Famous hell-raiser Jerry Lee Lewis headlines the first episode of Nu Country TV for 2007 on C 31 this Saturday - January 6 - at 9. 30 p.m.

The five times wed country rocker performs Bruce Springsteen song Pink Cadillac from his aptly titled new duets disc Last Man Standing.

Jerry Lee has won wide acclaim for his album that features this amazing animated clip as an accessory.

Equally apt for the Killer, 71, is this week's host Mid Pacific Bob Olson - last Maths lecturer standing at Northcote High School.

Bob returns with a spicy recipe from the cauldron at the Beer Can Hill delta font of higher learning.

Jerry Lee broke his ribs on one of his Australian tours when he fell in a hotel bath but is one of the true survivors of the genre.

CLICK HERE for a Jerry Lee Lewis CD review from the Diary.

CLICK HERE for Mid Pacific Bob's recipe collection.


Australian country music queen Kasey Chambers and The Wreckers have been added to Nu Country TV this Saturday - January 6 - on C 31.

It will be repeated on Wednesday at 5.30 p m and Thursday at high noon.

Chambers, 30, will perform the video clip of her tune Surrender from her big selling fourth album Carnival.

The singer, who cancelled a prestige American tour before announcing her second pregnancy, rows a boat in the aquatic video.

Chambers, mother of a son Talon, now aged 5, with former partner Cori Hopper, wed fellow singer Shane Nicholson in December, 2005.

Kasey and Shane, who recently celebrated their first anniversary, are expecting their child in July.

Chambers cancelled her spring tour of the U.S. that included dates at famed Austin City Limits festival, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

She finished a national tour in December and winds down her touring after the Byron Bay blues festival at Easter.

CLICK HERE for a review of Chambers CD Carnival.
CLICK HERE for a Kasey feature from the Diary on November 25, 2003.


Chart topping duo The Wreckers debuts on Nu Country with the video clip of its hit Leave The Pieces.

The duo's single rocketed its disc Stand Still Look Pretty to the top of the U.S. charts.

The Wreckers also scored mass media exposure here in the Herald Sun Hit Magazine and commercial airplay.

Michelle Branch and partner Jessica Harp, both 24, wrote 10 of 12 songs on an album that has already produced a video for new single My Oh My - a much more country song.

Arizona born Branch, who won a Grammy for a duet with Santana, released three solo albums before teaming with Kansas City bred Harp who had also released a 2003 solo disc.

Michelle and husband Teddy Landau, The Wreckers' bassist, recently sold their L.A. mansion for $3.3 million before moving to Nashville.

The Mediterranean-style home is in a gated community in Calabasas, near Malibu.

Leave the Pieces was written by Capitol recording artist Jennifer Hanson and Billy Austin.

It propelled sales of the album beyond 420,000 in its first five months in the market.

They also covered Patty Griffin tune One More Girl and landed their tune The Good Kind on TV show One Tree Hill.

CLICK HERE for The Wreckers CD review in the Diary.


Former Great Divide singer Mike McClure debuts with his video for Haunt Me No More from his 2002 debut solo disc 12 Pieces (Compadre.)

He has since released three EPS and four albums Everything Upside Down, Camelot Falling, Foam, Burtschi Brothers & Mike McClure Band CD Kinda.

Mike also produced the new Cross Canadian Ragweed album Soul Gravy.

McClure is also performing on the Larry Joe Taylor 7th annual Coastal And Cruisin' Trip this week with Kevin Welch, Max Stalling, Richard Leigh and Susan Gibson.

His previous band Great Divide recorded Afterglow: The Will Rogers Sessions, for indie Nashville label Broken Bow Records.

McClure's band was formed in 1992 in Oklahoma and launched in 1995 with Goin' For Broke - an independent Lloyd Maines produced album that sold more than 10,000 copies with little promotion.

It led to a contract with Atlantic Records Nashville and two CDs - Break in the Storm and The Revolutions.

It was on Atlantic during the tenure by expatriate Australasian Barry Coburn - original manager of superstar Alan Jackson and latter day publisher of fellow expat star Keith Urban.

Mike now records for Houston based Compadre Records - latter day home of Texan troubadour Billy Joe Shaver.

Great Divide was formed in Stillwater - the college font for superstar Garth Brooks and Jimmy LaFave - when McClure and peers were at Oklahoma State University.

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


Former Nashville buskers Old Crow Medicine Show return with the video of their song Tell It To Me from their self-titled 2004 album that sold 100,000 copies.

The quintet, tipped to tour Australia this year, has won a wide following with its five albums - the latest is David Rawlings produced Big Iron World (2006).

This clip has it roots in the acoustic band's live performances - just like the clips for Down Home Girl and Woody Guthrie song Union Made.

Directed by rock photographer Danny Clinch, the band cut the clips in a New York minute on the mean streets of Manhattan.

Old Crow Medicine Show may hold the record for the fastest music video shoot of the year - about an hour of playing music on a busy New York City street corner.

The band was formed in upstate New York was discovered by Doc Watson's daughter Nancy.

It busked across the border in Canada and became known for its eclectic country folk and bluegrass hybrid.

Old Crow Medicine Show is a regular guest on Prairie Home Companion - Garrison Keilor hosted radio show eulogised in the final movie by late Robert Altman, famed for his Nashville movie.

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


Sydney chanteuse Donna Boyd performs a video for her new single A Good Day.

Award winning Lilydale singer David Carter of Carter & Carter produced Donna who returned here to live after working overseas
Donna performed on the Sydney cabaret circuit and then, at a young age, left home to travel overseas.

She performed in London, New York, Orlando, Miami and Las Vegas and eventually wound up in Nashville, Tennessee where her love for country music was awakened. After returning home Donna began to compose songs, both solo and in collaboration with writers such as Michael Carr.

In 2000 she released her first country music EP and received a T.I.A.R.A. (Tamworth Independent Artist Recognition Awards) nomination for Best Female Vocal.

Then she teamed with guitarist Stuart French of Feral Swing Katz in 2002 to produce her album All Roads.

In January 2003 she became the T.I.A.R.A. Best Female Independent Vocalist.

Donna embarked on a tour of the U.K. in 2004 - 42 dates in 61 days.

In 2005 Donna co-produced I've Got My Standards, Vol.1 with Bob Howe and seven piece band.

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


ARIA award winning singer Troy Cassar-Daley hosted the premiere of Series #7 of Nu Country TV and has become 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.

CLICK HERE to learn how to win Troy's CD.

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