Florida born John Anderson and Oklahoma singing actor Blake Shelton headline Nu Country TV on Saturday May 16 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.

Texan Johnny Falstaff debuts on the show hosted by Mid-Pacific Bob Olson and repeated Thursday at 5 am.

Fellow Texan Lee Ann Womack and Alabama outlaw Jamey Johnson return live to Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Kentucky coalminer's son Tyler Childers, bluegrass aces Lonesome River Band and Warrandyte group Teskey Brothers also boomerang to the show.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/


Florida born honkytonk veteran John Anderson and Blake Shelton join forces in studios and on the road again in their latest video.

Anderson, now 65, escaped by rail and road to beaches on his getaway before joining Oklahoma singing TV star and actor Blake, 43, on his Friends & Heroes arena tour.

Shelton guests in the Tuesday I'll Be Gone video from John's 23rd album Years, released on April 10.

Years , produced by Dan Auerbach and David Ferguson, has 10 new Anderson original songs.

“We went in the studio, and I remember saying, I'm going to do this like it might be my last,” Anderson revealed.

“It still could be, but now the chances of that are getting slimmer and slimmer every day. I'm doing better so I'm not hardly thinking that way anymore. There's a few things that I came out of this whole deal better with. Part of it is my love for music and part of it is my appreciation for my family. But the biggest part is knowing that I might die here any minute, for who knows what reason, but I know that the good Lord already came down and touched me. There's not a doubt in my mind.”

Other songwriters on the album include Paul Overstreet, Pat McLaughlin, Dee White, Joe Allen, Bobby Wood, Larry Cordle, Auerbach and Ferguson.

Anderson recently released two-disc, 40-track album called 40 Years and Still Swingin.'

CLICK HERE for a John Anderson feature in The Diary on December 18, 2012.

CLICK HERE for a Blake Shelton feature in the Diary on June 11, 2018.


Texas born honkytonk hero and singing actor Johnny Falstaff takes viewers on a stroll in his Nu Country debut.

Falstaff has been in indie movies including Death Western and Honky Tonk Blood but was back in the honky-tonks where he waltzed and hit the mean streets.

Lost In The City Lights is title track of Falstaff's eighth album.

He was born in Alice , Texas , and cut his honky-tonk teeth in Houston with his band The Sundowners.

Falstaff fell in love with an east German Fraulein, relocated and cut his album in his home studio in Dresden with the prolific Tommy Detamore joining on steel guitar.

Falstaff released 2008 CD Honky Tonkin' Daddy with two years of touring the U.S. and Europe.

He followed in 2010 with Live in Köln, smash indie film, Honky Tonk Blood and recorded and released soundtrack/concept album Death Western.

Falstaff won his second Austrian Country Music Federation Award for International Band of the Year in 2014 and released sixth album, Metro-Billy.

He released his seventh album Best of Johnny Falstaff on vinyl in May of 2016.

Falstaff was nominated in the outlaw category of the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin , Texas , and 2019 Honky Tonk Male Artist in Memphis .

Further info - https://www.johnnyfalstaff.com/


Grammy winning Texan troubadour Lee Ann Womack, now 53, and young Jamey Johnson, 44, honour their Lone Star State hero George Strait live in Behind Bars at his tribute concert.

Johnson wrote Give It Away - one of 60 No 1 hits for Strait who turns 68 on Monday.

Lee Ann also appeared on Nu Country in her videos Send It On Down and Chances Are from eighth album The Way I'm Living and All The Trouble and Hollywood from 11 th album The Lonely, Lonesome & The Gone.

Womack, daughter of a small-town DJ in Cherokee County , East Texas, won a Grammy with Willie Nelson for their 2002 duet, Mendocino County Line.

In 2010 during her recording hiatus she sang Liars Lie on Tim McGraw-Gwyneth Paltrow Country Strong movie soundtrack.

Lee Ann played a sheriff - Chief Deputy Claire Wades in a small East Texas town in another movie Noble Things.

It's 30 years after her Belmont University era in Nashville when she met and wed singer-songwriter Jason Sellers.

They divorced in 1996 - five years after having a daughter Aubrie Lee, also a singer.

Womack gave birth to second daughter, Annalise, in January 1999 after marrying producer Frank Liddell.

The six-time CMA winner scored her first CMA award 15 years ago for I Hope You Dance .

That same year George Strait and Alan Jackson's version of Larry Cordle-Larry Shell penned satiric Murder on Music Row , featuring her harmonies, won Song of the Year.

She also performs two songs on Lone State singer Rodney Crowell's 21st album Texas.

Lee Ann first charted in 1997 with Never Again, Again , followed by The Fool, You've Got to Talk to Me, A Little Past Little Rock, I'll Think of a Reason Later and her #1 hit I Hope You Dance.

She scored Top 5 and Top 10 singles with Ashes By Now in 2000 and I May Hate Myself in the Morning in 2004.

Womack also recorded with Vince Gill, George Strait, Asleep at the Wheel, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Gene Watson, Rhett Akins, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Martina McBride, Mark Wills, Blind Boys of Alabama, David Nail, Jim Lauderdale, Brothers Osborne and John Prine.

CLICK HERE for a Lee Ann CD review in The Diary on March 28, 2005.

CLICK HERE for a Jamey Johnson Hank Cochran Tribute CD feature in The Diary on November 4, 2012.

CLICK HERE for another Jamey Johnson CD feature in The Diary on December 13, 2011.


The prolific bluegrass award winning Virginian Lonesome River Band began in 1982 and return live in the Ozark Music Show in Behind Bars.

They perform If I Had a Cheating Heart from their 22nd album Outside Looking In, released in 2019.

The band also appeared on Nu Country with Her Love Won't Turn On A Dime - title track of their 16th album in 2014 that featured Lila Mae.

Singing actor-author-comedian-banjo player Steve Martin presented Lonesome River Band ace Sammy Shelor with his bluegrass banjo excellence award on the late lamented David Letterman show.

Waco born Martin, now 74, joined the band live on the show.

The band's current members include Shelor, fiddler Mike Hartgrove, mandolinist Jesse Smathers, bassist Barry Reed and guitarist Brandon Rickman.

It was featured on several tracks of John Fogerty's 1997 album Blue Moon Swamp.

Further info - http://lonesomeriverband.com/www/


Kentuckian Tyler Childers returns with a trip to a forest where the mushrooms seem very potent.

The Appalachian coal-miner's son, now 28, won a 2018 Americana award and toured here last year with former Chicago postie John Prine who died at 73 on April 7 from COVID-19

Childers performs All Your from his third album Country Squire released on August 2, 2019.

Tyler also appeared on Nu Country with videos for I Swear To God, Whitehouse Road , House Fire, Bus Route , Feathered Indians and Snipe Hunt with singing spouse Senora May from his second album Purgatory.

CLICK HERE for Childers Country Squire CD feature in The Diary on March 4, 2019.


The famed Teskey Brothers have high profile fans far from their Warrandyte homes.

This week they take us on a road trip to festivals and beyond in their So Caught Up video from second album Run Home Slow.

There were no cameos from actors Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon who attend their gigs.

The Teskeys graduated from playing St Andrews market to Melbourne zoo and composed the Palm Beach movie score

They previously appeared on Nu Country with their Hold Me and Louisa videos from debut album Half Mile Harvest.

They recorded in the Warrandyte home-built studio of brothers Josh and Sam Teskey at the gateway to the Yarra Valley.

Singer Josh Teskey 29 and guitarist brother Sam 28, bassist Brendon Love, 29 and drummer Liam Gough, 31 - have performed together for more than a decade.

CLICK HERE for a Teskey Brothers interview in The Diary on April 20.


We need your support in Nu Country TV's 43rd 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.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details.

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