KEVIN WELCH AND MATT JOE GOW HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV SERIES PREMIERE
Expatriate Californian Kevin Welch and expat Kiwi Matt Joe Gow headline our Nu Country TV Series #38 premiere on Saturday December 1 at 9 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Washington State born singer-songwriter Brandy Clark also returns on the eve of her debut at the 2019 CMC Rocks Queensland festival at Ipswich in March on the show repeated Sunday at 11.30 pm and Monday at 3 pm.
Canadian Tenille Townes and Georgian Kristina Murray debut on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson.
Michigan minstrel Kyle Jennings also appears on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
DUST DEVIL KEVIN WELCH FLASHBACK
Expatriate Californian born singer-songwriter Kevin Welch returns with live footage filmed long before he moved from Wimberley , Texas , to Nowra on the NSW south coast with his Australian wife.
Kevin, now 63, enjoyed many tours here with his Dead Reckoning Records partner Kieran Kane.
During his 12th Australian tour he also wrote and recorded his song Marysville with Kieran and Fats Kaplin for Black Saturday bush fire victims on the Vinnies compilation album After The Fires.
Welch was a headliner at the second Australian Americana Awards at Thornbury Theatre.
Kevin recently released his 12th album Dust Devil after discs with Kane and Kaplin and a DVD with Kevin Bennett & The Flood .
He returned to Nashville and recorded the album with top musicians including his son Dustin and daughter Savannah who recorded with The Trishas .
This week we feature a live version of Till I See You Again that was on his 1990 self-titled debut album.
MATT JOE GOW A GAMBLING MAN
Expat Kiwi Matt Joe Gow climbed the greenery to a bake house with a difference in his video for Gambling Man from his third album Break, Rattle & Roll.
Gow's quintet included singer Katya Harrop and Dead Livers pedal steel guitarist Brendan Mitchell.
Director Regan Wood filmed the video in September at Bakehouse Studios in Richmond.
Gambling Man is a tongue in cheek homage with analogies like if you ain't got nothing you ain't got nothing to lose,' Gow revealed of a song that shared a lyric with a 1982 hit by Octogenarian Bobby Bare.
It wasn't just the band playing, there's a little bit of a story to that. It's about going out there and making the most of it. Bakehouse is kind of iconic for Melbourne bands, it's pretty cool when you walk into it. You know what city you are in.
The singer produced his album with his long time guitarist Andrew Pollock at The Aviary and Leafy Green studios in Melbourne .
He also wrote Gambling Man and Sun Will Set with Pollock.
BRANDY CLARK NOT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Dual Grammy nominee Brandy Clark returns on the eve of her debut on the sold out CMC Rocks Queensland festival in Ipswich in March.
This week she explores a Virgin Mary metaphor in her video for Not The Girl Next Door on her third album Big Day In A Small Town.
Brandy, 43, was born in small Washington State logging town Morton before becoming a major hit writer in Nashville where she has lived for two decades.
She co-wrote Texan Miranda Lambert's #1 hit Mama's Broken Heart and Band Perry chart-topper Better Dig Two.
She also landed songs on albums by artists diverse as Gretchen Wilson, Ashton Shepherd, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and Darius Rucker.
Clark was nominated for two 2014 Country Music Association Awards for New Artist and Song of the Year for Texan Kacey Musgraves hit Follow Your Arrow.
She features on the Dave Cobb Southern Family album and made her CBS network TV debut with Stripes on David Letterman's late lamented show.
TENILLE TOWNES FROM GRAND PRAIRIE TO NASHVILLE
Canadian Tenille Townes was raised in Grand Prairie , Alberta , where she began writing songs at the age of 14.
A year later she raised funds for a youth shelter in her home town as she toured 106 schools.
Townes, now 24, then flew south to Nashville five years ago and expanded her career.
This week she performs her video for Somebody's Daughter on her third album Living Room Work Tapes , produced with Jay Joyce in his converted church studio in Nashville
The first verse was inspired by a car trip with her mum visiting Nashville when they saw a girl on the footpath trying to sell lemonade.
We were going furniture shopping and took this exit off the interstate and saw this young girl standing there holding onto a cardboard sign, Townes revealed.
We had a moment in the car as we were stopped at the red light beside her just wondering what her story might have been and whom she belonged to and just thinking about the fact that everybody's got a story. That conversation and that young girl's face stuck with me, and I knew I had to write about it.
Further info - https://tenilletownes.com/
KRISTINA MURRAY STRONG BLOOD
Georgian Kristina Murray debuts with her video for Strong Blood from her second album Southern Ambrosia.
Kristina was born in Atlanta , Georgia , but followed her musical dreams to Colorado for six years.
Murray grew up in a working class suburb and in her twenties when her father died unexpectedly in his sleep after working all day.
She wrote Strong Blood in memory of her father on Michael Rinne produced Southern Ambrosia.
"While the only assets he left were a bag of power tools and a couple old, busted pickup trucks in our driveway, he did pass on to me a big ol' steady heart," Murray revealed.
"When I get low, when times in our world get grim and hopeless, I see his ashes on my dresser and remember not only the strength that flows in my blood but also about how music is a magical, mystical force and singing is endlessly powerful."
The album title is gleaned from a lyric in Strong Blood between references to the famous peaches of her native Georgia and The Allman Brothers iconic album, Eat a Peach .
Further info - https://www.kristinamurray.net/
KYLE JENNINGS PRAISES MILITARY
Kyle Jennings, who hails from Kalamazoo in Michigan , debuts with a patriotic paean to servicemen and women.
Kalamazoo is the same hometown as Ryan Hurd - singing spouse of Texan Maren Morris
Kyle, now 40, recalled military family traditions in his uplifting Chose To Be A Man from his fourth album American Vinyl.
The schoolteacher's son worked in a timber building family while playing ice hockey but injuries persuaded Kyle to move to Nashville 16 years ago to pursue his music.
His 2004 debut album Shine was released on his own label, Dark Horse Records and Long Black Cadillac in 2008.
Further info - http://www.kylejenningsmusic.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 38th series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.
You can win Kip Moore's third album Slowheart , thanks to EMI promotions chief Dave Parker, and Blake Shelton's 12th CD If I'm Honest from Karen Black and Tony Midolo at Warner Music.
We also have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing membership.
They include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.