JAYNE DENHAM HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Blue Mountains belle Jayne Denham headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday October 16 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Fellow Blue Mountains family trio Storm And Stone debut on the show hosted by our multi-talented lockdown host-producer-editor Laith Graham.
Louisiana man Dylan Scott and Florida Georgia Line singer Brian Kelley return to the program repeated on Wednesday at 11.30 pm.
Mandolin ace Jesse Brock and Missouri minstrel Ray Cardwell boomerang this week.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
JAYNE A WANTED WOMAN
Wanted outlaw singer-songwriter Jayne Denham opens our show with whips, guns, horses and snakes.
The mirthful mother trucker took no prisoners as she ruled rural roads and graveyards in her video for fifth album title track Wante.
Denham decided to call her album Wanted when she pitched the title to songwriter mates Troy Kemp and Matt Scullion.
She created Wanted that hails back to the wild west inspired by old western movie soundtracks blending with country rock.
Jayne teamed with her Nashville producer Brian White and Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist song writer Brian Bunn as producers.
The Wanted song and video showcase her country rock infused with Spaghetti Western.
The three-time Golden Guitar nominee has shared bills with expat superstar Keith Urban and performed major music-truck festivals and rodeos in Canada and U.S. before lockdown.
She has also played CMC Rocks, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Music Muster and Tamworth Country Festival.
Jayne, now 39, is on tour with fellow Blue Mountains singer Cass Hopetoun.
Wanted follows her Better Make It a Double and Better Settle Up videos from her fifth album, released on August 13.
STORM AND STONE HOMETOWN HOMAGE
Blue Mountains family trio Storm And Stone debut with their new album title track.
Siblings August, Auriel and Hallelujah grew up in an old Katoomba miner's cottage.
They perform their video for Town That Made Me that is also in new Love You Like That movie starring John Jarrett and Mitchell Hope.
Their collaboration with Cranky Dog Productions features studio footage inter-spliced with their own candid videos.
They pay homage to supporters, family, friends and Katoomba where they grew up.
"We've been incredibly lucky to be surrounded by talented & inspiring people on our journey through life" the band revealed.
"When we were recording this song, we wanted it to be infused with the immense amount of gratitude we feel for the community of family, friends & people that helped make us who we are today. This video not only showcases the process we went through to make the single, but the people that helped make it - visually our way of saying Thank You To The Town That Made Me .”
Storm And Stone featured on two billboards in New York Times Square after international success of previous single Bad .
“We're a family band that have the pleasure of singing and writing together. We were all born in the same room in a tiny, two-bedroom miner's cottage in the Blue Mountains . Family and supporting one another has always been at the forefront of what we've done in our lives, and in our music too. It's how we ended up coming together.”
Further info - https://www.stormandstoneofficial.com/
DYLAN SCOTT NEW TRUCK
Louisiana born singer-songwriter Dylan Scott drives his new truck to forget about lost love in his return.
Dylan, now 31, met wife Blair Robinson at the age of 15 in their hometown Bastrop and have two sons.
"We've been together since we were like 15 years old," Dylan says of Blair who inspired his #1 single My Girl.
"I like to write the stuff I've lived."
New Truck follows his debut album, recent #1 single Nobody and five EPS.
“The first time I heard New Truck it sounded different than anything else I was listening to,” Scott revealed.
Dylan first visited Nashville with his dad - who played guitar with country stars Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart - when he was 15.
His great aunt was producer Tony Brown's piano teacher, and another relative, Marie Jarvis, played piano with the Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps .
Further info - https://dylanscottcountry.com/
BRIAN KELLEY HIGHWAY ON THE WATER
Brian Kelley, who toured here with his Florida Georgia Line band, returns this week in Behind Bars.
He rides bikes and boats in his new role as beach cowboy in his Highway On the Water video from solo debut disc Sunshine State Of Mind, released June 25.
Kelley's collaborator Ben Christensen stars in and directs the video captured on location in his home base Phoenix.
Ben directed Songs For You featuring Kelley and wife Brittney and local couples they met exploring Grayton Beach, Florida.
It's one of six songs featuring his Wave Pack band - Made By The Water, Party On The Beach, Beach Cowboy, Sunday Service In The Sand and Songs For You. Kelley co-wrote and co-produced the disc with Corey Crowder.
“They say write what you know and this is the first time I really wrote for me. These songs are my babies, y'all,” Kelley explained.
“This project came from a real place - my experiences as a kid in Florida , getting away, and finally moving back - and it's just been a very life-giving thing for me. I hope fans get to know a little more about me, hear my voice, and that Sunshine State Of Mind takes you on a dreamlike vacation as soon as you hit play. Welcome to Season One.”
Florida Georgia Line released their fifth album Life Rolls On in February.
Further info - https://www.officialbriankelley.com/
JESSE BROCK COLD STONE KISSES
Illinois born bluegrass mandolinist Jesse Brock returns to Behind Bars with his take on kissing.
Jesse, aged 59, started with his family band at the age of nine before recording solo albums and with his band Fast Track.
Fast Track's self-titled album was released in September 2020.
Jesse lives in Franklin , Tennessee , with his wife Kristine.
His 35 year career includes recording and performing with CW Brock Family, Lynn Morris Band, Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Audie Blaylock and Redline and Gibson Brothers.
Kiss On A Cold-Cold Stone is his latest solo single from his album Streamliner.
Further info - https://www.jessebrock.com/
RAY CARDWELL HEADS TO THE RIVER
Missouri minstrel Ray Cardwell revives an Al Green classic Take Me To The River in his return.
Ray grew up singing in his dad Marvin's bluegrass band and church at the age of three with his two sisters Susan and Nancy.
He also played in Slick Nickel and the New Tradition bands before forming his Tennessee Moon band.
Take Me To The River is on Ray's third solo album Just A Little Rain .
Further info - http://www.raycardwell.com/
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND HIGHWAYMEN
George Jones, Waylon and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.
You can win Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle Haggard and George Jones discs donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.
She co-hosted Long In The Saddle in our Nu Country FM era and was pioneer Australian and Victorian country music awards judge.
Barbara was admired for rising above losing her sight as a young woman and her country passion with annual trips to Waylon's birthplace in Littlefield, West Texas.
Waylon died at 64 on February 13, 2002, and is survived by singing spouse Jessi, now 78, and son Shooter, 42.
WIN KEITH URBAN CDS ALSO
We have expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban's chart topping 12th album The Speed Of Now - Part 1.
Also BR5-49 CD Big Backyard Beat Show and Billy Ray Cyrus's historic 1992 album Some Gave All that features Achy Breaky Heart .
Join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales.
We 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, Eric Church, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.