DIARY - 2/02/14 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 10 - SERIES 21
TOURISTS HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
superstar Toby Keith and Texan touring partners Eli Young Band headline
Nu Country TV this Wednesday February 5 on Channel 31 at 10 pm.
The artists, who perform Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday March 19 with Kellie
Pickler, showcase their new videos on a show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob
Olson and edited and filmed by Laith Graham.
Texan superstar George Strait and his protégé Kyle Park
also appear in Behind Bars on the show repeated Monday at 5.30 am and
2.30 pm and Tuesday at 1 am.
Expatriate Australasian star Keith Urban and Texan Miranda Lambert promote
the video of their latest #1 hit and Novocastrian Catherine Britt also
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TOBY KEITH HAS DRINKS AFTER WORK
Keith leads the show with a video for the title track of ninth album
Drinks After Work on the eve of his debut Australian tour
that features headlining roles on the seventh CMC Rocks The Hunter
festival from March 14-16 and Rod Laver Arena concert on March 19.
Forbes magazine named Keith, 52 and father of three including singing
daughter Krystal, biggest country music earner with $65 million
over the past 12 months from his chain of I Love This Bar restaurants,
Wild Shot mezcal brand, concerts, real estate and song publishing.
The magazine estimated he earned more than $500 million in his 20
year recording career.
Toby shed tears on national TV when he returned to hometown Moore
after May tornadoes caused major damage to his sister's home and
narrowly missed his mother's residence.
sister's belongings survived but the house is not livable.
the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the University of Oklahoma in Norman
- with Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood,
John Anderson, Mel Tillis and Ronnie Dunn.
"I grew up in Moore," said Keith about the deadly twister.
"I live in Norman, and I've got lots of family and friends who were
directly affected. I know these folks, and they're resilient, but we're
going to keep helping them any way we can. I'm proud to get together with
some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting
HERE for a Toby feature in The Diary on July 2. 2013
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The Eli Young
Band from Denton, Texas, add to the alcohol theme with a warning about
the morning after.
Drunk Last Night is on their sixth album 10,000 Towns released
on March 4.
The band returns to the Rod Laver Arena on March 19 after playing the
seventh CMC Rocks The Hunter festival from March 14-16.
They played the famed tennis court two years ago with singing actor Tim
McGraw with his singing spouse Faith Hill and showcased their hits including
Crazy Girl and Will Hoge penned Even If It Breaks Your Heart.
Other early hits included When It Rains - the first single on their
Jet Black album spent 38 weeks on the country charts and peaked
The follow-up Always the Love Songs reached #11.
In addition to penning over half of the tracks, EYB co-produced the 11-song
project with Justin Niebank and Frank Liddell.
An exclusive version of the album will be released through Walmart.
It includes three bonus tracks: Traces (penned by Mike Eli, Chris
Thompson, Jon Jones, James Young, Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, June, July,
August (penned by Jason Saenz and Jen Schott) and The Moon's On
Fire (penned by Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton and Al Anderson).
Eli Young didn't hang their hats on the anti-Nashville sentiment popular
"We never said, 'Screw Nashville,'?" says Mike Eli, who grew
up outside Houston and as a teenager played the opry circuit. "Not
because we had a master plan but because artists that are loved and cherished
here in Texas made records in Nashville -guys like Rodney Crowell and
Steve Earle. Maybe it was naive, but we looked at that and said, 'Why
can't we do it too?'?"
HERE for an exclusive Eli Young Band interview in The Diary on September
TEXAN GEORGE STRAIT BEHIND BARS
rancher George Strait returns to Behind Bars with the video for one of
Strait performs the title track of his 2008 album Troubadour that
features a collage of his career highlights since his recording debut
George, 63 and father of songwriting partner Bubba, completes his farewell
tour this year with sold out concerts after 60 #1 hits.
He may have started on horse-back but now flies his own jet.
for an exclusive Strait interview in the Diary on November 16, 2011.
PARK FIT FOR A KING OF SWING
Kyle Park performs his Strait tribute video Fit For The King from his
fourth album Begging For More.
"I took 31 George Strait song titles, and rolled them all into one
song," Park revealed.
"I made a story, and, that song, really, I stole every word to this
song that I'm talking about. It'll be on radio in a couple weeks, and
the video will be on KylePark.com. I'm looking forward to seeing how that
While in college in San Marcos, Kyle often sang with Strait's Ace In The
Kyle 28, was born in Austin, Texas, and raised in Leander, a small country
town north of Austin.
Park started playing guitar at 14, wrote his first song and first performed
live the next year.
His music was first played on KVET 98.1 Austin when he was 17 years.
He self-released first album, Big Time, in 2005 and second album
in 2008, Anywhere in Texas.
Park released Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 EPs and released
third album Make or Break Me in 2011 and Beggin' for More
Park listed diverse influences in his embryonic years.
"It's everyone from Chris LeDoux, George Strait to Clint Black and
Mark Chesnutt," Park says.
"I grew up listening to country music on the radio in the 90s. Those
guys as well as Garth Brooks, really anybody that had great music was
an influence on me. I have so many influences. The people I heard playing
guitar were Metallica and Jimmy Hendrix. So they were influences for sure.
When I play guitar, I like to pick around and play different things. Whenever
I write a song today, I still find music that is influential for me whether
it be Lyle Lovett or Paul McCartney or Allison Krauss. So a lot of music
Further info - www.kylepark.com
URBAN COWBOY AND TEXAN TEMPTRESS
Australasian superstar Keith Urban returns with Texan Miranda Lambert
in the video their recent #1 hit We Were Us from her fifth album
Four The Record.
Former Voice judge and mentor and latter day American Idol judge Urban,
46 and father of two, returns here for a national tour in June to promote
his ninth album Fuse.
Lambert - a Nashville Star reality TV finalist and singing spouse of U.S.
Voice judge and mentor Blake Shelton - has a new line in shoes and splits
her career between solo tours and Pistol Annies projects.
Miranda made her acting debut on NBC's long-running legal drama, Law
& Order: Special Victims Unit in an episode titled Father's
Shadow that originally aired on February 8, 2012.
Lambert portrayed actress Lacey Ford, who falls under the spell of a nefarious
producer played by Michael McKean and later claims to have been sexually
assaulted by the reality show producer.
Miranda, 30, wed Oklahoma star Shelton on May 14, 2011 at the Don Strange
Ranch in Boerne, Texas.
Wearing her mother's wedding dress, Lambert walked down the aisle and
exchanged vows with Shelton in front of 550 family members and friends,
including fellow celebrities Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Cee Lo Green,
Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Trace
Adkins and the Bellamy Brothers.
After the ceremony, Lambert expressed her excitement: "I'm married
to my best friend! Looking forward to a lifetime of laughter and love."
Lambert and Shelton live in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
HERE for an Urban CD review in the Diary on December 13, 2010
HERE for a Miranda feature in the Diary on January 11, 2010.
Catherine Britt spent six years in Nashville and returns to the show with
her latest video Who Cares.
28, has reverted to being blonde and lampoons envy in her latest
single from her new double album - Hillbilly Picking Girl So
She also includes one of her songs Lucky Girl cut by March
tourist and Dancing With The Stars winner Kellie Pickler.
Britt has since become the first artist signed to Nashville label
Lost Highway that has opened an office in Australia.
artists on Lost Highway include Ryan Adams, Ryan Bingham, Black
Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Hayes Carll, Elvis Costello, Bernard
Fanning, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mary Gauthier, Golden Smog, Jayhawks,
Tom Jones, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Tift Merritt, Willie Nelson,
Kim Richey, Timothy B. Schmit, Whiskeytown and Lucinda Williams.
HERE for a Britt interview in the Diary on August 19, 2012.
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