Texan troubadour Pat Green headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - February 24 - with the video clip for Feels Just Like It Should from his 10th album Cannonball.

The singer wrote his hit - one of eight originals - with Brett James and Justin Andrew Pollard.
Nu Country is repeated on C 31 - Victoria on Wednesday - 5.30 p m - and Thursday at high noon.

Green, now 35, broke in Texas with a brace of big selling indie albums before being signed by mainstream labels.

He self-released his debut, Dancehall Dreamer in 1995 - first of 5 indie discs that sold an amazing 200,000 copies.

Green landed at Republic/Universal for the first of three albums, Three Days, before scoring with the title track of Wave on Wave and The Lucky Ones.

After touring with major stars Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, the singer propelled Cannonball to #2 on the Billboard country album chart with 38,000 units sold.

He also wrote the ballad Finder's Keepers - a duet with Sara Evans - with renowned writer Matraca Berg, singing spouse of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band co-founder Jeff Hanna.

CLICK HERE for a Green review from The Diary on December 18, 2006.


Mississippi singer-songwriter Jeff Bates makes his Nu Country TV debut this week.

Bates, 43, and a four times wed former convict, sings tailor penned tune One Second Chance - title track of his second album.

The life of the singer, a reformed speed addict, reads like a page torn from the country music template.

Bates, an adoptee and hell-raising singer, was raised in the backwoods of Mississippi with eight other siblings.

Click here for a Bates feature from the Diary on December 20, 2006.


Fellow veteran country and R & B singer Ronnie Milsap also debuts on Nu Country with a video of his tune Local Girls from his new album My Life - The Collection.

Keith Stegall, who's produced such top-tier acts as Alan Jackson, George Jones AND expatriate Australian starlet Catherine Britt, also helmed The Collection.

He co-wrote the famous North Carolina born singer's 1990 hit, Stranger Things Have Happened.

Milsap, 63, made a comeback with his 2004 disc Just For The Thrill after winning six Grammys and eight CMA Awards, in a 20-year reign on RCA from 1973.

His 40 major hits include The Girl Who Waits On Tables Waits At Home For Me.

Ronnie also played piano and sang on Elvis hit Kentucky Rain - written by the late Eddie Rabbit.

The singer, who cut a memorable B Side Let's Go Get Stoned, is now touring as a special guest with Texan superstar and rancher George Strait.

Further info - http://www.ronniemilsap.com


Starmaker winner Cat Southern, now 25, was a big hit at the 2007 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Southern won the 2006 Starmaker award and landed an ABC music CD deal, a new single and a video clip for CMC and Nu Country TV.

This week Cat performs her debut video of First Last Kiss from her five track EP So Far.

Former Ted Mulry Gang rocker and veteran country producer Herm Kovacs produced her EP.

Cat moved to the NSW Central Coast from South Australia in 2003 after graduating from an agricultural high school and touring the outback with Brian Young.

"I like to call it new country," Cat said of her disc that featured the single Big Girl Now.

"I'd like to do some more writing, but I'm also of the belief that there are so many amazing songwriters out there. Why should I, a mediocre songwriter, restrict myself to my rather ordinary songs when there are amazing songs out there?"

Southern developed her passion for country music through equestrian pursuits and also entered Australian Idol.

"I grew up riding and loving horses," she said.

"I was showjumping for several years and I got to travel around Australia with the circuit. I went to an agricultural school. I got involved with the horse club and cattle club and the sheep club and the chicken club."

It was natural she joined the Brian Young outback tour circuit.

That's another notch on my belt," she said.

"Brian wasn't on the tour this year, he's been battling illness and we really missed him.

Further info - http://www.catsouthern.com


Queensland singer-songwriter Gemma Doyle has good musical genetics.

Her great grandmother sang with Glenn Miller when he toured here during World War 11.

Gemma performed her song Permission To Breathe from her second album Nothing.

The singer has also recorded songs penned by fellow Queenslander Jason Kemp who performed on the 2005 Nu Country TV Christmas party with Arizona country singer Billy Wyatt and the Nu Country showcase at Hotel Kew on October 7, 2006.

Jason and Gemma, just 21, have worked together in Queensland after she made here recording debut at 14.

She recorded her debut album Twists And Turns at 16 and made the finals of Golden Guitar awards.

Her 2006 album Nothing also made the finals of the Golden Guitar awards.

More info - http://www.gemmadoylemusic.com


NSW band The Yeehaa Boys make their Nu Country TV debut with a video clip of Playin' 8 Ball
- title track of their Waterfront Records CD.

Former Ted Mulry Gang guitarist Mick Buckley formed the band after he toured the U.S. for six years when he was based in New Orleans.

Buckley injected his Texas swing music into a band featuring members of rock acts - Noiseworks and The Radiators.

The Yeehaa Boys performed at Gympie Muster and Royal Sydney Show in 2006 and plan to return to the U.S. to perform in 2007.


ARIA award winning singer Troy Cassar-Daley hosted the premiere of Series #7 of Nu Country TV and is a valued benefactor.

You can win an autographed copy of Troy's big selling sixth album Brighter Day by becoming a member of Nu Country TV.

We also have copies of Felicity's fifth CD My Life and expatriate Australian country star Catherine Britt's second album Too Far Gone.

CLICK HERE to learn how to win CDS by Troy, Felicity, Kacey Jones, Catherine Britt, Tania Kernaghan and Billy Wyatt.

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