West Virginia born guitar ace Brad Paisley headlines Nu Country TV this Saturday October 31 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.

Oklahoma born fellow CMA awards hot Carrie Underwood also returns to the show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Wednesday 7.30 am and Thursday 3 am.

Arizona star Dierks Bentley explores a true life homeless homily in Behind Bars on the programme filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

And Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega also revisits on the eve of her latest Australian tour.

Perth born belle Rose Carleo debuts and Blue Mountains singer-songwriter Drew McAlister returns as a solo artist after previously appearing in the duo McAlister Kemp.

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Brad Paisley celebrated his 43rd birthday last week with his vibrant video for Country Nation from his 10 th album Moonshine In The Trunk.

The song's celebration of the blue-collar spirit and sports comes to life in the video directed by Jeff Venable and produced by Trent Hardville for Revolution Pictures .

He premiered it in New York on NBC-TV Today show before headlining the network's summer concert series. Brad, husband of actress Kimberley and father two sons, found animated mates to bale hay, pump petrol and play sport in his romp.

He can afford to be happy - his music is played on 2,000 U.S. country radio stations and he has released a book.

And he enlisted Twiggy - a surfing and water skiing squirrel - to kick start a previous video for River Bank that was also featured.

The eight-time CMA Awards co-host and Carrie Underwood have plenty of comedic material when they front the awards show on November 4.

"This election has been just amazing. They give us sound-bites - we can't keep up," Paisley joked.

"And God bless, I guess that's that wrong thing to say, but God bless the Ashley Madison website hack, for many reasons."

Country musicians are well qualified to parody a cheating website.

CLICK HERE for a Brad Paisley CD review in The Diary on September 15, 2014.


Oklahoma oriole Carrie Underwood exudes empathy in her celebration of working women.

Carrie sings about why work slaves need a well- earned break from their chains in her video for Smoke Break from her fifth album Story Teller, released on October 23 .

“The song itself is one of those story songs I feel like everybody can relate to, about how life is so hectic,” Underwood revealed.

“And it's so nice when - if and when - you actually get to step away for a second. We all need that, and we all need that time to ourselves and to get to take a break.”

Smoke Break was written by Underwood with Hillary Lindsey and Chris DeStefano, and it was produced by Jay Joyce.

The singer, now 32, wed Nashville Predators hockey star Mike Fisher and gave birth to her first child Isaiah on February 27.

Carrie admitted that when her son Isaiah was three months old that she'd written a song about him for her new album.

She played Carrie Underworm in an episode of Sesame Street and starred in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of Music , based on the original Broadway musical.

CLICK HERE for a Carrie CD review in The Diary on May 20, 2012


Arizona born star Dierks Bentley tells the story of a homeless Nashville woman who raised her children in a car in his video for Riser.

Bentley's homage to Nashville mother Amy Thomas who rose above poverty to raise two young daughters is the title track of his eighth album.

“I really wanted this video to reflect the risers among us,” Bentley revealed.

“So, when it came to casting, it was important to me that the storyline follow something real - no acting.”

Bentley was inspired by a 60 Minutes segment on families living out of their cars, and with the help of video director Wes Edwards, the clip features Amy who was in that exact situation.

Edwards met her through Safe Haven - a Nashville-based program providing housing to needy families - and Bentley decided to tell her inspirational story.

“The first thing I thought when I met Amy was you would have never known that she had been living out of her car with two kids and nowhere to go,” Dierks explained.

“Hearing her story is such a solid example that there are people we pass all around us every day who are going through tough times. It's dedicated to all the Risers.”

The black and white video chronicles Amy and her children moving out of their home into their car and trying to carry on normal life in those extremely tough circumstances.

Homework was done in the vehicle, the family washed up in public bathrooms and Amy fought to find a roof over her children's heads.

With the help of Safe Haven Family Shelter , Amy was able to return into her own home and receive critical education, support and guidance.

Dierks, who has also recorded a bluegrass disc, toured here in March, 2012, with Lee Kernaghan, and turns 40 on November 20.

CLICK HERE for a Dierks feature in The Diary on March 30, 2014


Canadian chanteuse Lindi Ortega celebrates another woman with her anthemic tune Lived And Died Alone from her fourth album Tin Star .

Lindi, 35, was born in Toronto and lives in Nashville.

She has toured here several times and was inspired by singing actor Jeff Bridges character Bad Blake in the Crazy Heart movie for her fifth album Faded Gloryville, released in August.

CLICK HERE for a Faded Gloryville feature in The Diary on September 15.


Perth born belle Rose Carleo kicks her bucket list into overdrive in a video for 10 Years filmed near Sydney.

Carleo wrote her song for her third album Time Is Now recorded in Nashville and Sunshine coast of Queensland.

Her co-writers were real life partner Mick Atkins and fellow Nu Country TV guest Drew McAlister.

Rose's late mother Mary - a legendary Perth music promoter - kicked off her career at 13.

She also performed backing vocals for Jimmy Barnes during his Soul Deep album tour in 2000 and her trio Sweet Revenge supported Vanessa Amorosi the same year.

Rose was based in Queensland when she recorded her debut self-titled EP Rose Carleo with producer Brendan Radford.

Her first single Freedom in 2006 was followed by Whisper whose video was featured on Virgin Blue Inflight screens.

She released debut album Everything I Need in 2007 with producer Radford - first single Til I Find Me Again was written with 2007 Golden Guitar winner McAlister.

Drew also performed a duet with her on Sometimes You Just Know that won them a 2008 TIARA Award for Vocal Collaboration.

“I always draw from personal experience when I'm writing, but I think the most important thing as a songwriter is to make those emotions and stories universal, so that they connect with everyone who hears the songs,” Rose said.

“I've been through a lot in my life, but there is always a positive side to every difficult experience - you emerge a much stronger and more understanding person. The important thing is to embrace life, to live every moment and appreciate its richness and diversity.”

“My songs are raw, earthy and emotional - but most of all they're real. They come from a very heartfelt place, and I think that comes across on the album.

“For me, the song is the boss - it dictates the recording, the performance. Whether I've written a song or not, the really important thing is that it makes a connection with both me, and those who are listening to it.”

These are the songs of a woman who's lived life, experienced its joys and disappointments and been able to assimilate the lessons she's learnt.

Further info - www.rosecarleo.com/


Blue Mountains singer Drew McAlister yearns for a drought breaking drenching to save farms and family trees.

Black Sky is title track of Drew's debut ABC Records solo album, produced by Ben Robertson, out this month.

Drew, born in Narrabri and raised in Moree, released three albums with Troy Kemp as McAlister Kemp.

Black Sky is a tribute to Australians who inhabit rural areas and endure hardships that accompany living on the land.

“It seems that at any given time in Australia's history drought has had its claws firmly embedded within our outback culture”, said Drew.

“Both my Mum and Dad come from properties near the Weemelah [Ardblair] and Garah [Wattombri] regions in rural Australia, and the effect of drought is in our family history. I'm not on a farm but I can see the devastation drought causes is not going away any time soon”.

McAlister Kemp toured the United States with country stars Big & Rich.

Drew's song-writing earned him two Golden Guitars for co-writing Luke O'Shea's Lady Of The Land album title track and he is also a member of Adam Brand's new band The Outlaws with Matt Cornell, Michael Carr and Travis Collins.

CLICK HERE for a McAlister Kemp feature in The Diary on May 9, 2011.


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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.

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