JIM LAUDERDALE AND IMOGEN CLARK HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
North Carolina born singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale and Sydney touring partner Imogen Clark headline N u Country TV Wednesday November 23 at 8 pm.
Alabama country gospel ace Tim Dugger and Kentuckian Ian Noe appear on the show repeated Saturdays at 11.30 pm.
Texan Wade Bowen and South Georgian singer-songwriter Brent Cobb boomerang to Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
LAUDERDALE A GAME CHANGER
North Carolina Presbyterian minister's son Jim Lauderdale evokes a call from way above in his intro to his Nu Country TV return.
Dual Grammy winner Jim, now 65, was a prolific Australian tourist before the pandemic.
Lauderdale's many concerts here included the sixth Out On The Weekend festival in Williamstown in 2019.
He appeared with bluegrass belle Molly Tuttle, Felice Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Johnny Fritz and Josh Hedley, Sierra Ferrell, country rock veteran Brian Cadd and New Zealand export Tami Neilson at the Williamstown Seaworks.
Jim toured nationally with western Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clark who also returns to our show this week.
He performs his video for That Kind Of Life, That Kind Of Day from his 35th album Game Changer that he produced at the Nashville Blackbird studio.
IMOGEN CLARK NONCHALANT
Young Western Sydney belle Imogen Clark played the Yarra Park country festival with Casey Barnes on her latest Victorian tour.
But she didn't spit the dummy outside the MCG like she did when she roamed car parks in her new video to erase memories of her banished beau.
Blue Mountains born Imogen also drowned her sorrows in a Byron Bay brewery.
Clark , now 27, produced her Nonchalant video with her manager Jeremy Dylan - son of the late Rob Potts and a video director for Lauderdale.
Nonchalant follows her three albums and a recent six song Bastards EP.
WADE BOWEN WEST TEXAS MEMORIES
West Texan Wade Bowen now 45, reminisced about his true love in his return to Behind Bars.
Everything Has Your Memory is on his 17th album Somewhere Between The Secret And The Truth
Waco native Wade has also released two records with fellow Texan Randy Rogers.
He hosted the Wade's World web show with fellow Texans in the 2020 pandemic.
Wade and Randy previously appeared on Nu Country with humorous Rhinestoned and Rodeo Clown videos.
The Texas Tech University graduate also appeared with Death, Dying & Devilled Eggs, Day Of The Dead, When Love Comes Around, Who I Am, Say Anything, When I Woke Up Today and a duet with Rogers for Standards on their joint album Hold My Beer, Volume 1.
Rogers keeps traditional country alive at his Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos.
He bought the venue that staged live country since 1974, including one of Randy's albums in 2000, from the family of late singer-songwriter Kent Finlay in 2015.
Cheatham Street Warehouse hosted songwriters open mic night every Wednesday for more than 40 years.
Guest artists included Randy, Hal Ketchum, James McMurtry, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ernest Tubb, Townes Van Zandt, Todd Snider, Terri Hendrix, Bruce Robison, Tish Hinojosa, Adam Carroll, Walt Wilkins, Will and Charlie Sexton.
Further info - http://wadebowen.com
BRENT COBB ON THE ROAD AGAIN
South Georgian Brent Cobb flew home from a long tour in his Behind Bars return.
Brent, now 36, was fatalistic about his future as he revisited his time on stages and dance floors.
When It's My Time is on his fifth album And Now, Let's Turn to Page.
Cobb also fronted Nu Country with Keep ‘Em on They Toes - the title track of his fourth album and his Down Home video that he wrote about his hometown Ellaville - population 1,609.
Down Home was on his cousin Dave Cobb's Southern Family compilation CD.
Dave also produced Brent's second album Shine On Rainy Day .
Cobb's career rocketed after August 2006 release of debut album No Place Left To Leave and self-titled indie EP.
Brent moved to Nashville in 2008 and wrote hits for Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, David Nail, Little Big Town , Kellie Pickler, Frankie Ballard and Eli Young Band.
Cobb also appeared on Nu Country with Alabama born Adam Hood in his graphic video She Don't Love Me on Hood's fourth album Somewhere in Between.
Hood and Cobb, who co-wrote King of Alabama and .30-06 for Cobb's 2018 album Providence Canyon , penned She Don't Love Me with Texan star Josh Abbott.
Further info - http://www.brentcobbmusic.com
TIM DUGGER HOME FROM THE ROAD
Alabama gospel country ace and Nascar fan Tim Dugger returns to his hometown in his Nu Country return.
Tim drove his pick-up to pick up his wife in a town with just one stop light and a church steeple.
There was also a vast arena where Tim paid tribute to late Joe Diffie with nods to John Deere Green.
Heart Of A Small Town follows his EPs Signs of A Good Time and Beer On A Boat.
Tim also hosted his embryonic TV show Highway To Fame.
Further info - https://www.timdugger.com/
IAN NOE BURNS DOWN THE PRAIRIE
Next Kentuckian Ian Noe burns out in the studio and prairie with his hot band in his Nu Country debut.
Noe, now 32, vividly depicted pain of a paranoid dad.
The singer hails from Beattyville , Kentucky and depicts blue-collar Appalachia in his songs.
Noe's characters include broken-down Vietnam veterans, crazed truck drivers and heart-broken loners.
Burning Down The Prairie is on Noe's second album River Fools And Mountain Saints.
Dave Cobb produced his 2019 debut album Between The Country.
Further info - https://www.iannoe.com/
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND MERLE HAGGARD
Help us celebrate being Nu Country TV members and win albums by late Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Highwaymen by becoming a Nu Country member or renewing your membership.
George, Waylon, Merle and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.
The Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle and George discs were donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December, 2020.
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 79, and son Shooter, 43.
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 featuring Achy Breaky Heart.
We have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing memberships.
They include Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.