Expatriate Australian bluegrass band Greencards has won a vast new galaxy of fans after a prestige tour with Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan.

Now it headlines Episode #5 of Series #4 of Nu Country TV this Saturday - August 6 - at 8 p m on C 31.

The trio features Adelaide born Kym Warner, Coffs Harbour-Dorrigo damsel Carol Young and Englishman Eamon McLoughlin.

Greencards perform the video for new single Time from second album Weather And Water.

Warner and Young wrote the song with prolific songwriter Bill Whitbeck - bassist for legendary Texan troubadour Robert Earl Keen.

The video clip earned healthy high rotation on the U.S. CMT cable network before being sent to Australian Pay TV channel CMC and Nu Country TV.

"We made the video clip at an old ice skating rink at Lebanon near Nashville," Kym recalled.
"All the local kids came to the rink for the video directed by Roger Pistole from the West Coast."

The trio, now touring the U.S. with South Australian born and latter day NSW Central Coast chart topper Kasey Chambers, is winning wide exposure on U.S. radio.

CLICK HERE for a Greencards feature from the DIARY.


Oklahoma City born country star Vince Gill also features in our classic vault section this week with his song Don't Let Our Love Start Slipping Away.

A celebrity cast of peers support Gill in his video.

You can be a winner if you're a Nu Country member by naming some of the cast and emailing music@nucountry.com.au after a question is asked on the TV show.

Gill, 48, is the son of late appellate court Judge Stan who played banjo and sang in his chambers during adjournments.

Vince began his career with late brother Bob in bluegrass band, Mountain Smoke and joined Bluegrass Alliance with Sam Bush and Dan Crary in 1975 and Sundance with Byron Berline.

The former Pure Prairie League singer toured Australia in the eighties with Sundance and later Albert Lee before his solo career took off.

Gill and former singing spouse Janis of the Sweethearts Of The Rodeo sired daughter Jenny - a some-time duet partner.

He later wed Christian singer Amy Grant - former wife of producer, singer and TV host Gary Chapman.

Gill and Rodney Crowell are key members of The Notorious Cherry Bombs who won exposure on Nu Country for their song Its Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long.

CLICK HERE for a Gill story from the DIARY.


Queensland singer Natalie Howard also performs new single I Don't Want To Live Like That.

The Redcliffe born chanteuse wrote the song with Nashville singer-songwriter James Dean Hicks - one of her many collaborators.

Natalie lives on the Gold Coast and makes regular trips to Music City to write and develop her talent.

Howard has won hefty ABC and community radio airplay for those songs on debut indie album Yesterday's Make-up.

CLICK HERE for a Howard story from the Diary on July 5.


Lin Van Hek, long time partner and best friend of Joe Dolce, debuts on Nu Country with the song River Of Life from their joint 19 song album The Flower in 2004.

The collaborative CD is a celebration of the artists 25 years performing together.

River Of Life was written by New Zealand legend Kath Tait and has been a focal point of the Van Hek-Dolce show Difficult Women for 10 years.

Further info - www.linvanhek.com

< Lin Van Hek with Joe Dolce


Northcote singer Dave Owens performs the title track of his second indie album In My Shoes.

Owens revealed that In My Shoes is a romantic fantasy about a famous misunderstood travelling balladeer.

Dave is the son of American musician Dave Owens Sr - who co-penned the late rock king Johnny O'Keefe's hit Wild One' (Real Wild Child).

The Troubadours singer has played professionally since he was 16 with bands such as Mad Gorilla, Trader, Dirty Pool and Jerry, James & The Chocolate Factory.

He has also recorded a studio album and a live album in 2000 & 2002.

Further info - http://www.dave-owens.com/


Brunswick alt.country trio Because We Can makes its Nu Country debut with its aptly named Death Waltz.

The band made its nine song CD at Bakehouse Studio in North Fitzroy and has won airplay on RRR and PBS-FM with live gigs in Melbourne and Canberra.

Because We Can included Love Song For Axl Rose on a CD that features mandolin, piano and drums.

Further info - www.becausewecan.com.au

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