Randy Travis
Stone country singing legend George Jones headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday - August 25 - at 8 p m on C 31 - with singing actor Randy Travis.

Jones, 75, and Travis perform A Few Ole Country Boys from the George Jones & Friends 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert at the Roy Acuff Theatre in Nashville.

The concert featured artists diverse as Alan Jackson, Aaron Neville, Trace Adkins, Connie Smith, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna.

It's released in Australia as a triple disc - double DVD and bonus CD - on New West Records.

This week's show is hosted by drummer and raconteur Dave Folley and is repeated on Monday at 6.30 am and Thursday at 2 am.

Jones, recently honoured with the George Jones University established in his name in Civil War town Franklin, is accident-prone.

He broke a wrist late last year in a fall in his producer's studio less than a year after a bout with pneumonia.

Travis, 48, toured here in 1989 at the peak of his country career - he took a break from making movies and gospel albums to perform with his mentor Jones.

His best-known movies included Black Dog, Texas Rangers, Fire Down Below, The Rainmaker, Frank & Jesse James, The Million Dollar Kid, The Trial Of Old Drum, The Wager and The Gift.

Travis's most recent hit Three Wooden Crosses has also prompted plans for a movie.

Jones has been equally prolific as a live performer and recording artist despite being ignored by radio.

Recent releases include his lauded 2006 duets disc with Merle Haggard - Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again and George Jones and Friends - God's Country.

The first Jones-Haggard duets album, Yesterday's Wine, was released in 1982.

The title track (written by Willie Nelson) reached No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

CLICK HERE for a Jones feature in The Diary on February 25, 2006.


Australian chart topper Troy Cassar-Daley, protégée of Jones, Haggard and Travis, filmed his video for new single Everything's Going To Be Alright with a celebrity cast in Brisbane.

Troy, 40, was a supported by a Samoan gospel choir at St Andrews Anglican Church in South Brisbane.

Wendy Matthews and Dave Gleeson from the Screaming Jets also joined Troy on the first video from his 20 song seventh album Born To Survive on Essence-EMI Records.

They were special guests at Troy's CD launch at Northcote Social Club.

CLICK HERE for web mistress Anne Sydenham's launch review - July 9, 2007.
CLICK HERE for a recent feature on Troy from the Diary on July 24, 2007.
Visit our Members Page to win autographed copies of Troy's sixth album Brighter Day.


Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Mike Brady returns to Nu Country TV with live cameos of songs from his third album Country To Country.

We also have part two of our exclusive interview with Brady who hosted our show on July 28.

Mike showcases his album live at Readings Books and Music - 253 Bay Street Port Melbourne on Wednesday August 22 at 6.30pm.

You can also win autographed copies of Country To Country by clicking here for our Members Page.

CLICK HERE for a feature on Mike from the Diary on July 31, 2007.


Nicki Gillis returns this week with a video for new single Leaving You For Myself from second album Lucy's Daughter.

Gillis wrote the song with Kevin Bennett of The Flood.

Former Bushwackers member Roger Corbett produced the disc at Valley Studio.

Western Australia born Nicki recently released the album's second single Remember Me and now calls the Blue Mountains home.

Gillis performs this week at the Gympie Muster where she won a 1996 talent quest.

She previously released the Don Walker penned Flame Trees as a single.

Nicki recorded that song as a tribute to Australian troops in Iraq where she toured in 2006 with Lee Harding and country artist Stacey Morris.

The singer also headlined the World Women's Hockey Championships in 2002 and performed via satellite to viewers in 16 countries.

She made the finals of Female Vocalist at the Victorian Country Music & Australian Songwriters Association Awards for her song Lonely from On The Mountain.

Nicki also joined Newcastle-based artist Brooke Leal in the duo Velvet Moon.

Further Info - www.nickigillis.com.au


Coffs Harbour singer Rod Dowsett performs the video for new single Fly Away from second album Rhyme Or Reason.

Dowsett hails from the same NSW coastal environs as Carol Young who left town to form the acclaimed Greencards in Texas and Tennessee.

Rod's new disc, produced by Pete Dyball, follows 2005 debut album Dodging Bullets and EP Six Tracks Down.

Dyball is the guitarist in Dowsett band The Cold Hard Truth - same name as a Jamie O'Hara song that was a George Jones album title track.

Another single Country Living has been released internationally on the Hillcrest label.

Dowsett recently performed at Charters Towers and Caboolture festivals with artists diverse as Nellie Donovan and Rose Carleo.

Further info - www.roddowsett.com


Sunshine Coast singer Gemma Doyle performs new single All I Want Is Tonight from second album Nothing.

Gemma has impeccable musical genetics - her great grandmother sang with Glenn Miller when he toured here during World War 11.

The singer, now 21, made her recording debut at 14 and wrote 9 songs on her disc for indie Queensland label Ravin.

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

She recorded her debut album Twists And Turns at 16 and made the finals of Golden Guitar awards in 2006 with Nothing.

More info - www.gemmadoylemusic.com


We have autographed copies of Mike Brady's new album Country To Country for viewers who become members or renew their membership.

We also have autographed copies of CDS by Troy Cassar-Daley, Tania Kernaghan, Catherine Britt and Arizona singer Billy Wyatt.

Visit our web page - www.nucountry.com.au - and see how you can win the CD by becoming a Nu Country TV member.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page.

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