Kirsty Lee Akers

Hunter Valley singer-songwriters Kirsty Lee Akers and Melody Pool headline Nu Country TV on Thursday September 18 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31, Digital 44.

Acclaimed hit writer Brandy Clark debuts on the show, repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm and Thursday 2.30 am.

Waco singer-songwriter Wade Bowen performs a Clark penned parody of truck songs on the show, filmed and edited by Laith Graham

Texan troubadours Billy Joe Shaver and Hayes Carll return to Behind Bars after winning enthusiastic fans on their Australian tours.

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

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/program/view/program/nu-country-tv

CLICK HERE for this week's show preview in The Diary.
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CLICK HERE for an exclusive Doug Bruce interview in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a new interview with Adam Harvey in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a new Kacey Jones CD Review in The Diary.
CLICK HERE to win an autographed Kacey CD on our Membership Page.
CLICK HERE for a Dan Waters CD review in The Diary.


The Mavericks
Resurrected Floridian stars The Mavericks , Californian surfing cowboy Gary Allan and Blackjack Billy visit Victoria on their spring national tour.

The stars kick off their tour September 25 at Enmore Theatre in Sydney before headlining CMC Rocks North Queensland in Townsville on Saturday September 28.

They then play on Sunday September 28 at Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre before following major stars including Emmylou Harris and Dierks Bentley into the historic St Kilda Palais Theatre on Wednesday
October 1.

The major tour ends at the famed Deni Ute Muster on Friday October 3 & Saturday October 4.

CLICK HERE for our Gig Guide for full booking details of the major tour sponsored by Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment Edge.
CLICK HERE for a Mavericks feature in The Diary on February 27, 2013.
CLICK HERE for a Gary Allan feature in The Diary on February 8, 2013.
CLICK HERE to win a Gary Allan CD on our Membership Page.
CLICK HERE for a Blackjack Billy feature in The Diary on May 8, 2014.


Texan Miranda Lambert debuted at #1 on the all genre Billboard Top 200 chart with her sixth album Platinum.

We have an exclusive feature on the Pistol Annies creator in our Diary this week as she surrenders her chart top to Jack White who produced Van Lear Rose - the 2004 album by Loretta Lynn who is still performing at the ripe young age of 82.

Lambert and Missouri born star Sheryl Crow honoured Kentucky born Loretta by performing with her on her video and song for her 2010 tribute disc.

Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn also featured Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, The White Stripes , Martina McBride, Paramore , Steve Earle and Faith Hill.

Sissy Spacek played Loretta, Tommy Lee Jones was cast as her late husband Mooney, Beverly D'Angelo portrayed Patsy Cline and the late Levon Helm portrayed her father Ted in 1980 movie Coal Miner's Daughter , based on her 1976 autobiography.

We also have features on other female icons Crow, Carlene Carter, Sydney chanteuse Christie Lamb and diverse male peers in our Diary.

CLICK HERE for a Miranda Lambert CD Feature in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Christie Lamb CD review in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Carlene Carter CD review in The Diary
CLICK HERE for Luke O'Shea's new CD review feature in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for Rodney Crowell's new CD Review feature in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for an exclusive interview with Nashville band Blackjack Billy in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for a review of new Johnny Cash CD - Out Among The Stars
CLICK HERE for a Rod Balch CD Review
CLICK HERE for a feature on Arizona bluegrass and country star Dierks Bentley in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for a feature on Kansas singer Jerrod Niemann in The Diary.


Oklahoma superstar Toby Keith headlined a Rod Laver Arena concert featuring North Carolina star Kellie Pickler and the Eli Young Band from Denton, Texas.

The multi-millionaire singer-songwriter, I Love This Bar restaurant chain owner and Mezcal Tequila merchandiser welcomed Australian servicemen and women to his packed concert after headlining the seventh CMC Rocks The Hunter festival.

Dancing With The Stars winner Kellie and Eli Young Band performed to promote latest albums The Woman I Am and 10,000 Towns.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive concert review.
CLICK HERE for an exclusive Toby Keith feature in the Diary on January 18.
CLICK HERE to win Toby's latest two CDS on our Membership page.
CLICK HERE for a Liam Gerner CD review in the Diary on March 5.


A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum.

The gig by Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson and Novocastrian Morgan Evans was transferred from the St Kilda Palais to the even more historic Forum in the shadows of Federation Square and The Duke Of Wellington where drinkers can have an ale with the whale - Brian Roberts.

It may be a few long seasons since The Whale pulled on the boots for Richmond and South Melbourne but his legend looms large in the Flinders St watering hole.

But Gretchen, 40, and Evans, 28, sampled an ale from James Boag & Son in Van Diemen's Land at the Forum.

CLICK HERE for our Gretchen Wilson-Morgan Evans concert review.
CLICK HERE for an exclusive Gretchen Wilson interview in The Diary.


Pokey LaFarge live at Corner Hotel
Acclaimed Illinois born singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge wowed fans on his debut Australian tour that included the 38th Port Fairy Folk festival and select capital city concerts.

Pokey, just 31, was touring to promote his seven solo albums that date back to his 2006 self-released debut disc Marmalade.

Our web mistress Anne Sydenham photographed and reviewed his Melbourne concert at the Corner Hotel, Richmond, with Melbourne bluegrass band Mustered Courage.

CLICK HERE for Anne's review in our concert section.
CLICK HERE for an interview with Jason Isbell, who tours here in April, in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for an expansive Dolly Parton Blue Smoke feature in the Diary.


We have more exciting news - thanks to Universal Music promotions supremo Diana Caruso.

You can win Grammy winner Rosanne Cash's acclaimed 15th album The River & The Thread that reached #11 on Billboard's all genre chart on debut.

Cash, 58 and mother of four, wrote her new 11 track album after visiting the Deep South on several field trips with second husband and co-writer-producer John Leventhal.

They also included a song they wrote with her first husband - her Texan born former producer and duet partner Rodney Crowell.

Cash and Leventhal also visited the famed Tallahatchie Bridge near where songwriter Emmett Till was murdered and blue legend Robert Johnson died.

Former President Bill Clinton summoned Cash at interval in a Carnegie Hall concert to meet him to discuss what was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge in Bobby Gentry's famous 1967 hit Ode To Billy Joe that Cash performed that night.

CLICK HERE to find the answer in our exclusive Rosanne interview in The Diary.
CLICK HERE to see how to win Rosanne's The River & The Thread CD on our Membership page.


Oklahoma superstar Toby Keith is making his debut Australian tour in March and we have his 19th CD Drinks After Work for new members and renewing members.

Universal Music promotions chief Jordan Wiggins has provided copies of the huge selling disc to help promote the multi-millionaire's tour.

Keith, 53, and father of three including singer daughter Krystal, headlines the 7th CMC Rocks The Hunter festival from March 14-16.

He also plays Rod Laver Arena with Kellie Pickler and the Texan Eli Young Band on March 19.
Drinks After Work is dedicated to Keith's late bass player-bandleader Chuck Goff, who died in a Cleveland County car accident in February, and features the emotional anthem Chuckie's Gone.

It was déjà vu - on March 24, 2001 (Keith's 17th wedding anniversary), his father was killed in a car accident on Interstate 35.

That event and the September 11 attacks in 2001 prompted Keith to write Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue - a song about his father's patriotism and faith in the United States.

Chuckie's Gone leads off with lyrics about his fellow Oklahoman Chuck not being around for the spring tornadoes that defined so much of 2013 for multi-millionaire Keith and his home state.

You can win Drinks After Work by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for full details.
CLICK HERE for a Toby Keith feature in our Diary.


Arkansas born singer-songwriter Iris De Ment wowed fans on her second sold out Australian concert tour.

Web mistress Anne Sydenham was stage front for both De Ment tours - the first at the long departed Continental Café in Prahran in 1998 and now, 15 years later, at the Thornbury Theatre.

Iris, 52 and youngest of 14 children, was accompanied by her first husband Elmer - a fireman - on her debut Australian tour.

This time Iris, now wed to Iowa singer-songwriter Greg Brown, toured solo while Greg's daughter Pieta performed here with Tasmanian Lucie Thorne in their duo Love Over Gold.

Iris, who appeared in The Songcatcher movie in 2000, was touring here to promote her 5th album Sing The Delta and songs featured in the movie Little Buddha and Coen Brothers film True Grit and TV show Northern Exposure.

CLICK HERE for Anne's exclusive review and picture in our Concerts Section.


Kinky Friedman live at Caravan Music Club 28/11/13 - photo by Kip Karpik
Singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman performed two Melbourne concerts on his 10th Australian tour in November.

This time The Kinkster left 2011 touring partner Van Dyke Parks at home and performed solo.

Our photographer to the stars and former Nu Country FM treasurer Kip Karpik was stage side at The Toff In The Town at Curtin House.

And our TV show producer David Dawson was lured from his sick bed by the Kinkster, now 69 and holding, to analyse his new jokes at the user friendly Caravan Club in Oakleigh.

CLICK HERE for our concerts page to inspect their collateral damage.


Georgian superstar Alan Jackson and latter day Alabama touring partner Sara Evans performed a marathon concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne as the capital city finale of their Australian tour.

The duo, supported by Novocastrian Morgan Evans, performed to a near capacity crowd.

Jackson, 54, released his first bluegrass album on the eve of his second Australian tour but did not showcase any of his new originals in his 25 song set.

But we will have videos of two of his bluegrass originals - Blue Ridge Mountain Song and Blacktop - in Series #21 of Nu Country TV over summer.

Evans, 42, released a tour souvenir 24 track double CD - Stronger and Greatest Hits - and debuted latest single Slow Me Down from an album to be released in 2014.

She also promoted one of her favourite charities World Vision during her set.

CLICK HERE for our Jackson-Evans live show review in our concerts section.
CLICK HERE for an exclusive new interview with Sara Evans in The Diary on
August 6.

CLICK HERE for an interview with Jackson in the Diary on October 24, 2010.


Tennessean Chris Young won a wide new audience when he played CMC Rocks The Hunter festival in March.

Now, Young, 28, has released his fourth chart-topping CD A.M. as a prelude to a return tour.

You can win A.M. and help us return for our 21st series in December by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.

CLICK HERE for our membership page for full details.

CLICK HERE for a new Chris Young feature in the Diary.


Oklahoma country star Toby Keith makes his debut Australian tour when he headlines the 2014 CMC Rocks The Hunter festival in NSW from March 14-16.

Former Mississippi boxing champion Paul Thorn and Texan Eli Young Band are also to return here and join Keith, 51 and father of singer Krystal, at the three day festival.

U.S. Dancing With The Stars winner Kellie Pickler, duet partner of Melbourne singer Jasmine Rae, also plays the festival that features return of U.S. artists Love & Theft and Craig Campbell.

Keith, Pickler and the Eli Young Band also play concerts in Brisbane and Sydney before ending the tour at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday March 19.

Tickets go on sale Friday October 4 for all capital city concerts.

Other acts announced for CMC Rocks The Hunter include expatriate Australian bluegrass trio The Greencards, Aussie country king Lee Kernaghan, The Flood, Morgan Evans, Adam Eckersley Band, Luke O'Shea, Kaylens Rain and New Zealand singer Jody Direen.

You can win a copy of Toby's 18th CD Hope On The Rocks by becoming a member of Nu Country TV or renewing your membership before our 21st series in December.

CLICK HERE for details on our Membership page.
CLICK HERE for our Hope On The Rocks feature in the Diary on July 2.
CLICK HERE for the CMC Rocks The Hunter 2014 line-up in Tonkgirl's Gig Guide.
CLICK HERE for our Paul Thorn feature in the Diary on June 10.
CLICK HERE for an exclusive new interview with Sara Evans in The Diary on
August 6.


When Charley Pride released his first single The Snakes Crawl At Night in 1965 it went to radio with no accompanying photo.

It scored major airplay and in 1967 Pride became only the second African American to appear on the Grand Ol Opry.

Charley's song launched his career celebrated on his 17th Australian tour in November with a 40 song double CD 40 Years Of Pride on Sony Music.

It includes his first single and 39 other classics that began with debut #1 hit - All I Have to Offer You (Is Me).
The album also includes Kiss An Angel Good Morning - a million-selling hit that helped Pride win CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in 1971 and 1972.

Other memorable Pride standards included are Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone, Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town, Roll On Mississippi, I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again, Someone Loves You Honey, When I Stop Leaving I'll Be Gone, Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger, Burgers and Fries and You're So Good When You're Bad.

You can help us return to Channel 31 for our 21st series over the summer festival season by becoming a member of Nu Country TV or renewing your membership.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details on how to win 40 Years Of Pride.
CLICK HERE for our exclusive Charley Pride interviews in the Diary.


Paul Thorn live at Hallam Hotel - photo by John Karpik
Former Mississippi boxing champion Paul Thorn performed two Victorian concerts after debuting on Nu Country TV with the video for his sixth album title track Pimps & Preachers.

Thorn, 48, and father of two daughters, wowed small but enthusiastic audiences at Northcote Social Club and Hallam Hotel as the garden state froze under a full moon.

Out web mistress Anne Sydenham headed a Nu Country contingent to Beer Can Hill in Northcote where Thorn was supported by Dan Waters and greeted fellow sporting icon songwriter and former Nu Country TV host Mike Brady of Up There Cazaly fame.

Thorn performed his 1997 album title track Hammer & Nail about his 1988 TV bout in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with world champion middleweight boxer Roberto Duran.

Anne's photographs and review appear in our concerts section.

CLICK HERE for Anne's review.

Former Nu Country treasurer John Karpik ventured north from Blairgowrie to Hallam where he photographed Thorn and local support act Lachlan Bryan.

Thorn appeared just 50 miles west of where Drouin born Aussie born world champion boxer Lionel Rose first threw a punch and Geelong footy champion Gary Ablett Sr. kicked his first goals.

CLICK HERE for our Hallam review in our concerts section.
CLICK HERE for this week's TV show preview in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our exclusive interview with Paul Thorn in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Ashley Monroe feature in the Diary on May 27.
CLICK HERE for our Ashley Monroe CD giveaway on our Membership Page.


Oklahoma 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.
You 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 during spring.

CLICK HERE for a feature story on Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe
CLICK HERE for our Membership Page to win Based On a True Story.
CLICK HERE for a new feature on Blake in the Diary.


A 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!
Ironically, 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.

CLICK HERE for our Diary with a new CD review and exclusive interview with Denver from 1984.


Singing 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 plant explosion.

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.

You 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.

Willie 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.


We 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 Facebook.

We 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.

You can win the album by visiting our membership and Facebook pages.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive new feature on Brad in our Diary.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page to see how you can win Wheelhouse.


David Olney & Sergio Webb live at Caravan Music Club
We celebrate the peak of the autumn touring circuit with our web mistress Anne Sydenham's exclusive review of Nashville singer-songwriter legend Dave Olney and Sergio Webb.

The duo, supported by local singer-songwriter Bill Jackson and Pete Fidler, wowed music lovers at the rustic Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh.

New Jersey acoustic country trio Red Molly blew away the capacity crowds at the 37th Port Fairy Folk Festival with artist of the year Suzannah Espie, Shane Howard and other Aussie artists.

They were complimented by veteran folkie Arlo Guthrie and Texan soul and R & B stars Ruthie Foster and Eugene Hideaway Bridges.

CLICK HERE for Anne's Caravan Music Club review.
CLICK HERE for our review of Zac Brown Band and Jason Mraz at Myer Music Bowl.
CLICK HERE for our Port Fairy roundup.
CLICK HERE for our Rascal Flatts and Band Perry review.
CLICK HERE for our Vika Bull tribute to Etta James - At Last concert.
CLICK HERE for our review of former Australian Of The Year Lee Kernaghan and Tasmanian band The Wolfe Brothers' showcase at Palms At Crown and the Zac Brown Band debut at Myer Music Bowl.
CLICK HERE for Tonkgirl's Gig Guide that previews the tours by former Mississippi boxing champion and singer-songwriter Paul Thorn and country folk legend Joan Baez.


California singing cowboy singer Gary Allan debuted at #1 on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart with his ninth album Set You Free.

We have more exciting news - you can win this acclaimed CD by becoming a member of Nu Country TV or renewing your membership.

Allan, 45 and father of six children, won a wide following on his four Australian tours.

The singer exorcised his grief in many songs after his third wife Angela suicided in 2004.

Now, after recovering from his musician father's death and throat surgery, Allan is on top of his game.

We will feature a video of his latest #1 hit, Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain, in this series of Nu Country TV.

Universal Music promo ace Brittany Walker provided the CD prize and music video.

CLICK HERE for our membership page for details on how you can win Gary's CD.
CLICK HERE for a feature on Gary's new album in the Diary.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page to win the CD.
CLICK HERE for a feature on In Time in our Diary.
CLICK HERE for a preview of the Series finale in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a James McMurtry CD reviews in The Diary
CLICK HERE for a Kip Moore feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for Part 2 of our Lee Kernaghan interview in The Diary
CLICK HERE for Big House CD reviews in The Diary
CLICK HERE for a Derailers CD Review in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Slaid Cleaves feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Justin Moore feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Elizabeth Cook interview in the Diary on November 9, 2008
CLICK HERE for a new Lee Kernaghan feature in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for our exclusive interviews with Bruce Robison in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for our Chris Young feature in The Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Mark Chesnutt review in the Diary.


If 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


The 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 White.

We have the band's new video Goodbye In Her Eyes - replete with circus characters - that we feature in Series #19 of Nu Country TV.

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 announced.

CLICK HERE for a Zac Brown Band feature in our Diary.
CLICK HERE for festival details in our Gig Guide.


Nu Country TV membership officer Peter O'Keefe and gig guide collator Annie Christophers have combined their literary and photographic skills.

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 Page.

It was Kentucky born Californian singing actor Dwight's third Australian tour.

Dwight, 56, was promoting his 20th album 3 Pears on Warner Music.

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.

Click Here for our exclusive review in our concerts section.


There's 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 Nu Country.

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 Kilda Palais.

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.


You can also follow Nu Country TV on Facebook - courtesy of gig guide collator Annie Christophers and our loyal public officer Denise Kuhl.

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

The 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 each Thursday.


Revered 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 Cook.

"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 1980s.

He had heart bypass surgery in 1987 and spent more than two years away from songwriting, but he returned in earnest in the 1990s.

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.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive 1983 interview with Dycus in our Diary on November 16, 2011.


Texan troubadour Hayes Carll and Hunter Valley chanteuse Kirsty Akers excelled in their midnight rodeo at Northcote Social Club in August.

Hayes and Kirsty peaked with their live duet on Carll's latest Americana chart hit Another Like You.

Carll proved why he was the inspiration for one of the characters in Tim McGraw-Gwyneth Paltrow movie Country Strong.

The singer, 36, performed songs from the movie and all discs including fourth album KMAG YOYO & Other American Stories.

Carll's songwriting partner Ray Wylie Hubbard kicked off our Behind Bars concert segment in July.

This week in the Series #18 finale fellow Texan Shotgun Willie Nelson performs a live version of his gospel classic Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die in Houston.

CLICK HERE for a Hayes Carll live review in our Concerts section.
CLICK HERE for a Carll feature in the Diary on July 14.
CLICK HERE for the Series finale preview in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for Ray Wylie Hubbard feature interviews in our Diary.


Carrie Underwood performed to a near capacity crowd at St Kilda Palais after headlining the premiere of Nu Country TV Series #18 on Wednesday June 6.

The five-time Grammy winner and septet band performed many songs from her huge selling fourth album Blown Away during her 23-tune set.

We celebrate Oklahoma born Carrie's success with giveaways of Blown Away.

The singer wrote eight of the 14 songs on her album that features tunes exploring murder of a cheater, domestic abuse revenge and a gun-toting gal from the Wild West.

CLICK HERE to see how you can win Blown Away on our membership page - thanks to Sony promotions chief Natalie Dillon.

CLICK HERE for our Palais review on our Concerts page.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive feature on Carrie in the Diary.


Shooter 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 Williams.

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.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive revealing Shooter interview in the Diary.

CLICK HERE for our feature on Shotgun Willie Nelson's new album Heroes in the Diary


Thanks to all our new members and renewing members who supported us with our free Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tickets.

Promoters Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment Edge gave us special ticket packages - each worth more than $400 - as sponsors of our TV show.

This was the first time the two singing actors-superstars played concerts together including Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and CMC Rocks The Hunter Festival.

Meanwhile we still have Tim's acclaimed 11th album Emotional Traffic for new members and renewing members.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details on how to win this hot album.

CLICK HERE for a review of Emotional Traffic in the Diary

CLICK HERE for a concert review of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Eli Young at Rod Laver Arena on 21 March 2012


We have even more exciting news - Dierks Bentley's seventh album Home on the eve of his second Australian tour.

EMI promotions ace Bianca O'Neill gave us Dierks huge selling album prizes shortly before it debuted at #1 on Billboard on its U.S. release

The album features the Bentley hits Am I The Only One, Gonna Die Young and his duet with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town on When You Gonna Come Around.

Bentley wrote the title song with Brett Beavers and Dan Wilson about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords by a mass murderer in their home state Arizona.

U.S. President Barack Obama has also adopted Home - featuring expat Adelaide guitarist Jedd Hughes - as a personal song in his new campaign.

Bentley, 36, arrived in Nashville at 19 and had big hits before releasing his acclaimed bluegrass album Up On The Ridge.

All you have to do to win Home is become a member of Nu Country TV or renew your membership.

Click Here for our membership page to see how to win Dierks hot new CD.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive review of the Dierks Bentley and Lee Kernaghan concert at St Kilda Palais on our Concerts page.

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of Home

CLICK HERE for a Kernaghan interview from The Diary on November 10, 2009


Eric Church
Nu 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 photos.

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 burning bright.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Eric Church feature in o
ur Diary.


We 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 producer-in-exile in
Prague - and international artists touring Australia in 2011.

The episodes available for viewing online are the latest episodes of Series 15,

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Nu Country TV beams into Phillip Island, West Gippsland, Geelong & the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, north to Mt Macedon and east to the Dandenongs.

We're also featured on C 31 in South Australia - home state of expatriate Greencards multi-instrumentalist Kym Warner and Nashville recording artist Jedd Hughes.

Golden Guitar winner Beccy Cole, Jake Nickolai and 2000 Star Maker winner Cat Southern also earned their stripes in home state South Australia.

This means 750,000 viewers plus for videos, interviews and live gig footage weekly.

Please send your video clips in mini-DV or DVD-R format to Nu Country - 45 Ferndale Rd, Glen Iris 3146

We'll keep you up to date on country music through our concert reviews, features in our Diary and tours in TonkGirl's Gig Guide.

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And CLICK HERE for our live concert reviews.

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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.

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Other radio avenues include -

David Heard's Acid Country on PBS
106.7 FM
Thursday 3-5.30 PM
Now streaming live

Denise Hylands Twang on RRR 102.7 FM Saturday 2-4 PM
Now streaming live

Midweek Country INRFM 96.5FM Wednesday between 7pm & 9pm.
The presenters alternate each week, they are Mike Pealing & John Worth.
Now streaming live

Texas Time Travellin North West FM Glenroy 98.9 Saturday
6 p m - 8 p m

That's Country
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
Wednesday night
@ 10.00PM - 12.00pm

GEELONG COUNTRY 89.3 FM - 24 hours non-stop country

Stereo 974 FM - Bob Taylor 9 am - 6 pm week days.
Truck Stop Country Rod Boyd - midnight to dawn.

Now streaming live

3MDR 97.1FM

9.30 pm to midnight
[full on country]
Now streaming live

5 Foot High And Rising with Myles O'Neil Shaw PBS - 106.7 FM - Monday 1-3 p m.

3RPP Mornington Peninsula Radio

Monday 7-9pm
Country Mix with Ken Brown
Saturday 7-9pm
Kool Country
Barbara Kuhl

Tuesday & Thursday Breakfast 6-9am
Wild Western Swing and Wicked Wacky
Country - Steve Burley
Sunday 4am-7am
BJs Country Music John Burrows

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