JAYNE DENHAM AND COLT FORD HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Blue Mountains belle Jayne Denham and Georgian country rapper Colt Ford headline N u Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday August 26.
Texan tourist and troubadour Rodney Crowell and Trentham singer-songwriter-DJ Donna Fisk boomerang to the show repeated Thursday at 1 am.
Another Georgian and Trick Pony co-founder Keith Burns, his New England protegees and label mate sisters Presley & Taylor and Alabama gospel ace Tim Dugger return to 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/
JAYNE AND COLT MOONSHINE MEMORIES
Jayne Denham and Colt Ford kick off this week's show as part of a drinking double shot.
They are joined by a colourful cabin cast as they fight the law and win in their colourful crescendo.
Jayne, now 41, used hard liquor as a metaphor for powerful love in her Moonshine video.
It shares the name of one of her own brews she has on the market here in the Blue Mountains and way beyond.
She joined Franklin County Distilleries from the old American moonshine capital Virginia.
Jayne has 80 proof 750ml bottles which come in ridge runner pear and orchard peach varieties and feature her on the label dressed in western style attire including leather pants, hat and jacket as well as hand crafted leather accessories by Buffalo Girl.
Moonshine was written by Colin Elmore, Cameron Jaymes and Melissa Pierce.
“When I first heard Moonshine, I knew it was the perfect fit for me, and I could immediately hear exactly how I wanted to sing it,” Jayne revealed.
“Colt Ford is the perfect addition for the direction of the song, and to have him featured on it was the piece of the puzzle that fit so seamlessly.”
Moonshine is title track of Jayne's sixth album out later this year.
KEITH BURNS A NEW TRICK
Georgian Keith Burns - co-founder of Trick Pony - heads downtown in Music City to showcase his liquid love for music and mirth.
Burns, now 52, didn't need a bridle when he was joined by a bridal party in his time on the town.
Keith's street choir drove home his message in his vibrant video for Came Here To Drink from his new solo album.
Burns made three albums with Grammy-nominated ACM & AMA award-winning, platinum-selling group Trick Pony in their halcyon era with humorous songs Pour Me and Just What I Do.
Keith wrote three Top 10 songs for Trick Pony and Joe Diffie and penned Top 40 songs for Hootie & The Blowfish, Sammy Kershaw , Burns & Poe and Moe Bandy.
Burns recently released new single Everybody Loves A Comeback and starred in John Schneider movie Poker Run.
Further info - https://keithburnsmusic.com/
SINGING SISTERS PRESLEY & TAYLOR HIT THE HONKY TONKS
Presley & Taylor follow their mentor Keith Burns to Nashville 's Lower Broadway on their Nu Country return.
The New England sisters took revenge on a cheating cad in their night on the town in their Honky Tonk Girl video.
Burns discovered Presley & Taylor at the Nashville Tequila Cowboy bar before they recorded for producer James Stroud's Mustang record label.
Honky Tonk Girl joins Don't Even Know Your Mama, Never Not A Good Time, Shy Guy, Limited Edition, 22 Red Flags and The Storm among their singles.
Their new album will be produced by Jimmy Ritchey
The duo opened shows for Old Dominion, Martina McBride, Sammy Kershaw, Jimmie Allen and many more, including a performance with Pam Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry.
Further info - https://presleyandtaylor.com/
RODNEY CROWELL AND EXPAT AUSSIE JEDD HUGHES
Texan troubadour Rodney Crowell, a frequent Australian tourist, showcased his down under conduits on his return to our show.
Crowell, now 72, and Wilco ace Jeff Tweedy are joined by expat Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter Jedd Hughes live in the studio on his new video.
Everything At Once is on Crowell's 23rd album The Chicago Sessions on May 5 on New West Records.
The 10-song set was produced by Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at Wilco's Loft in Chicago.
It followed Crowell's 2021 album Triage and reflects his 1978 debut , Ain't Living Long Like This.
“In a lot of ways, this album feels like that very first record to me,” Crowell revealed.
“When my daughter suggested we lay the artwork out similarly, the connection made perfect sense. There's something very simple, very innocent about it. It's just me and the band in a room together, loose and live and having fun.”
Crowell previously fronted our show with his videos for Transient Global Amnesia Blues, Something Has To Change, Sex And Gasoline and Nashville 1972.
Crowell toured here in 2015 with Emmylou Harris and was married to fellow singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash from 1979-1992
Rodney and Rosanne have three daughters - Crowell has another daughter from marriage to Martha Watts in 1975.
Crowell wed fellow singer-actor Claudia Church, 59, in 1998 and produced her self-titled debut CD after she appeared in his videos.
During a brief break-up Crowell wrote Please Remember Me - a hit for Tim McGraw.
He also wrote Making Memories of Us for Claudia as a Valentine's Day gift - a major smash for expat Australasian star Keith Urban.
DONNA FISK AND FEATHERED FRIENDS
Trentham singer-songwriter and DJ Donna Fisk was joined by some feathered friends enjoying the bush and an outdoor bath on her Nu Country return.
Donna, now 62, sang about how she wanted to breathe with a man who shared her passion in Be - title track of her third solo album produced by Robert Angello in Nashville.
She previously fronted Nu Country with her Drunk On That, Crying and Shoulder To The Wheel videos.
Donna sang at the 1998 AFL Grand final with Michael Christian and they released three albums as Fisk & Christian.
Her 1986 debut solo album Turn The Key followed 1985 duet album with Johnny Chester - Side X Side.
Donna follows longevity of dad Gene Bradley Fisk who still hosts WYN-FM radio shows at the ripe young age of 89.
Gene made his name as a singer-radio host on 3UZ, K-Rock and 3GL Geelong and hosted radio shows in Swan Hill and Maryborough
Further info - https://www.donnafisk.com/
TIM DUGGER AT THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE-IN
Alabama country gospel ace and NASCAR fan becomes a good Samaritan when he boomerangs to our show.
Dugger demonstrated his plans to rescue a lass at the Snow-White Drive In when he offered solace to a proud Mary who was scrubbing floors and serving meals.
Tim can afford to offer his hand in marriage in his Mary Wanna video - he hosts his own 2012 TV show Highway To Fame.
Dugger began his career as a church singer and promoted his music with shows on the NASCAR circuit.
He recorded debut 2015 EP Beer on A Boat for Curb records with producer Jim Ed Norman.
Dugger regularly played live, maintaining his strong connection to the NASCAR circuit and released his second EP, Brandon Hood-produced Signs of a Good Time, in 2020.
Tim also fronted our show with his Heart Of A Small Town video filmed in his hometown and Buy A Bar.
Further info - https://www.timdugger.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, Carrie Underwood and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.