Tamworth born singer-songwriter Felicity Urquhart returns to Nu Country TV as host this Saturday August 1 on C 31 - at 9. 30 pm.

The singer features video clips by fellow Nu Country hosts Troy Cassar-Daley and Melinda Schneider on the show, repeated on Wednesday at 3.30 pm.

Prolific Australian songwriters Lianna Rose and Paul Kelly also guest on the show in which Felicity tells all about tours with U.S. stars Rodney Crowell and Kim Richey.

Hotshot Nashville guitarist Brad Paisley also performs in the video for his huge recent hit Letter To Me.


Felicity, 34, had a surfeit of riches when she enlisted writing partners for sixth CD Landing Lights.

She wrote with Ohio born tourist Kim Richey, Alison Krauss's hit writer Robert Lee Castleman, Randy Scruggs, Mark Selby, expatriate Australian Jedd Hughes and local lads Mick Thomas, Mark Seymour and Chuck Jenkins.

This week Felicity, fresh from her honeymoon with guitarist Glenn Hannah, performs the video for Two Wheels - written with Melbourne rock singer Nick Barker.

CLICK HERE for a Felicity feature from the Diary on February 17, 2009.


Fellow country star Melinda Schneider also enlists a rock singer - Paul Kelly - for cross fertilisation.

The couple performs a duet on Still Here from her fifth album, Be Yourself.

Schneider recruited Kelly after finding him on a rock pool when she was snorkelling at Coogee Beach on the south side of Sydney.

Melinda, now 35, recently returned from a U.S. sojourn and launched family musical Schneiderville in Adelaide.

The singer hooked up with stone country singer Elizabeth Cook on her trip.

Their song Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman was a highlight of Schneider's previous album Stronger that included two other collaborations with Cook.

That song - also title track of Cook's fourth album - made the finals of the prestige 2007 Americana Awards in Nashville.

"That was a big thrill to be in the same awards category as Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin," Schneider conceded.

Cook, singing spouse of Nashville singer Tim Carroll, joined the cast of Conway Twitty, The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical.

Elizabeth portrayed one of the latest country star's daughters - Joni.

CLICK HERE for a Melinda feature from the Diary on July 26, 2008.


Troy Cassar-Daley and fellow Nu Country TV host Felicity Urquhart are touring to promote their new albums you can win by becoming a member of Nu Country or renewing membership.

The duo hosted the 2009 Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth and share select dates over winter and spring.

Troy and Felicity return to Victoria later in the year as the economy improves in rural and urban areas.

Cassar-Daley, featured recently on a repeat of an SBS-TV special, and singing spouse Laurel Edwards credit expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban as the source for his new single and video Big, Big Love.

This week Troy performs in the video for his song filmed in the famed Bondi Icebergs swimming pool when it was emptied for maintenance.

CLICK HERE for a Troy interview in the Diary on May 7, 2009.


West Virginia born singer-songwriter Brad Paisley topped Billboard charts on debut with sixth album American Saturday Night.

The disc racked up first-week sales of nearly 130,000 copies - a major feat in this depressed market.

Paisley, 36 and a hotshot guitarist, performs the video for Letter to Me from previous album Play on this week's show.

"These are nowhere near the best years of your life," he sings in his video.

He appreciates his past without regarding it as the golden age.

Brad's sold more than 10 million albums and scored 14 No. 1 singles, including most recent hit Then which spent three weeks at the summit.

CLICK HERE for a Paisley review from The Diary on December 15, 2008.


Lianna Rose has been a prolific writer since hooking up with artists diverse as Adam Brand and 2008 Tamworth Starmaker winner Talia Wittman.

She released her debut solo album Soak Up The World last year long after leaving Yass to live on the NSW Central coast.

Ironically two episodes of Seven Network TV soapie Home & Away featured tracks from her album.

Brand, recently signed to major Nashville label Sony, is also on Seven reality show Dancing With The Stars.

Lianna performs the video clip for Jack (New Strings) on Nu Country TV on Saturday.

Rose penned all 13 songs including exploring the spoils of a marital split in I Want My Tractor Back.

In her song guitarist Bill returns home from a gig to find Mary - "her legs were hairy" - and his tractor gone.

Six months later, successful litigant Mary shakes her lawyer's hand on the court steps before the punch line.

"You could hear Bill laughing cause away he ran/ with the tractor, he went and stole it."

CLICK HERE for a Lianna Rose CD review in the Diary.


Multiple Golden Guitarist winners Felicity Urquhart and Troy Cassar-Daley return to Nu Country TV as hosts during Series #12, beginning in June.

You can win autographed copies of the acclaimed new CDS by Felicity and Troy.

Felicity's sixth album Landing Lights is available here in shops on Shock.

Troy's seventh CD I Love This Place is on Liberation - the new recording home of Kasey Chambers and singing spouse Shane Nicholson.

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

It only costs $20 including postage.

Please email us first at music@nucountry.com.au and let us know which CD you would like.

We will then send you the CD on receipt of your cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music.


EMI Records has provided Nu Country TV with Arizona born Dierks Bentley's fifth chart topping CD Feel That Fire.

Bentley won an enthusiastic following on his debut Australian tour in May with superstars Brooks & Dunn.

Feel That Fire has already produced two U.S. #1 hits - the title track and Sideways.

Bentley, 33, has scored seven #1 hits since leaving Phoenix for Nashville as a teenager.

Dierks trails only expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban as most played male artist on U.S. country radio so far this year.

The father of two is currently blitzing the U.S with West Virginia born star Brad Paisley on his American Saturday Night tour.

Bentley plans to return to Australia for a second tour to capitalise on his growing fan base.

The singer has broadened his music by including bluegrass - featuring the famed McCoury family - on albums dating back to his indie debut Danglin' Rope.

He has also recorded duets with prolific Grammy winner Alison Krauss and Texan chanteuse Patty Griffin.

Win Feel That Fire by becoming a member of Nu Country or renewing membership.
It only costs $20 including postage.

Please email us first at music@nucountry.com.au

We will then send you the CD on receipt of your cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music.


We have more good news for viewers - EMI Records has given us an invaluable collectors' item - a brace of the 4 Box sets by late Australian country legend Slim Dusty.

Sittin' On 80 features a lost, classic track discovered by Slim's widow Joy McKean.

Joy found Give Me Room from a 1997 recording at their home studio Columbia Lane.

It was written by one of Slim's favourite writers John Dohling - outback station hand and good mate who passed away in November last year.

Sadly he never heard the final version of Slim's recording of his classic trucking song.
It has now been released as a single and included on Sittin' On 80.

Slim's legendary Travelling Country Band played on the song that has been digitally re-mastered by Australia's mastering guru Don Bartley.

All you have to do to win Slim's 4 CD Box set is become a member of Nu Country TV or renew your membership.

It only costs $20 and includes postage.

Please email us first at music@nucountry.com.au

We will then send you the CD on receipt of your cheque or money order made out to Nu Country Music.


Sony-BMG has also given us extra copies of the Cowboy Town tour souvenir CD and bonus Greatest Hits CD.

Viewers who become members or renew membership for just $22 including postage can win the double CDs.

Please email us at music@nucountry.com.au with your pledge.

Important note - please email first - don't send your membership until you have been confirmed as a winner.

Brooks & Dunn have sold more than 30 million album since releasing their debut disc in 1991.


Universal Music has donated copies of teen sensation Taylor Swift's huge selling second album Fearless to Nu Country TV.

Viewers who become members or renew their membership can win the Fearless CD.

Swift, 19, played capacity audiences on her debut Australian tour in March and plans to return in 2010.

Please email us at music@nucountry.com.au with your pledge.

Important note - please email us first.

Don't send membership cheque until you have been confirmed as the winner.


We have Catherine Britt's third CD Little Wildflower for viewers who wish to become members or renew membership.

Catherine, Adam Brand and Mike Brady were among artists who donated their talent to the Whittlesea Bushfire benefit on Saturday April 4.

Brady donated autographed copies of his Country To Country CD to viewers who become members or current members who renew their membership.

Mike was also a VIP guest host of Nu Country TV during our eighth series.

So for your membership you can win Mike's CD Country To Country or Catherine Britt's Little Wildflower CD.


We have the following CDS for viewers who email our web page and pledge $22 membership at music@nucountry.com.au .

Telstra Road To Tamworth winner Jasmine Rae's debut CD Look It Up.

We also have Steve Forde's fifth album Guns & Guitars.

Both Rae and Forde performed at the CMC Rocks The Snowy festival at Thredbo.

Jasmine also supported Brooks & Dunn and Bentley on some of their Australian concerts.


Internationally renowned country comedienne, singer-songwriter and producer Kacey Jones has given us a box of autographed merchandise for viewers and members who renew their membership.

A highlight is her acclaimed tribute disc Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury that is scheduled for Australian release in July.

We have autographed collectors' copies of the CD for viewers who want to become members of Nu Country TV.

She also autographed tee shirts and posters for Nu Country members.

For your $22 membership and postage you can take your pick of Kacey memorabilia. We have limited supplies so please email us at music@nucountry.com.au first.


We also celebrate Shotgun Willie Nelson's 75th birthday on April 30 with a special giveaway of his collectors' book.

We have limited stock of Willie Nelson - The Collected Writings Of A Living Legend - The Facts Of Life And Other Dirty Jokes.

The book, featuring yarns, jokes and Willie Nelson song lyrics, is the latest addition to out prize treasure trove.

It's available for viewers wanting to become members or current members wishing to renew their membership.

Please email us at music@nucountry.com.au for a chance to win a copy of this book with your membership.

We also have other CDS in our library as rewards for your valued membership - we rely on membership for our survival.

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