March tourist Lee Brice headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday March 21 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31, Digital 44 with a video about dancing.

Oklahoma born latter day Texan Jon Wolfe also perform a song of same name on a show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Wednesday 7.30 am and Thursday 2.30 am.

Former Nu Country TV host, latter day North Queensland singer Cameron Cusack also returns to the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson.

Octogenarian Texan siblings Shotgun Willie Nelson and pianist sister Bobbie return in a mini-docco in Behind Bars .

And fellow Texan Mike Ryan debuts in the show filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

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South Carolina born singer-songwriter Lee Brice performs his video for I Don't Dance - first of two songs of same name on the show.

At 35, he spun his wedding waltz as his self-produced third album title track and fourth #1 hit in 2014.

Brice wed Sara - mother of their two children in 2013.

Lee played CMC Rocks Queensland at Ipswich last week and has written songs with expat Port Douglas hit writer and former Starmaker winner Kylie Sackley.

Successes include hits by Jason Aldean, Keith Gattis, Garth Brooks 2007 single More Than a Memory - first single in the history of Billboard to debut at #1 - and Tim McGraw hit Still.

His songs have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann, Eli Young Band, Craig Campbell, Cory Morrow, Tyler Farr and Josh Kelley.

In 2007 his debut single She Ain't Right peaked at #29, Happy Endings and Upper Middle Class White Trash at #32 and #44.

All songs were on an album titled Picture of Me that was never released.

He appeared on Cledus T. Judd's 2007 album Boogity, Boogity - A Tribute to the Comedic Genius of Ray Stevens with duet vocals on a rendition of Albert E. Brumley gospel song Turn Your Radio On .

In August 2009 he charted with fourth single Love Like Crazy - from his debut album of same name on which he co-produced all but one track.

Love Like Crazy reached Top 10 in July 2010 during its 46th chart week, a record for the slowest climb into the Top 10.

In September 2010 it charted for 56 week, making it longest-charting song in history.

It broke a record set by Eddy Arnold's 1948 single Bouquet of Roses that spent 54 weeks on the chart.

Love Like Crazy peaked at #3, second single Beautiful Every Time #30, and A Woman Like You from second album Hard To Love , was his first #1 hit.

Hard to Love was his second #1 in 2012 and I Drive Your Truck his third #1 in 2013.

The album's fourth single Parking Lot Party peaked at #6 in November 2013.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Brice interview in The Diary on May 30, 2010


Tulsa born troubadour Jon Wolfe has long called Texas home but sings of his disdain for dancing.

But he enjoyed the pool princesses on I Don't Dance from his second album It All Happened in a Honky Tonk - his 2010 sequel to 2005 debut disc Almost Gone.

Wolfe gave up his career as a British Petroleum commodities trader to be a professional singer in Houston in 2003.

"I was rooming with Hayes Carll for a while and I definitely had the bug to sing and try to write songs," Wolfe revealed.

He graduated to country as a teenager when his stepfather played bass in the house band at Oklahoma 's Grand Lake Opry .

Also in the house band was a friend from a nearby rival high school - Joe Don Rooney, now a member of Rascal Flatts .

Wolfe lives in Austin - same city former roommate Carll now calls home.

Further info - www.jonwolfecountry.com/


Shotgun Willie Nelson, 82, in April and his sister Bobbie, now 84, tell us about their Texas childhood in a min-docco Talking December Day in Behind Bars .

They also spun a yarn about their childhood in tiny Texas town Abbott.

Willie also serenades Bobbie in their song Summer Of Roses under soft lights in their new video.

It's on their duet disc December Day - his 70th studio album.

Willie's new autobiography It's A Long Story, My Life is out May 5 - five days after his 82nd birthday.

The 400-page tome with New York writer David Ritz is an “unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life - the last word about his life-from the man himself.”

It embraces his time in Texas , Nashville and Hawaii , his legendary bus, drive to write music, women in his life, collaborations, and biggest lows and highs from bankruptcy to founding Farm Aid .

It also include stories from many of Willie's friends.

Willie and author Bud Shrake published Willie: An Autobiography through Simon and Schuster in 1988 - it was re-issued by Cooper Square press in paperback in 2000.

The 320-page book also included many stories from Willie Nelson's friends and family.

In 2008's author Joe Nick Patoski published Willie Nelson: An Epic Life - a massive 567-page biography.

Willie's 2012 175-page Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, Musings From The Road was released through Harper Collins in conjunction with Willie's album Heroes that included a song of the same name.

Willie's 30th Farm Aid concert that helps family farmers and raises awareness of locally grown organic foods returns on September 17.

CLICK HERE for a Willie and Bobbie Nelson CD review in The Diary on January 21.

CLICK HERE to win a Willie CD on our membership page.


Starmaker finalist and former Nu Country TV host Cameron Cusack returns to the show with his video for Endless Summer .

His first video was produced at Tura Beach on the NSW Sapphire Coast by host Mid Pacific Bob's fellow former Northcote High School teacher Peter Staubli - a past editor of this show.

Cameron now lives Palm Cove north of Cairns in Queensland - and shot his video at nearby Ellis Beach.

Cusack hooked his fisherwoman femme fatale Sam McGown, also from hometown Merimbula, in his video.

“The blonde woman fishing and drinking beer was a backpacker in Cairns we found,” Cusack revealed.

“Her name is Kayla Striegler. The brunette girl fishing and at the end is my better half. The director was a Cairns local, Kyle Wilson who was also very easy to work with!”

Cusack's band comprises drummer Mitchell Steele, bassist Callan Barnes and guitarist Chris McKelvie.

Cameron has recorded and written songs with Aleyce Simmonds and released his indie debut album Wasting Time in 2011.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Cameron interview in The Diary on January 11, 2011.


Texan Mike Ryan reveals why he is sparing with Lynchburg whiskey on women in his new video for Waste No Whiskey.

It's on the San Antone born singer's third album Bad Reputation - his sequel to 2012 album Night Comes Falling,

Ryan, 29, wrote the song with Brent Anderson and Frank Rogers.

“We actually started the writing session trying to chase down another idea but we got stuck, so we pushed through our writers block using an old fashioned remedy that folks have been doing for years: booze - more specifically, Jack Daniels,” Ryan revealed.

“We started reading the label and did a little research about the whiskey making process. Then we got to talking about the best situations for drinking it and of course the big reason to not drink it. It turned out to be one of my favourite songs on the album.”

Ryan moved to Fort Worth several years ago to earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of North Texas .

Although he hasn't joined fellow Texan Willie in becoming a spokesman for cannabis legalisation he wrote Red Eye Flight with Anderson and Chris Dubois.

“That song was gonna make the final cut come hell or high water,” confessed Ryan who wrote all 10 songs on his album.

“We couldn't wait to put it out there. It's an easy-going song that I would want to listen to if I was going to light up as long as I wasn't driving around or doing anything important, of course. We wanted to talk about smoking weed without coming out and saying what it was. The song is sort of an innuendo machine.”

Ryan traces his musical genetics back to grandfather Paul who directed the Texas National Guard Band for over 20 years.

Further info - http://mikeryanband.com/


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