OLD DOMINION HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Virginian quintet Old Dominion headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday August 18 at 9 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44 after appearing at CMC Rocks Queensland in Ipswich.
Legendary singing actress Rita Coolidge is joined by frequent Australian tourist Keb Mo on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson.
Bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain debut live in our Behind Bars segment on the program repeated Sunday 11.30 pm and Monday 3 pm.
Expatriate Queenslander 8-Ball Aitken also returns to the show filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Southern quartet Wild Feathers and the LoCash duo make their debut.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
VIRGINIANS SEARCH FOR HOTEL KEYS
Old Dominion returns to the show with a humorous homily about lust and lost love.
The ribald Romeo and Juliet in their nocturnal tryst find new uses for pizzas, pillows and hotel keys in the video that has a salacious sting in the tail of the tale.
They create an anti-climax of sorts with a not so-secret key cache in the glove box of a getaway car.
The video was not filmed at the 11 th CMC Rocks Queensland in Ipswich during their most recent tour with Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Dustin Lynch.
Hotel Key is on the quintet's second album Happy Endings.
Old Dominion previously appeared on Nu Country with Written In The Sand, Be With Me, Song From Another Time, Shoe Shopping and No Such Thing As A Broken Heart.
The band formed in Nashville in 2007 after writing hits for diverse artists and perform and record as Old Dominion - nickname of its home state Virginia.
Trevor Rosen guitar-keyboards, drummer Whit Sellers, bassist Geoff Sprung, Ramsey and guitarist Brad Tursi have writing credits on many songs recorded by other artists.
Ramsey co-wrote Chainsaw for The Band Perry , Rosen co-wrote Chris Young's Neon and The Band Perry's Better Dig Two.
Tursi wrote Tyler Farr's A Guy Walks Into a Bar , songs for Kenny Chesney and Randy Rogers, and ABC musical drama, Nashville .
RITA COOLIDGE GROWS A MO - KEB
Dual Grammy winner Rita Coolidge is joined by frequent Aussie tourist and four time Grammy winner Keb Mo on her debut in Behind Bars.
They perform at the historic Noelle Hotel in Nashville in her video for Walking On Water from her 22 nd solo album Safe In The Arms Of Love.
The album was recorded in L.A. at Sunset Sound - the same studio where her first solo albums were recorded.
Tennessee born Coolidge wrote the song with prolific Music City tunesmith Jill Colucci.
"I literally have every Keb Mo CD, I've been a fan for decades," says Rita who was discovered by Delaney and Bonnie in the sixties and recruited Californian Keb.
Keb, now 66, portrayed Robert Johnson in 1998 documentary film, Can't You Hear the Wind Howl and also played the mischievous spirit Possum in 2007 John Sayles movie Honeydripper .
“I've written so many songs assuming a role like an actor,” Rita revealed, “but this time I got to write from experience. This is the best record I've ever done. I'm extremely proud of it.”
Kentucky coalminer's son chart-topper Chris Stapleton, embryonic duet partner Graham Nash and Stan Lynch also appear on her new album.
Rita, now 73, released her memoir Delta Lady in 2015.
Coolidge is one of three daughters of Dick and Charlotte Coolidge - a minister and schoolteacher.
She also released three duet albums with her former Texas born singing spouse-actor and Rhodes Scholar Kris Kristofferson.
Rita was married to Kris from 1973 to 1980 and have a singing daughter Casey, born in 1974.
Kris, 82, and fellow Texan singing actor Willie Nelson, 85, have homes in Hawaii and added their sporting skills during a tour here with The Highwaymen on famed Yarra Bend Golf Course .
Further info - https://ritacoolidge.net/
NEFESH MOUNTAIN SNOW FLOW
Soulful bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain keep the aquatic theme flowing in Behind Bars when they find a narrow bridge to cross water and snow in their video for The Narrow Bridge.
They filmed it in scenic wintry Woodstock snow fields in New York State and a Nashville studio.
Nefesh Mountain's music is deeply rooted in the sounds of Appalachia and the American Bluegrass tradition while also drawing from their heritage and background as Jewish Americans.
Native New Yorkers husband and wife Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff formed a band that also has some lyrics sung in Hebrew.
The Narrow Bridge reflects on Reb Nachman's teaching -"the whole world is like a Narrow Bridge, the important thing is to not be afraid."
Bluegrass legends Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, David Grier, Alan Grubner and Tim Kiah guest on the project.
The Narrow Bridge is on their third album Beneath The Open Sky .
Further info - http://www.nefeshmountain.com/
8-BALL AITKEN – FROM MAREEBA TO TEXAS
Expatriate Queensland singer-songwriter and guitarist 8-Ball Aitken headed across the ocean for his latest recording and filming projects.
The second eldest of 12 children long ago quit cane cutting and banana picking at Mareeba in the Atherton Tablelands for guitar picking in his life on the road.
That was long after the 36-year old re-named his dad Cue Ball .
8-Ball has landed his songs in U.S. TV shows Justified, Breaking Amish and Parking Wars in his overseas sojourns.
The 36 year-old singing actor also appeared in the famed TV series Nashville.
This week he performs in his video for Six Stringer is on his 10th album Swamp Blues.
“Six Stringer pays homage to as many of my blues guitar heroes as would fit into a 4-minute song with two lead guitar breaks,” 8 Ball revealed of his song that references John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson B.B. King and many more .
He recorded Swamp Blues at the Yellow Dog studio at Wimberley in the Texas Hill Country.
Wimberley is where veteran outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard now hangs his hat with guitarist son Lucas. It's also where prolific singer-songwriter and guitarist Kevin Welch lived before moving to the NSW south coast with his Australian born second wife.
Soulful southern country quartet The Wild Feathers fly into that blue yonder with dogs, horses, bikes and music in their video for Big Sky.
The band members hail from Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia and formed in 2010 in Nashville.
Ricky Young, Joel King and Taylor Burns were all lead singers in previous bands.
Aaron Spraggs was the original drummer but was replaced by Ben Dumas after about a year.
Multi-instrumentalist Brett Moore formerly a member of Apache Relay that opened for The Wild Feathers has toured with the band since 2015.
The quartet's self-titled debut disc was released in 2013 and reached #109 on the Billboard 200.
Their second album, Lonely Is a Lifetime , was released on March 11, 2016 - the same year as their Live At The Ryman CD.
They revisited life on the road in their video on their Jay Joyce produced fourth album Greetings From The Neon Frontier, released in June.
Further info - http://www.thewildfeathers.com/
LOCASH NOT SHORT OF BREAD
American duo LoCash also headed for the mountains with whiskey, women and warm baths and wood fires in their latest video for Don't Get Better Than That .
Maryland minstrel Chris Lucas and Indiana pal Preston Brust have now charted eight hits.
They have also written expatriate Australasian Keith Urban's 2011 #1 hit You Gonna Fly and singing actor Tim McGraw's chart topper Truck Yeah in 2012.
The duo broke in 2015 with I Love This Life, I Know Somebody and Ring on Every Finger from their third album, The Fighters released in 2016.
Don't Get Better Than That is on the LoCash fourth album due out this year.
Further info - http://www.locashmusic.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
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