THE CHICKS HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Texan trio The Chicks headline Nu Country TV this Saturday September 19 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Singer-songwriter Mo Pitney also returns to the show repeated on Wednesday 10.30 pm.
Nu Country TV co-producer, camera man and editor Laith Graham adds humour in his third hosting role by showcasing a Texas chili cook-off by Octogenarian singer-actor comedian Ray Stevens.
Texan singing crime novelist Kinky Friedman also returns with a metaphoric weather report.
Melbourne singer-songwriters Michael Meeking and Mitch Dean appear with videos filmed before lockdown in our suburbs.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
THE CHICKS NIGHTMARE FOR ACTOR
Texan trio The Chicks cut the Dixie from their name after lead singer Natalie Maines eliminated her second former husband - actor Adrian Pasdar - from her life.
Maines exorcised Pasdar in several songs on The Chicks 10 th studio album Gaslighter.
The trio detail the not so delicate debris of adultery and by-products for all participants and the damage to the sons of the soiled in their video for Sleep At Night.
Maines, now 45 and mother of two sons, depicts a cheater bringing his lover to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl and a reported conversation between the new belle and old flame after the gig.
Ironically Pasdar played a police officer in The Chicks video for their hit Goodbye Earl on their fifth album Fly.
The Dennis Linde penned smash depicted a battered bride whose pals poison her abusive ex-husband with black eyed peas.
The Chicks dispose of Earl's body in a tarpaulin in the clip that won the 2000 Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Video of the Year Awards.
The 13-time Grammy winning Chicks recording hiatus was punctuated by two Court-Yard Hounds albums - a self-titled 2010 disc and 2013 sequel Amelita - by Chicks sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, nee Erwin.
Maines also released a solo album Mother in 2013.
Sleep At Night is one of many highlights on Gaslighter that stormed charts on its release.
MO PITNEY AIN'T BAD FOR A GOOD OLD BOY
Illinois born minstrel Mo Pitney returns with an autobiographical slice of his life in isolation.
Mo, 27 and a new husband, spoke from experience in his previous Mattress On The Floor video that features a blue-collar couple struggling to make ends meet.
This time his life is vividly illustrated in new single Ain't Bad For A Good Old Boy.
Mo and singing spouse Emily of The Bankesters bluegrass band, wed in March, 2016, in her home town Carbondale before welcoming daughter Evelyne.
The video, directed by Nathaniel Maddux, features Mo Pitney with Emily and their kids at the house Mo is building for them.
“I can tell you I don't deserve either my wife or this new baby, and I've experienced unconditional love like I've never before,” Pitney revealed.
“Being a dad has helped me realise how much responsibility I have in front of me and recognize even more so my need for God's help in being father and husband.”
Ain't Bad For A Good Old Boy is on Mo's second album Ain't Looking Back.
Mo's 13 track disc also features outlaw Jamey Johnson.
KINKY FRIEDMAN LOVE IN THE TEXAS RAIN
The Kinkster wrote Road-Kill - one of his 27 crime novels - about murders on and near Willie's famed bus Honeysuckle Rose.
RAY STEVENS RED HOT CHILI COOK-OFF
Our host-camera man and editor Laith Graham missed trips to Mid Pacific Bob Olson's kitchen in the Beer Can Hill delta so much he settled for an isolation feed of sorts.
Instead of sampling expat Californian Bob's cuisine he discovered octogenarian Ray Stevens hosting a Red-Hot Chili Cook off in Kinky's home state Texas.
The vivid video message is clear - when you are aged 81 it is not wise to judge Texan chili cook offs.
Luckily, our Bob is younger and brews safer delicacies in the shadows of his old teaching home - Northcote High School.
Stevens has featured frequently in our isolation series with videos for The Streak, Quarantined, Grandpa Voted Democrat and Taylor Swift Is Stalking Me.
Dual Grammy winner Ray fell from a camel on St Kilda Beach while promoting a previous hit Ahab The Arab.
Stevens has released more than 100 albums in his recording career that began in 1957.
His satiric hits include Osama, Yo' Mama, Sitting Up With The Dead, The Streaker, The Mississippi Squirrel Revival, Shriners Convention and Ahab The Arab.
Further info - https://raystevens.com/
MICHAEL MEEKING SEEKING - NOT STREAKING
Bob Olson's Northcote neighbour - singer-songwriter Michal Meeking - returns with his song of hope.
Meeking proves there is light at the end of this Dandemic tunnel in his video for Lonesome, Good times Will Come Again.
The song is one of many highlights on Michael's fourth album November 72 that came out in August last year.
Meeking grew up in Upper Beaconsfield before moving to London for six years in his late twenties.
He debuted on Nu Country on a magical mystery tour of favourite locales in his previous video Where You Going To.
Meeking filmed and directed his provocative and scenic musical journey, riddled with riveting reflections, at locales diverse as Mansfield , Lake Eildon , Sorrento back beach, Blairgowrie and others.
He ploughs seventies nostalgia on his album exploratory entrée Great Unknown , driven by freedom desires despite lost highway hurdles.
Further info - https://www.michaelmeeking.com/
MITCH DEAN PEDALS MEAN STREETS OF EDITHVALE
In The Stream is on Mitch's new album Holding Back The Levee.
It also features previous video Face In A Long Line filmed near the Pura Milk factory at Chelsea Heights and nearby locked up factories.
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
We need your support in Nu Country TV's 45th series with Australian record companies and major artists teaming to ensure our survival.
We have the vintage BR5-49 CD Big Backyard Beat Show and other classics including Billy Ray Cyrus's historic 1992 album Some Gave All that features his Achy Breaky Heart hit.
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, Eric Church and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.