Sapphire Coast student Anneliese Staubli returns to Nu Country TV as host of Series #15 premiere Saturday December 11 on C 31 at 9.30 p.m.

Nu Country editor Peter Staubli filmed the hosting at their Tura Beach home.

Anneliese introduces singing neighbour Cameron Cusack's mentor Troy Cassar-Daley performing in the video for his song Chasing Rodeo.

Alabama born trio The Band Perry debut with first #1 hit If I Die Young.

Londonderry singer Jayne Denham returns with a trucking anthem and expat Kiwi Steven Jaymes performs with and inside a full house.

Dunkeld raised sisters The Sunny Cowgirls return with live footage from China on the eve of their role at the famed Red Hill country festival.

And singing actor Trace Adkins also showcases his new video clip.


Alabama born siblings The Band Perry debut with the video of debut #1 hit If I Die Young.

The death song rocketed the trio's self-titled debut album to chart tops.

Kimberley Perry wrote If I Die Young, at her Greeneville home in the East Tennessee Mountains.

That was 18 years after she wrote her first song, aged eight, about her deceased rabbit Beatrice.

The Band Perry have been on the road since Perry, now 27, fronted her first band at 15 with brothers Neil, 10, and Reid, 8, as roadies.

"We recorded the video outside Nashville at the Two Rivers Mansion," Kimberly said.

"We shot the video two days before the floods - all the shrubbery you see is gone now. It was the coolest day of spring. We filmed from 4 in the morning to sundown with our favourite director David McClister. It's our favourite song on the album. The mansion was out near Opryland - 20 minutes from downtown Nashville. It's a beautiful property - we fell in love with the shrubs. The video is the colour of the shrubs - the colour of the song. It was a really wonderful place to shoot."

CLICK HERE for The Band Perry feature interview in the Diary on October 31, 2010.


Thrice wed singing actor Trace Adkins returns with the video for latest hit This Ain't No Love Song from 11th album Cowboy's Back In Town.

Adkins, father of five daughters, adorns his new video with bubble baths, rose petals and girls losing their hair in guitar strings.

The album competes in stores with Til The Last Shot's Fired - his third greatest hits disc from previous label Capitol.

Trace, a grandfather, joins Matthew McConaughey in new movie The Lincoln Lawyer.

Grammy nominee Adkins shares a nomination with Blake Shelton - husband of Texan triple Grammy nominee and March tourist Miranda Lambert - for their hit Hillbilly Bone.

McConaughey also directed fellow nominee Jamey Johnson's recent video Playing The Part.

Life has often imitated art former oilfield engineer Adkins - the preacher was drunk at his second wedding.

And that wife shot him in the liver and lungs on the last day of their marriage
Adkins, 48, was a finalist on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in 2008.

He's also had roles in movies diverse as An American Carol with Kelsey Grammer and recently deceased octogenarian Leslie Nielsen and horror flick Trailer Park of Terror.

Trace has already filmed another new movie, Lifted, shot on locations in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this year.

In 2009, he saw his action hero alter ego come to life in the Luke McBain comic book series.

CLICK HERE for an Adkins CD review from the Diary on July 6, 2009.


Grafton raised singer-singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley performs in the video for Chasing Rodeo from seventh album I Love This Place.

The song is a tribute to outback troubadour Brian Young who took Troy and his latter day guitarist and recording artist Luke Austen on the road in their embryonic era.

Troy toured the U.S. early this year with Gunnedah raised expat guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.

He also had cameos on live shows with expat superstar Keith Urban.

Troy joins fellow multi-ARIA award winner and prolific Golden Guitarist Kasey Chambers heading the Aussie posse at the lavish CMC Rocks The Hunter festival at the Hope Estate at Pokolbin on March 5 and 6.

CLICK HERE for a Troy feature from the Diary on May 7, 2009.


Londonderry singer-songwriter Jayne Denham is a champion for women in trucks - especially those behind the wheel.

Denham and her sisters in song prove adept at driving trucks and sports cars in the video for Trucker Chicks from her second album The Shape I'm In.

Jayne's song Cousin Jude, the tale of a female semi trailer driver on her debut album Sudden Change In Weather, was a big hit with truckies.

Road Train Fever also expanded her trucking fan base.

So it's no surprise she has a trucking company as a sponsor - ideal product placement, more at home in Hollyweird movies and TV series.

Jayne's face will soon adorn Wickhams Freight Line refrigerated vans travelling the country.

The rigs will appear at several of her shows throughout the year.

Wickhams Freight is a family owned and operated business with its head office in Warwick, Queensland and terminals in Glen Innes, Sydney and Melbourne.

It specialises in refrigerated meat and produce transport with fleet of over 100 late model Kenworth prime movers, and 200 refrigerated Pantecs.

CLICK HERE for a Denham feature from the Diary on August 17, 2009.


The Sunny Cowgirls return with their Pink Galahs filmed at a concert in China.

It's a long way from where Sophie and Celeste Clabburn were raised on a sprawling sheep and wheat farm near Dunkeld in shadows of the majestic Grampians in northwest Victoria.

The sisters made a documentary, released with third CD Dust Will Settle.

They began performing as children, forming Big Dick and the Strokers (their father's name is Richard), and jamming for friends and family.

They moved farming operations to West Australia and the sisters chose NSW as their musical launch pad.

The duo reached back to their childhood on fourth album Summer after a trip to Nashville.

Celeste wrote Good Spot as a tribute to her Grampians roots.

But the duo moves from the mountains to a bayside peak when they headline Red Hill Country Festival on Sunday January 9.

They also play Whittlesea Country Festival on Sunday February 13.

CLICK HERE for Tonkgirl's Gig Guide for all festival and concert dates.


Expatriate New Zealand singer and pianist Steven Jaymes also expresses strident social comment in his music.

Jaymes performs the video for the title track of fifth album Things Get Better.

The multi-instrumentalist performed with and for a full house in his energised song.

Jaymes lives in Brisbane but writes about his travels to Spain, Japan, Mexico, Cuba and way beyond.

The son of a rural builder and shearer started his career as a drummer in the family band in New Zealand.

That was in an era when he also toiled as a barn and fence builder and tractor driver.

Although Jaymes is on the road most of the year he has a faithful black dog at home named Levon.

It's not clear if he is named after The Band drummer Levon Helm who also played Loretta Lynn's dad in Coalminer's Daughter and Confederate General John Bell Hood in James Lee Burke movie In The Electric Mist.

More info - www.stevenjaymes.com


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

Bentley won an enthusiastic following on his debut Australian tour in May, 2009, with superstars Brooks & Dunn.

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

He recently released a bluegrass album Up On The Ridge after including the genre on albums dating back to indie debut Danglin' Rope.

Win Feel The 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.

To win Slim's 4 CD Box set just become a member of Nu Country TV or renew your 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.


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 for just $20 can win the Fearless CD.

Swift, 21, played capacity audiences on her maiden Australian tour in March, 2009, and returned here this year with award winning new band Gloriana.

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

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


Multiple Golden Guitarist winner Felicity Urquhart returned to Nu Country TV as hosts during Series #12.

You can win autographed copies of Felicity's sixth album Landing Lights, available here in shops on Shock.

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 Music has donated a twin CD-DVD pack of The Best Of The Country Music Channel 2010.

The 40 hot hits on each of the twin packs is offered to the first member to renew for $20 or new member to pledge.

Artists include Hunter international artists Miranda Lambert, Joe Nichols, Troy Cassar-Daley, Emerson Drive, The McClymonts, Steve Forde, Liam Brew and more.

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


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 VIP guest host of Nu Country TV during our eighth series.

So for your $20 membership you can win Mike's CD Country To Country or Catherine Britt's Little Wildflower CD.


We also have other CDS for viewers who email us and pledge $20 membership at music@nucountry.com.au

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

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