KASEY CHAMBERS AND CATHERINE BRITT HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV SERIES #32 PREMIERE
Kasey Chambers and Catherine Britt headline Nu Country TV Series #32 premiere on Saturday February 4 at 9 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44 with new music by leading Australian and international artists.
The duo, supported by expat Australian Gord Bamford, appear on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and edited and filmed by Laith Graham.
Melbourne-Brisbane bluegrass band The Wilson Pickers also return to the program with Texan Maren Morris and Mississippi minstrel William Michael Morgan.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/series/487
Viewers can access new and previous Nu Country TV shows at the same link.
KASEY CHAMBERS LAUNCHES SATELLITE IN DAYLESFORD
South Australian born country chanteuse Kasey Chambers found a mystical man at artist David Bromley's Daylesford studio in her new video for Satellite.
Kasey, 40 and mother of three, also found young children, statues and hour glasses in her satellite metaphor in the vibrant video directed by Duncan Toombs and Bromley who created a portrait for the cover art of her 11th album Dragonfly.
Satellite follows Ain't No Little Girl as the second single on Dragonfly - a double disc released in January that features two separate sessions in a twin disc.
The first was recorded during The Sing-Sing Sessions and produced by Australian music legend Paul Kelly.
The second disc was recorded at The Foggy Mountain Sessions and produced by Kasey's brother and longtime producer, Nash Chambers.
Kasey's studio guests include Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban, Paul Kelly, Foy Vance, Harry Hookey, Ed Sheeran and Grizzlee Train .
Dragonfly received four Golden Guitar Award nominations including video and single of the Year, APRA AMCOS Song of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year.
Kasey has 11 ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitars, two Americana Music Awards nominations and 10 APRA Awards and lives at Copacabana on the NSW central coast.
CATHERINE BRITT FLORAL TRIBUTE
It included a duet with seven times wed Texan Steve Earle on disc finale You And Me Against The World - a song inspired by her husband Jamie.
“We made it in a backwoods barn, on a farm, so it was still really country,” Britt revealed.
“Ryan was very involved, very passionate about it - he really cared. He suggested musicians, and I chose them with him through a rigorous process before recording the album, but we were on the same page about everything, which I'll admit was a big relief. We used a lot of the same musicians he had used with Vance Joy and the Lumineers . I basically got both their bands, combined, which is pretty amazing.”
She co-wrote songs with Felicity Urquhart, Melanie Horsnell and the title track with Tony Buchen.
When Britt cut her fifth self-titled album in Austin in the heart of Texas she mined a murder vein from deep in our red heart.
She resurrected the old style murder ballad popularised in the thirties and forties and refined down the years.
Britt's teen tragedy Sally Bones was rooted in the tribal tribulations of our outback culture and crosses all races, genders and genres.
She reportedly sourced the subject from cousin Bess Nungarrayi Price - a key warrior in her brave battle against child sexual abuse and neglect in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.
GORD BAMFORD ENJOYS BREAKFAST BEER
Their rocky relationship, instigated by his father's alcoholism, meant that for 18 years including his childhood Gord didn't know his Dad.
But Jock turned his life around and is now sober and a beloved pastor - four years ago Gord and his dad reunited and in 2016 during a Canadian tour Jock saw Gord perform on stage for the first time.
Gord released 2001 debut album, God's Green Earth , on his GWB Records before heading to Nashville in 2003 to write with Steve Fox, Tim Taylor and Byron Hill who co-produced his second album Life Is Good.
He wrote 10 of 11 songs - six singles included top 20 hits My Heart's a Genius, All About Her, Life Is Good and I Would for You - and opened shows for Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Don Williams and Terri Clark.
His third album Honkytonks and Heartaches produced by Byron Hill, was released on September 25, 2007 - first single, Blame It On That Red Dress , was Gord's first top 10 Canadian hit.
Gord's fourth album, Day Job , was released in April 2010, with four singles - Day Job, Put Some Alcohol On It, My Daughter's Father and Hank Williams Lonesome .
Fifth album Is It Friday Yet in 2012 had five singles - Is It Friday Yet, Leaning on a Lonesome Song, Disappearing Tail Lights, Farm Girl Strong and Must Be a Woman .
Bamford's sixth album, Country Junkie , was released in October 2013 and Christmas in Canada , in November 2013.
Further info - www.gordbamford.com
WILSON PICKERS PULLED APART BY HORSES
The Melbourne and Brisbane bluegrass band The Wilson Pickers have an inspirational survival story they share with Catherine Britt.
Co-founder Danny Widdicombe had a bone marrow transplant in 2014 after being diagnosed with leukemia at 19.
The band, formed in 2009 by Andrew Morris, Widdicombe, Sime Nugent, Ben Salter and John Bedggood, took a break to enable Danny to recover.
They share their new video Pulled Apart By Horses with a dancing dog on their third album You Can't Catch Fish from a Train.
Previous albums - The Land of the Powerful Owl (2009) and Shake It Down (2010) - were nominated for ARIA awards in the Best Blues and Roots Album category for the two Victorians and three Queenslanders.
MAREN MORRIS CELEBRATES MERCEDES LADIES
Grammy nominated Texan singer Maren Morris, 26, takes the wheel in her return as a 90's lady in her 80s Mercedes on her fourth album Heroes.
The Arlington born star joins fellow Texans Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and the Dixie Chicks at the 59 th Grammys this month.
At just 26 she ensured healthy publishing royalties by co-writing all 11 songs on her highly accessible fourth album Hero that landed her an invaluable support role on the high profile Ripcord U.S. tour by expat Australasian star Keith Urban.
Hero , released on June 3, debuted at #5 on the Billboard all genre Top 200 chart and #1 on country charts with 45,000 sales.
Her single My Church cracked Top 5 on the country charts - a handy sequel to her duet with Arizona born singing pilot Dierks Bentley on I'll Be The Moon that reached #22 on his 10th album Black .
MISSISSIPPI MINSTREL MISSING
Mississippi minstrel William Michael Morgan heads to the California desert in his beat-up Ford pick-up truck in his latest video.
Morgan, now 23, spins bottles as trains roll by after leaving the comfort of his motel pool.
Missing is a highlight of baritone Morgan's second album Vinyl .
It follows his first Top 10 hit I Met A Girl - written by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion .
The singer from Vicksburg, Mississippi, debuted with throwback to the more traditional sound missing from country radio - on the Grand Ole Opry .
The song has progressive elements but Morgan's performance is reminiscent of a young George Strait.
His parents enjoyed classic country music, and aged six, Morgan was a Marty Robbins fan.
By the age of nine, Morgan had his first guitar, and taught himself songs by Keith Whitley and Mark Chesnutt, checking out instructional videos online when he had trouble figuring out licks.
When Morgan was 12, inspired by a Dierks Bentley concert, he formed a band with local pickers - most old enough to be his father - that performed in Vicksburg and nearby on weekends.
In 2006 Morgan, 13, and his band released indie album, Always Country , and he worked part-time to help finance musical projects.
Morgan was 16 when he visited Nashville for song-writing sessions, and at 18 moved there to follow his dreams.
At 19 Morgan landed publishing and recording deals with Warner/Chappell Music.
Further info - http://www.williammichaelmorgan.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 32nd series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.
We have Kasey Chambers 11th CD Dragonfly from Warner Music.
Warner promo wizard Tony Midolo has also given us Blake Shelton's 12th CD If I'm Honest and Sony donated the latest CD and DVD by Georgian star Jason Aldean.
Also CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing membership.
They include singing actors Tim McGraw and Toby Keith, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and more.