Tennessee superstar Kenny Chesney headlines Nu Country TV Thursday January 8 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31, Digital 44.

Kentucky singing actress Laura Bell Bundy and hick hop star Colt Ford return to the show repeated Monday at 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Thursday at 2.30 am and Saturday 11.30 pm.

Touring Georgian singer-songwriter Eric Lee Beddingfield debuts on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Acoustic duo Joey & Rory return to Behind Bars live in concert and Fawkner singer Jasmine Rae also returns.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of the C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

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Kenny Chesney headed south to celebrate famous music bar Florabama on the seaside border of Florida and Alabama in his new video from 16th album The Big Revival .

The singer praised the bar in his video before playing to a huge aquatic crowd who soaked up surf and music from their boats and beach.

Chesney resurrected a late Dennis Linde leap of faith song as entrée title track of his album.

It's a riveting rebirth of a career sprouted from humble roots to calypso and reggae and celebration of life in Till It's Gone and Drink It Up .

At 46 he flexes his musical muscle - he ditched the first sessions because they veered into generic bro-country wasteland.

Lead single American Kids exploits teen nostalgia with vivid imagery and Wild Child is a duet with Grace Potter.

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Kentuckian Laura Bell Bundy teams with hick hop star Colt Ford and the girls on the factory floor in their inspired video for Two Step from her fifth album Another Piece Of Me .

Bundy, 33, is a prolific movie and TV actor and Broadway performer with 13 films in her slipstream.

She plays a doctor in TV show Anger Management with Charlie Sheen and has recurring roles in Hart Of Dixie .

The Hairspray and Wicked stage star was nominated for a Tony award for her lead role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

Her movie roles began in The Adventures of Huck Finn in 1993 and include Life with Mikey Courtney, Strangers with Candy: Retardation, 2003 All Grown Up, Dirtbags, Surf School, Dreamgirls Sweetheart, The Drum Beats Twice, Hound Dogs, To the Mat, Watercolour Postcards and Dear Dumb Diary .

She also appears in recent movie Home Is Where The Heart Is starring Bailee Madison, Conrad Goode, Jonathan Banks and John C. McGinley.

Colt previously recently joined Florida born John Anderson on the remake of his 1983 hit Swinging on our show on the eve of Anderson 's 60th birthday and 20th album.

CLICK HERE for a CD review in The Diary on August 16, 2010.


Georgian singer-songwriter Eric Lee Beddingfield visits the church of his choice with the late George Jones in his video for

The Gospel According To Jones .

It's on Eric's album This Life Ain't For Everybody on Rebel Dawg Records .

Beddingfield made his Grand Ole Opry debut September 13, 2011, by performing The Gospel According to Jones at The Possum's 80th birthday celebration.

He also joined The Oak Ridge Boys , Alan Jackson and Joe Diffie in singing Jones' own I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair on stage with the Kennedy Centre honouree that night.

The Gospel According to Jones was played at Jones concerts just prior to Jones taking the stage shortly before his death at 81 on April 25, 2013.

“As amazing as he was on stage and on record, I got to see first-hand his generosity and the incredible opportunity he gave a brand-new artist like me," Beddingfield said.

"He was the first, the last and the only, and there will never be another one like him. I will miss him."”

A chance meeting at a local restaurant offered the opportunity to put the song in George's hands.

"We were eating lunch, and half-joking about cool it would be to get George to sing on this song knowing it would probably never happen," said Eric.

"We get up to leave, and George and his wife Nancy are sitting two tables away. I ran to the studio, made a copy of the song, brought it back to the restaurant and told them it would be an honor for George just to listen to the song. I still can't believe a couple of months later I was standing next to him in the studio listening to one of the greatest voice in country music sing on my song!"

Eric makes his debut Australian tour this month with Cannons Creek dairy farmer & Shed festival host Turk Tresize.

Further info - http://www.elbrocks.com/


Joey & Rory exorcised pain live - with a little help from the Lord - in Leave It There in Behind Bars.

They also proved the power of a strong family down the years in Long Line Of Love .

Their faith was tested when daughter Indiana Boone was born with Down s yndrome and Joey fought and won her battle with cervical cancer.

Rory has two daughters - Hopie and Heidi - from a previous marriage.

They found solace in their music - both songs are on their gospel CD Inspired on Farmhouse Recordings .

Joey & Rory shared Nashville talent show Can You Duet with Aussie duo O'Shea as a career rebirth tool.

Rory had already written a brace of hits for major artists - Clay Walker's #5 The Chain of Love , Blake Shelton's #1 hit Some Beach and Jimmy Wayne 2008 single I Will .

Feek penned Met Him In a Motel Room - one of the highlights of Georgian Trisha Yearwood's comeback album Prize Fighter .

He also wrote Sweet Emmylou with Catherine Britt - it was showcased on two of her albums and a Joey & Rory disc.

The couple broke with debut single, Cheater, Cheater, from debut CD Life Of A Song and married in 2002.

They later released Inspired - Songs Of Faith & Family , Made to Last and host The Joey & Rory Show on RFD-TV .

In 2014 they released seventh album Country Classics: A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage .

CLICK HERE for a Joey & Rory feature in The Diary on August 30, 2009.


Fawkner singer-songwriter Jasmine Rae returns with her video for Why Did You Tie The Knot from her third album If I Want To.

Rae discovered the song after seeing its writer Shannon Wright and husband Adam - nephew of Georgian star Alan Jackson - play the Station Inn , Nashville .

“When she sang that song I knew I had to record it,” Jasmine recalled.

“It was the only song on album I didn't have a hand in writing. I loved it. I only heard it once but months later I still had it in my head.”

Rae, 27, is a finalist in the Golden Guitar awards at the Tamworth country festival later in the month.

Jasmine wrote two songs - First Song and Just Don't Ask Me How I Am - for her album about her dad who died of bowel cancer at 56.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Jasmine interview in The Diary on August 20, 2013.


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