TEXAN RODNEY CROWELL HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Texan singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday November 23 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Fellow Lone Star state singing rancher George Strait also boomerangs to the show, repeated Monday at 7.30 am.
Nouveau North Carolina superstar Luke Combs and former Virginian Marine Gethen Jenkins re-appear in Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Fawkner born belle Jasmine Rae and Hunter Valley export Tori Forsyth return with some gal pals in their latest video clips.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
CROWELL FINDS SOME FLATLAND HILLBILLIES
Houston born star Rodney Crowell blames it on his genes - not jeans - in his humorous new video.
Rodney, now aged 67, perfected dance steps in a conga line in his home state.
Crowell's crew visited New Braunfels - home of the famed Gruene Hall built in 1878.
He was joined on Flatland Hillbillies song and video by Texans Randy Rogers and Lee Ann Womack.
It's on his 19th album Texas, co-produced with Ray Kennedy, that focuses on Lone Star culture and regional music that formed Crowell's musical sensibility as a teenager in Houston.
Crowell wrote Flatland Hillbillies with author Mary Karr.
The video illustrates Crowell's Cajun-creole country rock sound as he walks around West San Antonio Street in New Braunfels, dancing and smiling as he goes about his way before being joined by a group of a fans.
Other guests on Texas include Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Billy Gibbons, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Ringo Starr and Steve Earle.
Crowell was inducted into Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas, in August and recipient of ACM Poet's Award at the 2019 ACM Honors in Nashville.
The ex-husband of Rosanne Cash last toured here in 2015 with Emmylou Harris.
GEORGE STRAIT CROSSES HIS HEART
South Texas rancher George Strait, also 67 takes us on a trip through his family career in his latest video.
It all started at the Strait family Poteet ranch in south Texas.
George still tops charts and sells his own line of Tequila - Codigo.
I Cross My Heart is second single on his 30th album Honky Tonk Time Machine that became his 27 th #1 LP in April.
Strait co-wrote eight songs on the disc that he is promoting with selected gigs in his home state and Las Vegas during spring.
Sadly, he has never made it to Australia despite expressing a desire to tour her in a 1983 interview I did with him on his tour bus at the Aqua Festival in Austin.
LUKE COMBS - WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
Luke Combs won a huge audience when he toured here with Ashley McBryde in March.
Since then Luke, just 29, has matched Canadian chanteuse Shania Twain's Come On Over chart topping record with his debut album This One's For You notching 50 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1.
Twain's Come On Over was released in 1997 and has been certified 20x multi-Platinum.
The 16-track album featured numerous chart hits including Man! I Feel Like A Woman, Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You), From This Moment On with Bryan White), Come On Over, You're Still The One, That Don't Impress Me Much, Love Gets Me Every Time and more.
Combs disc This One's For You was released in 2017 and has been certified 2x multi-Platinum, driven by five consecutive country radio No. 1 hits including Hurricane, When It Rains It Pours, One Number Away, She Got The Best Of Me, and Beautiful Crazy.
This week Combs performs his new video for Even Though I'm Leaving from his second album What You See is What You Get that was released this month.
The album includes a duet with North Carolina mentor Eric Church on Does to Me - Brooks & Dunn also appear on another new song 1, 2 Many.
FORMER MARINE GETHEN JENKINS BACK BEHIND BARS
West Virginian marine and Iraq tour of duty survivor Gethen Jenkins swapped tanks for bikes in his return.
As a teen he played guitar in the Indian village Galena on the Yukon deep in the Alaskan tundra.
He spent eight years in the Marines and is well qualified to perform new song Basket Case from his second album Western Gold that was released in July.
Jenkins debuted on Nu Country on October 7, 2017, with a road song using a van as transport in Where The Honky Tonk Belongs.
Gethen formed the Freight Shakers quintet whose music embraced bluegrass, whiskey soaked honky-tonk and roots country.
He has played over 1,000 live shows with artists diverse as Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Shooter Jennings, Wanda Jackson, Dale Watson, Junior Brown, Whitey Morgan, Asleep At The Wheel and Marshall Tucker Band.
“The relationship between the listeners and music is what I feed on,” Jenkins revealed.
"I couldn't be more excited about sharing this album with the world. These songs reflect some of my life experiences, both good and bad. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to get this album into the hands of people that love country music as much as I do. After all, that's truly where the honky-tonk belongs.”
Further info - http://www.gethenjenkinsmusic.com/
JASMINE RAE HAS PARTY ON THE COUCH
Fawkner born belle Jasmine Rae has a party on her couch with gal pals Rachael Fahim and Missy Lancaster in her new video.
Jasmine, now 32, wrote Party on The Couch with Anna Vaus and Jason Gant for her fifth album produced in Nashville by Lindsey Jackson.
“This was the last song we wrote for the new album and was the one that felt the easiest and quickest,” Jasmine revealed.
“I was in the mood to celebrate the end of writing a whole album. But I'm a home body at heart and how I truly like to celebrate most of the time is with some couch time," says Jasmine
Party On The Couch is Jasmine's first video in nearly three years.
“I was so lucky to have two gorgeous, fun and talented friends on set,” Jasmine added.
“A couch party is brought to a new level when you add in some good mates. Missy and Rachael made the whole day super funny and relaxed. They brought the good vibes and some goose bumpy ghost stories that almost had me convinced oh and delicious wine that we disguised as hot chocolate.”
TORI FORSYTH LESSONS IN LOVE
Hunter Valley vamp Tori Forsyth gives a partner an ultimatum in her latest live video with her band.
She described how she dealt with a partner's addiction in Be Here.
Her message to her beau was simple - give it up or lose her.
Be Here is the fifth single on 24-year-old Tori's debut album Dawn Of The Dark.
“Recording this song was one of the smoothest recording sessions I've ever done,” Tori revealed.
“We went in and left five hours later with the song near finished. We knew before we went where it was going and the influences behind it. It came together so easily. I've never been so inspired coming away from the studio. “
The minimalist video was directed by Brad Murnane, split between white and red rooms with moments of performance from Tori and her band.
It includes props of a snake and stairs, symbolizing change and new direction for the Kurri Kurri artist.
“The idea behind the film clip was to suggest a story rather than tell one,” Tori said.
“I wanted it to be manic, lots of light and shade and I wanted symbolism through two colours. Brad, as always sprinkled his brilliant mind on it. I'm really excited about it.”
Further info - http://www.toriforsythmusic.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support in Nu Country TV's 41st 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.
We also have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.
They include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.