DIARY - 18/12/12 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 2 - SERIES 19
ON CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW
Texan singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert indulges her passion for fast
Nascar style getaways when she headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday -
December 22 - at 10.30 p m on C 31.
Floridian John Anderson and Texan singing stonemason Kevin Deal also debut
in our Behind Bars segment repeated on Monday at 2.30 pm and midnight.
Red Hill Country Music festival headliner Adam Harvey also returns with
Santa to the Christmas show edited by Blaize Warden.
And Texan George Goss, who married in Luckenbach, also finishes up behind
bars in the slammer at nearby Terlingua.
AND DANICA - NASCAR STARS
and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick leave a tattooed barfly and cops in their
slipstream in their rollicking video for Fastest Girl In Town.
girls hoodwink their amorous pursuer before fleeing in a Smoky &
The Bandit style road chase.
Their joyride also drives the hapless honky tonk hero into the arms
of cops in the song from Lambert's fifth album Four The Record.
Rick Lambert - musical dad of Miranda - was an undercover narcotics
cop in Dallas before becoming a private eye.
But he doesn't score a cameo in the music clip filmed outside Nashville
in the wilds of Tennessee.
Rick and Miranda's mother run the merchandise empire of Miranda who
lives on an Oklahoma ranch with singing spouse Blake Shelton - also
a coach and judge on The Voice.
29, and twice wed Shelton, 36, are frequent CMA, ACM and American Music
This year they won CMA song of the year for Over You.
They wrote it about Shelton's brother Richie, 24, who was killed in a
car accident when Blake was just 14.
Shelton won two other 2012 CMA Awards - male vocalist and entertainer
of the year.
Blake, wed to Kaynette Gern from 2003-2006, has released 10 albums and
three EP CDS in a career dating back to debut hit Austin in 2001.
Miranda won best CMA female vocalist for the third consecutive year.
She also appeared in TV show Law And Order - Special Victims Unit
and hosted The View.
She topped charts with her trio Pistol Annies whose song Run Daddy
Run appears on the Hunger Games movie soundtrack.
HERE for a Miranda Lambert CD review in the Diary on January 11, 2010.
for a Miranda feature in the Diary on May 7, 2007.
- THE REAL DEAL
stonemason Kevin Deal debuts on Behind Bars with his video for
I Need Revival from his eighth album - the gospel fuelled There
Goes The Neighbourhood.
Multi-instrumentalist album producer Lloyd Maines - father of Dixie Chicks
singer Natalie - appears in the video.
He also plays dobro, banjo, mandolin and lap steel on the disc cut at
Cedar Creek studio in Austin.
Deal, 50 and father of five, is a leader of the Americana movement in
The singer has made six more albums since appearing on Nu Country FM in
its era at the Paris, Texas end of Collins St in 2001.
for that interview and CD reviews in the Diary.
ANDERSON - SEMINOLE WIND
born John Anderson also debuts on Behind Bars with the video
for an historic hit.
He ignites the free spirits of an ancient native Indian culture
in Seminole Wind - title track of his 1992 album.
Anderson touches on a subject examined in satirical depth by Miami
crime writer and columnist Carl Hiassen in his many novels.
The singer longed for an era when everglades and ancient relics
were untouched by over development.
Anderson celebrated his 58th birthday on December 13 after he reunited
with longtime producer James Stroud on 30th album Bigger Hands.
project was released in 2009 on Country Crossing Records - a division
of Stroud's new label Stroudavarious Records.
single and video was Cold Coffee and Hot Beer.
Anderson's previous album, Easy Money, was released in 2007 and
produced by John Rich.
Anderson and Rich also co-wrote Rich's single, Shuttin' Detroit Down.
The acclaimed new traditionalist's many other country hits since moving
to Smithville in Tennessee include Wild and Blue, Swingin', Straight
Tequila Night and Seminole Wind.
for Anderson interviews and CD Reviews in The Diary.
GOSS - BEHIND BARS
Goss finishes up behind real bars in his Nu Country debut with his noir
video There Ain't No Honky Tonks In Jail.
Goss was married in Luckenbach and has lived in Terlingua for many moons.
is where latter day Texan Jerry Jeff Walker made famed 1973 live
album Viva Terlingua.
Here is his story.
"I literally cut my teeth on my daddy's Doctor Graybo pipe,
a pacifier soaked with Jim Beam and a Willie Nelson album called
And Then I Wrote," Goss says in a brief bio.
"I bought my first hock shop guitar when I was 19, learned
three chords and sat down to try to write my story. I guess played
every campfire, picnic, carnival ground and honky tonk from coast
to coast. Eventually I landed in Luckenbach, Texas, where I played
under the trees and where my girlfriend worked. I sat with some
of the finest songwriters in the world, unsung heroes, the talent
was abounding. I was later married in Luckenbach and started Broken
Strings Recording Studio.
became a phenomenon, my old friend Alton Watson called it Happening
- songwriters came from every. It was all about the song, we were
writing songs. Every day someone would always show up on the doorstep
and say 'hey listen to this.'
for the music has not changed since those days. We decided to move south
and build a green energy studio. Since we have moved to the desert of
the Big Bend we have taken songwriters from all over Texas down into the
Villa De La Mina twice to record on green energy. For me it has been and
always will be about the song. My latest CD is a work coming out soon,
produced by Pat O'Bryan in a green energy studio just a couple of
miles down a dirt road where we intend to build Broken Strings Studio
at the Bluff."
HARVEY - JACK, JILL AND JOE
Geelong-born Golden Guitarist Adam Harvey returns to Nu Country on
the eve of his headlining role at Red Hill Country Music Festival
on Sunday January 13.
Harvey graphically tells the story of Jack, Jill and moonshiner Joe
in his humorous video for The House That Jack Built.
Joe stole Jill from Jack but Adam was winner in the eternal quadrangle
on the NSW Central Coast.
The song is on Adam's 2001 album Workin' Overtime.
Adam, father of two, plays Red Hill country fest Sunday January 13
with Kristy Cox, Paul Costa, Adam Toms and other local artists.
38 on New Year's Eve and tours to promote his 10TH album Falling Into
for a Harvey feature from the Diary on November 5, 2009.
AKERS - NAKED AGAIN
Akers returns to Nu Country with It Gets To Me from third album
The Hunter Valley singer might guest on a 2013 tour by Texans Bruce
Robison and wife Kelly Willis.
She toured here last year with Texan Hayes Carll after being support
on the 2011 tour by Nashville singer Jace Everett.
Kirsty, 24, hails from Kurri, Kurri and performed with Steve Earle
on his recent visit.
We previously featured her animated video with Bob Evans on John Prine
song In Spite Of Ourselves.
wrote seven songs with Melody Pool for Naked.
They included the satirical parody of prima donnas - That's How You
HERE for a Kirsty CD review on August 23, 2011.
for a Kirsty and Hayes Carll concert review on August 25, 2012.
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