TIM MONTANA HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Montana minstrel Tim Montana is joined by the Navy Seal sniper who shot terrorist Osama Bin Laden as he headlines Nu Country TV Saturday May 11 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/44.
Six-time Australian tourist Dale Watson returns live to the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson.
Recent Californian visitor Devin Dawson also appears in Behind Bars on the program repeated Monday 7.30 am and Thursday 12 am.
Another recent Australian tourist Randy Houser showcases a song penned by expat Port Douglas singer-songwriter Kylie Sackley in the show filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
NSW artists Jayne Denham, Matt Cornell and Michael Carr also re-appear.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
BUTTE BUDDIES ARE HILLBILLY RICH
Montana mining town mates Tim Montana and Rob O'Neill are partners in rhyme and crime in Tim's Nu Country return.
They invade a party in pursuit of fast money and fame in their whimsical video for Hillbilly Rich.
It's a vast contrast to when O'Neill, now 43, was the Navy Seal sniper who shot terrorist boss Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1, 2011.
Rob O'Neill is coming to Nashville for Charlie Sheen, Montana , now 35, said of his pal who joined producer-actor Sheen in Montana 's video Mostly Stoned filmed at Watertown near Nashville on February 12.
He's been so wonderful and instrumental in my career. No one has done more. It started with Tom O'Neill (his brother) playing me on the radio. I sent music to Rob when he was deployed. He's so funny, witty and clever - as well as a good shot, thank God.
Hillbilly Rich is on Tim's third CD.
Montana , who shares his name with his home state, rode his steed and trucks through ice and snow in previous video American Thread.
He also enlisted his mum, aunt, mechanics, miners, cooks, first responders and other Butte denizens.
I got to involve a lot of people who helped me when I was a kid, Montana revealed.
It was a family thing, a friend thing, and I got to bring all these people to the big screen. The mechanic in the video taught me a lot about my truck. My mom is with the horses. My aunt is holding a baby. The bus driver would pick me up when I was a kid in Elk Park . I tried to involve as many people as possible.
Tim was raised in a trailer without power in the Montana mountains.
His second album was Tim Montana & the Shred Necks.
Further info - https://www.timmontana.com/
DEVIN DAWSON BEHIND BARS
Californian singer-songwriter Devin Dawson went behind bars to illustrate his love for country music in his video for debut album title track Dark Horse.
He grew up near the gates of infamous Folsom prison in Orangevale.
It's the same jail where the other man in black Johnny Cash recorded his famed live album for inmates
Luckily Devin, now 30, escaped handcuffs to tour Australia in March.
Dawson filmed his first video All On Me in the historic but now heritage listed de-commissioned Tennessee State Prison.
The prison was also locale of 1999 Green Mile movie and Eric Church videos Homeboy and Lightning and the Old Crow Medicine Show's Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer.
We didn't film Dark Horse in a prison but actually in an old paint warehouse in Nashville , Dawson revealed.
I'm so proud of that video - everything came together, the extra magic we had never experienced before. It was so easy - this place had this old street elevator. They would take all their gallons of paint up and down to the warehouse. We used that as the elevator to the police station in the clip. The director and producer did such a good job of creating this place that looked like it was out of the fifties without even trying.
DALE WATSON ALSO BEHIND BARS
Alabama born latter day Texan Dale Watson returns to Behind Bars with his take on the fastest growing musical genre.
Watson, 56, and his Lone Stars band perform A Real Country Song live in Indiana .
It first appeared on 1996 CD Blessed or Damned - one of his 30 albums
Thrice wed Dale appeared in seven movies between Australian tours.
Watson featured in Zalman King documentary Crazy Again about his nervous breakdown after girlfriend Terri Herbert died in a car accident in September 2000.
Dale released Every Song I Write Is For You in 2001 as a Terri tribute disc.
He also appeared with Sandra Bullock in 1993 Bluebird Café movie The Thing Called Love - last role for late River Phoenix whom he taught to speak in a Texan dialect.
His other roles included Yellow Rose, Lazer Team and On The Borderline and 2007 bio-picture, Austin Angel , with David Carradine before Stephen King-John Mellencamp 2102 musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County .
Watson was also in 2013 holiday film Angel Sings with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett and musical guest on reality TV love drama The Bachelorette.
RANDY HOUSER MAGNOLIA
Mississippi minstrel Randy Houser returns a memorable love song Our Hearts from his fifth album Magnolia.
Houser, 43, has strong Australian links.
He wed Australian born wife Tatiana Starzynski on May 4, 2016, after being introduced by songwriter pal Dallas Davidson - her brother-in-law.
Expat Port Douglas singer-songwriter and Starmaker winner Kylie Sackley is one of the co-writers of Our Hearts.
Randy played sold out concerts in December at the famed Corner Hotel in Richmond and CBD Forum.
His parents divorced when he was seven and he spent summers with his dad - a professional singer and musician.
He was playing Mississippi clubs at 15 and he moved to Nashville as a demo singer after his dad died.
Houser landed a publishing deal at Windswept Music and joined Jamey Johnson and Davidson as co-writers of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk - a big hit for singing actor Trace Adkins.
He cut an unreleased album with famed MCA producer James Stroud before his discs Anything Goes 2008, They Call Me Cadillac 2010, How Country Feels 2013 and Fired Up in 2016.
Further info - www.randyhouser.com
CALAMITY JAYNE DENHAM
Former Blue Mountains belle Jayne Denham enlisted a bunch of gal pals to join her on a night on the town in her new video.
She sang and danced on the bar after a road trip in Ladies Letting Loose that follows her fourth album Calamity.
Jayne recently appeared on Nu Country with Novocastrian Troy Kemp on their humorous video for Hung Up On You.
She moved from Hartley near Katoomba to the NSW Central Coast where she lives with husband Dave.
MATT CORNELL DRIVES MICHAEL CARR
He also wrote Brand singles The Anzac and Get Loud , McAllister Kemp duet It Don't Buy You Love and Adam Harvey hit I'd Rather Be A Highwayman from his 15 TH album The Nashville Tapes .
Cornell also appeared on Nu Country with It's Only Midnight from fourth solo album My Soundtrack.
The son of former Delltones star Wayne Cornell also featured on our show with In This Town, written with Allan Caswell.
Carr also appeared in Fawkner born singer-songwriter Jasmine Rae's video for Eggs in A Basket from her fourth album Heartbeat .
Further info - https://www.cornellandcarr.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 39th 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.