KYLE PARK HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Texan singer-songwriter Kyle Park headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday January 25 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Tennessean tourist Dustin Lynch returns to the show, hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson, and repeated Tuesday at 5 am.
Georgian band Blackberry Smoke also boomerangs to the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
South Australian born singer-songwriters Jedd Hughes and Matt Ward return and Watsonia artist Nick Cushen and band Hattoos debut at Whittlesea Rodeo .
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
KYLE NOT ALONE IN SAN ANTONE
Texan Kyle Park and wife Brandi celebrate their true love story in their Nu Country return.
They revisited San Antonio County Line BBQ restaurant where they first met.
The Paul De La Cerda directed video illustrates major milestones including their marriage, buying their first home and footage from their April 2019 wedding.
It's vividly depicted in Every-Day Kind of Love - latest single from Park's eighth album Don't Forget Where You Come From.
Kyle featured a horse-riding homage on previous video Rio with four-time World National Finals Rodeo champion and professional rodeo rider Tuf Cooper.
Park wrote Rio with Arkansas singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin and captured the sense of adventure and freedom synonymous with the American cowboy.
It depicted the bond between a horse and new owner as they travel across open country.
Director De La Cerda filmed it on a private ranch in Corona, New Mexico.
Park also fronted Nu Country with Ain't Nobody Hotter with Ray Benson, Rednecks With Paychecks, Don't Forget Where You Come From, What Goes Around, Comes Around, Turn That Crown Upside Down, Long Distance Relationship and George Strait tribute Fit For the King .
Kyle, now 34, was born in Austin and grew up north in small town Leander.
He sang with Strait's Ace In The Hole band in college in San Marcos after starting on guitar at 14, writing his first song at 15 and debuting on KVET FM Austin at 17.
Park self-released first album, Big Time , in 2005 second album Anywhere in Texas in 2008, third album Make or Break Me in 2011 and Begging for More in 2013.
Further info - www.kylepark.com
DUSTIN LYNCH RIDES ROADS TO IPSWICH
Tennessean Dustin Lynch, 35, returns for 13th CMC Rocks Queensland festival in March.
Lynch illustrates love for being on the road again in vivid video Riding Roads from fourth album Tullahoma - also name of his hometown.
The concept album was released on January 17 and produced by his longtime collaborator Zach Crowell.
“Every song on Tullahoma, there's a reason it's there,” Lynch revealed.
“A lot of that points back to the people who raised me and growing up with a lifestyle where I could go outside and have fun, explore and try new things in the great outdoors. It's kind of about being that kid and learning all those things. That's my story, but I think we all can relate to the kid who's discovering, the kid who's figuring out love for the first time, all that good stuff. In a weird way, I feel like I'm just getting started. I feel like we're just approaching the launching pad, and I feel like we have songs that will take us to the next level.”
Lauren Alaina joins Lynch on Thinking ‘Bout You on a disc that features writers Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Crowell, Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley, Old Dominion's Matt Ramsey and late producer/songwriter Busbee.
Lynch moved from Tullahoma to Nashville in 2003 where he studied Biology and Chemistry at Lipscomb University.
He performs Riding Roads that follows #1 hit Good Girl on Good Morning America and the Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage in February.
Further info - https://www.dustinlynchmusic.com/
BLACKBERRY SMOKE BEHIND BARS
Georgian band Blackberry Smoke were discovered by fellow home state icons the Zac Brown Band before their 20 years in the saddle.
They also have a deal with Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine - Tennessee's first legal moonshine.
The band performs One Horse Town from its eighth album that follows Find A Light on 3 Legged Records.
Their album-DVD set Blackberry Smoke Homecoming: Live in Atlanta, features 18 songs on two CDs or three LPs, with special-edition colored vinyl disc.
Blackberry Smoke also appears in acclaimed Paramount TV Series Yellowstone.
We featured their videos Shaking Hands With The Holy Ghost, Sunrise In Texas and Too High .
Further info - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com/
JEDD HUGHES SHARES HIS VIEWS
Jedd Hughes shares his geographical roots with the name of Blackberry Smoke's video.
Hughes hails from Quorn - a one horse town north of Adelaide - that shrank after the rail-line was diverted.
Hughes, now 37 and a major Nashville act, left Australia more than a decade ago and studied at South Plains music college in Levelland, West Texas.
He was mentored by Terry McBride before joining bands of Kentucky coal miner's daughter Patty Loveless, Texan Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Eric Church.
He performs in The Dreamer, directed by Jeremy Dylan - son of our late TV show benefactor Rob Potts.
Jeremy also manages Jim Lauderdale and Imogen Clark
The Dreamer is on Jedd's second self-produced solo album West he promotes on a tour with Vince Gill.
Hughes wrote four songs solo, Thinking About You and Tweakertown with Crowell, Killer with Parker Milsap, Sleepless with Adam Wright, God Washed Up with Sarah Buxton and Hollywood with late Texan Guy Clark.
Jedd released 2004 disc Transcontinental with chart singles High Lonesome and Soldier for the Lonely .
Hughes has written songs for fellow expats The Greencards , Tim McGraw, Josh Gracin and diverse Australian artists.
He appeared on Nu Country with Sarah Buxton in their videos Stupid Boy and Big Blue Sky and his hit High Lonesome .
MATT WARD BETTER MAN SOLACE TRIBUTE
Fellow South Australian born singer-songwriter Matt Ward returns with Better Man - his song for bushfire and drought victims.
He wrote it after hearing an interview with a suicidal farmer who lost his farm and family in a drought.
“He tried to make things work on his farm, however as things got harder and harder his wife and kids ended up leaving and moving to Melbourne,” Ward revealed.
“He dug his heels and unfortunately eventually lost the farm, his family, everything. He was clearly very upset and was saying he had, had suicidal thoughts, so I wrote the song from that story.”
Better Man is on Matt's debut album Heartland.
Single proceeds go to the Black Dog Institute.
Ward performs live during breaks from his day job as parks ranger in the outback of his home state.
His cross-cultural exchange included trips to West Texas deserts and Austin concerts and fuelled previous videos Terlingua and Take Me Home with his Rising Sons band.
Further info - http://www.mattjwardmusic.com/
CUSH SADDLES UP AT WHITTLESEA RODEO
Watsonia singer-songwriter Nick Cushen, better known as Cush, debuts live with his Hattoos band at the 2019 Whittlesea Rodeo .
Cush didn't mount the mechanical rodeo bull but filmed at nearby Broadford Hotel and petrol station with its historic petrol bowsers.
He also performed a shoey on a man's shoulders.
“We had a second day of filming, and it was in the lovely town of Broadford, where I've been playing the local pub there for the last six years,” Cush revealed.
“In fact that is where the band started out. We met there and became good mates and got it together over a few beers. To this day we've never had a rehearsal! Only just fun gigs pretty much every week - that was 18 months ago. The actual scene there is filmed outside the old Broadford petrol stations, with its vintage petrol pumps still there. The guitar solo is filmed out the front of the pub. Again, a few mates who work for a professional film crew helped me out and made the day a success.”
Cush is promoting his aptly titled EP Don't Let It Burn this week in Tamworth.
Further info - https://www.facebook.com/hattoos/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support in Nu Country TV's 42nd series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.
You can join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales.
Also Kip Moore's third album Slowheart , thanks to EMI promotions chief Dave Parker.
We also have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.
They include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.