WELCOME TO NU COUNTRY TV
COUNTRY TV SERIES #20 HIGHLIGHTS
FORMER BOXING CHAMP PAUL THORN DEBUT
Mississippi boxing champion Paul Thorn and singing actor Tim
McGraw headline Nu Country TV Saturday June 22 at 9.30 pm
on Channel 31.
Thorn, making his debut Australian visit next week, shares
billing with Tim - son of late baseball star Tug McGraw -
who has toured here twice.
Pistol Annies singer Ashley Monroe returns to the show, repeated
Monday at 3 p m and midnight and Thursday at 1 am, with San
Francisco band Train.
Prolific Tennessean singer-songwriter Will Hoge debuts in
Behind Bars - edited by Blaize Warden.
And expatriate Texan Doug Bruce, now living in Bendigo, and
Sydney bluegrass band The Pigs return to the show you can
also see on Catch-Up TV on the Channel 31 web page.
Thorn, 48, and father of two children, appears at Northcote
Social Club on Sunday June 23 and Hallam Hotel on Tuesday
June 25 - to promote his sixth album Pimps & Preachers.
His dad Wayne is a Pentecostal Preacher and an uncle was a
pimp in hometown Tupelo, Mississippi - also the launch pad
for the late Elvis Presley and Tammy Wynette.
Thorn also appears at the free inaugural Broadbeach Country
Music Festival from June 21-23.
HERE for this week's TV show preview in the Diary.
HERE for our exclusive interview with Paul Thorn in the Diary.
HERE for our Ashley Monroe feature in the Diary on May 27.
CLICK HERE for our Ashley Monroe
CD giveaway on our Membership Page.
CLICK HERE for our Gig Guide
to win double passes to Country On The Coast at Jupiter's
Casino & Hotel featuring Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Gina
Jeffreys and Sara Storer.
JOHN FOGERTY CD WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE
Fogerty is better qualified to write about the folly of war
than most peers - he was drafted in 1965 and spent two years
in active service in the Army.
Unlike, some country artists he didn't do his time in Vietnam
jungle vines and mines where death decimated the unluckiest
draftees of the sixties.
But, now 46 years down his Mystic Highway, he has resurrected
one of his social comment war songs Fortunate Son as
the entrée for his 14 song disc Wrote A Song For
Everyone that reached #3 on the Billboard all-genre Top
200 on debut.
a bad effort for a 68-year-old pre-war petrol pump attendant
whose own wars came much later with his legal battles with
Fantasy Records boss and movie director Saul Zaentz of Zanz
Kant Dance - "Zanz can't dance but he'll steal your money"
and Mr Greed fame from Fogerty 1985 solo album Centrefield.
This time Fogerty recruited artists diverse as expat Australasian
star Keith Urban, 2013 Australian tourists Alan Jackson and
Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Bob Seger, Brad Paisley,
Foo Fighters, Jennifer Hudson and Allan Toussaint and The
Rebirth Brass Band.
Fogerty wrote two new songs Mystic Highway, accompanied
by a video on Nu Country TV, and Train Of Fools for
his new CD but saved his recent song Swamp Water as
theme to the new Fox TV series The Finder.
CLICK HERE for our Membership
Page to see how to win Wrote A Song For Everyone and help
keep us on air on C 31.
HERE for our exclusive review in the Diary.
JACKSON RETURN TOUR IN SPRING
NEW BLAKE SHELTON CD
country star Blake Shelton topped Billboard charts on debut
with his huge selling 8th album Based On A True Story on
the eve of the 20th series of Nu Country TV.
The popular judge on the U.S. version of The Voice recruited
the Pistol Annies - fronted by his singing spouse Miranda Lambert
for the energized album entree Boys 'Round Here.
Shelton, 36, also showcased his TV show protégé
Gwen Sebastian for bucolic ballad My Eyes.
Warner Music promotions ace Karen McClellan has donated copies
of the CD to Nu Country TV to promote the gala series from June-September
on Channel 31.
can help keep us on air for our 21st series in summer by becoming
members or renewing your membership.
We also have new video clips by Blake, Miranda, The Pistol Annies,
Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and many more.
We'll also have exciting news soon on major international tours
HERE for a feature story on Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe
CLICK HERE for our Membership
Page to win Based On a True Story.
HERE for a new feature on Blake in the Diary.
NEW JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE CD
group of artists from diverse genres have combined to record
a tribute disc to late singing actor John Denver.
And we have copies of The Music Is You for renewing or
new Nu Country TV members on the eve of our Series #20 on C
31 in June.
Denver died at 53 when his small Long EZ plane crashed at Pacific
Grove on Monterrey Bay on October 12, 1997.
Two decades earlier Denver starred with singer-comedian George
Burns in comedic movie Oh, God!
Denver had a love hate relationship with his father - a hard-drinking
former Air Force test pilot.
He taught Denver how to fly and the singer spent millions on
vintage biplanes, a Lear jet, two Cessna 210s, a Christen Eagle
aerobatic plane and the fatal flight plane.
It was a cruel twist of fate that the man who wrote Leaving
on a Jet Plane - once a theme song for United Airlines -
died in a self-piloted plane crash.
Prolific songwriter Bill Danoff wrote liner notes for the album
featuring acts diverse as Old Crow Medicine Show, Train, My
Morning Jacket, Josh Ritter, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams
and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
CLICK HERE for our membership
page to see how you can win the CD and keep us on air.
HERE for our Diary with a new CD review and exclusive interview
with Denver from 1984.
WILLIE NELSON TOO
actor Shotgun Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday by
donating proceeds from a star studded concert to the Fire Fighters
and Emergency Services volunteers who perished in the West fertiliser
Funds go to the fire department at West - five miles from neighbouring
town Abbott where Willie and elder sister-pianist Bobbie were
raised more than 80 years ago.
Willie's record company Sony has extended his generosity to
Nu Country TV that returns to air on
C 31 from June-September for our 20th Series.
can help keep Nu Country TV on air by becoming members - we
will reward you with a copy of Willie's acclaimed 61st studio
album Let's Face The Music And Dance.
and survivors of his Family Band released the album on the
eve of his 80th birthday - April 30.
Loyal members can also win the CD and other prizes - including
DVDS - by renewing your memberships.
We also have video clips by Willie and other artists that
we will feature in our winter series.
CLICK HERE for our membership
page for details of how you can win and help us survive
CLICK HERE for a new Willie Nelson feature in The Diary.
BRAD PAISLEY CD
have West Virginia superstar Brad Paisley's huge selling ninth
album Wheelhouse that topped charts on debut with sales
of 100,000 plus.
Paisley's sensational 21 track album explores racism, religious
extremism, domestic abuse and pitfalls of cyber cheating on
also have singing actor Tim McGraw's 12th album Two Lanes
Of Freedom and others announced as we count down the days
to our return.
can win the album by visiting our membership and Facebook
HERE for an exclusive new feature on Brad in our Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Membership
Page to see how you can win Wheelhouse.
OLNEY - SERGIO WEBB REVIEW
MAVERICKS 20th ANNIVERSARY CD
NU COUNTRY TV SUMMER SERIES #19 FINALE AND TOUR
Florida band The Mavericks headlines the Series #19 finale
of Nu Country TV this Saturday March 3 at 10.30 pm on Channel
Singer Raul Malo and band - bassist Robert Reynolds, drummer
Paul Deakin, keyboard player Jerry Dale McFadden and guitarist
Eddy Perez - headline Gympie Muster in August on their debut
The band performs in its lavish video for new hit Born
To Be Blue in this week's show - other tour dates may
soon be announced.
March tourists The Band Perry also return to the show, filmed
by Laith Graham and edited by Blaize Warden.
Carolina born star Josh Turner and Texan James McMurtry perform
in our Behind Bars segment.
And West Virginia coalminer's son Billy Payne and Gippsland
singer Trace Killeen also appear.
The Mavericks have released their acclaimed seventh CD In
Time to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
And we have more exciting news - you can win the Mavericks
CD by becoming a member of Nu Country TV or renewing your
We will feature a video of their hit Born To Be Blue
in our Series #19 finale
HERE for The Mavericks In Time feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Membership
Page to win the Mavericks CD.
HERE for the preview of the Series #19 Grand finale preview
in our Diary
GARY ALLAN CHART TOPPING CD
SERIES #19 GRAND FINALE OFFER
COUNTRY ON CATCH UP TV ON CHANNEL 31
you miss Nu Country TV live on C 31 Saturday 10.30 pm or Monday
2.30 pm and midnight and Thursday at midnight there is another
way to see the show at your leisure.
Visit the Channel 31 programs web page and Click on the Nu Country
logo and follow the link to Catch-Up TV.
Here is the Channel 31 web page address - http://www.c31.org.au/program
BROWN AUSTRALIAN TOUR - MARCH
multi Grammy Award winning Georgian Zac Brown Band is touring
here in March.
They are the latest addition to the inaugural Deni Blues
& Roots Muster at Deniliquin on March 30 and 31.
Other country flavoured acts include Chris Isaak and Tony Joe
We have the band's new video Goodbye In Her Eyes - replete
with circus characters - that we feature in Series #19 of Nu
Whittlesea and Bunyip festivals return in February and Wandong
and 37th Port Fairy Folk Festival with Arlo Guthrie in March.
We're also promoting CMC Rocks The Hunter - hottest three-day
festival in Aussie country music.
In 2013 Rascal Flatts, David Lee Murphy, Band Perry, Billy Ray
Cyrus, Chris Young, Adam Brand, Corb Lund & Hurtin' Albertans
Catherine Britt, Amber Lawrence, Morgan Evans, Bluegrass All-Stars,
Bob Corbett, Doug Bruce & Tailgaters, Craig Morrison, Wolfe
Bros, LeGarde Twins & Aleyce Simmonds have already been
HERE for a Zac Brown Band feature in our Diary.
CLICK HERE for festival details
in our Gig Guide.
YOAKAM PALAIS REVIEW
Country TV membership officer Peter O'Keefe and gig guide collator
Annie Christophers have combined their literary and photographic
They combined on their review of the acclaimed Dwight Yoakam-Lee
Kernaghan concert at St Kilda Palais.
Peter - former host of Lubbock Or Leave It on Nu Country
FM - wrote the review and Annie took the photos that are also
on our Facebook
It was Kentucky born Californian singing actor Dwight's third
Dwight, 56, was promoting his 20th album 3 Pears on Warner
Lee, 48 and father of two, showcased his 10th album Beautiful
Noise six months after his previous Palais concert with
Dierks Bentley in March.
We will feature their latest video clips in Series #19 of Nu
Country TV - stay tuned here.
Here for our exclusive review in our concerts section.
LADY ANTEBELLUM OWN THE NIGHT DVD
more exciting news during our new summer series.
We have copies of the hot new DVD by recent Grammy Award winners
Lady Antebellum for both new members and renewing members of
The 18-track Own The Night World Tour DVD has five bonus
songs with exclusive version of Black Water featuring
Darius Rucker and Thompson Square.
There's also intimate backstage footage of the band, road crew
and fans on a tour that included two concerts at the famed St
The 124-minute DVD features the band performing its many hits
live in Little Rock, Arkansas, and documentary footage of band
members and song sources.
CLICK HERE for our Membership
Page for details of how you can win Lady Antebellum and
Miranda Lambert DVDS and a batch of CDS.
can also follow Nu Country TV on Facebook - courtesy of gig guide
collator Annie Christophers and our loyal public officer Denise
They will post photos of their overseas festival tours and local
concerts they attend.
You can interact live with them at Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/NuCountryTV
Nu Country TV show has been added to the C 31 streaming list.
Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone when we return
Nu Country TV also returned to C 31 - Digital 44 - in South Australia
on Thursday October 11.
The far-reaching Adelaide station screens Series #18 at 9.30 pm
DYCUS RIP @ 72
songwriter Frank Dycus died on Friday November 23 at the age
of 72 in Vidalia, Georgia.
The Dycus hit treasure trove included George Strait's Unwound
and Marina del Ray and George Jones' I Don't Need
Your Rockin' Chair.
"He was a great writer, who came from nothing and carved
out a life for himself through his own thoughtfulness,"
said Jim Lauderdale, who wrote Mark Chesnutt's No. 1 country
hit Gonna Get a Life with Dycus.
"He was a real hillbilly poet, with a great sensibility
and a way with words," added Lauderdale making his fourth
Australian tour in January with fellow singer-songwriter Elizabeth
"He was a wise person and a deep thinker. I'm sure going
to miss him, and a lot of other people will, too."
Born Marion Franklin Dycus in Hardmoney, Kentucky, Frank was
one of 13 children in his family.
He wrote poems as a teenager and learned guitar, playing club
dates as a teenager.
Frank hitchhiked to California at age 15, reconsidered and headed
back to Kentucky, then left Kentucky for a seven-year stint
in the Air Force.
Dycus came to Nashville in the early 1960s but moved to Kansas
where he worked for Boeing and hosted a radio show.
He came back to Nashville in 1967 and worked as a songwriter
at Pete Drake's publishing company.
His first hit was in 1970 when George Morgan took Lilacs
and Fire to No. 17 on the Billboard country singles chart.
Dycus wrote Unwound and Marina del Ray - both
top 10 country hits for Strait - with Dean Dillon in the early
He had heart bypass surgery in 1987 and spent more than two
years away from songwriting, but he returned in earnest in the
Jones' 1992 recording of I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair
was not a top 20 hit but remained in Jones' concert set list.
In the 1990s, Dycus struck up a songwriting partnership with
Lauderdale that resulted in chart hits for Gary Allan and Doug
Supernaw and Dycus' only chart-topping single, Chesnutt's
Gonna Get a Life.
HERE for our exclusive 1983 interview with Dycus in our Diary
on November 16, 2011.
CARLL NORTHCOTE DEBUT REVIEW
TO WIN CARRIE UNDERWOOD CD
CHECK OUT OUR CARRIE PALAIS CONCERT REVIEW
JENNINGS - AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013
Jennings plans to tour Australia in 2013 to promote his seventh
album Family Man.
Jennings, 33, and actress fiancee Drea De Matteo appear in three
videos from his new CD.
The videos, also featuring their daughter Alabama Gypsy Rose,
a black dog and snakes, will air on Series #18 of Nu Country
TV on C 31 in June.
Shooter has also made a satirical video of faux country outlaws
cashing in on his late dad Waylon, Willie, Johnny Cash and Hank
We will highlight Shooter's video Outlaw You when we return.
Jennings also spills the beans on murder, incest, gay cousins
and cheating in his clan in the controversial new song Southern
Family Anthem in his exclusive interview with Nu Country TV.
Shooter also reveals he is working on a movie about Waylon who
died at 64 on February 13, 2002, and producing a new album for
his mother Jessi Colter.
The singer also tells how he finished his eighth album The Other
Life so it will be out here for his tour.
HERE for our exclusive revealing Shooter interview in the Diary.
HERE for our feature on Shotgun Willie Nelson's new album Heroes
in the Diary
THANKS - HOW TO WIN TIM MCGRAW CDS
DIERKS BENTLEY NEW CD
TO CHURCH ON US
Country TV returned to air on C 31 on Wednesday 7 December at
10.00 pm for its 17th season with a batch of new prizes to keep
the dingoes from our door.
We preview our new series with exciting tidings about artists
we will feature.
And as a bonus EMI Records Promotions ace Bianca O'Neill has
donated copies of the hot new albums by young gun Eric Church
and revered Aussie icon Slim Dusty.
Eric, 34, topped the all genre Billboard Top 200 on debut with
his third album Chief.
Church, a controversial North Carolina nouveau outlaw also has
a new video clip.
Dusty, whose legacy is carried on by his widow Joy McKean and
talented offspring Anne Kirkpatrick and Dr David Kirkpatrick,
has a collectors' item CD I've Been There And Back Again.
Joy is also honouring Slim, who died at 76 on September 19,
2003, with her accompanying book of the same title about their
50-year marriage and their songs, groundbreaking travels and
You can help Nu Country TV survive and triumph on C 31 and win
one of these invaluable CDS as a token of our appreciation.
CLICK HERE for our membership
page to check out your latest rewards for keeping our flame
HERE for an exclusive Eric Church feature in our
KINKSTER-VAN DYKE PARKS CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Friedman & Van Dyke Parks with dog - photo by John Karpik
have a Nu Country TV exclusive - an insider's view of the magical
mystery tour by singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman
and Van Dyke Parks.
The Kinkster is touring here with famed musician and movie composer
Van Dyke Parks - a child film star and adult actor who played
on Beach Boys hits including Good Vibrations.
Former Nu Country FM treasurer Kip Karpik joined the duo on
their tour and has some exclusive pictures.
We have the Karpik concert photos at The Toff In The Town -
not to be confused with their appearance at The Top Of The Town
as depicted in St Kilda satirist Fred Negro's Pub comic strip
in InPress Magazine.
Karpik also photographed the duo when a deaf dog accompanied
them in a performance on David Heard's Acid Country show on
Kinky and The Texas Jewboys last toured here in 2002 with fellow
Texan Billy Joe Shaver.
On their 2000 tour Kinky and Texas Jewboys co-founder Little
Jewford headlined a showcase benefit for Nu Country FM after
our Beer Can Hill studio burned down in Northcote.
That concert featured a brace of local artists including Negro
- designer of our Nu Country FM logo for T-shirts and windcheaters
- and his band The Shonky Tonks.
This time Friedman, now being celebrated in the stage musical
Becoming Kinky, is touring to promote latest book Heroes
Of A Texas Childhood.
The Kinkster read from the book and performed his songs - now
subject of two new tribute discs by fellow Texan singing actors
Shotgun Willie Nelson and Jesse Dayton.
Friedman, 66, has run for Texas Governor twice - this photo
was taken during his 2006 campaign on his campaign bus at a
Willie Nelson July 3 picnic at Carl's Corner.
HERE to read our Diary feature on the Kinky-Van Dyke tour.
HERE to read our latest interview with the legend who has been
a White House guest of President Bill Clinton and George Dubya
LAMBERT - THE GOOD NEWS
award winning Texan star Miranda Lambert cancelled her 2010
tour at the 11th hour - because of a respiratory ailment.
But we have good news for fans of Lambert - we have Miranda's
award winning fourth album Revolution as a prize for
viewers who renew Nu Country TV memberships or become members.
Sony-BMG promotions chief Emma Smith has also given us Miranda's
new DVD - Revolution: Live By Candlelight.
The DVD features rare acoustic performances of six songs White
Liar, The House That Built Me, Love Song, Heart Like Mine,
Love Is Looking At You and Rolling Stones country classic
We also have autographed copies of expatriate Australasian
superstar Keith Urban's huge selling 9th CD Get Closer to
promote his triumphant return tour here in April with fellow
stars Lady Antebellum.
CLICK HERE for details on how
to win on our membership page.
COUNTRY TV IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA & QUEENSLAND
Country TV returns to air on QCTV 31 in Brisbane in February
Nu Country TV returns to air on C 44 in South Australia -
Tuesday April 5 at 8:30 pm - with a repeat at 3:00 pm Friday.
is the bookmark for QCTV in Brisbane - http://www.31digital.com.au/
is the bookmark for C 34 nee C31 in South Australia. -
TO WATCH NU COUNTRY TV LIVE ON THE WEB
have more good news for Nu Country TV fans here and overseas.
Select episodes of the show are now available online at the
digital web page of the Victorian mother ship C 31.
That's a bonus for Peter Hosking - our founder and executive
Prague - and international artists touring Australia in 2011.
The episodes available for viewing online are the latest episodes
of Series 15,
Visit : www.c31.org.au/program
And Click on Nu Country TV
COUNTRY TV LIVE ON THE WEB
have good news for Nu Country TV fans here and overseas.
episodes of the show are now available online at the web page of
the Victorian mother ship C 31.
a bonus for Peter Hosking - our founder and executive producer-in-exile
in Prague - and international artists touring Australia in 2008.
episodes available for viewing online are the latest episodes of
Series 12, 2009.
here to access Nu Country live on the web.
COUNTRY TV NEWS ON MELBOURNE RADIO
Country TV producer David Dawson joins Stereo 974 personality Bob
on air each Monday and Thursday at 10 am to deliver the latest music
duo breaks the latest country music and movie stories from here
are good tidings for listeners to the country oasis in the hits
and memories and pop commercial radio desert of Melbourne.
Brooklyn community radio station now broadcasts country music from
9 am to 6 pm on weekdays.
974 experienced a huge increase in listeners since veteran radio
personality and vocal coach Taylor replaced pop with country music
in his shows.
Taylor, renowned for his DJ training and production at Nu Country
FM in its halcyon days, practices what he preaches - back announcing
of songs and artists.
nine-hour country oasis compliments Stereo 974 manager Rod Boyd's
Truck Stop from midnight-dawn on weekdays and midnight-8 a.m. on
Saturday and Sunday.
Taylor will update the station's music daily and is reached by email
strength of the Stereo 974 FM signal means country music will now
be heard 15 hours a day throughout the metropolitan area.
listeners will also have even greater choice - both Stereo 974 that
penetrates the eastern extremities of Corio Bay - and Geelong Country
as a bonus for listeners beyond Melbourne and Geelong, the country
music is also accessed live on the Internet.
Further info - http://www.stereo974.com/
GEELONG NOW HOT COUNTRY - 89.3 FM
have good news for the thousands of listeners who flood the Nu Country
web page with queries about Geelong Country - 89.3 FM.
station has been re-named Hot Country and is part of a network that
includes 3 NSW stations - AM 1215 Southern Highlands, FM 101.1 Nowra
and FM 105.3 in Wollongong.
importantly queries about songs played can be directed to the network
web page HOTCOUNTRY.NET.AU
also have plans to stream the service on line shortly," says
Greg Parkinson of Hot Country, "this will also give listeners
details of which songs have been played."
info email - email@example.com
MORE VIDEO CLIPS NEEDED
Country TV beams into Phillip Island, West Gippsland, Geelong &
the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, north to Mt Macedon and east
to the Dandenongs.
also featured on C 31 in South Australia - home state of expatriate
Greencards multi-instrumentalist Kym Warner and Nashville recording
artist Jedd Hughes.
Guitar winner Beccy Cole, Jake Nickolai and 2000 Star Maker winner
Cat Southern also earned their stripes in home state South Australia.
means 750,000 viewers plus for videos, interviews and live gig footage
send your video clips in mini-DV or DVD-R format to Nu Country -
P O Box 625, Northcote - 3070.
keep you up to date on country music through our concert reviews,
features in our Diary and tours in TonkGirl's Gig Guide.
HERE for our Gig Guide.
And CLICK HERE for our live concert
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ABC has added Dig Country to its on-line jazz and roots radio
Adelaide bluegrass and roots country expert Richard Porteous
and peers have created a joyous sound that is reminiscent
of Nu Country FM in its halcyon days.
in by visiting Dig Country.
LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO
radio avenues include -
David Heard's Acid Country on PBS
Thursday 3-5.30 PM
Denise Hylands Twang on RRR 102.7 FM Saturday 2-4 PM
Country INRFM 96.5FM Wednesday between 7pm & 9pm.
The presenters alternate each week, they are Barry Bosnich
& John Worth.
Texas Time Travellin North West FM Glenroy 98.9 Saturday
6 p m - 8 p m
North West FM Glenroy 98.9 Sunday
12pm - 3 p m
playing a mix of Oz, US, Bluegrass Western swing & everything
in between, on the Double Clutchin Weasel Show On 88.6FM
@ 10.00PM - 12.00pm
COUNTRY 89.3 FM - 24 hours non-stop country
974 FM - Bob Taylor 9 am - 6 pm week days.
Truck Stop Country Rod Boyd - midnight to dawn.
9.30 pm to midnight
[full on country]
Now streaming live
Foot High And Rising with Myles O'Neil Shaw PBS - 106.7
FM - Monday 1-3 p m.
Mornington Peninsula Radio
Country Mix with Ken Brown
Tuesday & Thursday Breakfast 6-9am
Wild Western Swing and Wicked Wacky
Country - Steve Burley
BJs Country Music John Burrows