LYN, LEE ANN AND NIKKI HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Hunter Valley singer-songwriter Lyn Bowtell, Texan Lee Ann Womack and Out For The Weekend festival guest Nikki Lane share billing on Nu Country TV Thursday October 23 at 10.30 p m on Channel 31, Digital 44.
Texan troubadour Billy Joe Shaver also returns to the show repeated Monday 5.30 am and Thursday 2.30 am and filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Fellow Texan Deryl Dodd debuts on a program featuring the return of Oklahoma raised singer Jon Wolfe.
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LYN BOWTELL UNVEILS HEART OF SORROW
They also performed video for their single About A Girl from debut album Gravity on independent label Ocean Road .
NIKKI LANE – RIGHT TIME
South Carolina born singer-songwriter Nikki Lane won acclaim with Ryan Bingham, Justin Townes Earle, Harry Hookey at Seaworks in Williamstown on October 18.
This week she debuts on Behind Bars on Nu Country with her video for Right Time from second album All Or Nothing.
Lane played Shotgun Willie Nelson's Heartbreaker Banquet in March at his western town Luck near Austin and toured with Whigs in April and Old 97's in May.
"My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what's been going on in my life, so this is one moody record," Lane revealed.
"There's lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on."
On her follow-up to 2011's Walk of Shame , Lane sings about one-night stands and shady ex-boyfriends.
Lane teamed with producer Dan Auerbach in Nashville at her pop-up vintage clothing stall High Class Hillbilly , and said that working with the Black Keys front-man was challenging.
"During the first round of recordings, I was in an awkward mood every night I left the studio," she says.
"It was hard for me to trust that Dan was right when he said I should move a verse around or add an extra chorus. He pushed to find the right feel for each track one by one, and a few months later, I found myself with a damn good record."
They recorded the album at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound - the Nashville studio famous for its wide array of vintage gear and creative use of space (two of the studio's bathrooms also double as echo chambers for recording).
Auerbach also duets with Lane on Love's on Fire.
Last year Auerbach and Lane teamed for a cover of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton's hit Just Someone I Used to Know at a tribute concert for Nashville legend Cowboy Jack Clement who toured here with Johnny Cash in the eighties.
Further info - http://www.nikkilane.com
LEE ANN WOMACK LAST CALL
In October 2010 during her solo recording hiatus Womack sang Liars Lie on the soundtrack of Tim McGraw-Gwyneth Paltrow movie Country Strong .
Lee Ann played a sheriff - Chief Deputy Claire Wades in a small East Texas town in the movie Noble Things .
The six time CMA Award winner's new album is produced by husband Frank Liddell and features songs by Chris Knight, Mindy Smith, Buddy Miller, Mando Saenz, Hayes Carll, Neil Young, Bruce Robison and late Roger Miller.
Womack chose roots covers including Carll's tune Chances Are that we featured on Nu Country TV .
It's a far cry from her arrival at Belmont University in Nashville where she met and wed singer-songwriter Jason Sellers in 1990.
They divorced in 1996 - five years after they had a daughter Aubrie Lee.
Womack gave birth to her second daughter, Annalise Liddell, in January 1999 after marrying Liddell.
JON WOLFE HONKY TONK CALLS
Wolfe lives in Austin - same city former roommate Carll now calls home.
Further info - www.jonwolfecountry.com/
DERYL WRITES LOVE LETTERS AND SONGS
In 2009 Dodd released Together Again - originally a hit for Buck Owens - as title track of his album that featured Death, Taxes and Texas .
Dodd charted nine singles on Billboard - A Bitter End , peaked at #26.
Deryl song Message In The Bottle is one of few covers on Better Place To Be - fourth album by expat Texan Doug Bruce who now calls Heathcote home.
BILLY JOE SHAVER THE GIT GO
Billy Joe Shaver returns to Behind Bars with his live version of The Git Go at Billy Bob's in Cowtown.
Jamey Johnson also joined Willie Nelson on that song on Willie's 69 th album Band Of Brothers .
Billy Joe liked it so nice he recorded it twice.
It's on his album Long In The Tooth released in August to celebrate his 75 th birthday.
He opened for Waylon, Willie and The Highwaymen , cut a live album at the Corner Hotel , Richmond , and performed a special after midnight birthday show for this diarist at Paul Madigan's long defunct Druids' lodge on the mean streets of Brunswick on previous Australian tours.
Long in the Tooth , produced by Ray Kennedy and Gary Nicholson, on the Lightning Rod label, features Hard to Be an Outlaw - a duet with Willie - that also appears on Band Of Brothers and The Git Go .
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