CHRIS YOUNG HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Tennessean tourist and chart topper Chris Young headlines N u Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday June 10.
Texans Joey Green and Will Carter also appear on the show repeated Thursday at 1 am.
Expat Kiwi Matt Joe Gow and NSW sheep and cattle farmer Josie Laver boomerang to Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Sydney singer Michael Carpenter & the Banks Brothers showcase hot bluegrass picking and Ben Mastwyk and his Melbourne Millions band appear live in an Abbotsford tavern.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
YOUNG LOVE FOR CHRIS
Tennessean Chris Young won many Australian fans when he toured here in 2015 with famed Big & Rich.
They played Billboard club in Melbourne CBD for Tasmanian born Michael Chugg and late fellow Van Diemen's Land promoter Rob Potts.
This time Chris, now 37, found romance in his 2015 Dodge Challenger in his new video Looking For You.
But not with his dog Porter who is the subject of another new song All Dogs Go To Heaven.
Looking For You is on his ninth album that follows recent #1 hits Famous Friends and At The End Of A Bar.
“ Looking For You came from a place where sometimes you're looking for love and can't find it and then sometimes you give up and then it just smacks you in the face like a freight train," Chris revealed.
"I think a lot of people have been through this, when you're not looking for love and find someone and realize, this is perfect."
JOEY GREEN – PATERNAL PAEAN
Fort Worth born singer-songwriter Joey Green debuts with a sad saga of a young boy whose dad had a drinking problem.
Joey's character had cereal for supper as his dad slept off a hangover as cops were called to his home to rescue his wife.
The Voice guest produced it with Texas charity One Safe Place.
This House Ain't Big Enough is on Joey's 9th album and follows his Texas hit Old Timers with George Ducas.
Green's previous albums include Puttin' It Out There , a 6-song EP was released in May 2022. The War, an 11-song project in 2015.
He released debut album Outside the Circle and performed in a band Defining Briscoe .
Other releases include Vinyl Destination (2008), Whatever Lady (2009), EP Tone Home (2011), Lo 5 (2013), Live at the Whiskey Girl Saloon (2013).
Further info - https://www.listentojoeygreen.com/
WILL CARTER BOOMERANGS
West Texan farm boy Will Carter and his band boomerang this week with a return to his rural roots. Will grew up on a farm in Katy, Texas, and began singing when he was just 3, learned his guitar at 10 and debuted on TV at 13.
He debuted on Nu Country in July last year as he raised a little hell in cowboy bars with Laredo from his 3rd album How Ya Know.
This time he rides horses, bales hay and performs with his band at a bonfire and also visits the Ryman in Nashville.
The journey is captured in his Had It All Wrong video from his fourth album.
Will hails from Katy near Houston and graduated from Texas A & M University with BS in construction science with a minor in business administration and later worked several largest general contracting firms in Houston.
Will then chased his music dreams when he visited Austin and Nashville.
“Music found me at age three when I began singing,” Will revealed. “I picked up my first guitar at age 10.”
Will has since toured with Cody Johnson, Randy Rogers, Bart Crow, Jack Ingram, Larry Gatlin, Saints Eleven, Josh Ward and Cody Canada.
Further info - https://www.willcarterofficial.com/
MATT JOE GOW AND JOSIE LAVER RETURN
Southern NSW sheep and cattle farmer Josie Laver and expat Kiwi Matt Joe Gow return with devilish humour.
Josie raises sheep and cattle on her family farm when not writing and singing her original songs.
Lavern and Matt Joe teamed at a famed local venue in their Little Blonde Devil video from Josie's new album Ride This Lullabye .
Gow, 43, released his fourth album Between Tonight And Tomorrow in March during his tour of New Zealand and Australia .
“My band was riding high having won the Music Victoria Award for best Country Album,” Gow revealed of the album written in 2019 but delayed for release because of the pandemic.
“We were being invited to play some amazing festivals and shows and were preparing to record the new album. We were feeling good, and after the highs and lows of the previous three albums.”
Matt Joe and his Dead Leaves band recently appeared on our show with Sweet Collapse - second single on Between Tonight & Tomorrow - and Til My Whole Heart Bursts.
He has since recorded a new video Your Heart Of Gold with Kerryn Fields.
Laver debuted on our show in July last year with Tangled - a song she wrote with Matt Joe.
The Andrew Barnes directed video in the high plains illustrates a highlight of her Gow produced debut album.
Josie also released a video for Mustang - a tale about escaping on a shadow black mustang on the dangerous roads she calls home.
Further info - https://www.facebook.com/laverjosephine
MICHAEL CARPENTER BANKS ON BROTHERS FOR BLUEGRASS
Sydney singer Michael Carpenter and the Banks Brothers return to our show with some hot bluegrass picking in their studio.
Melbourne fiddler Hamish Davidson of the Davidson Brothers and Melody Moko added harmony vocals for the new Road Man video.
Road Man is on the trio's 3rd album - their first bluegrass disc.
Carpenter recently appeared on our show the Banks Brothers and drummer-vocalist Lozz Benson in Me, You And The Other Guy video.
It followed previous Nu Country video Honky Tonker with pedal steel ace Jy-Perry Banks from their album Introducing.
Michael released guitar pop solo album The Big Radio in 2016, followed by alt. country project The Cuban Heels and album Ain't Nothing Left To Say.
His country combo The April Family , formed in 2015, recorded their debut album after two singles.
They also appeared on our show with their One Trick Pony video from second album House Of Cards in 2018 - sequel to debut disc What We Know Now - and You Are Just The Blues, You're Someone That I Never Knew and 1943.
Whitney worked at Carpenter's Love Hz studio as a backing vocalist and released her debut album Something About Ghosts in 2015.
Further info - http://www.mcarp.com
BEN MASTWYK LIVE IN ABBOTSFORD
Brunswick singer-songwriter and his Millions band liven up the Lulie tavern in Abbotsford on their return.
They found plenty of kinfolk in their sweaty audience for their Country Club Cousins video from their fourth album.
Mastwyk and The Millions headed west for their Nu Country debut in 2021 when they became pinball wizards in their Chicken And The Egg video directed by Stu Mannion in the Australian Pinball Museum at the Nhill Oasis Motel.
Chicken and the Egg was fourth single on their third album Livin' On Gold Street recorded at The Shrimp Shack with guitarist/producer, Michael Hubbard.
The album featured Millions - guitarist Hubbard, bassist Craig Kelly, drummer Josh Duiker and Ben Franz on pedal steel.
Livin' on Gold Street depicted their emergence from darkness to light when Ben was living, both literally and figuratively on Gold Street .
It covered classic honkytonk and country funk influences from The Flying Burrito Brothers , Travelling Wilburys and Chris Isaac.
Further info - https://www.facebook.com/mastwykben/
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.