ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL BOOMERANG TO NU COUNTRY TV
Texan western swing kings Asleep At The Wheel and Shotgun Willie Nelson, now 90, headline Nu Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday September 30 on the eve of the Wheel's debut Australian tour.
Missouri minstrel Ken Do-mash and Kentucky star Hannah Ellis open the show, repeated Tuesday 1 am with a drinking double shot.
Recent Georgian tourist and guitar slinger Kip Moore and Snowy Mountains eight time Golden Guitarist Fanny Lumsden also return to the program edited by our loyal producer Laith Graham.
Channel 31/Digital 44 has delayed the October 7 Nu Country TV show a week to Saturday October 14 because of a channel conference telecast.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
CHICKENS ROLL WITH WILLIE AND THE WHEEL
Asleep At The Wheel showcase their Texan humour when they boomerang to our show in an underground cave for Cavern Sessions in Pelham, Tennessee, on March 20, 2022.
The nine time Grammy winners perform their classic Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens that was on several of their 42 albums in a career that began in 1970 in Paw, Paw, West Virginia.
There's unlikely to be any fowl play when the band headlines the Out On The Weekend festival on October 14 on the dock of the bay at Steamworks in Williamstown.
They are joined on their tour by co-founder and expat pedal steel ace Lucky Oceans who has long called Fremantle home.
Oceans, born Reuben Gosfield, met Christine Haddow - a young Australian photographer on The Boston Globe.
They wed in 1979 and moved to Fremantle where Oceans released solo albums Lucky Steels the Wheel in 1982 and Secret Steel in 2005 and discs with his Australian bands including Dude Ranch and the Zydecats.
The Wheel are joined on this week's show by Shotgun Willie Nelson, now 90 and on the road again with their live appearance and humour from David Letterman on his late night TV show.
They performed Hesitation Blues from the famed 2009 Willie & The Wheel album.
Asleep At The Wheel also fronted Nu Country with their videos for Jack I'm Mellow and Take Me Back To Tulsa .
KEN DOMASH HONOURS LATE DAD WITH A BEER CHASER
Missouri minstrel Ken Domash honours his late dad who changed the singing architect's early love of karate and magic to music.
Domash, an architect for 14 years, donned his dad's boots and belt buckle for his Nu Country debut.
Ken's wife Aimee played his love interest in his If I Was A Beer video from his second album Welcome To My Rodeo.
Domash worked with Sky Dive Films Zac Adams and drew the custom If I Was A Beer can labels in the video.
“Zac really took the idea of me playing both parts to another level,” Domash revealed.
“He immediately interpreted this storyline as having a great reveal in the end, that I was the other guy. He really took the role-play idea and made it clever. It brought mystery. Surprise and made this a real love story.”
In February 2009 he wrote a song for an acquaintance who had just died of leukemia called Spinning Around .
“When I finished,” Domash recalled, “they asked me to play it again. By then one guy was weeping and I was almost in tears myself. It was one of those moments. They all looked at me, and one of them said “You need to go record that song. Within a month, I was in Nashville .”
Domash returned to Nashville in June 2009 and recorded the first six songs of his album Countrified he completed in January, 2010.
HANNAH ELLIS HEADS TO NAPA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY
Kentucky singer songwriter Hannah Ellis heads to the famous Napa Valley wine growing region in California with some gal pals for a sip or two on her Nu Country debut.
Her Wine Country video follows two EPS and many singles including Your Woman, Friends Like These, Never in Love, Mary Did You Know , Nick Wayne duet If the World Was Ending in 2019, Home and a Hometown and Us in 2021.
Hannah, now 33, wrote Country Can for the 2022 Teen Wolf movie soundtrack and songs for Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce, FOR KING & COUNTRY and Danielle Bradbery and has toured with Gavin DeGraw, Carly Pearce, Martina McBride, Billy Currington and Jake Owen.
KIP MOORE HITS THE SUBWAYS
Georgian guitar slinger Kip Moore returns to our show with the title track of fifth album Damn Love released in March after he toured here with Mississippi minstrel Randy Houser.
Moore, 43, hit train stations and subways in his singalong - a vast contrast to their Rod Laver Arena concert beside another train line on March 15.
Kip headlined our show in March with West Virginian Morgan Wade with their If I Was Your Lover video.
In October last year he performed How High from his fourth album Wild World deluxe disc and revamped Crazy One More Time from debut album Up All Night.
Moore, one of six children, debuted at Snowy Mountains country festival in Thredbo and CMC Rocks Queensland in 2016 and played the 2018 CMC Rocks Queensland festival and Melbourne Forum with Lee Brice and Charlie Worsham.
Kip and Ashley McBryde also fronted our show at famed Ryman in Nashville for Jani Blue after previous Nu Country videos Fire On Wheels, In The Wild, Don't Go Changing, More Girls Like You, How High and Last Shot.
FANNY LUMSDEN SNOWY MOUNTAINS STORIES
Celebrated Snowy Mountains singer-songwriter and eight time Golden Guitarist and ARIA winner Fanny Lumsden didn't have far to travel when she records her albums and makes videos.
Fanny aged 36 and husband Dan Freeman record in a stone hut studio on their farm on the western side of the Snowy Mountains.
It's the farm where Sam Brumby filmed her video for Stories - final track on her Matt Fell produced fourth album Hey Dawn.
It follows her recent Nu Country appearance for a humorous mortality tale in her When I Die video.
The Tooma troubadour sang and drummed with her band including husband Dan as they acted on a high country funeral request.
They featured bearded lumberjack and cattle farmer Brett who bailed her up in a local pub and asked her to film one of her songs for his wake and shoot his ashes from a shot gun.
She requested a down payment of a cow and two loads of wood.
“Six months later he rocked up to our house with the first down payment of a load of wood so I had to get the details,” Fanny revealed.
Brett requested his ashes be mixed with glitter and put into shotgun shells as his friends gather for the wake behind his house - a locale he calls Awesome View.
“There'll be a bonfire and I'm going to rattle out a bunch of Monty Python songs and some others” Fanny explained.
“Everyone's going to shoot his ashes into the sky with shotguns at sunset and send him off in his most glorious way.”
Fanny wrote When I Die during a pitstop on the Nullarbor Plain trip and filmed her video with Brett on guitar on his Awesome View farm.
She fronted Nu Country with videos for Tidy Town , while 38 weeks pregnant, Dig, Mountain Song, This Too Shall Pass, Pretty Little Fools and collage of childhood memories and rural survivors in Real Men Don't Cry (War On Pride).
Fanny's band raised funds for Snowy Mountains survivors at concerts after 2019-2020 mountain mega fires and during the pandemic.
Her third album Fallow celebrated incredible surroundings caught in the horrendous bushfires - the poignant cover image illustrates devastating impact of the valley fires.
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 80, and son Shooter, 44.
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.