ZAC BROWN HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Georgian Zac Brown headlines Nu Country TV with timely pandemic advice on Saturday July 25 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Illinois born Brett Eldredge and Mid-West Farmer's Daughter Margo Price return to the show repeated Tuesday 4.30 am, Wednesday 10.30 pm and Friday 1 am.
Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker appear in Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Fawkner born Jasmine Rae boomerangs with Sydney singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
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ZAC QUARANTINE ADVICE WITH JOHN DRISKILL HOPKINS
Triple Grammy award winning Georgian Zac Brown and Australian tour mate John Driskill Hopkins return with timely quarantine advice.
They emulate poolside peers Big & Rich by performing from aquatic retreats.
The duo revives 2010 hit Knee Deep that originally featured singing sailor and pilot Jimmy Buffett.
Their safety message is a warning to their chump trump president who leads the free world knee deep into the COVID-19 pandemic with his denial diatribe.
Buffett, now 73, joined Zac, who turns 42 on July 31, on the hit version on their 2010 album You Get What You Give.
The band has cut a dozen albums and hosted former Melbourne Storm rugby stars Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk at their Aussie gigs.
That seems so long ago with Billy - a latter day coach for St Kilda who escaped north to the RACV club in Noosa for their hub bubble.
Zac Brown last appeared on Nu Country with a live version of Leaving Love Behind from ninth album The Owl , released September 20, 2019.
BRETT ELDREDGE REMEMBERS GABRIELLE WELL
Brett Eldredge has good credentials for writing evocative love songs.
He hails from Paris.
That's Paris , Illinois - not the French capital.
Eldredge, now 34, changed the name of a former lover in his song and video for Gabrielle.
It didn't rhyme well with Gabrielle that is on his fifth album Sunday Drive, released on July 10.
Eldredge's 2019 Australian tour with Californian Jon Pardi included the now empty historic Forum theatre in the Melbourne CBD.
MARGO PRICE - HOW RUMOURS GET STARTED
Mid-west Farmer's Daughter Margo Price returns with her innovative Letting Me Down video.
She played the famed Out On The Weekend festival at Williamstown and other Melbourne gigs on her 2018 Australian tour.
The Illinois born belle and guitarist husband Jeremy Ivey became parents after that tour
Margo, now 37, cut albums with the bands Buffalo Clover and her Price Tags and recorded two solo live albums.
Letting Me Down is on Margo's third solo studio album That's How Rumours Get Started.
Margo co-produced the 10 song disc, while pregnant with daughter Ramona, with Covid-19 survivor Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson.
She last appeared on Nu Country with her Twinkle-Twinkle video.
That video, directed by Matthew Siskin, was inspired by a candid, backstage conversation with Marty Stuart about tough truths of touring and illusory nature of success.
BRAD PAISLEY AND DARIUS RUCKER BEHIND BARS
He fled Van Diemen's Land , where he was a cadet journalist on the Launceston Examiner, for the gig.
Rucker last appeared Behind Bars in 2018 with fellow tourists Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum in a prohibition Pantomime.
They perform diverse roles with a vast cast in Straight To Hell on When Was The Last Time - Rucker's seventh album.
Darius is no stranger to acting - he appeared in Hawaii Five-O and CMT show Sun Records.
He also graced Nu Country with For The First Time, Top Of The Tower and I Got Nothing from third album Charleston , South Carolina , 1966 - named after his hometown.
His version of Wagon Wheel from fourth album True Believers sold two million copies and broke him here.
Noble prize winner Dylan, 79, recently released his latest album Rough And Rowdy Ways .
JASMINE RAE SKATES ON HATERS
Fawkner born singer-songwriter Jasmine Rae returns with a song inspired by social media trolls after one of her tunes was borrowed by singing actor Tim McGraw and singing spouse Faith Hill.
She wrote When I Found You but was not in that copyright law-suit.
But she suffered an avalanche of negative emails, phone calls and social media commentary that left her reeling.
“Because I was the face of our song, I copped an enormous amount of hate anyway, from all directions,” Jasmine 32, revealed of the source of her new single and video Don't Do It For The Haters.
“It was a really confronting and confusing time for me. For a while, I didn't want to co-write with anyone, didn't want to put myself out there or be vulnerable and I was questioning everything. People around me actually thought that I would give up.
“But later that year I did a short tour with US country artist Granger Smith and that experience was a wonderful reminder for me about why I love doing what I do. I was reminded of how the love of music brings people together, the love I get from people who support my music and the love I get from performing my songs with my friends.
“I realised that I don't do it for the haters. It's the love that does it for me! I wanted to write something about that whole experience. I initially wrote some very angry songs but this one feels truer. This song is the one that sums up the real lessons learned by that experience and puts a full stop on it for me. It gives me closure.
“There are times when we face all sorts of roadblocks and setbacks. A lot of people are experiencing soul destroying challenges right now. So I guess this song is a testament that sometimes it can take just one good moment to remind us why we do what we're supposed to do.”
Don't Do It For The Haters is on Jasmine's fifth album Lion Side , out on July 24.
She also appeared on Nu Country with her Party On The Couch and Green Light videos from Lion Side.
MICHAEL CARPENTER BANKS ON BROTHERS
They wrote Back When I Was Older in 2016 after regular song-writing sessions.
“We came back from lunch after basically talking ourselves out of doing a project together and wrote Back When I was Older almost straight away as a clear duet,” Carpenter revealed.
“At that point it seemed like fate was telling us the time was right".
Carpenter released guitar pop solo album The Big Radio in 2016, followed by alt. country project The Cuban Heels and their album Ain't Nothing Left To Say.
He's also part of country combo The April Family, formed in 2015 , who recorded their debut album after two singles.
They performed their One Trick Pony video from second album House Of Cards in 2018 - sequel to debut disc What We Know Now .
The trio previously appeared on with You Are Just The Blues, You're Someone That I Never Knew and 1943.
Whitney worked at Carpenter's Love Hz studio as a backing vocalist and released her debut album Something About Ghosts in early 2015.
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HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support in Nu Country TV's 44th series with Australian record companies and major artists teaming to ensure our survival.
Singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman has donated his 18th album Resurrection that features Willie Nelson.
You can join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales and Kip Moore's third album Slowheart.
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.