BRAD PAISLEY HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
West Virginian guitar slinger-singer-songwriter Brad Paisley headlines Nu Country TV Saturday June 15 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/44 as he is bucked in his latest video.
Prolific Golden Guitarists Adam Brand and Travis Collins also return to the show, hosted by Mid-Pacific Bob Olson, and repeated Monday at 7.30 am and Wednesday 9 pm.
Melbourne quartet the Black Kites debut on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Bluegrass veterans The Grascals and young peer Molly Tuttle also return.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
BRAD BUCKED AT RODEOS AND BEYOND
Brad recently opened The Store - a nonprofit free-referral based grocery store he helped found with his wife, Kimberly - with Belmont University support.
TRAVIS COLLINS - ROAD WARRIOR WITH GUITAR AND PHONE
Hunter Valley singer-songwriter Travis Collins takes viewers behind the scenes on his tours that recently won him a major CMA Award in Nashville.
Travis shot footage on his phone as he flew around the world and country and performed.
Collins has won seven Golden Guitars in Tamworth and recorded and played in Adam Brand's band The Outlaws.
Collins, 34, moved to Cessnock seven years ago with his wife Rebecca
Road Warriors is on his seventh solo disc The Brave & The Broken.
Travis recorded with producer Luke Wooten whose clients include Paisley and Dierks Bentley and studio band including Mike Rojas on keys, acoustic guitarist Carl Miner and bassist Jimmy Carter.
He wrote or co-wrote every song - collaborators included Jason Duke and Dave Turnbull
“We didn't approach these songs with a checklist and rulebook and I'm proud that it really shows here,” Collins revealed.
“I just tried to write as real, relatable and honestly as I could, and we recorded what felt right. You know, the kind of songs we crank on the weekend, songs that make you think of someone or a song which takes us somewhere. Songs that put a lump in your throat, a smile on your face or a tear in your eye. All of us are brave and broken, depending on the day, and that is what I wanted these songs to be.”
ADAM BRAND HEAVEN SOUNDTRACK
Adam performed on Dancing With The Stars , toured with Taylor Swift and also hosted his Brandy's restaurants in Townsville and Coffs Harbour when not on the road.
BLACK KITES LIVE BENEATH TREES AND BEHIND BARS
The high-flying Black Kites debut as they return to earth live beneath the mop-tops at the historic Yering Station farmer's market in our Behind Bars segment.
The quartet has won a wide following on the lawns at Yarra Valley monthly farmers market adjacent to the Melba Highway near Yarra Glen where their music is equally organic as the home grown produce from local growers.
They perform To Be Like Robbie - one of their new originals by lead singer-songwriter Ange Foresio - that will be on their debut album being recorded this month in Melbourne .
It follows their eight-track debut EP Long Time Coming that was released and promoted during their live shows.
Lead singer Ange keeps wolves, wombats, wallabies, birds and other wildlife behind different bars in his day job as zoo-keeper.
Eric Newman, engineer by day and bassist at weekends, plays stand-up electric bass and dobro.
Lead guitarist draftsman Marchi Marasco is the band's architect of sorts and plasterer Vince Scopelliti pounds the drums under duress after recent shoulder surgery.
The Black Kites , like their raptor namesake, have fertile fodder for videos at the Yering Station that was established in 1838 by the pioneering Ryrie brothers who adopted Aboriginal name “Yering” for their new farm.
Their monthly scene of the rhyme is now owned by The Rathbone family who bought Yering Station in 1966 and expanded it into vineyards, winery, reception centre and monthly farmers markets.
THE GRASCALS LIVE BEHIND BARS IN A DINER
Veteran Nashville sextet The Grascals return live behind different bars at Larry's Country Diner in Nashville .
The kitchen was open for food, frivolity, hot cooking and picking but there was no sign of their recording and touring pal Dolly Parton.
Singing actress Dolly, now 73, only works 9-5 and is one of the key ingredients of the new Dumpling TV movie and soundtrack.
The Grascals new tune Up This Hill And Down is on one of 10 albums in their 15-year career.
They joined Arizona born singer-songwriter-pilot Dierks Bentley on Nu Country in a video for the theme song for popular American Pickers TV show on The History TV channel.
It was on The Grascals eighth album When I Get My Pay released in 2013.
The Grascals formed in 2004 and released two albums on Rounder Records including self-titled debut disc with guest vocals from Dolly Parton on Elvis Presley's Viva Las Vegas in a long stint as Dolly's opening act and road band.
Their 2006 album, Long List Of Heartaches , featured Steve Wariner, George Jones, The Jordanaires , and Dierks.
Further info - https://grascals.com/
MOLLY TUTTLE FRONT PORCH PICKING
Californian bluegrass belle Molly Tuttle debuts with hot front porch picking.
She was born in Santa Clara County and raised in San Francisco
Molly began playing guitar at eight and was 13 when she recorded her first album with her dad Jack - a bluegrass multi-instrumentalist and instructor.
Her original song Good Enough is on her seven track EP Rise - one of seven discs by Molly, now 26.
She released new album When You're Ready on Compass Records on April 5 after winning the 2017 Americana awards for best guitarist and best instrumentalist.
In 2015 Tuttle moved from Boston to Nashville and wrote all seven songs on Rise , produced by Kai Welch.
Guests included Darrell Scott, Milk Carton Kids , Kathy Kallick, and Nathaniel Smith.
She fronts The Molly Tuttle Band that includes Wes Corbett (banjo), Joe K. Walsh (mandolin), and Hasee Ciaccio.
Molly was selected by Buddy Miller to join his Cavalcade of Stars section of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on the Rooster Stage on October 6, 2018.
Further info - https://www.mollytuttlemusic.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 40th 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.