Florida super group The Mavericks headline Nu Country TV Series #28 premiere this Saturday September 5 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44 during their world tour.

Texan Kacey Musgraves also returns to the show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Wednesday 7.30 am and Thursday 3.30 am.

Kacey's recipe and new video for the Baking Of Biscuits compliments host Mid Pacific Bob Olson's return with his fresh Clam Chowder dish on Behind Bars and Barbecues filmed and edited by Laith Graham in the Beer Can Hill delta of Northcote.

Melbourne band Raised By Eagles add a little sugar cane to our diet before they perform at the Americana festival this month in Nashville .

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The Mavericks detail the recording of eighth album Mono before performing their video for single All Night Long.

They previewed their marathon love recipe at our St Kilda Palais last October with thrice wed Californian born surfing cowboy Gary Allan and Blackjack Billy .

Sadly their third Australian tour, predicted for 2016, will be without bassist Robert Reynolds who has walked the plank.

Reynolds, who founded the band with Malo, was sacked because of substance abuse issues and asking fans for money under false pretences.

"At first, it was kind of strange, but you realize people don't realize what a draining energy that is to have," lead singer Raul Malo says of playing without him.

"You're always worried about him."

Malo says the group twice paid for Reynolds to be in rehab and was willing to do so again.

"I'll say this, it was difficult at first playing without Reynolds but honestly it became very liberating after a while.

"That's very taxing, very exhausting. It took a minute, and, of course, you go through the process of being sad and being hurt and being angry. You go through that because you're angry at him."

On tour Reynolds was replaced by James Intveld who worked with lead guitarist Eddie Perez who also toured here with Kentucky born singing actor Dwight Yoakam.

Reynolds toured here in the nineties with former wife Trisha Yearwood before she wed Oklahoma superstar Garth Brooks.

He also performed here with Texan Kevin Montgomery on a more recent tour.

CLICK HERE for a Mavericks Mono CD review in the Diary on June 29.


Texan Kacey Musgraves reveals all the details of baking and making of Biscuits - first video from her second major album Pageant Material.

She performed at the 42nd Willie Nelson July 4 picnic in Austin shortly before Pageant Material sold 60,000 and rose to top of Billboard charts on debut.

The 26 year-old made her Australian debut at CMC Rocks Queensland in Ipswich in March.

Kacey grew up in Golden - a sweet-potato-growing country town of about 600 people due east of Dallas.

That's 20 miles northwest of Lindale - hometown of Miranda Lambert with whom she wrote Lambert hit Mama's Broken Heart.

She released three independent albums while pursuing song-writing before landing a major deal.

CLICK HERE for Kacey's new Pageant Material CD feature in The Diary.


Melbourne band Raised By Eagles join an illustrious cast including our show headliners at the Americana festival in Nashville this week.

The band will soar to acclaim at the same time as the West Coast Eagles fly into the AFL finals and do battle with host Mid Pacific Bob's Hawks.

Raised By Eagles filmed their video for Sugar Cane off their second album Diamonds In The Bloodstream in our northern suburbs and Beechworth.

“The clip was filmed in and around Melbourne and up in Beechworth over Easter Weekend 2015,” says lead singer and songwriter Luke Sinclair.

“I'm from the North-East Victorian hills. I have family in Albury and I played football as a kid all around the Ovens & King.”

The football footage and connection is extremely relevant.

Luke won Beechworth's most courageous player in 1991 and best and fairest in 1992 after a Wangaratta Imperials stint in 1989.

It was a different Wangaratta team to our former host and fellow singer-songwriter and latter day Elwood resident Paul Hicks and his brothers.

Luke played against future AFL stars - Chiltern raised Nigel and Mattie Lappin - but without the trusty canine featured in the video.

“Faye Lappin was a teacher of mine in primary school,” Luke confessed.

“Then I hung up the boots and started playing music.”

Nigel Lappin played 279 games with Brisbane before becoming an assistant coach at Geelong in 2008.

Matty Lappin followed 251 games with St Kilda and Carlton with assistant coaching roles at Carlton , Collingwood and Gold Coast.

Fellow Chiltern raised footballer and journalist Barrie Cassidy - a one-time Albury flat-mate of this Nu Country producer - rose to greater heights as host of ABC-TV Insiders.

That was many moons after accompanying then Prime Minister Bob Hawke, as his press secretary, to the 1989 AFL grand final between Geelong and Hawthorn.

CLICK HERE for a Raised By Eagles review in the Diary on June 12.


We need your support as we celebrate the 28th series of Nu Country TV.

Australian record companies and artists have joined forces to ensure our survival.

We now offer Angels And Alcohol - the 20th album by Georgian superstar Alan Jackson.

Also new CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.

They include singing actors Willie Nelson and Tim McGraw, Voice judge Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Charley Pride, Slim Dusty and more.

We also have a Lady Antebellum DVD.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for full details.

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