THOMAS RHETT AND JON PARDI HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Georgian Thomas Rhett and Californian Jon Pardi headline Nu Country TV on Saturday June 27 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Texan outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard and Arkansas traveller Ashley McBryde return to the show repeated Tuesday 4.30 am, Wednesday 10.30 pm and Friday 1 am.
Dual Grammy winning expatriate Sydney duo For King And Country and New York state raised Ruthie Collins also boomerang to the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Nundle singer-songwriter John Krsulja returns and Melbourne singer-songwriter Clint Wilson makes his debut.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
RHETT AND PARDI - SONS OF BEACHES
Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi go fishing and cycling on their return after their tours here before the pandemic.
They head to the ocean with rods and reels and ride along seaside streets on their motor bikes in their video for Beer Can't Fix on Rhett's fourth album Centrepoint Road.
Rhett, 30 and son of hit writer Rhett Akins, toured here last year with Florida Georgia Line and Tennessee preacher's son Morgan Wallen.
He showcased wife Lauren and their daughters Ada James and Willa Gray in previous video Life Changes - title track of his third album.
The third generation of the Rhett family debuted on Nu Country in his previous video What God Gave Her.
Thomas also joined dad Rhett in their video for his seventh No 1 hit Star O f The Show from his deluxe version of second album Tangled Up.
Pardi, 35, toured Australia in April and May of 2019, with Brett Eldredge and proposed to his wife Summer Duncan on stage at the famed Ryman auditorium in Nashville.
He previously appeared on Nu Country with his third album title track Heartache Medication.
Pardi also borrowed imagery from the Hud movie to drive his message for She Ain't In It from second album California, released in 2016.
CLICK HERE for our review of Rhett's Rod Laver Arena show in our Concert section on March 20, 2019.
Further info - http://www.thomasrhett.com/home
Further info - http://www.jonpardi.com/welcome.html
FOR KING AND COUNTRY RETURN
Dual Sydney born Grammy winners For King and Country return with new video Together.
Christian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone are two of seven children in a music family who moved to Nashville in 1991.
They were joined by Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly in Together from their sixth album Burn The Ships that won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
For King And Country were previously joined on our show by singing actor Dolly Parton, 73, in God Only Knows - a boudoir ballad.
It was certified Platinum after scoring more than 143 million on-demand streams.
One million people have downloaded God Only Knows which is an astonishing fact to us, Luke revealed.
We are grateful and are humbled to know that this song means so much to other people.
For King & Country teamed with Dolly to perform God Only Knows at the 2019 CMA Awards and earned a Grammy this year in Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
Luke and Joel have recorded and performed in the U.S. for more than a decade and released five albums and four EPS in Nashville .
Joel starred in Billy Ray Cyrus 2014 movie Like A Country Song and elder sister Rebecca St James is also a Christian singer.
Further info - https://www.forkingandcountry.com/
RUTHIE COLLINS COLD COMFORT
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD AND ASHLEY MCBRYDE OUTLAW BLOOD
Veteran Texan outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard, 73, and Ashley McBryde, now 36, spilled a little outlaw blood in their return to Behind Bars.
Ray's wife Judy filmed their new video in the music room at their home.
Outlaw Blood is on Ray's 18th album Co-Starring that features Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, Don Was and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.
The album, out on July 10 on Big Machine Records , also features bluegrass/folk legend Peter Rowan on Hummingbird , Paula Nelson and Elizabeth Cook on Drink Till I See Double and Aaron Lee Tasjan on Rock Gods.
I have believed in the rule that one should not sing their own praises, but with my new record on Big Machine Records , well I'm going to have to break that rule, Hubbard, revealed.
Co-Starring has got grit, groove, tone and taste and is so righteously cool that small demons will drool, and little angels will want to line dance.
Cadillac Three , Pam Tillis, Ronnie Dunn, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Larkin Poe also guest on the album.
Hubbard was born in Hugo , Oklahoma , and moved to Austin , Texas , and lives in the hill country at Wimberley - former home of Kevin Welch who resides on the NSW south coast with his Australian wife.
JOHN KRSULJA TRIBUTE TO KARL BROADIE AND GLEN HANNAH
Nundle based Golden Guitarist John Krsulja returns with his tribute to late expat Scottish producer and singer-songwriter Karl Broadie and multi-instrumentalist Glen Hannah.
Tamworth City Dance Academy 's Lily Singh choreographed the Black To Blue video dance sequence for performers Kirrilly Filla and Caitlin Boonstra.
Black To Blue is on John K's second album Burden Of The Fool, released on June 19.
Broadie died from cancer at 44 on April 19, 2016 and collaborated with John K on his song The Busker on his debut album Travellin '.
Edinburgh born Karl moved to the historic Nundle village near Tamworth with his family before he succumbed to his illness.
Nundle is also where John K lives at the DAG Sheep Station with wife Belinda and their two young daughters Brooke and Jade.
Black To Blue is the only track to feature Hannah on acoustic guitar, as he took his life four weeks later.
Glen died on May 28, 2019 - a month after his wife Felicity's seventh CD Frozen Rabbit was released.
Black to Blue was produced and engineered by Glen - prolific producer-guitarist-photographer-graphic artist - and Matt Fell and recorded at Love Hz studio.
CLINT WILSON HEADS TO GIPPSLAND
Melbourne singer songwriter Clint Wilson headed east to Gippsland on his Nu Country debut.
Wilson recalled the 1959 drought in his song's love metaphor, written with Kevin Bennett.
I got the idea for the song on a flight to Brisbane , Wilson revealed of his tribute to Australian farmers who suffer protracted droughts.
I was looking out the window and I couldn't believe just how dry it was out there. I was imagining a couple struggling with the financial burden caused by drought.
He wrote if from a husband's perspective on how hard it is not to be able to give the people you love what they need.
It was recorded and produced by Wilson and his band in his home studio before the lockdown.
Wilson also produced the video on his uncle's farm in Gippsland.
He showed me this old Massey Ferguson , Wilson explained.
And it pretty much told the story itself - parts held together with electrical tape and cable ties, but getting the job done nevertheless.
Couldn't Promise You Rain follows his previous album Dark Water.
Further info - https://www.clintwilsonmusic.com/
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support in Nu Country TV's 44th series with Australian record companies and major artists teaming to ensure our survival.
Singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman has donated his 18th album Resurrection that features Willie Nelson.
You can join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales and Kip Moore's third album Slowheart .
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.