DIARY - 26/12/13 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 1 - SERIES 21
HEADLINE NU COUNTRY SERIES #21 PREMIERE
superstars Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift headline the Nu Country
TV Series #21 premiere Wednesday December 4 at 10 p m on C 31.
The trio combine on the award winning McGraw video for his hit Highway
Don't Care from his 12th album Two Lanes Of Freedom on a show
repeated Mondays at 2.30 p m.
Americana stars Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller also return to the show
on the eve of Jim's 6th Australian tour that includes the 5th CMC Rocks
The Hunter festival in March.
Moonshiner's daughter Elizabeth Cook, who performed with Lauderdale in
Tamworth in January, showcases the video for a song she wrote with Melinda
Soulful roots country artists Ray Wylie Hubbard and T Graham Brown also
perform in our popular Behind Bars segment.
And former Tamworth Star Maker finalist Jess Hogan debuts on the show
- first in the series to be edited by Laith Graham who picks up the reins
from Blaize Warden who returns to studies after being at the helm of the
last two series.
Laith is well known to C 31 viewers for his work on Bumper To Bumper,
Local Knowledge and Theatre Sports.
Nu Country TV show has been added to the C 31 streaming list.
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WINNING DRAW MCGRAW
Tim McGraw headlines with his video for Highway Don't Care that
won musical event and music video of the year at the recent CMA Awards
who has toured here twice, teamed on the song with expat Australasian
Keith Urban and Taylor Swift who plays Ethiad Stadium in Melbourne
on Saturday December 14.
McGraw and singing spouse Faith Hill made their second Australian
visit in 2012 with the Texan Eli Young Band who return here in March
with Oklahoma superstar Toby Keith and Kellie Pickler.
and the Texan band play Rod Laver Arena on March 19 after performing at
CMC Rocks The Hunter.
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to learn how to win McGraw's two most recent albums Emotional Traffic
and Two Lanes Of Freedom and Keith's 18th album Hope On The
HERE for a Tim McGraw feature in the Diary on March 12, 2013.
JIM AND BUDDY MILLER
aces Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller return with a live lament about
The Train That Carried My Gal From Town.
Sadly, the departing passenger was a woman who wasn't coming back.
The song is on their 2012 album Buddy & Jim, recorded in
Miller's Nashville home studio.
Lauderdale, whose first Australian tour was with Kim Richey and Canadians
Fred Eaglesmith and Jason McCoy in 2002, returns to Nu Country TV
later this month as a preacher in a new Pistol Annies video.
former member of November tourist and singing Texan crime novelist Kinky
Friedman's Texas Jewboys, has also toured here with Steve Earle and Emmylou
The duo also host a radio show Buddy & Jim from Miller's home
Ohio born Miller, 61, has also recorded nine solo albums and three duet
discs with singing spouse Julie.
Lauderdale, 56 and son of a North Carolina Presbyterian minister, has
released 21 solo albums and the duet disc with Miller since 1991.
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a Lauderdale interview in the Diary on January 19, 2002
HERE for a Lauderdale CD review in the Diary on December 14, 2006.
for a Buddy Miller interview in the Diary on February 14, 2005.
COOK BRANDISHES BALLS
Moonshiner's Daughter Elizabeth Cook returns to Nu Country with the video
for a song she wrote with Sydney singer Melinda Schneider.
Both Cook, now 41 and youngest of 11 children, and Schneider, 42, recorded
It Takes Balls To Be A Woman.
Cook used the song as the title track of her 2007 album and performed
at Northcote Social Club earlier this year after being part of Jim Lauderdale's
Americana shows in Tamworth.
Cook's band, including her singing spouse Tim Carroll and former Midnight
Oil upright bassist Bones Hillman, toured here to promote her 2010 album
She hosts her radio show Apron Strings on the Sirius XM radio station
Outlaw Country on Channel 60 in the U.S.
HERE for a Cook interview in the Diary on November 9, 2008.
WYIE HUBBARD - FROM TEXAS TO NEW YORK
born, long time Texan singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard struck a
chord when he performed his marital eulogy Mother's Blues on
the David Letterman TV show in New York City.
Letterman was so impressed that he asked Hubbard, 67, to encore with
his satirical tune Screw You, We're From Texas.
"The problem with irony is not everyone gets it," Hubbard
revealed in his intro for the song that he reprises on Behind Bars
on Nu Country this week.
Hubbard performs the song solo - son Lucas has played guitar in Hubbard's
band since he was 12.
The singer praises Texas music and parodies corrupt politicians.
HERE for Ray Wylie Hubbard interviews in the Diary on July 7, 2012.
GRAHAM BROWN TURNS WINE INTO WATER
country survivor T Graham Brown debuts on Behind Bars with a biblical
Brown, 59, had a brace of country hits including sixth album title track
Wine Into Water that he performs live to an appreciate audience
of peers this week.
That song, inspired by his battle with booze, was written when he was
diagnosed with a bi-polar disorder.
The singer, born Anthony Graham Brown in Atlanta, is a master of culinary
delights - he once had a band called Rack 0f Spam.
Brown has released 13 albums in a career that began in a duo Dirk &
Tony in 1973 and several Georgian bands before moving to Nashville in
1982 and progressing from writing and singing jingles to songwriting.
His prolific writing landed him a record deal with Capitol in 1984.
Brown's first release Drowning in Memories peaked at #39, debut
album title track I Tell It Like It Used To Be went to #7 and I
Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again peaked at #4.
His first two #1 singles were Hell and High Water and Don't
Go To Strangers.
Brown's second album Brilliant Conversationalist produced top 10
hits including the title track, She Couldn't Love Me Anymore and
Third album Come as You Were ignited his 3rd #1 hit Darlene.
Further info - http://tgrahambrown.com/
WINE TO CIGARETTES AND WHISKEY
Jess Holland debuts on Nu Country with her humorous video for Cigarettes
Holland parodies the syndicated faux reality TV music shows that have
become a surrogate launch pad for the new millennia mavericks.
The dual Tamworth Star Maker finalist is well qualified to indulge in
satire - she began her career at school the western plains of NSW &
has released two albums.
She showcased latest single Fine Lines this month from third album,
Whole Lot To Say, set for release on WJO Distribution in March.
Jess's grandfather was a founder of The Stringybark Band.
She taught herself to play piano, picked up guitar at five and by nine
she was performing in musical groups in her home town Mudgee.
In high school she formed her own band, McGee, playing mandolin, keyboard
and acoustic guitar.
McGee released debut self-titled EP in 2008 and cut a solo single When
You Know for compilation CD recording Pick of the Bunch.
She was a Star Maker Finalist - in 2011 and 2013 - after releasing debut
solo album Introducing Jess Holland.
Her first single My Kinda Town preceded Cigarettes & Whiskey
that revealed an earthy edge.
Jess left her band in Mudgee this year and headed off to some of the most
remote pubs on the map.
"Small places don't have the same opportunities to hear live music
- yet that's where the true country fans live," she says.
"Until recently I was performing part time and working part time
as an agronomist, but now I'm a full-time musician. Actually, it wasn't
all that big a change - as an agronomist I spent most of my time on farms,
on the land, and it's the land that inspires me as a country musician."
Further info - www.jessholland.com.au
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