KEITH URBAN HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Expat Kiwi superstar Keith Urban headlines the Nu Country TV Series #56 premiere at 6.30 pm on Saturday June 3.
Victorian bluegrass duo Davidson Brothers join Echuca born singer-songwriter Gareth Leach on their return to the show repeated Thursday at 1.00 am.
Williamstown duo The Long & Short Of It and Brunswick singer-songwriter Riley Catherall boomerang to the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
West Australian Codee-Lee and Pennsylvania born singer-songwriter Ben Gallaher debut on Behind Bars.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
KEITH URBAN ON MAIN STREET
Keith Urban takes us on a scenic trip after his recent national tour as he showcased the fourth single Street Called Main off his 13th album.
The Voice judge and mentor, now 55, launched Street Called Main after huge selling 12th album The Speed Of Now - Part 1.
The video, shot in Portland, Oregon, is first time director Justin Key and Urban worked together on a video.
Urban said, "It's pure, open road with the windows down, feel-good as it gets. Some memories are triggered by the simplest of things, like finding yourself anywhere in the world - even on a street called main and suddenly she comes flooding back."
Urban recorded Street Called Main in Nashville with longtime co-producer Dann Huff.
His previous single Brown Eyes Baby was penned by Morgan Wallen, Josh Thompson, Rodney Clawson and Will Bundy.
DAVIDSON BROTHERS TAKE GARETH LEACH ON BLUEGRASS JOURNEY
Echuca born singer-songwriter Gareth Leach teams with Victorian bluegrass duo The Davidson Brothers on his return.
Leach, now 37, hangs his hat in suburbia in Melbourne but is joined by Gippsland born Hamish and Lachlan Davidson in the bush by the water in his new video.
Big Ole Feelings is on his fourth album Gareth Leach and the Narratives of Hope that follows his third album Trigger that shares its name with Willie Nelson's guitar.
He fronted Nu Country with videos for Trigger, For Better Or Worse, Turn Back Jimmy Creek and Death & Taxes, filmed at Echuca railway station and Murray River dock where the Emmylou paddle steamer sails from.
Further info - https://www.garethleach.com/
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
The Long & Short of It - Yarraville singer-signwriter David Baird and Williamstown lawyer Patsy Toop OAM - head to the dock of the bay in their return.
They illustrate their evocative story of a father raising his son in a powerful video.
The father and song started on bikes before graduating to four wheels.
That's Why I'm Here is on the Long & Short Of It seventh self-penned album Midnight Choir.
"That's Why I'm Here is a song that was inspired by our co-writer, Kenny Royster. A story told about a father raising his child and the close bond that develops. The son becomes the carer for his father, looking after him until he passes. The son then takes solace in his faith.” - The Long and Short Of It revealed.
RILEY CATHERALL FROM YASS VALLEY TO BIG SMOKE
Brunswick singer-songwriter Riley Catherall returns on a steamy road trip to the mountains with a bucolic belle in his Bark At The Moon video.
Catherall grew up on a Yass Valley property, north of Canberra and at 15 began playing pub gigs in Canberra where his dad served as his manager to be his legal guardian.
He later studied jazz and blues at Australian National University in Canberra but developed his story-telling tradition in his Americana style music.
His 2021 debut album When I Go followed his EP Venture In Vain and Leave Me Out To Dry video.
Bark At The Moon is on his new Compass Brothers album.
Further info - https://rileycatherall.com/
CODEE-LEE FOLLOWS KEITH URBAN TO NASHVILLE
West Australian singer-songwriter Codee-Lee followed Keith Urban's advice and headed to Nashville.
The cray fisherman's daughter hails from seaside village Dongara near Geraldton, 400 kilometres north of Perth.
She played Times Square in New York after fronting Boyup Brook festivals in Western Australia and Tamworth.
This week she hits the local road from waiting tables in her hometown and plays with her band high on a hill in her On The Run video for her first single on her debut EP Who I Am on Social Family Records.
She won 14 WA music awards and appeared on The Voice where she met Urban.
Further info - https://www.codeelee.com/
BEN GALLAHER GETS OUT OF PENN
Pennsylvania born singer-songwriter Ben Gallaher left home and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville while chasing his music dreams.
Ben, now 30, released his first EP on Sony in 2017.
He performs his Still A Few Cowboys Left video for a song he wrote with Tony Martin and Neil Thrasher as homage to hardworking peers.
“ Still A Few Cowboys Left isn't about being an actual cowboy. It's about a lifestyle, a way of living and a way of treating people. It's a song about respect, honesty and hard work and a nod to women that there are still a few good guys left in the world,” Gallaher revealed.
Gallaher travelled to a working cattle ranch in Texas to shoot the cinematic video.
The ranch was 1500 miles from his working-class Pennsylvania home but Gallaher felt a strong connection between cowboys he met on-set and blue-collar workers of his own hometown.
“I believe we all have a little cowboy in us. To me, what makes a cowboy is not the way you look or the place you live, but the type of person you are. It's the direction you are headed – grit, integrity, and character. It's getting knocked off and getting back on again.”
Still A Few Cowboys Left is on his new album Country In The House on Stone Country Records .
Further info - https://www.bengallaher.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.