DAVE'S DIARY - 25 MAY 2014 - PREVIEW EPISODE 13 - SERIES 22

MIRANDA LAMBERT HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV SERIES #22 FINALE

Texan fireball Miranda Lambert headlines the Series #22 finale of Nu Country TV this Thursday May 29 at 10.30 p m on Channel 31, Digital 44.

Alabama born Jason Isbell, who toured here with Tift Merritt in April, also returns to the show repeated Monday at 5.30 am and 2.30 pm and Thursday 2.30 am.

Florida band The Mavericks , celebrating 25 years in the saddle, perform in our popular Behind Bars showcase.

Queensland band Mick Hudson & The Benders and Bundaberg balladeer Peter O'Brien debut on the show that begins its 23 RD series on June 5.

Nu Country TV has been added to the C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/program/view/program/nu-country-tv

MIRANDA EXPLORES HER BACK PAGES IN A PICK-UP

Miranda Lambert discharges her Pistol Annies and drives her pick-up truck through the mists of time to her idyllic past in the video for her new single Automatic.

Miranda, 30, started and finished her joyous journey in her attic.

She recalls when she used to tape Country Countdown on a blank cassette, send letters by snail mail, plan a road trip with a map and do things by hand - all with none of the new millennium disposable gadgets.

You know the drum - mobile phones, twitterers and texts.

Automatic is on her sixth album Platinum that's destined to live up to its name.

She didn't need the help of her singing spouse Blake Shelton who was busy with duties as a judge and mentor on the U.S. version of The Voice.

Miranda, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley are pursuing their solo careers after releasing their second Pistol Annies CD Annie Up.

CLICK HERE for a Miranda Lambert feature in The Diary on January 11, 2010

CLICK HERE to win Ashley's third solo album Like A Rose on our Membership page.

CLICK HERE for an Ashley Monroe feature in The Diary on May 27, 2013.

JASON ISBELL NO LONGER TRAVELLING ALONE

When Jason Isbell toured here in April he had two more glamorous belles in his performing posse than an infamous visit with Justin Townes Earle.

Isbell, 40, enjoyed a triumphant Australian sojourn with second wife and fiddle playing singer Amanda Shires.

This week the former Drive By Truckers icon performs the video for Travelling Alone from his fourth solo CD Southeastern .

Texan born singer-songwriter Tift Merritt performed with Isbell on a dynamic double bill at Northcote Social Club .

Some critics believe that Tift may have upstaged her touring partner Jason.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Jason interview in our Diary on March 12.

THE MAVERICKS DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Floridian band The Mavericks reach back to their first lunge at fame when they perform their classics Back In Your Arms Again and Dance The Night Away in Behind Bars .

The band expanded their fan base when they played the 2013 Gympie Muster and a Sydney concert.

They returned to touring and recording in 2013 after a decade long hiatus

Back in Your Arms Again was not about bassist Robert Reynolds who once toured here with former wife Trisha Yearwood.

The Georgian singer and cook book writer is now wed to Oklahoma superstar Garth Brooks.

The Mavericks recently honoured Arkansas born singer and actor Glen Campbell with a version of a John Hartford gem Gentle On My Mind that won Grammys for both the late bluegrass singer and Campbell in 1968.

Hartford wrote it after seeing the Doctor Zhivago movie.

The song earned him huge royalties as theme for Glen's long running TV show

Singer Raul Malo, who cut six solo albums in the Mavericks ' decade long hiatus after six studio discs and two live albums between 1991 and 2003, also owes a debt to Campbell .

"I think part of it at least for me is just that - that it's not something that people would normally hear us play," Malo, now 48, says of their version of Gentle On My Mind .

CLICK HERE for a Mavericks feature on their seventh album In Time in The Diary on February 27, 2013.

MICK HUDSON AND THE BENDERS DUEL WITH THE DEVIL

Mick Hudson And The Benders are joined by a colourful cast in a humorous video for The Devil's County Fair .

It's just like a lazy winter arvo at your local CWA.

Bearded men in frocks, girls in hula hoops guitarist Duke Wilde wearing a Waylon Jennings tee shirt in front of a Confederate flag.

Devil's County Fair is on The Benders 2013 CD Ain't Coming Back.

Mick won acclaim in the Flaming Locos and Duke Wilde eulogised Waylon in his own band's songs Why Don't We Hear Old Waylon Anymore and Bring Back The Honky Tonk .

The new Hudson and Wilde band Hudson Wilde recently enjoyed a Burpengary police raid while making a video for new song High On The Hog at Narangba on the Sunshine Coast

Further info http://mickhudson.net/

BUNDABERG RUM, FLOODS AND WOMEN IN RED

Bundaberg balladeer Peter O'Brien is joined by a cast of women on stage, at the pool table and on the dance floor in the video for Red Dress .

O'Brien, 47, cut a blonde belle in a red dress from the rest of the herd in his clip.

The singer-songwriter has been active in flood relief in Bundaberg and beyond.

He hails from Kepnock, south-east of Bundaberg, and recorded Bundaberg Floods in 2011 to provide comfort to the town's flood victims and congratulate the community on their solidarity.

O'Brien, known for his duo The Boogie Brothers, posted his floods music clip on YouTube .

"Bundaberg is a wonderful city, full of great people, O'Brien said at the time.

"I want to show people what a fantastic town we have."

The raging Burnett River divided Bundaberg after peaking at its highest level in nearly 70 years.

Further info http://theboogiebrothers.tripod.com/

HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR

We need your support as we celebrate our 22nd series of Nu Country TV .

Australian record companies and artists have joined forces to ensure our survival.

We have new CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.

They include singing actors Willie Nelson and Tim McGraw, Voice judge Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Charley Pride, Slim Dusty, Eli Young Band, Rosanne Cash and more.

We also have the latest John Denver all-star tribute album and DVDS by Lady Antebellum.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for full details.

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