SINGER-ACTOR TIM MCGRAW HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Louisiana born singing actor and AFL fan Tim McGraw headlines N u Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday July 29.
Californian Charlotte Morris debuts on the show repeated Thursday at 1 am.
Expat Australian latter day Canadian Gord Bamford and Georgian guitar slinger Hannah Dasher appear in Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Northcote singer-songwriter-teacher Michael Meeking and Perth born singer-actor Adam Brand and Matt Cornell boomerang to the show this week.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
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STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR QUICK DRAW MCGRAW
Tim McGraw returns this week after dazzling fans with on-stage football kicking at Rod Laver Arena with former St Kilda captain and latter day Texan Nick Riewoldt.
Treble Grammy winner Tim, 56, exposed his kicking skills on his 2019 third Australian tour with his singing spouse and actor Faith Hill.
McGraw, who toured here with Texan band Midland and prolific Golden Guitarist Travis Collins proved well qualified when he offered to sing at the 2019 AFL Grand-final.
Tim featured his three daughters in his new video that urges fans to make the most of life so there will be Standing Room Only - title of his 17th album - at their funerals.
His many movie roles include Flicka, Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side and Country Strong.
Tim plays James Dutton and Faith plays Margaret Dutton in Yellowstone prequel 1883 that follows a family's journey west by wagon train from Texas to Montana where they establish Dutton Yellowstone Ranch .
The prequel featured Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton and Kevin Costner.
CHARLOTTE MORRIS FOLLOWS HER DREAMS TO NASHVILLE
Charlotte Morris debuts on our show with her joyous journey to Tennessee in her latest video.
She was born in Santa Monica in California and raised near Philadelphia.
After graduating from university she hit New York City where she performed in clubs and bars.
She wrote her new hit Tennessee after moving to Nashville.
"I wrote Tennessee a few months after moving to Nashville in 2021," Charlotte revealed.
"I was totally infatuated with the city, and the summer was a whirlwind of sunny days, first dates, lake swims, long hikes, basically living in a bit of a fantasy land - summer camp for adults. But as I started to settle in, I also started to snap back to reality. I had moved here for a reason; plus, I'm a real adult now yikes and have responsibilities.
It's on her debut album Songs For My Next Ex that followed her 2018 EP To New York With Love.
Further info - https://www.charlottemorrismusic.com/
GORD BAMFORD FUNERAL FOCUS
Traralgon born Gord Bamford explores a different take on funerals on his return to Behind Bars.
Gord, now 47 and dad of three children, moved to Canada with his singer mum Marilyn and sister Twyla at the age of 5.
He showcases mortality on his new video One Heartbeat From Heaven from his 11 th album Fire It Up released here for his latest Australian tour in August and September.
Although Bamford chose gridiron, baseball and hockey on his Canada arrival he watches Australian Rules football on TV when he is home and on the road.
Gord used family connections to fuel two baseball songs Cooperstown and Ballpark Beers on Fire It Up on his spring return tour with Tasmanian Wolfe Brothers who have recorded and toured with him on previous tours, Victorian Andrew Swift, Natalie Pearson and Brittany Maggs.
His children are Nash David, now 19, eldest daughter, Paisley , 17, and another daughter, Memphis Quinn, 14.
Ballpark Beers was inspired by a previous generation on his mother's lineage.
My grandpa was a baseball player, Gord explained.
He used to travel to the U.S. to play. Baseball was a big thing in the town I grew up in. I remember when I was growing up watching him put those teams together.
But he revealed his wife inspired another new song Canadian Dirt .
I got married to my wife Kendra on Canadian dirt in a little town called Lacombe in Alberta , he quipped.
Bamford, who lived in Nashville from 2014-2018, said he wrote several songs on his album with peers via zoom during the pandemic.
Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation in Canada generated over $3 million since inception in 2008 for children's charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and numerous children's hospitals across Canada .
It's a sibling of sorts of his father Pastor Jock's Loaves & Fishes foundation in Brisbane .
I'll catch up with him when my band comes over there in August. Gord added.
HANNAH DASHER CRIES ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK
Georgian guitar slinger and singer Hannah Dasher boomerangs to our show with her recipe for riches in her new Crying All The Way To The Bank video.
She lands a brand new Chevy, a mansion, boat and cold hard cash when she catches her spouse cheating in a truck.
Hannah, 36, proved why her Stand By Your Pan Tik-Tok videos are not her only income as she plans an Australian tour.
Her Tik-Tok show landed her Fender guitar and record deals and a planned cookbook.
She previously appeared on our show with her Shoes video that was on her Half Record EP.
MICHAEL MEEKING SPRING WEATHER FORECAST
Northcote singer-songwriter-teacher Michael Meeking boomerangs to our show with his spring weather forecast.
The Sunshine Is Coming is one of his 10 originals on his fifth album The Night Air launched on March 25 at the Union Hotel, Brunswick .
Michael released three albums with his Lost Souls band - bassist Julien Chick, guitarist Chris Gates and drummer Dave Kleynjans.
He wrote songs for fourth solo album November '72 during lockdown and paid homage to times when he and friends escaped to a remote property in regional Victoria.
Michael previously fronted our show with his Lonesome, Good Times Will Come Again and Where You Going To videos.
Meeking grew up in Upper Beaconsfield before moving to London for six years in his late twenties and uses locales diverse as Mansfield, Lake Eildon , Sorrento back beach and Blairgowrie in his videos.
Further info - https://www.michaelmeeking.com/
ADAM BRAND AND MATT CORNELL BIBLICAL BLISS
Perth born and former Colac and Wallington singer and actor Adam Brand and fellow singer-songwriter Matt Cornell return with Biblical bliss in their Our Church video.
12 time Golden Guitarist Adam and Matt proved why their worship locales are far and wide.
Thrice wed Adam, now 53, is father of two daughters.
He recently fronted Nu Country with his Little Less Lonely video that features his wife Nui, whom he met in Thailand , and baby daughter Pepper, born in 2019, and new daughter Connie born in August of 2022.
He wrote Little Less Lonely with Arkansas born singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin for his 18th album All Or Nothing.
Cornell and Mike Carr record as Cornell-Carr and are in Brand's Outlaws band.
They appeared on our show with their video for Good Year For The Outlaw, filmed in a cell with fellow Outlaws Drew McAlister and Travis Collins on October 17, 2015.
Matt also fronted Nu Country with the title track of his third album In This Town.
He wrote it about two major characters - a retired boxer and a young mother of three children, aged under seven, who lost her husband in Iraq.
Matt is the son of Wayne Cornell - lead singer of sixties band The Delltones.
Our Church is on a new Brand-Cornell CD.
Further info - http://www.mattcornellmusic.com.au/
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.