ADAM BRAND HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Perth born singing actor Adam Brand headlines Nu Country TV in our 2023 time slot at 9 pm on Saturday January 14 after Channel 31 ran Christmas carols concerts and rock shows on December 17, 24, and 31.
Californian singers Heather Myles and Jackson Browne return on the eve of their Australian tours to the show repeated Sunday at 4.30 am.
Texan Cody Johnson, North Carolina singer Priscilla Block, South Australian born Bonnie Kellett and fellow singer actor Rita Wilson boomerang to the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Trentham troubadour Donna Fisk also returns this week with her seasonal Christmas message.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
ADAM LITTLE LESS LONELY
Thrice wed singer-songwriter and actor Adam Brand shows how to boomerang after a ruptured romance in his headlining role.
Adam, now 52, had plenty of real-life dramas to fuel his Little Less Lonely video.
Brand, a 12 time Golden Guitarist, and his band were live at Gympie Muster and way beyond.
The Perth born balladeer spent time in Colac and Wallington near Geelong heading north to Queensland.
Brand cancelled his 2020 national tour to have throat and vocal cord rehab.
Adam and his wife Nui, whom he met in Thailand, have a baby daughter Pepper, born in 2019, who features in his videos and a new daughter Connie born in August.
He wrote Little Less Lonely with Arkansas born singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin for his 18th album All Or Nothing.
“People have been calling my new album All or Nothing back to the classic Brandy sound. Well if you ask me this new single definitely feels that way. I wrote it with my good friend Erin Enderlin over 10 years ago and have just been waiting for the right time to release it. That time is now and I hope it makes you wanna slow dance with someone special.”
Erin has written hits for major artists and released two albums.
HEATHER MYLES ACTS NATURALLY
Californian Heather Myles returns to our show with her live version of an old hit on the eve of her Australian tour.
Heather, now 60, hails from Riverside in California where her parents bred racehorses and has released six albums.
She performed Act Naturally that was written by the late Johnny Russell.
It was a hit for fellow Californian Buck Owens and The Beatles.
This time Heather performed it on the True Country TV show.
Heather will perform it again live at Springvale Town Hall on March 11 and Croatian Hall in Blacktown , NSW, on March 18.
Myles previously fronted our show with her Mama's A Star video from her fifth album In The Wind.
JACKSON BROWNE AND RITA WILSON
Another Californian Jackson Browne and singing actor Rita Wilson return on the eve of Browne's latest Australian tour.
They revived an old Everly Brothers hit Let It Be Me for Rita's fifth album Now And Forever - a duets disc.
Rita, now 66, toured here last year with fellow actor husband Tom Hanks.
Jackson, now 74 and a Covid survivor, plays Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on April 13.
He toured here in 2004 after meeting his second ex-wife - Sydney model Lyn Sweeney.
Browne, who was born in Germany , has cut 18 albums in a 50-year career that included a stint in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band .
He sang of his Covid battle in his previous video My Cleveland Heart featuring hospital surgery and studio scenes.
"I see the writing on the wall," Browne revealed of his longevity and desire to create a safe and cleaner world.
"I know there's only so much time left in my life. But I now have an amazing, beautiful grandson, and I feel more acutely than ever the responsibility to leave him a world that's inhabitable."
CODY JOHNSON HUMAN
Texan rodeo rider and singer Cody Johnson proves he is human on his Nu Country return with horses, cattle dogs and whiskey chasers.
He returned from roads and rodeos to fulfill love at home in his Human video - the title track of his 18 song eighth album – a double disc that features four Cody originals.
Cody, 36, hails from Huntsville in south Texas where his dad Carl was a singing prison guard and drummer in one of Cody's bands.
Carl played on Cody's first two albums - Black and White Label and Live and Rocking at Shenanigans and Confetti's Club in Huntsville in 2007.
Cody previously fronted Nu Country with his videos for Til You Can't Tell, Dear Rodeo, Who I Am, On My Way To You, Doubt Me Now and Travelling Soldier.
Further info - http://www.thecodyjohnsonband.com/home.php
PRISCILLA BLOCK BEHIND BARS
North Carolina singer-songwriter Priscilla Block goes off the deep end in bars and boats on Behind Bars in her return.
Priscilla, 26, recovered from lost love by hitting the high seas where she is joined by a bunch of drinkers and dancers.
Off The Deep End is on her debut album Welcome To The Block Party that follows two EPS.
Priscilla showed why she enjoys gym workouts with a difference as she leads other bucolic belles on the floor before finding the door in a previous video Thick Thighs .
She debuted on Nu Country with her My Bar video in a barn bar in Lebanon, Tennessee - not Beirut.
Further info - https://www.priscillablock.com/
BONNIE KELLETT FINDS A DEVIL
Willunga born singer-actor Bonnie Kellett boomerangs from a ruptured romance in her return in her Devil video - third single on her debut album released this year.
Bonnie grew up in Willunga wine country south of Adelaide and moved to Byron Bay before settling in Sydney.
She previously fronted Nu Country with her Lost And Found video - second single on her album.
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.