OUTLAW ALEX WILLIAMS HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Indiana outlaw Alex Williams headlines N u Country TV at 9 pm on Saturday February 4.
El Paso singer-songwriter Valerie Ponzio and fellow Texan Taylor Walker perform in Behind Bars on the show repeated Sundays at 4.30 am.
Prolific Queensland born ten-time Golden Guitarist Lyn Bowtell and Texan Paris Taylor appear this week.
American Aquarium honour their heroes in a Texas bar 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.
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ALEX HONOURS WAYLON, MERLE AND WILLIE
Indiana outlaw Alex Williams performs live in a bar named after one of his heroes in his Nu Country return.
Alex, now 31, grew up listening to the late Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard and young Willie Nelson, now 89.
Williams left Indiana to play in his cousin's shrimper bar on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
It's apt he and his band ignited his song No Reservations live at the Waylon bar in Marion, Indiana.
They were joined by dancers and Outlaw motorcyclists on Harleys and pool tables.
No Reservations is on second album Waging Peace on Lightning Rod Records released in October .
It follows his 2017 debut album Better Than Myself on Big Machine records.
Alex previously fronted Nu Country with his Tattoo, Pay No Mind, Little Too Stoned and Forth Worth Blues videos.
Further info - https://alexwilliamsofficial.com/
VALERIE PONZIO LIVE IN EL PASO
Texan singer-songwriter Valerie Ponzio visits her beloved border hometown El Paso on her Nu Country debut.
Valerie paid tribute to family and friends in El Paso.
She joined her grandma at the church where her nanna wed her grandpa.
Valerie sang loud and proud on her west Texas lost highway and delved into her childhood before her debut on The Voice TV show.
"I feel really excited to share this part of my border town story and I'm even more excited to hear all the connections I'm already making with people who feel that same hometown pride and sentiment about where they're from."
Just A Border Town is on her debut EP Frontera.
Further info - https://www.valerieponzio.com/
LYN BOWTELL FINDS A HUNTER VALLEY OPTIMIST
Ten time Golden Guitarist singer-songwriter Lyn Bowtell returns to our show live at the Holy Cuppa espresso cafe at Greta in the Hunter Valley .
Mine host served joy, coffee and hugs for her customers at the former Masonic Hall.
The Darling Downs born Hunter Valley singer wrote Maryanne The Optimist with Kevin Bennett.
“Maryanne isn't a real character but she exists and is that special woman you turn to in tough times and moments of crisis when a wise word and warm hug are what's required” Lyn, now 45, revealed.
“ Maryanne The Optimist is about person who is a mentor, a friend, a sister, a mother and happens to run a cafe serving her customers wisdom and kindness with every hot beverage. Writing this song with Kevin Bennett was a joy. It's always exciting, taking an idea and bringing it to life with a co-writer like KB. I'd had the idea for many years, but I was waiting for the right time to finish it, and COVID lockdown in 2020 proved to be just that time.
“The music video was filmed at my local cafe, The Holy Cuppa , Greta by Duncan Toombs from The Filmery.
“It features Gabi Blisset who played fiddle on the track and Nanny Neve as she's affectionately known as the barista.
“Lynneve is our little village's very own Maryanne The Optimist . She's one of those warm women, a mother hen - and I recommend stopping for a kind word, a cup of tea or an almond latte anytime you're passing through the Hunter Valley.”
It's on her fourth solo album Wiser produced by Shane Nicholson
Lyn also recorded discs with Bella and as Bennett, Bowtell and Felicity Urquhart.
AMERICAN AQUARIUM RADIO ROAD TRIP
North Carolina band American Aquarium honour a life-saving station built in 1874 on their Nu Country return.
Lead singer BJ Barham wrote All I Needed for their ninth album Chicamacomico on June 10 via Losing Side Records/Thirty Tigers.
It was produced by Brad Cook at Sonic Ranch studio in Texas.
This follows their 2020 album Lamentations that took its name from the life-saving station on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Barham recently lost his mother and grandmother that inspired salvation in All I Needed , replete with pedal steel, soaring melody, and Barham's lived-in lyrics.
Chicamacomico feature co-writes with Grammy-winner Lori McKenna, Texan Hayes Carll and others.
Further info – http://www.americanaquarium.com/
TAYLOR WALKER WHISKEY
Texan Taylor Walker debuts live with a whiskey saga in Denison in the Lone Star state.
The Red Dirt singer sang of pain of hearing lost love songs on the radio but he couldn't ease his sorrow with cigarettes and alcohol.
He worked for six years as a DJ-producer on Cumulus Radio in Dallas-Fort Worth and is now a guitarist-singer in The Revolvers, Jarrett James Band, and Taylor Walker Band.
Whiskey Don't Burn Anymore is the latest single from the artist who is not related to Adelaide Crows full forward Taylor Walker.
Further info - https://www.taylorwalkermusic.com/
PARIS TAYLOR STORY OF A KILLER
Fellow Texan Paris Taylor, just 18, debuts with her tragic tale of a femme fatale who was a vanquished victim.
Story Of A Killer is on singing actress and model Paris 's debut album.
“Story Of A Killer is about mental struggles, managing your doubts and not letting the demons win,” revealed Paris who began singing at the age of nine.
“I wrote this song from my thoughts and feelings with being diagnosed with Hashimoto's, being bullied, and my struggle with Anxiety and Depression.”
Further info - https://paristaylormusic.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, Highwaymen and Willie Nelson by becoming a Nu Country member or renewing your membership.
George, Waylon, Merle and Willie 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 the late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.