DOLLY PARTON HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Singing actress Dolly Parton headlines our movie special on Nu Country TV on Saturday August 3 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/44.
Texan George Ducas salutes Octogenarian Clint Eastwood in the show repeated Monday 7.30 am and Wednesday 9 pm.
Georgian Thomas Rhett praises his wife and daughters in his return to Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Alabama singer Ben Jarrell also performs live on the show featuring the return of Williamstown duo The Long & The Short Of It and Sydney quintet The Pigs .
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
DOLLY – THE GIRL IN THE MOVIES
Tennessean Dolly Parton proves she doesn't just work 9-5 at the ripe young age of 73 in her return.
Dolly has released more than 50 albums and starred in many movies and TV shows in her colourful career that began as a teenager in the Smoky Mountains.
This week she performs Girl In The Movies - one of six new songs she wrote for the soundtrack of the Dumpling movie.
It's based on a novel on a Texan small-town pageant entrant who was inspired by Dolly.
The movie opened last year.
GEORGE DUCAS CHANNELS CLINT EASTWOOD
Further info - https://www.georgeducas.com/
THOMAS RHETT FAMILY EULOGY
Akins, now 49, scored wide exposure on Nu Country FM in our radio era with memorable hits including That Ain't My Truck .
The two generations combined on Thomas's seventh No 1 hit Star Of The Show from his deluxe version of his second album Tangled Up.
CLICK HERE for our review of Rhett's Rod Laver Arena show in our Concert section on March 20, 2019.
Further info - http://www.thomasrhett.com/home
BEN JARRELL BEHIND BARS
Alabama born Ben Jarrell once fronted Nashville bluegrass band Gators In The Sawgrass.
This week he uses ocean imagery in his live version of his love for a belle who once rang for him.
Ben performs Marissa from his debut solo disc Troubled Times released on March 29.
Jarrell released a five-song acoustic EP in 2018 before his album that featured father-son duo Mike and Steve Daly on pedal steel and lead guitar, bassist Kevin Black of Margo Price's band, drummer Taylor Powell from Nikki Lane's band and diverse harmony singers.
His album includes Black Helicopters about a conspiracy theorist, Gearjammer Blues and Daddy's Prison Radio - a true story about his ice possessing father.
The title track entrée is an outlaw murder ballad – the saga of a young man who thinks he has found love but instead falls on the wrong side of the law.
Highway Whine starts acapella before and finishes as a pedal steel heavy outlaw country track about highway wanderers and people who “gotta get on that old highway”.
Further info - https://benjarrell.com/music
THE LONG & SHORT OF IT ON THE MIGHTY MURRAY
Yarraville singer-signwriter David Baird and Williamstown lawyer Patsy Toop headed north to the hometown of young peer Gareth Leach for their Nu Country return.
The duo, who record and perform as The Long & Short Of It escaped the devil on well-known paddle steamer Adelaide near Echuca.
Their Biblical belter Carry Me has resonated well beyond the bucolic banks of the mighty Murray River.
The famed Emmylou Harris steamer also had a cameo in the video from their fifth album You Made Me Stronger in 2014.
PORCINE PALS AT THE DENI UTE MUSTER
Sydney quintet The Pigs return to the scene of the rhyme for their latest video clip.
The porcine pals chose a unisex urinal to recruit dancers and divas at the 20+9663
+55th Deni Ute Muster in 2018.
Their costumes were a big hit in Hillbilly Synthesiser - the title track of their fifth album.
They might choose different outfits when they return as one of the supports for famed singer-actor Tim McGraw at the 21 st Deni Ute Muster on October 5.
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support in Nu Country TV's 40th series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.
You can join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales.
Also 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 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.