DAVE'S DIARY - 28/2/2022 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 1 - SERIES 51

WOLFE BROTHERS HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV

Tasmanian band The Wolfe Brothers and expat Gippsland singer-songwriter Gord Bamford headline the Nu Country TV Series #51 premiere on Saturday March 5 at 9.30 pm.

West Texans Randall King and Creed Fisher boomerang to the show repeated on Wednesday at 11.30 pm.

Kentuckian Alex Miller and Californian born bluegrass belle Molly Tuttle appear on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/

GORD BAMFORD JOINS WOLFES FOR DRINKALONG

Expatriate Gippsland gaucho Gord Bamford joins Van Diemen's Land band The Wolfe Brothers in their return.

The Traralgon escapee Gord teamed with the Wolfes and animated guests on his Drinkalong video.

Gord, 45, is a major star in Canada and the duet is on his 10th album out this year.

Bamford left his Traralgon home for Alberta with sister Twila and singer mum Marilyn when he was 5 after his parents separated.

I have been looking forward to getting back to Oz since I left, Gord revealed.

The industry and the country music fans have treated me so well and I believe it's a hidden gem of a market for country music. It is a great atmosphere and I just feel blessed to be able to come to the place I was born, play my music and reconnect with my father and family.

Bamford reunited with his Queensland-based father, Pastor Jock Bamford, after an 18 year estrangement.

Pastor Jock is respected for his Brisbane Loaves and Fishes Foundation .

Wolfe Brothers closed the show as they revisited their Fairy Glen family berry farm near Neika in the deep south of Tasmania in their video for their fifth album title track Kids On Cassette.

They recruited two young brothers to play the wolf cubs in their adolescence.

Wolfe Brothers also played at the Hobart Ashes test before rain came tumbling down in December.

CLICK HERE for a Wolfe Brothers feature in The Diary on June 4, 2018.

Further info - www.gordbamford.com

RANDALL KING OF WEST TEXAS HONKY TONKS

First West Texas cattle rancher and singer-songwriter Randall King hails from aptly named town Hereford - reputed beef capital of the world way out west of Amarillo.

Randall, now 36, serenaded his wife Brittany in his singalong You in A Honky Tonk from his fourth album Hey Cowgirl.

King led his band and two steppers on dance floors and bar tops in previous video Record High filmed at Cahoots Dancehall & Honkytonk in Lebanon , Tennessee.

King also honoured his late sister Leanna who died early in 2020 in a previous video from EP Leanna.

Randall lives in Lubbock and featured his mum and dad in a trip back in time in his Around Forever video - also on Leanna.

He also depicted a mother-daughter reunion on Nu Country in his Hey-Moon video and appeared with Taking It As It Comes, Hey Cowgirl, She's Gone, Taking Me A Heartbreak, Old Dirt Road and Another Bullet.

Further info - https://www.randallkingmusic.com

CREED FISHER LIVE IN BARS

Fellow West Texan Creed Fisher also appears in Behind Bars in his Nu Country TV return.

Creed, now 48, performed live in bars and cars with his hot band featuring plenty of fiddle and pedal steel.

They performed People Like Me from Creed's fourth album Whiskey And The Dog.

Fisher hails from Odessa , Texas , and wrote 11 songs solo and three - including Jesus, Haggard & Jones - with Mark Jones.

Life Of A Working Man, The Way That I Am and Jesus, Haggard & Jones are on Whiskey And The Dog.

Creed describes his music as a rollercoaster of emotions; laughs, cheers with drinks and songs that will make you want to cry. I hope fans walk away knowing that I'm still in the trenches fighting this battle for real country music. We haven't lost a step; if anything, this album is stronger than ever and shows that Creed Fisher is a force to be reckoned with in Outlaw Country Music."

Further info - https://creedfisher.net/

ALEX MILLER BEHIND SWINGING BARN DOORS

Kentuckian singer-songwriter Alex Miller debuts with his barn door warning.

He is joined by farm visitor - Kentucky model and basketball TV and radio host Maria Montgomery

Maria swapped high heels for high ideals in the vibrant video filmed at Alex's grandfather's farm home in Lancaster.

It features Miller family members including his mother and father - Brandi and Roger.

The Steve Kinney-filmed video features Miller and Montgomery - a city girl who doesn't seem to like the country lifestyle - in a country boy-city girl concept.

It captures differences in characters and dichotomy between beauty of the farm and rural life realities.

Don't Let The Barn Door Hit Ya is on Alex's debut album on Billy Jam Records

Further info - https://alexmillercountry.com/

MOLLY TUTTLE HELPLESS

California born bluegrass belle Molly Tuttle is well qualified to reign in her genre.

Molly, 29, began playing guitar at eight in her dad Jack's family band in Santa Clara County and at 13 she released an album with him.

Molly also recorded albums with her family band The Tuttles and moved to San Francisco before making Nashville her home and recording base.

This week she is joined on Nu Country by Old Crow Medicine Show for her video of Neil Young classic Helpless.

All proceeds go to the Why Hunger campaign.

Helpless is on her second album But I'd Rather Be With You.

She debuted on Nu Country with her Good Enough video on seven track EP Rise and Take The Journey from seventh album When You're Ready on Compass Records after her 2017 Americana awards for best guitarist and instrumentalist.

Molly releases her third album this year.

Further info - https://www.mollytuttlemusic.com/

WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND MERLE HAGGARD

Help us celebrate being Nu Country TV members and win albums by late Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Highwaymen by becoming a Nu Country member or renewing your membership.

George, Waylon, Merle and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.

The Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle and George discs were donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December, 2020.

She co-hosted Long In The Saddle in our Nu Country FM era and was pioneer Australian and Victorian country music awards judge.

Barbara was admired for rising above losing her sight as a young woman and her country passion with annual trips to Waylon's birthplace in Littlefield, West Texas.

Waylon died at 64 on February 13, 2002, and is survived by singing spouse Jessi, now 78, and son Shooter, 42.

WIN KEITH URBAN CDS ALSO

We have expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban's chart topping 12th album The Speed Of Now - Part 1.

Also BR5-49 CD Big Backyard Beat Show and Billy Ray Cyrus's historic 1992 album Some Gave All that features Achy Breaky Heart .

Join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales.

We 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, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details.

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