The Federal Government has extended the Channel 31/44 licence on free to air Community TV until June 30, 2020.
Our Nu Country TV Series #37 resurrection show premiere is on Saturday September 1 - 9 pm - with repeats on Sunday 11.30 pm and Monday 3 pm.
Novocastrian Morgan Evans, making his Aussie return tour here this month with Irish singer Catherine McGrath, and his Knoxville singing spouse Kelsea Ballerini headline our premiere.
Mississippi minstrel Randy Houser and former Marine Tony Jackson perform a drinking double shot in Behind Bars on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and filmed and edited by our loyal stalwart Laith Graham
Another Novocastrian Kristy James and North Carolina nouveau outlaw Luke Combs also return to the show and series dedicated to our late long time benefactor Rob Potts who died at 65 on October 27, 2017.
Other major artists will feature in our spring series that previews 2019 CMC Rocks Queensland festival at Ipswich from March 14-17.
The festival is celebrating its 12 th anniversary after debuting in Thredbo.
We also have new videos by former Gippsland born latter day Canadian star Gord Bamford, who returns home for the 20 th Deni Ute Muster on Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29.
The muster is headlined by seven time Grammy winner - Oklahoma born singing actor Carrie Underwood - and Nullarbor nymph Kasey Chambers and her Fireside Disciples.
Other artists include Troy Cassar-Daley, Kirsty Lee Akers, Busby Marou, Travis Collins, Fanny Lumsden, The Pigs, Doug Bruce & The Tailgaters and Amber Lawrence who have new videos we will feature.
We also have new clips by Mid-West Farmer's Daughter Margo Price who headlines the Out on The Weekend festival at Seaworks , Williamstown, on Saturday October 13 with swamp legend Tony Joe White, Willy Watson, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Rechords , Emilee South, Dan Parsons, The Cartridge Family, Georgia State Line , Davy Craddock, The Weeping Willows more artists to be added.
Other artists featured on our show include another Novocastrian Catherine Britt, Fawkner raised singer-songwriter Jasmine Rae and other Australians diverse as Jen Mize, Hayley Jenson, Matt Joe Gow, Brad Cox, Rick Hart, Matt Scullion, Chalkie White, Mason Boys , Jade Holland and Joe Ransome.
Texans Granger Smith, Willie Nelson, Wade Bowen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kevin Deal, Kevin Fowler, Maren Morris, Wade Bowen, Cody Jinks and Asleep At The Wheel also return.
Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna and veterans John Prine, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs add to our variety.
THANKS TO TV SHOW CREATOR PETER HOSKING
AND LAITH GRAHAM
Nu Country TV, filmed and edited by Laith Graham, has been a popular icon on free community TV for 16 years.
Our loyal and creative editor-camera operator and co-producer Laith took over the reins of Nu Country TV for 18 series for more than 200 episodes and ensured our survival.
Laith took a short break from filming and editing in November, 2017, after suffering a serious hip injury in his professional career.
But the dynamic proud father boomeranged for our autumn, winter and spring series.
Laith took the reins from teenage editor Blaize Warden for Series #19 and #20 and secondary teacher Ashley Hall who edited the previous three series after a long stint by fellow teacher Peter Staubli.
Singing actor Peter Hosking created Nu Country TV in 2002 after working as a DJ-voiceover maestro on our station.
Hosking launched, edited and produced the earlier series that were born from the ashes of Nu Country FM .
That was during our seven-year era at Beer Can Hill, Northcote, until fire destroyed the studio on June 26, 2000.
Thanks to Bayside Bob Crain - musician, landlord and breakfast DJ - we were resurrected in Harley House at the Paris , Texas end of Collins St in the CBD in 2001.
The aspirant radio station began at Bundoora in 1994 with the late former Preston mayor Bill Corrie as embryonic president.