc Getting
Dressed In The Dark that he promoted on a recent U.S. tour with
Grafton trio The McClymonts.
This is stage two of the music career of Lowenstein, now 37 and
born in Tucker, Georgia just five minutes before twin brother Evan.
The duo released two indie albums in 1995 and 1996 and later soared
pop charts with three Top 40 hits as Evan & Jaron.
exposure for three albums on Island and Columbia prompted tours
with Sting and The Dixie Chicks.
Island debut We've Never Heard Of You Either preceded the self-titled
Evan & Jaron in 2000.
They landed their songs in smash TV soapie Dawson's Creek and movies
Runaway Bride, Princess Diaries and Serendipity.
Jaron's acting break was his role as choir director Cantor Nathan in 2006
Jewish comedy movie Keeping Up With The Steins.
The movie is a spoof of family rivalries hosting the biggest and best
bar mitzvah for a 13-year old boy.
It starred Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz, Darryl Hannah, Richard Benjamin,
Doris Roberts and Daryl Sabara with cameos by Jaron, Gary Marshall and
CLICK HERE for a
Jaron interview in the Diary on August 30, 2010.
LEE KERNAGHAN - KICKING UP DIRT
returns to Nu Country with the video for Dirt from his ninth album
Lee, 47 and father of two sons, played his hometown Corryong in April
and is touring nationally during winter and spring.
The singer recently released new album Bringing The Music Home
in conjunction with Planet Country in a special Deluxe Double CD
For those who only want the new songs - 10 of them - the tracks are also
available separately on iTunes.
In addition to Bringing The Music Home the bonus disc includes
several new songs that Lee considered using for his next album but included
on this CD.
They include Feeling Pretty Naked, penned with James Blundell,
and Kerosene Lane - a tale of love, betrayal and running from the
law - written with producer Garth Porter.
My Outback World has been remixed on a disc that includes duets
with his dad Ray on the Hank Williams Jr song, Family Tradition,
and singing spouse Robbie on Bruce Springsteen hit Fire.
Kernaghan included Shane Howard song Talk Of The Town - also a
hit for Johnny Farnham.
CLICK HERE for a
Lee feature in the Diary on November 10, 2009.
singer Jake Owen returns to Nu Country with the video of his song Tell
Me from his second album Easy Does It.
song tells the story of a pistol-packing prisoner who escapes with
the car and the loot.
Jake is an opening act on Keith Urban's Get Closer 2011 U.S. tour,
beginning in Biloxi, Mississippi, on June 16.
Owen enjoyed hits with Don't Think I Can't Love You and Eight
He's currently in the studio recording his third album, due for
release later this year.
Jake, 29, wrote eight songs on his second album, recorded in the
home studio of his producer.
Owen, born Joshua Ryan Owen at Vero Beach, has had five solo hits
and reached Top 30 with Sugarland and Little Big Town
on Life In a Northern Town.
a far cry from his teenage passion for golf.
received multiple golf scholarships but chose Florida State University,
so he could be close to his brother.
His plans quickly changed after a wake-boarding accident pulled his arm
and shoulder out of socket leaving him unable to swing a club for a year.
"I was depressed. I never really had a Plan B because I feel like
if you set yourself up for Plan B, you set yourself up to fail,"
Instead he borrowed a neighbour's guitar in 2000 and dedicated himself
More info - www.jakeowen.net
BRITT REPRISES EMMYLOU
Catherine Britt reprises her Emmylou Harris tribute Sweet Emmylou
on Nu Country this week.
It's an evocative eulogy to the revered Alabama born legend, now 64,
who performed in Sydney in January.
The song is on Britt's fourth album - a self-titled ABC Music release
produced by Bill Chambers and son in law Shane Nicholson at Sing-Sing
Studio in Richmond.
Catherine toured overseas with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn
in a six-year sojourn in Nashville.
She returns to Victoria in August for gigs with James Blundell.
The singer, a young veteran at 25, headlined the 10th Wandong Country
Music Festival in March.
CLICK HERE for
a Britt feature in the Diary on May 2, 2010.
DARKE - CRAWL
Tori Darke returns with the video for her song Crawl.
Crawl, directed by Duncan Tombs, is one of three video clips on
her first six-track EP.
Darke, 21, recorded indie debut album Dreams & Chances with
producer Michael Davey in Nashville in 2010.
It features 14 songs including Not My Time To Fly and You Better
Run from her debut EP.
The former Elderslie High School student visited Canada in 2009 where
she played Merritt Mountain Country Music Festival, opening for Kenny
Chesney, Jo Dee Messina and Doc Walker.
Tori also has another video for Someone Else's Baby off her new
We will feature that later in this series.
Further info - www.toridarke.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 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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