DAVE'S DIARY - 21 MAY 2024 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 12 - SERIES 59

TEXAN CODY JINKS HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV

Texan singer-songwriter Cody Jinks headlines Nu Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday May 25 with a salute to outlaws and mustangs.

Oklahoma star Zach Bryan and West Virginian pal Charles Wesley Godwin continue our equine theme on the show filmed and produced by Laith Graham and repeated Saturday at 2.30 am.

Texan young gun Drake Milligan and The Reklaws boomerang to the program featuring Kentuckian Elvie Shane, Tennessean tourist Chris Young and Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter Tori Forsyth.

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

This series is dedicated to late Nu Country TV host and treasurer Mid-Pacific Bob Olson and Vice President Rod Browne.

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

CODY OUTLAWS AND MUSTANGS

Fort Worth outlaw Cody Jinks chooses mustangs as his horsepower on his Nu Country TV return for good reasons.

They always come home in his Lone Star State.

Cody, now 43, and his band Tone Deaf Hippies previously fronted our show with his videos for Loud & Heavy at the Adobe Sessions Unplugged in Tornillo, Texas, in 2015 and live version of Biblical parable Cast No Stones on Asleep At The Wheel singer Ray Benson's Texas Music Scene.

Outlaws & Mustangs is on his 12th album Change The Game.

Further info - http://codyjinks.com/

ZACH BRYAN AND CHARLES WESLEY GODWIN ALSO HAIL HORSES

Grammy award winning Oklahoma singer-songwriter-actor and Australian tourist Zach Bryan and West Virginian pal Charles Wesley Godwin exploit their love of horses out on the lost highway.

Zach, now 28, also sang how he missed his loving lady in his Jamie video from his 24-track live fifth album All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster that preceded his new Boys of Faith EP that featured his previous Nu Country video Nine Ball.

Bryan also had acting roles in the Yellowstone TV series.

The Japan born former Naval officer previously fronted our show with Something In Orange from his 34 song #1 album American Heartbreak and Summertime Blues - his fourth album title track.

Bryan entertained fellow seamen before taking music full time after debut video Heading South filmed by phone in 95-degree heat outside his Navy barracks.

He followed with 2019 debut album DeAnn and 2020 disc Elisabeth.

DeAnn, dedicated to his late mother, and Elisabeth - an ode to those he loves - resonated with fans and accelerated his honorable Navy discharge in 2021.

I wanted to be a writer, Bryan revealed.

I'm writing every morning when I wake up. Every night when I go to sleep, I write because it's just like how I deal with life. Just like people watch sports, just like people go golf, it's just something that comes naturally to me. It is beautiful to find that and get to do that, but I'd say that first 100 songs were terrible because I was just trying to figure out how to make poems and things that I've written into work that people could connect with through melodies.

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

CANADIAN DUO THE REKLAWS AND TEXAN DRAKE MILLIGAN

Canadian duo The Reklaws - Jenna and Stuart Walker - recruit Texan young gun Drake Milligan for a coach trip to an old western town in their Nu Country debut.

Their Honky Tonkin ' About video follows their first three albums Freshman Year, Sophomore Slump and Good Ol' Days.

The duo from North Dumfries in Ontario formed in 2012 and have four #1 Canadian hits Feels Like That, Can't Help Myself, 11 Beers and Honky Tonkin' About.

Drake, now 25, previously fronted our show with Gabi Butler on his EP title track Juke Box Songs and Bar Stool Beers and What I Can't Forget .

They followed his debut album Dallas-Fort Worth and short film Drake Milligan Girl Problems.

Drake won fame playing Elvis Presley in the CMT series Sun Records and starred in the Nobody movie where he portrayed a teen Elvis.

Drake won a large Australian following with his hits Don't Leave Me Loving You and I Got A Problem at the 2024 CMC Rocks Queensland festival at Ipswich in March.

Milligan appeared on finale of NBC America's Got Talent: Fantasy League to perform What I Can't Forget.

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

Further info - https://www.drakemilligan.com/welcome/

ELVIE SHANE HEAVEN QUESTION

Kentuckian church raised singer-songwriter Elvie Shane hits the water to celebrate his music on his Nu Country debut.

Elvie, now 36, had his question answered in his Does Heaven Have A Creek video on his second album Damascus.

He began performing publicly in 2012 and competed on American Idol in 2016.

Elvis released multiple songs online including County Roads and My Boy for Wheelhouse Records .

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

CHRIS YOUNG LOVE

Tennessean singer-songwriter Chris Young masters the piano to evoke memories of his beloved belle in his return to our show.

Young, 38, sings that he expects to be with her on a porch swing in 20 years.

Chris toured here thrice and won many Australian fans here in 2015 with famed Big & Rich.

They played Billboard club in Melbourne CBD for Tasmanian born Michael Chugg and late fellow Van Diemen's Land promoter Rob Potts.

His latest visit was in March.

Chris found romance in his 2015 Dodge Challenger in previous Nu Country video Looking For You but not with his dog Porter who is subject of another new song All Dogs Go To Heaven.

Young also fronted our who with his videos for Hanging On, Aw Naw, Think Of You, Who I Am With You and Losing Sleep filmed at the Omni Hotel, Nashville.

What She Sees In Me is on his ninth album Young Love And Saturday Nights.

CLICK HERE for a Chris Young feature in The Diary on June 11, 2016.

TORI FORSYTH GOOD ENOUGH

Hunter Valley export and latter day Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter Tori Forsyth is joined by Kasey Chambers on their Nu Country return.

Tori, now 29, and Kasey Chambers filmed outdoors in one take.

Good Enough is on her third album All We Have Is Who We Are that was released here early this month.

Tori Forsyth previously fronted our show with her videos for Be Here, Grave Robber's Daughter, In The Morning and New Wall

Further info - http://www.toriforsythmusic.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 80, and son Shooter, 44.

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 featuring Achy Breaky Heart.

We have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing memberships.

They include Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Kip Moore, Carrie Underwood and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details.

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