DONNA FISK HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV SERIES #54 PREMIERE
Victorian singer-songwriter Donna Fisk headlines the N u Country TV Series #54 premiere in our new time slot 9 pm on Saturday December 10.
Grammy winning Texan Maren Morris returns to the show repeated Sunday 4.30 am.
Stockholm duo First Aid Kit and Oklahoma singer Cam Allen celebrate summer on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Grammy nominated Dove award winner Ty Herndon and Memphis singer-songwriter Dylan Jarvis also appear this week.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
DONNA REIGNS IN MACEDON RANGES
Trentham troubadour Donna Fisk is joined by pals in the Macedon ranges on her return.
Donna, now 62, also led a horse to water in her vibrant video for her ruptured romance recovery requiem.
Drunk On That is on Donna's third solo album Be produced by Robert Angello in Nashville.
She promotes it live at the 51st Tamworth Country Music Festival in January.
“My interpretation of the lyric is to be intoxicated by possibilities,” Donna revealed.
“I produced a sunny video for the song as well and I think it brings the idea together. The water scenes were filmed at my neighbor's new pond pool in Trentham and my backyard was the location for all other scenes.”
Donna's sister Rebecca's daughter Lily McDonald and pool owner's daughter Ruby Wilson Pierce are also in the video.
“The lady horse whisperer owns a horse property in my shire and is the wife of Rock & Roll 1960's star Buddy England and the red haired Siren is Trentham local - Amanda Lee,” Donna added.
Donna follows longevity of dad Gene Bradley Fisk who still hosts WYN-FM radio shows at the ripe young age of 87
He made his name as a singer-radio host on 3UZ, K-Rock and 3GL Geelong and hosted radio shows in Swan Hill and Maryborough
Donna sang at the 1998 AFL Grand final with Michael Christian who released three albums as Fisk & Christian.
She previously fronted Nu Country with her Crying and Shoulder To The Wheel videos.
Donna's 1986 debut solo album Turn The Key followed 1985 duet album with Johnny Chester - Side X Side.
Further info - https://www.donnafisk.com/
MAREN MORRIS BACKGROUND MUSIC
Texan singer-songwriter-actor Maren Morris returns with her song for singing spouse Ryan Hurd.
The Grammy winner, now 32, appeared in vast cast of TV shows including NCIS New Orleans and Sesame Street and penned hits with Hurd and other major writers.
Background Music is one of 11 songs she wrote on her sixth album Humble Guest.
"I wrote Background Music about the beauty of the temporary which is inevitably all things," Morris said.
"The romanticism of eternity sounds nice, but I like to think I savor things better when I know I'm not entitled to it in perpetuity. It's a love song that addresses mortality, but it's also promising someone that even when we aren't cool anymore, I want to grow old with them and laugh about the times we thought we were."
She wrote Background Music with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz that follows Circles Around This Town from Humble Quest.
CAM ALLEN ENJOYS LAKE DAYS
Oklahoma singer-songwriter Cam Allen enjoys days on the water on his Nu Country debut.
The American Idol finalist has plenty of company as he hit dry land for celebrations in his Lake Days video.
“Lake Days is a summer anthem for all those lake weekends, waking up with sunburnt skin and searching for your second wind as you are getting a little tipsy on the water with your family, friends, and lake buds,” Cam revealed.
“Whether floating or beached in a cove, you're making memories and singing along to your favorite tunes. That's what summer is all about. Your tan gets a little darker, your buzz gets a little stronger, and all of life's worries go away for a day. You can catch me and the band out on the water for another round all summer long. We'll be sinking that boat upside down.”
His debut EP Daydream was released in March 2022 on GOAT Music.
Lake Days follows singles Daydream, Drink To That Too, Texas and Jack Daniel's Cologne.
Cam and his band of Oklahoma and Texas musicians share stages with Dustin Lynch, Randy Rogers, Chris Cagle, Corey Kent and Mike Ryan.
Further info - https://camallen.com/
FIRST AID KIT FIND AN ANGEL
Stockholm duo First Aid Kit boomerang to Nu Country after touring here in 2014.
Sisters Johanna Soderberg, 23, and Klara, just 21, filmed new video Angel in Stockholm for fifth album Palomino that follows four EPS.
The duo fronted Nu Country when they honoured Alabama born country icon Emmylou Harris in their Emmylou video from third album The Lion's Roar they promoted on their Australian tour.
The Swedish duo also performed a live version of it on the David Letterman show after Splendour In The Grass festivals and Hi-Fi Bar concerts in Melbourne CBD.
They later played My Silver Lining on Letterman - album title track The Lion's Roar was featured in TV show Misfits and In the Hearts of Men adorned the popular Bones series.
The duo attended Enskede English suburban high school in the town where their father - a former member of Swedish rock pop band Lolita Pop - has a home studio.
They started to perform live but Klara, then 14, was still at school so they played at weekends and on April 7, 2008, released debut EP Drunken Trees .
Further info - http://www.thisisfirstaidkit.com/
TY HERNDON FINDS REDEMPTION
Grammy nominated Dove award winner Ty Herndon was born in Meridian, Mississippi - same town as late yodeller and country pioneer Jimmie Rodgers.
Twice wed Ty, now 60, rebounded after bouts of depression and drugs and in 2014 was first major male country star to reveal he was gay.
Ty also found God in recovery from his drug addiction.
Til You Get There is on Ty's 13th album Jacob, released in July.
“This song is about the trials and tribulations we all face in life - both big and small that can seem so overwhelming and discouraging when they're happening,” Ty revealed.
“But I believe everything happens just the way God intends, and we don't always know what all those bumps along our journeys mean until we reach the end. I wanted to kick off this album with a fun, uplifting, and inspiring song that we can all relate to, and I think we nailed it.”
Jacob is Herndon's first new album since 2016 House On Fire .
Herndon derived the album title from Biblical Old Testament figure, Jacob, who dealt with severe challenges and mistakes before rising to become a leader of his tribe.
Herndon made his chart debut in 1995 with What Mattered Most - his first No. 1 song and album title track.
Between 1995 and 2002 Ty had 17 chart singles including three #1s and top 10 hits I Want My Goodbye Back, Loved Too Much, A Man Holding On and Hands of a Working Man.
He topped charts in 1996 with Living in a Moment and 1998 with It Must Be Love.
Further info - https://www.tyherndon.com/
DYLAN JARVIS BURNS FREE
Memphis born Dylan Jarvis debuts on Behind Bars live in the studio with his band on debut single Burn Free.
Dylan spent time in gaol as a teenager after a drug bust but found God and became an ordained minister on release on probation.
He wrote songs about finding his way out of depths of addiction with a profound spiritual awakening that permeates his music.
“My music is a guide into my heart and soul and represents how one can find himself and follow his heart to redemption and success,” Dylan revealed.
“My commitment today is not only to focus on being sober but to use my music to help others.”
Further info - https://www.dylanjarvisofficial.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.