DIARY - 5 /8 /12 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 10 - SERIES 18
BROWN AND SPRING TOURISTS REIGN
country genre benders Zac Brown Band headlines Nu Country TV this Wednesday
- August 8 - at 10 p m on C 31.
The band topped the Billboard all genre Top 200 charts on debut with its
huge selling fifth album Uncaged.
Texan troubadour Hayes Carll also returns to the show on the eve of his
debut tour that brings him to Gympie Muster and Northcote.
Fellow Texan Miranda Lambert, a guest on the American version of The
Voice being repeated on the Nine Network, also returns on a show hosted
by Caroline Springs secondary student Tess Seisun.
Another Georgian chart crashing trio Lady Antebellum also showcases its
latest video on the eve of its second Australian tour in September.
Grafton raised singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley, one of the local acts
filling in for Arkansas born Glen Campbell, showcases his latest video.
Island refugees Camille & Stuie also return to the show that is repeated
Thursday - 4.30 pm, Saturday 11.30 pm and Tuesday at 2 am.
We have more good news.
The Nu Country TV show has been added to the C 31 streaming list.
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BROWN BAND UNCAGED
Band proves why it bumped rappers, dance dudes, rockers and other mainstream
radio chart chaff from the Billboard all genre top 200 with its fifth
The album sold 234,000 copies in its week and 78,000 units in its second
It returned to the top of the charts with another 48,000 copies sold in
its third week.
We feature the sextet's satirical animated video clip for latest single
Australian promoters are competing to bring the eclectic, hedonistic band
here in 2013 for the lucrative country festival circuit.
Ironically, band boss Brown enjoyed a camping holiday here in his pre-fame
era last decade.
The singer now operates his own Southern Ground record label and has a
studio in Nashville.
Duet partners include recent Aussie tourists - fellow Georgian superstar
Alan Jackson and Alabama born latter day Floridian Jimmy Buffett.
Jackson presented the band with a 1966 Cadillac on stage in Nashville
after they won their second Grammy in 2010 for their smash duet #1 hit
with him on She's Walking Away.
Now you have a chance to be first on the block with their beanie and CD.
CLICK HERE for our membership page to
win Uncaged and a treasured collectors' item Zac Brown Band beanie.
for a feature on the Zac Brown Band in the Diary on November 2, 2011.
CARLL HIGH ON BEER CAN HILL
Hayes Carll and writing partner - former Canadian rodeo rider Corb Lund
- both perform at Gympie Muster this month.
But Carll will beat Lund down south when he performs on Beer Can Hill
- the inner northern suburb where we arose from the ashes of Nu Country
Hayes and Hunter Valley raised singer-songwriter Kirsty Lee Akers play
Northcote Social Club on Saturday August 25.
The singer landed three songs in Tim McGraw-Gwyneth Paltrow movie Country
Strong and performs the video for Another Like You on our show.
The love song with military metaphor features grizzled comedian-actor
Brett Gelman known for HBO shows Funny Or Die Presents, The Life Of
Tim and Eagleheart.
TV host, lawyer, actor and former Bill Clinton political strategist James
Carville also appears in the clip with Republican power broker wife Mary
Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator Dave Willis directed it and co-writer
Darrell Scott, Will Kimbrough, Al Perkins and Dan Baird guest on Hayes
fourth album KMAG YOYO & Other American Stories.
Carll was inspiration for singer Beau Hutton played by Garrett Hedlund
- also in the 2004 McGraw film Friday Night Lights.
Hedlund also played Dean Moriarty in new Jack Kerouac movie On The
Road now screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
He performed two Carll songs - Hard Out Here and Hide Me Babe
- and Hayes sang Take Me Away after being head hunted by Country
Strong music director Randall Poster.
Carll now lives in Northwest Austin - the city where he once sold vacuum
cleaners - with his wife Jenna and Elijah, their 8-year-old son.
"Kiss My Ass Guys, You're On Your Own is a military acronym,"
"It's about a young soldier in Afghanistan who has a morphine-induced
hallucination about working for the CIA. He gets hit by an IED and stuff
goes through his head as he's hanging on. I wrote the music first and
then needed something intense to match it, so I thought of blasting through
the desert on a Humvee and riding a spaceship on LSD. I didn't set out
to write a war or protest song but it kind of came together that way."
CLICK HERE for
a Carll feature in the Diary on July 14.
LAMBERT - WITH NO PISTOL
Texan Miranda Lambert returns to Nu Country with the video for latest
single Over You from her fifth album Four The Record.
Miranda wrote it with her Oklahoma born singing spouse Blake Shelton
about the tragic death of his brother Richie.
Richie died in a car accident when Blake was just 14.
Miranda, a finalist in the 2003 Nashville Star, has already appeared
on the Australian repeat of the U.S. version of The Voice with
Shelton, popular judge and mentor, helped convince little mate - expat
Australasian superstar Keith Urban - to star on the Australian version.
Miranda, also co-founder of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and
Angaleena Presley - is writing for their second disc and her sixth
song Run Daddy Run is on the movie soundtrack, The Hunger Games:
Songs from District 12 and Beyond.
She appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
this year as an actress seduced by a reality TV show producer.
She also co-hosted The View after the Colorado The Dark Knight
Rises movie theatre mass murder.
Prolific Grammy and CMA Award winner Lambert, now 28, wed Blake when she
was 27 and live on their ranch at Tishomingo in Oklahoma.
for a Miranda feature in the Diary on May 5, 2007.
HERE for a Miranda CD review on January 11, 2010.
ANTEBELLUM DANCING AWAY
return to Nu Country with the video for recent single Dancing Away
With My Heart.
They trio have won seven Grammies in a short career that began in 2006.
They play two concerts at St Kilda Palais next month to promote chart
topping third album Own The Night.
HERE for a Lady Antebellum CD review in the Diary on June 21, 2010.
CASSAR-DALEY - HOME AGAIN
Golden Guitarist Troy Cassar-Daley proves spring is on its way by driving
a sports car after singing in church on his latest video clip.
Live & Learn is on Troy's eight album Home - recorded
Troy, 44, replaces Glen Campbell on Kenny Rogers Australian tour this
The singer's wife Laurel Edwards hosted her 4KQ breakfast show from Nashville
while Troy wrote songs and recorded his disc on Music Row.
Troy and Laurel have recovered from the floods that invaded their farm
home near the Wivenhoe home.
The couple, son Clay and daughter Gem, also have a home in Brisbane.
HERE for an exclusive Troy interview in the Diary on February 12.
& STUIE - VAN DIEMENS LAND
Stuie French return to Nu Country with the video for a song about his
Beverley Joy raised Stuie and his five siblings at Wynyard on the north
west coast of Tasmania.
They also included historic footage of Beverly at their island home.
Camille met Stuie when she came here from the north island of New Zealand
They also wrote a song about Camille's Samoan granny on their second album
Big Days And Little Years.
HERE for a Camille & Stuie CD review in the Diary on May 27.
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