LUKAS NELSON HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Texan singing actor Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real headline Nu Country TV Saturday September 28 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Fellow Texan Tanya Tucker returns to the show, hosted by Mid-Pacific Bob Olson, and repeated Monday at 7.30 am.
Lubbock sidekick Randall King debuts in Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Texan Kevin Deal, Gippsland raised band Jetty Road and former Jindabyne jackeroo Brad Cox also return.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
LUKAS BACK IN LUCK
TANYA TUCKER HARD LUCK
Texan Tanya Tucker proves longevity in her career rebirth in her return.
Tanya, now 60, topped charts at 13 with her Alex Harvey penned hit Delta Dawn and later with David Allan Coe's Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone.
This time she shared her stage with the late Waylon Jennings son, Shooter, and Brandi Carlile.
They appeared in her humorous Hard Luck video, directed by Chris Phelps.
Tucker appears dressed head to toe in black that complements her bright pink hair and vivacious, rebellious spirit.
She and Jennings stroll into Inglewood 's American Legion Post 82 on a rowdy night.
Carlile shows her concern as Tucker and Jennings appear to throw caution to the wind.
The video closes with Tucker and Jennings hopping onto a motorcycle as Carlile looks on, desperately waving two helmets in their direction.
As she races out of sight, Tucker sends a clear message: Neither she, nor her music can be contained.
Hard Luck , released as a single in 1979 by Houston band Josefus, is on Tanya's 27th album While I'm Living - produced by Shooter and Brandi.
Tanya also released a video for The Wheels of Laredo with a message of support for Redemption Road Rescue animal support body in Jackson , Tennessee , that cares for neglected horses.
It's a passion she shares with Willie Nelson who stables rescued horses at his Luck ranch.
“The other place that I've recently become involved with is Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins ,” Tucker revealed.
“I happened to be there visiting friends on the way to California and my dog Kona , my Golden Retriever, would have died, because he had cancer in his heart. But they took him in and saved his life. The number one cardiologist in veterinary medicine was in Fort Collins .”
Further info - https://www.tanyatucker.com/
KEVIN DEAL RIDES THE LONG ROAD HOME
Singer-songwriter Kevin Deal, who hails from Weston, Texas, performs live on a long road home on his Nu Country return.
Deal struts his stuff on buses, trucks, stages and honky-tonks in New Mexico , Texas , Colorado and Donegal in Ireland.
Kevin even had time for a last supper in his video for the title track of his ninth album The Long Road Home, produced by Lloyd Maines at The Zone in Dripping Springs.
That's the famed town that hosted the first of Shotgun Willie Nelson's 46 July 4 picnics and latter-day locale of touring trio Midland who are here this month with singing actor Tim McGraw.
It's also the same studio where Ray Wylie Hubbard recorded his 17th album Tell The Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can .
But Iowa born Deal, 57, and Oklahoma refugee Ray Wylie, 73, tear pages from different scriptures in their latest discs.
Deal duetted with Hubbard on marathon gun fighter tale Sleep At Night on his debut disc.
Kevin also appeared live in interview on our Nu Country FM radio show from the Paris , Texas , end of Collins Street in 2001.
RANDALL KING TAKES A HEARTBREAK
Fellow West Texan Randall King is a fourth-generation hay hauler from Hereford in the Lone Star state plains.
The Lubbock singer-songwriter debuts on Behind Bars with his live version of Taking Me A Heartbreak .
It's on his self-titled and self-produced third album that follows Old Dirt Road and Another Bullet.
King was raised listening to the soulful, classic country voices of Keith Whitley, George Strait and Alan Jackson - neo-traditional country artists.
“There's a lot of people that want country music to come back around and there's a lot of people that will say you have to sell out and play radio hits to make it,” says King who studied sound engineering in college.
“I think for me I want to make my stamp as an artist with this record, that I can be me and still make an impact across the country. Every time I go home I get that same feeling, it just gives you butterflies. Like when you're a kid watching that west Texas sunset, watching your dog run away for three miles. It's your roots, and your roots sink deep there. There are a lot of pieces of my family in that record. Every song I write I try to make sure it reflects who I am as best as possible. Without a good song you have no product to begin with.”
Further info - https://www.randallkingmusic.com/
JETTY ROAD NO HEARTBREAKS
Jetty Road has released 22 video clips - their Nu Country appearances include Because We Can, You Need To Run and Shakedown .
JINDABYNE JACKEROO BRAD COX
Former Jindabyne jackeroo-singer-songwriter and Golden Guitarist Brad Cox returns with his Rusty Strings video.
It's first video from his second album that follows his self-titled disc promoted with four videos.
The 39th Tamworth Starmaker quest winner opened tours this year for major U.S. artists Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge and Jon Pardi.
His parents were swimming teachers at Jindabyne but soaked up country music in four years mustering cattle in the Northern Territory.
Cox wrote 11 songs for his debut album produced by Matt Fell.
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, 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.