DAVE'S DIARY - 23/9/2022 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 4 - SERIES 53

CREED FISHER HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV

West Texan outlaw singer-songwriter Creed Fisher headlines Nu Country TV Wednesday September 28 at 8 pm with his take on Nashville music.

Georgian Kip Moore and Missouri minstrel Chris Janson boomerang to the show repeated Saturday - 11.30 pm.

Blue Mountains mother trucker Jayne Denham and Kempsey export Troy Kemp also return to the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.

The Van Diemen's Land Wolfe Brothers and Brisbane belle Amy Sheppard perform in Tamworth in a live double shot.

South Australian born singing actor and dancer Bonnie Kellett and her band follow.

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

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

FISHER'S NASHVILLE CREED

West Texan Creed Fisher reminisces golden days in Nashville on his Nu Country TV return.

Fisher, now 49, recalls the outlaw era when pioneer outlaws Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings George Jones and young Willie Nelson, now 89 and on the road again, reigned.

Creed hails from Odessa in West Texas near where Waylon once hung his hat.

He wrote Nashville with Jared Hill and Michael J McGregor as a catalyst for fifth album Rebel In The South that follows Whiskey And The Dog that featured his cute canine Hankles.

Creed also fronted Nu Country with videos for High On The Bottle, People Like Me, This Town, Life Of A Working Man and Hankles.

Fisher wrote 11 songs solo and three - including Jesus, Haggard & Jones - with Mark Jones.

Life Of A Working Man, The Way That I Am and Jesus, Haggard & Jones are on Whiskey And The Dog.

Creed describes his music as ďa rollercoaster of emotions; laughs, cheers with drinks and songs that will make you want to cry. I hope fans walk away knowing that I'm still in the trenches fighting this battle for real country music. We haven't lost a step; if anything, this album is stronger than ever and shows that Creed Fisher is a force to be reckoned with in Outlaw Country Music."

Further info - https://creedfisher.net/

KIP MOORE IGNITES FIRE ON WHEELS

Georgian Kip Moore proves life is not all beer and skittles when he takes to a bowling alley in his Nu Country return.

Kip, now 43, toured here with fellow stars Lee Brice and Charlie Worsham before the pandemic.

His Fire On Wheels video is a memorable addition to his fifth album that follows fourth disc Wild World.

Kip and Ashley McBryde fronted our show live on stage at the Ryman in Nashville for Jani Blue.

Moore and Ashley toured Australia before Kip released the deluxe version of Wild World.

Kip, one of six children, played 2018 CMC Rocks Queensland festival and Melbourne Forum with Lee Brice and Charlie Worsham after debuting at Snowy Mountains country festival in Thredbo and CMC Rocks Queensland in 2016.

He also produced 33 minute documentary The Journey To Slowheart.

Kip fronted Nu Country with videos including In The Wild, Don't Go Changing, More Girls Like You, How High and Last Shot.

CLICK HERE for a Kip Moore Slowheart feature in the Diary on April 16, 2018.

CHRIS JANSON TURNS KEYS TO THE COUNTRY

Missouri minstrel Chris Janson proves why he is more at home in paddocks and trees than cities in his Nu Country return.

Chris, 36, and dad of four took his band to an idyllic locale in his Keys To The Country video from his fourth album All In that also features a duet with North Carolina outlaw Eric Church.

He also fronted Nu Country with Church on You, Me And The River after appearing with previous videos Bye Mum, Good Vibes, Drunk Girl and Buy Me A Boat.

CLICK HERE for a Janson CD feature in The Diary on November 16, 2015.

JAYNE DENHAM AND TROY KEMP IN A RAINSTORM

Blue Mountains mother trucker Jayne Denham, now 40, returns to Nu Country live in that studio with her band to perform Rainstorm in Behind Bars.

Kempsey export Troy Kemp joined them from afar near his new home in Nashville as they sing of renewing joyous childhood love and freedom.

Troy made three albums with McAlister Kemp before recording a solo album.

He fronted Nu Country with Narrabri raised Drew McAlister in their After The Breakdown video that joins Paid For Drinking Beer on fourth album We Roll On out on August 19 on ABC Music .

McAlister Kemp make their first national tour after a seven year hiatus in September.

Denham decided to call her fifth album Wanted when she pitched the title to songwriter mates Troy and Matt Scullion.

Wanted hails back to the wild west and is inspired by old western movie soundtracks blending with country rock.

The three-time Golden Guitar nominee shared bills with expat superstar Keith Urban and performed major music-truck festivals and rodeos in Canada and U.S. before lockdown.

She also played CMC Rocks Queensland, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Music Muster and Tamworth Country Festival.

Rainstorm follows Better Make It a Double and Better Settle Up videos from Wanted , released on August 13.

It's an apt choice - Jayne wed husband Dave during a rainstorm at Terrigal on the NSW Central coast.

CLICK HERE for a Jayne feature in the Diary on April 30, 2018.

CLICK HERE for an historic McAlister Kemp interview in the Diary on May 9, 2011.

WOLFE BROTHERS FIND A GOOD SHEPPARD

Van Diemen's Land band The Wolfe Brothers are joined by Port Moresby born Amy Sheppard in their Nu Country TV return.

They triple Golden Guitarists had a large captive audience at The Long Yard in Tamworth when they performed live with Brisbane family band Sheppard singer Amy.

Something Good's Gonna Happen is on Wolfe Brothers fifth album Kids On Cassette.

Expat Gippsland gaucho Gord Bamford fronted Nu Country with The Wolfe Brothers on previous Drinkalong video.

The Wolfe Brothers revisited their Fairy Glen family berry farm near Neika in the deep south of Tasmania in previous video for Kids On Cassette title track, No Sad Song and Ain't Seen It Yet .

They also played the Hobart Ashes test before rain came tumbling down in December.

CLICK HERE for a Wolfe Brothers feature in The Diary on June 4, 2018.

BONNIE KELLETT FROM WILLUNGA TO FORRESTER'S BEACH

Singing actor and dancer Bonnie Kellett debuts live on Nu Country with her band.

Bonnie grew up in Willunga wine country south of Adelaide and moved to Byron Bay before settling in Sydney.

She found her beau on a Forrester's beach on NSW central coast in her Lost And Found video - the second single on her debut album released later this year.

Bonnie started performing aged six when she took up violin and played in orchestras, recitals and joined performing arts company OPUS and sang at theatre restaurant Night Train.

In 2007 Bonnie got her break in a full time course at Actors Centre Australia in Sydney - an acting school started by her hero Dean Carey.

The decision to leave her hometown at 18 was difficult but Bonnie and her dad shared the 1300kms drive to Sydney.

She graduated in 2009 and acted in first feature film Horizons Crossing , diverse TV projects and performs in touring showband Frogs On Toast and working on various television projects.

Further info - https://www.bonniekellett.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.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details.

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