DAVE'S DIARY - 2/10/2023 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 5 - SERIES 57

BAILEY ZIMMERMAN AND DANIELLE BRADBERY HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV

November tourists Bailey Zimmerman and Danielle Bradbery headline Nu Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday October 14 after Channel 31 postponed our show on October 7 because of a channel conference telecast.

Texan western swing kings Asleep At The Wheel return in a Behind Bars double shot for their October debut Australian tour on the show repeated on Tuesday at 1 am.

Prolific Golden Guitarist Travis Collins and Port Fairy singer-songwriter Fleur Wiber boomerang to the program edited by our loyal producer Laith Graham.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/

BAILEY BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Illinois young gun Bailey Zimmerman, who played to packed houses on his autumn tour here with Morgan Wallen, returns this week on the eve of his headlining role at the Riding Hearts festival at Royal Melbourne showgrounds on November 5.

Bailey, aged 23, was born in Louisville, Illinois, and worked on a union gas pipeline and meat packing factory before his music career.

Zimmerman returns to our show with his new video Rock And A Hard Place that uses Austin as his breaking point from his debut album Religiously.

He fronted our Series #57 premiere with his Fall In Love video.

Further info - https://www.baileyzimmermanmusic.com/

DANIELLE BRADBERY HONOURS THE HEART OF DIXIE

Voice winner and Texan star Danielle Bradbery, who joins Zimmerman at the Riding Hearts festival at the Melbourne showgrounds on November 5, boomerangs to our show.

She showcases a woman named Dixie who escapes a drunk demon in her Heart Of Dixie video from her 2013 debut album.

Danielle, now 27, was born in Houston and was just 16 when she became the youngest winner of The Voice in 2013.

She recently released third album In-Between featuring latest single The Day That I'm Over You.

Further info - https://www.daniellebradbery.com/

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL BOOGIE BACK TO TEXAS

Veteran Texan western swing kings Asleep At The Wheel boomerang in a Behind Bars double shot on the eve of their headlining role at Out On The Weekend festival on the dock of the bay at Steamworks in Williamstown this Saturday October 14.

Ray Benson's band perform spirited live versions of their classics Boogie Back To Texas and Hot Rod Lincoln highlights of their 42 albums.

The nine time Grammy winners began in 1970 in Paw, Paw, West Virginia, with co-founder and 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.

Asleep At The Wheel showcased their Texan humour in last week's Nu Country show with Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens in an underground cave for Cavern Sessions in Pelham, Tennessee, on March 20, 2022.

The Wheel were joined 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 .

CLICK HERE for a Willie & The Wheel feature in the Diary on July 4, 2009.

TRAVIS COLLINS RAISES HIS BABY DAUGHTER AVA

Eight time Hunter Valley Golden Guitarist Travis Collins performs a touching tribute to baby daughter Ava in his new video Raise Me from his ninth album Any Less - Anymore.

Travis and his wife Rebecca will also welcome a baby brother to Ava later this year.

The album was produced by Stuart-Stuart over twelve months in 2021-22 and features songs co-written with Brett Eldredge and Lindsay Ell and The Wolfe Brothers with whom Travis duets on Running The Country .

Collins has scored three Top 10 hits from the album - One of Them Nights, Just the Way and title track Any Less Anymore.

Collins, now 36, opened the 2019 Tim McGraw- Midland concert at Rod Laver Arena.

But unlike McGraw and former St Kilda captain and latter day Texas resident Nick Riewoldt he was not kicking footballs into the audience.

Travis's 2023 national tour covered Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia.

He also played Gympie Music Muster and Deni Ute Muster and joined Texan band Midland on their Australian tour in August/September.

Macquarie Fields born Collins won a major CMA Award in Nashville and recorded and played in Adam Brand's band The Outlaws before moving to Cessnock eleven years ago with his wife Rebecca.

He also fronted our show with his Road Warriors, Just Another Girl and High Horse videos.

CLICK HERE for a Travis interview in The Diary on June 16, 2008.

FLEUR WIBER SHOWS A NEON SIGN

Port Fairy princess and singer-songwriter Fleur Wiber returns to our show by raising a Neon Sign in her new video shot in the bayside and Inner West of Sydney.

She had good reason to showcase a neon sign as a symbol of her jogger's itchy feet.

Fleur's music is described as mermaid country - far from where she was born in Hamilton and raised in Macedon.

Wiber graduated from Berkely University in California and lived in Europe where she wrote and performed her songs before living and recording in Sydney.

Neon Sign is on her new album Paramatta River released on June 28.

Fleur debuted on our show in a cryptic cemetery stroll in her Walk Me video directed by Sydney film maker Kate Vinen.

Fleur took viewers on a fantasy escapist trip at Waverley cemetery in Sydney.

Kate and Fleur collaborated over ten years in Sydney with previous videos There is Always Hope and I'll Go Sou th.

Michael Carpenter produced her album with Jy Perry Banks on pedal steel.

Further info - https://www.facebook.com/FleurWiberMusic/

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.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details.

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