GEORGIAN KIP MOORE HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Georgian singer-songwriter Kip Moore headlines Nu Country TV as we go bovine on Saturday October 21 at 9 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Tony Cook ignites the rural rump in hometown Charters Towers with help from two Queensland politicians who moonlight as roadies.
Arkansas hit writer Erin Enderlin and Kentuckian Carly Pearce debut on the show repeated Monday at 8 am.
Adelaide band The Heggarties return to the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham and an Alabama TV show host Riley Green yearns to be buried in Dixie.
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BOVINE METAPHORS FOR MOORE
Kip Moore becomes ringmaster of an indoor rodeo as he thanks the bull that bucked him and kick-started his music career.
That includes two Australian tours - the most recent landed him at Hamer Hall in March with dual Grammy winners Little Big Town.
Moore, 37, wrote 11 songs on his third album Slowheart, released on September 8.
But not the song, illustrated in his new video.
The Bull - a song about flipping the bird to “all the bulls that bucked me off” - was written by Texan Jon Randall and Luke Dick.
“That's the first time a song had really punched me in the mouth that wasn't mine,” Moore revealed.
“That's how I feel about everything right now.”
Moore, one of six children, played the Snowy Mountains country festival at Thredbo and CMC Rocks Queensland in 2016.
His mother plays organ in the Baptist church at Tifton, Georgia, where he debuted at the Mellow Mushroom restaurant.
Kip was an avid surfer before choosing music - he wrote tunes for fellow young guns Thompson Square and James Wesley.
He also performed Lead Me on the soundtrack of movie The Best Of Me , starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
ERIN REACHES OUT TO A BAR BELLE
Arkansas singer-songwriter offers advice to another belle in a bar in the video for I Let Her Talk - title track of her debut solo CD.
Nouveau Alabama outlaw Jamey Johnson produced her second album Whiskeytown Crier that features 13 of her original songs and came out in September.
Erin has written hits for artists diverse as Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and Texan Lee Ann Womack.
She was on spring break during senior year at Middle Tennessee State University when she learned Jackson recorded her mournful ballad Monday Morning Church - the first major cut of her career.
Jackson released it as a single for 2004's What I Do with Patty Loveless singing harmony vocals.
Two months later Randy Travis cut another of Erin song before Womack recorded her Last Call for 2008's Call Me Crazy .
After Luke Bryan recorded Enderlin's You Don't Know Jack for his 2011 album Tailgates and Tanlines she got a call from Merle Haggard.
Erin once shared a house with Grammy winning chart topping Kentucky coal-miner's son Chris Stapleton who appears on her new disc.
“Every night, I could hear him singing through the air conditioning vent,” Erin recalled.
“I don't know how it perfectly sent all that noise up to my room. Usually people would be pissed. ‘Damn it, why do I have to listen to my room-mates?' But in my case, it was amazing. I could just hear him down there writing or singing. I remember thinking, ‘People are not going to believe this someday.'”
Stapleton sings on Caroline - first of her two murder songs - and His Memory Walks on Water about a daughter who wills herself to overlook her late father's addiction
Erin is also a popular co-writer with prolific Golden Guitarist, TV show host and Dancing With The Stars contestant Adam Brand.
“Erin and I have been friends for a long time and written together a few times over the years,” said thrice wed Perth born and Colac and Wallington raised Adam, now 47 and promoting his 13 th album Get On Your Feet.
Further info - http://www.erinenderlin.com/
KENTUCKIAN CARLY PEARCE DEBUT
Carly Pearce has excellent country genetics.
She hails from Taylor Hill, Kentucky, fronted a bluegrass band at 11, played a prison gig at 14 and debuted at Dollywood at 16.
She performs the live video for her breakthrough hit Every Little Thing - one of eight songs she wrote for her debut CD out this month.
“I never really thought that it was going to have the impact that it has,” Pearce, now 27, revealed.
“It's a true story. I had a really difficult break up with a guy that definitely was my first love. I wanted to tell the story of those moments when you feel like you can't take another breath without that person, and you go through the cycle of wanting to forget them and not wanting to forget them - hating them and loving them. But the heart is going to be the one to decide when to let that person go, not you.”
The single reached Top 10.
“I was initially going to do a self-titled debut,” Pearce explained.
“But obviously, the title song has so much significance to me because it's the song that lead the whole album to be even possible. And I think that it shows every little thing about who I am and my influences.”
“I love real, true female voices with a lot of tone and a lot of texture. I come from the mountain sound. I love true singers and stylists.
“I wrote this song - my debut single - thinking that no one would ever hear it, about a guy who broke my heart a few years ago.
“I think that we never really understand that our hearts are ultimately the ones that have to decide when we're ready to let somebody go.”
Hit-maker busbee produced the album.
“I think you'll hear a lot of the organic instrumentation,” Pearce said.
“There's a lot of Dobro, which is something I grew up loving - Jerry Douglas on Alison Krauss' music. You'll hear a lot of banjo, mandolin and acoustic guitar. There are certain things that I do with my voice that I think you can hear, like Sonya Isaacs and Alison and the way they sing. I wanted to emulate a lot of those bluegrass singers, and the way that they would reach notes.”
Carly and West Texan Josh Abbott previously appeared on Nu Country with their duet of Wasn't That Drunk from Abbott's fourth album Front Row Seat .
Josh's band also performed the song with Carly on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 31, 2016.
Further info - https://www.carlypearce.com/home
Adelaide hills sextet The Heggarties boot out some romantic advice on their video for True To You on their EP Incidentally that preceded their debut album this year.
Wren Heggart strapped on her western boots to descend from a balcony with all the dexterity The Old Crow Medicine Show demonstrated at Thornbury Theatre.
They employed a smart smoking metaphor in their Nu Country debut in their vibrant video for Rolling My Rollies from their self-titled debut album released on June 30 through Maven-Sony Music.
"We've been working hard as a band for a little over eight years, setting goals every year including playing interstate festivals, playing in Nashville and recording a full length album,” singer Paul Heggart revealed.
“We are an exceptionally close group of people and the chemistry we have as a group is often noticed at our shows. We set out to capture the warmth of our live performances and bring that to this recording. We feel like we have been successful in doing that. We couldn't be prouder or more excited about what we've produced."
The band includes Heggart, singing spouse Gwen, Steve Lennox vocals and guitars, upright bassist Tim Bodman, drummer Max Tulysewski and Paul Cooper on banjo and pedal steel.
They played Americana Festival in Nashville 2016, Wirrina Bluegrass Festival in 2014/2015, Semaphore in 2014/2015, Dorrigo Folk Festival in 2015 and Fleurieu Folk Festival in 2014.
Further info - https://theheggarties.com/
THE QUEENSLAND COOK WITH NATIONAL PARTY ROADIES
Queensland farmer and farrier Tony Cook had some high profile roadies when he performed Laid Back Country - title track of his debut album.
Cook eulogised is hometown Charters Towers in the video that had cameos by North Queensland Katter Party MPS Bob Katter and Shane Knuth as street cleaners and pub patrons.
Laidback Country was released in mid-2017, seven years after his debut EP Laidback Tones.
During the hiatus Tony got married, started a family but never stopped writing songs.
Tony fondly recalls some characters that frequented his parents' hotel in Maxwelton, Queensland.
One day he would love to write a book about them, now he's happy to put his experiences and passion for the bush into his songs.
When Tony isn't performing across North Queensland with artists diverse as Adam Brand, James Blundell, Travis Collins, Wendy Matthews and Russell Morris, he is a part-time farrier and works on the small family farm.
Further info - https://www.tonycook.com.au/
RILEY GREEN GRAVE YEARNING
Alabama singer and TV star Riley Green is best known for his hunting shows on Dirt Road TV after being cast away on Redneck Island.
He also hunts deer and turkeys for supper and the camera.
But he has a yearning for a comfortable resting spot in the after-life in his video for Bury Me In Dixie from his EP Outlaws Like Us.
Green is not referring to Dixie - the tiny town north of Terang and our Shipwreck Coast.
Riley prefers dropping a line in Ohatchee River, deep sea fishing in Orange Beach, Alabama, turkey hunting at his primitive camp in Arkansas, or deer hunting at his Back 40 Bash property.
Green has released three EP's, stars in two TV shows (winner of Redneck Island on CMT ) and hosts his hunting show on Dirt Road TV.
Riley was born into songwriting and performing, spending days and nights with grandfather, Bufford Green.
“My Paw-Paw opened a music hall in 2003, where he'd always say music goes from The Bar Room to The Pulpit and Back each Friday Night,” Green revealed.
My Granddaddy Buford taught me a love for the sound of old traditional country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music.”
Further info - https://www.rileygreenmusic.com/
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