OCTOBER TOURISTS GARY ALLAN AND BLACKJACK BILLY HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Californian surfing cowboy Gary Allan headlines Nu Country TV this Thursday August 21 at 10.30 pm on C 31 on the eve of his latest Australian tour with The Mavericks and Blackjack Billy .
Another Californian native and Nu Country TV host Kacey Jones debuts in Behind Bars with a little help from Van Diemen's Land export Audrey Auld.
Geelong born balladeer Adam Harvey also returns as he promotes his 10 th album Family Life on the Digital 44 show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm and Thursday 2.30 am.
Blackjack Billy also debuts on the show that features Rowville singer Rick Hart.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of the C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
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GARY ALLAN PICKS UP THE PIECES
If I feel like something needs more funk than I can give it, then I'll go to Jay. But I think I'd have to feel like I need one of them.
Allan says he doesn't worry about pleasing others.
I am so anti-people's opinions when I'm making a record, but when it's finished and I put it out there, I hope somebody likes it, he said.
I never watch the charts; it's something I can't control and it drives me batty.
Allan performed on the Country Thunder tour on the eve of his Australian return.
ADAM HARVEY ON ANOTHER WINNER
Adam Harvey backs himself and his hometown football team Geelong from afar at his NSW Central Coast retreat at Batteau Bay .
Harvey , 39 and holding, enlisted a colourful cast including his son Conway and daughter Leylah for the video for She Don't Know She's Beautiful from his 10 th album Family Life.
The hit was originally on two time Louisiana Gubernatorial candidate Sammy Kershaw's 1993 album Haunted Heart released before he became one of Lorrie Morgan's four ex-singing spouses.
Harvey also honours his dad Len who worked as a rigger for more than 30 years at the recently deconstructed Alcoa factory in the song Do The Best You Can.
The singer also performs at the Gympie Muster this week before a national tour that brings him back to his home state in spring and support role on the Kenny Rogers tour in January.
KACEY JONES GETS GIGGLY WITH MISS AUDREY AT THE PIGGLY WIGGLY
It features singing actor Waylon Payne - son of Willie Nelson's late guitarist Jody and Sammi Smith who died at 61 on February 12, 2005.
Payne played Jerry Lee Lewis in Johnny Cash movie Walk The Line and joined fellow Texan Kris Kristofferson in the video for San Francisco Mabel Joy, filmed in Austin , Texas , and Carlsbad , New Mexico , on the Newbury tribute disc .
When this diarist first interviewed Kacey in Nashville in 1988 she performed acoustic for RRR-FM radio show High In The Saddle with her trio Ethel & The Shameless Hussies .
Jones kicks off her 14 track disc with assertive new original You've Tried The Patience Out Of Me and finishes with Amen For Old Friends by Newbury who died of pulmonary fibrosis at 62 in 2002.
He left behind a rich 550-song treasure trove that fuelled artists diverse as Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and David Allan Coe.
BLACKJACK BILLY BOOZE CRUISE
RICK HART SPIRAL TRIP THROUGH FITZROY AND CARLTON
I'm also planning to shoot a video for either Can't See The Light and Mess I'm In.
In 2012 Rick's evocative song My Hesitation - written with harmonist Jacques Gentil - won best ballad at the Australian Songwriters' Association Awards.
Hart recorded his EP at Airwaves Recording Studio in Altona Meadows - it was mixed by former Little River Band guitarist, Wesley College graduate and Victoria University Sunbury lecturer David Briggs at The Production Workshop in North Melbourne .
Further info - www.rickhartmusic.com
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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, Rosanne Cash and Kacey Jones.
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