Virginian quintet Old Dominion headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday February 8 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Gulf Coast girl Caroline Jones debuts on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson, and repeated Tuesday at 5 am.
Texan country rock band Whiskey Myers and Minnesota acapella quintet Home Free appear in Behind Bars in the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Snowy Mountains minstrel Fanny Lumsden and Tennessean Megan Linville also perform.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
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OLD DOMINION BAR CLOSING
Virginian quintet Old Dominion performs a new take on closing time when they return.
They perform My Heart Is A Bar (but I'm closing it down) from their third album - a self-titled disc.
It follows previous hits Some People Do, Make It Sweet and latest hit One Man Band.
The award winning band is the latest act to name check late Beat author Jack Kerouac in idyllic imagery in its highly accessible music.
I'll Roll - penned by guitarist Trevor Rosen, guitarist Brad Tursi and James Slater - is one of many highlights of the album released on October 25.
The quintet played CMC Rocks Queensland festival in 2018.
CAROLINE JONES GULF COAST GIRL
Mac McAnally, Lukas Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Jimmy had cameos in her video that features her sailing, paddle boarding and sharing her trip with horses, dogs and fish.
Further info - https://carolinejones.com/
WHISKEY MYERS DIE ROCKING WITH RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
Whiskey Myers hails from Palestine - the Texas town of that name - and return to Behind Bars.
The quintet performs Die Rocking that veteran Texan outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard wrote with their singer Cody Cannon.
Hubbard, 73 and one of the pioneers of outlaw country in the Lone Star state, is still recording and performing with little mates Shotgun Willie Nelson, 86, and recent octogenarian Billy Joe Shaver.
“I wrote Die Rocking with the legendary Ray Wylie Hubbard and it really sums up this rock & roll life of ours,” Cannon revealed.
“We're consumed by music and are such fans of the legends that came before us. We're out there on the road and in the studio trying to pay homage to those greats that have inspired this generation while we strive to create some magic of our own.”
It's on Whiskey Myers self-titled fifth album.
HOME FREE IN MINNESOTA
Minnesota acapella quintet Home Free proves its love for hometown Mankato in its Behind Bars debut.
They filmed Leave This Town outside Nashville in an old auto shop.
The video features the story of a young mechanic's daughter who is eager to get out of her small hometown and her father who is reluctantly counting down the days until she says “goodbye.”
In the end, she gives her father the surprise of a lifetime - letting him know she “ain't ever gonna leave this town.”
Leave This Town is on their 11th album Dive Bar Saints .
The band played Melbourne after appearing at the 2019 CMC Rocks Queensland festival.
Further info - http://homefreemusic.com/
FANNY LUMSDEN CELBERATES MATERNITY
Fanny Lumsden recruited clever canines, BBQ belles and beaus as she celebrated her maternity with family and friends in her Nu Country return.
The rustic rural locale was a perfect backdrop for her video for These Days that is on her third album Fallow that she recorded in a small stone hut in the valley of the Tooma River a few hundred metres from her Snowy mountains home.
“We used this bathroom that's built out of a cast iron tank as an echo chamber,” Fanny revealed.
Matt Fell produced the album with Fanny, now 34, and her musician husband Dan Freeman.
Fanny and her band launch Fallow , while raising funds for her community Tooma - stuck in the middle of the Megafire.
The album is a celebration of the incredible surroundings caught in horrendous bushfires that swept through the area over the new year period.
These recent events have now become part of the album story.
The poignant version of the album cover image illustrates the devastating impact the fires have had on the valley.
Fanny, her band and crew are donating time and proceeds to Tooma Community Bushfire Recovery Fund.
They're raising money for the recovery that includes rebuilding fences and sheds, sourcing feed for pets and stock, mental health resources and more.
“I wrote this album in amongst a season of change,” Fanny explained.
“It was a time of re-evaluation. With this album I was really trying to just write what I felt, rather than trying to be clever about observations. I felt like I learned to see not just the funny, witty stuff anymore. I want to say these things and sing these things because that's what I'm feeling right now. I'm in this space, so why not celebrate it?”
She also appeared on Nu Country with Pretty Little Fools and with Troy Cassar Daley, William Crichton, Pete Denahy and others in a collage of childhood memories and rural survivors in her video Real Men Don't Cry (War On Pride ).
Further info - http://www.fannylumsden.net/
MEGAN LINVILLE TENNESSEEAN TOWN
Further info - https://meganlinville.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
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