LUKE COMBS AND ERIC CHURCH HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
North Carolina nouveau outlaw Luke Combs and mentor Eric Church headline Nu Country TV on Saturday July 4 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44.
Expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban returns to the show repeated Tuesday 4.30 am, Wednesday 10.30 pm and Friday 1 am.
Tasmanian Wolfe Brothers and Texan namesake Jon Wolfe boomerang to the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.
Tennessean Larry Fleet expands our resurrection theme and B.J. Barham's American Aquarium band debut with their producer Shooter Jennings.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
LUKE HEADS BACK TO CHURCH WITH ERIC
North Carolina born chart toppers Luke Combs and Eric Church headline our resurrection show after the Federal Government extended the Channel 31/Digital 44 spectrum license until June 30, 2021.
Combs, aged 30, has frequently praised Church, 43, for his inspiration to pursue a country music career after being in a college band.
The duo honour their families and fans in evocative video Does To Me from Luke's second smash album What You See Is What You Get.
Combs released another topical video for Six Feet Apart in the slipstream of his eighth consecutive #1 hit.
Luke became engaged to Nicole Hocking in late 2018 and played St Kilda Palais on March 13, 2019, with Arkansas traveller Ashley McBryde.
Nicole inspired previous hit Loving On You on his five track EP Prequel and second album.
It followed smash debut deluxe disc This One's For You 2 - #1 for 44 weeks on Billboard country album charts.
Combs broke a record set by Randy Travis Always and Forever that spent 43 non-consecutive weeks No.1 in 1987-1988.
His album holds second-longest run at No.1 for a country album after Shania Twain's 1997 album Come On Over 50 weeks reign.
Combs recorded Let's Just Be Friends for The Angry Birds Movie 2 soundtrack.
He was 29 when inducted into Grand Ole Opry on June 11, 2019, by fellow stars Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and John Conlee.
Combs charted five tracks from The Prequel on Billboard Top 25 in June - a feat not accomplished since Johnny Cash in 1959.
LARRY FLEET FINDS GOD IN A DIFFERENT CHURCH
Tennessean Larry Fleet continues our Biblical theme on his debut on a trip to a different temple - the Old Harmony Church.
Larry's family joined him as he baited hooks by the water on his joyous journey that began after Florida born star Jake Owen, now 38, found him singing at night in bars after his construction day jobs.
Fleet performs Where I Find God from his debut album Working Hard.
Larry allows everyone to find their God in different ways and gives us grace for missing church or not even believing in an "ism."
Fleet has since toured with Owen.
He just, kind of, took me under his wing introduced me to a lot of people and helped me out along the way, Fleet revealed.
Working Hard was produced by Joey Moi of Florida Georgia Line and Morgan Wallen and features eight tracks including Lied About Love that landed his deal with Big Loud Records.
I sent the song to Jake, and he called me and told me to get a hold on it. I didn't have a record deal at the time, so he offered to finance the record that featured this song on it, Fleet explained.
A couple of days later, I find out the song is still getting pitched. It gets over to Big Loud , and they ask who is singing on the song. They started searching to find out who I was, and they wanted to talk to me. They called me in and told me they wanted to offer me a record deal. So I got a record deal from a song that I sang a demo on that nobody probably wanted me to have. So yea, that song kick-started this whole process.
Further info - https://larryfleet.com/
KEITH URBAN POLAROID MEMORIES
Expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban relives his early days in Nashville on his return to our show.
Urban, 52, hosts pool parties and captures the memories on film in his vibrant video Polaroid.
The video is a far cry from his live Melbourne debut when he played to an audience of 14 at the Prince Patrick Hotel in Collingwood.
That was before he and his embryonic band The Ranch climbed the balcony from the Northcote Leader car park to do an interview in our Nu Country FM Beer Can Hill studio.
Urban has long been an innovator as a guitarist, singer-songwriter, duet guest and band leader in his lengthy career that began as a teenage student in Caboolture in Queensland.
Keith recently started drive-in movie isolation concerts for medics, nurses and first responders.
Polaroid is on his 12th album The Speed of Now Part 1 , out in September
A SHOOTER IN A NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM
North Carolina band American Aquarium debuts on Nu Country with guest cameos by peers diverse as their iconic producer Shooter Jennings.
Singer-guitarist B J Barham leads his band mates through their paces in their video.
American Aquarium formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2005 and won wide audiences with their Americana music.
Shooter Jennings - son of the late outlaw Waylon and Jessi Colter - joins the band in the studio and video for The Long Haul, a highlight of their 11th album Lamentations .
Further info - http://www.americanaquarium.com/
WOLFE BROTHERS STORM BACK
Van Diemen's Land orchardists Wolfe Brothers gave us a weather metaphor for love and fillies that gallop back home on their return.
They perform in their climatic video Storm Rolling In from their fourth album Country Heart.
The Wolfe Brothers toured nationally with Corowa born country star Lee Kernaghan before recording in the U.S.
They also played Canada with expat Gippsland star Gord Bamford who also joined them on Australian tours.
Their latest single No Brakes is their 13th local #1 country hit.
The world famous brothers operate a 120 year-old southern Tasmanian berry farm when not on the road with artists diverse as Kernaghan and Bamford.
They previously appeared on Nu Country with videos for No Sad Song and Ain't Seen It Yet filmed in their Fairy Glen farm near Neika in the deep south of Van Diemen's Land .
With only 217 residents in Neika it's not hard to find.
But don't go to the post office - it closed in 1969.
TEXAN JON WOLFE SURVIVES
Texan outlaw singer Jon Wolfe continues our wolverine theme with his ode to our genre on his return.
Wolfe, now aged 65, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has long called Texas home.
He once shared a room in Houston with fellow singer songwriter Hayes Carll - latter day husband of fellow country singer Alison Moorer, a former singing spouse of seven times wed outlaw Steve Earle.
That was after quitting his career as BP commodities trader in Chicago
This week he performs Feels Like Country from his seventh album Live at the Legendary Gruene Hall.
The New Braunfels venue, opened in 1878, is oldest dance hall in Texas .
Further info - http://www.jonwolfecountry.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.