Rosanne Cash debuts as the headliner on Nu Country TV on Wednesday January 22 at 10 pm on Channel 31.

Thomas Rhett - son of Georgian singer-songwriter star Rhett Akins - also premieres on the show repeated Monday at 5.30 am and 2.30 pm and Tuesday at 1 am.

And Blue Mountains belle Jayne Denham returns with Shannon Noll to the series filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Tennessean duo Joey and Rory feature in Behind Bars and Jed Rowe makes his debut with a video filmed in the Yarra Valley.

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Rosanne Cash made a big splash when she toured here in the nineties with Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin Carpenter and played Dallas Brooks Hall.

It was shortly before she recorded the The Wheel - biblical title track of her 1993 album that examined her split with first husband Rodney Crowell after a 12 year marriage.

Cash visits the desert and beach on a horseback and camel trip through the sands of time in her video.

The singer, now 58 and mother of four, also kept alive the music of her famous Dad Johnny on her 2009 album The List.

The album is based on a list of 100 greatest country and American songs that Johnny Cash gave her when she was 18.

Cash picked 12 songs out of 100 for the album featuring duets with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy and Rufus Wainwright.

Memphis born Rosanne, youngest of four daughters of Johnny Cash and Vivien Liberto, has also written four books since she wed producer-writer John Leventhal in 1995.

Cash's work also appeared in the New York Times, The Oxford American, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Martha Stewart Living.

Cash signed with Blue Note Records in 2013 and released 15th album The River and the Thread on January 14, 2014.

It was Cash's first album in more than four years and features Crowell, Cory Chisel, Kris Kristofferson, Allison Moorer, Amy Helm, John Prine, Civil Wars' John Paul White and Gabe Witcher from the Punch Brothers.

"We were dreaming of the Tallahatchie Bridge and we found it," says Cash.

"It's an inevitable, essential destination on this journey through the Southern spirit, a journey that begins with the artist's assertion in the opening track that 'a river runs through me.'"

Cash co-wrote every song with husband Leventhal - producer, arranger and guitarist - and Crowell co-wrote one song.

The songstress returned to her father's home state of Arkansas on November 23, where she received the Speaker of the House award from state of Arkansas and Old State House Museum for contributions to Arkansas' history and culture.

Cash has been tireless in efforts to restore her father's childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas, working with Arkansas State University and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The singer-songwriter is also featured in new documentary, Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana that premiered November 22 on PBS.

Cash has guest appearances on albums by Jeff Bridges, Crowell, Guy Clark, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marc Cohn, The Chieftains, John Stewart, Willy Mason, Mike Doughty and children's albums by Larry Kirwan, Tom Chapin, and Dan Zanes and Friends.

She also appeared on tribute albums to The Band, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, John Hiatt, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Nyro, Yoko Ono, Doc Pomus and Tammy Wynette.

CLICK HERE for a Cash CD review in The Diary on October 17, 2009.


Georgian Thomas Rhett also has lists of questions for a dream drinking partner in the video for Beer with Jesus on his debut album It Goes Like This, released on October 29, 2013.

Thomas, 30, is the son of famed writer Rhett Akins - one of the Georgia peach pickers
Rhett co-wrote I Ain't Ready to Quit on Jason Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party and signed with Big Machine Records' Valory Music Group division in 2011.

In early 2012 he released his debut single, Something to Do with My Hands, followed later that year by Beer with Jesus.

Both made Top 30 and his third single and album title track It Goes Like This peaked at #2 on the country chart.

Rhett also co-wrote 2013 singles 1994 by Jason Aldean, Parking Lot Party by Lee Brice, and Round Here by Florida Georgia Line.

During the chart week of September 21, 2013, the country chart included five songs within the Top 10 that Rhett or his father had co-written, including It Goes Like This.

Rhett attended Lipscomb University and married Lauren Gregory, whom he has known since first grade, in October 2012.

Rhett teamed with producer Jay Joyce, who's worked as a producer and/or guitarist with Eric Church, Cage The Elephant and Miranda Lambert.

The music was captured at Joyce's home studio, which provided a loose, informal ambience that found its way into the tracks.

"It's recorded in his basement," Rhett says.

"It's dark, a couple lamps on and candles burning and incense everywhere. We had some of the best players, and it was pretty much a big jam session until we found something that worked."

Further info - http://thomasrhett.com


South Carolina singer-songwriter Josh Turner added social comment to a new Joey & Rory song Gotta Go Back on Behind Bars.

Baritone Josh, 36, has released five studio albums and two live discs in a career that began with Long Black Train in 2003.

Turner played George Beverly Shea in the film titled Billy: The Early Years, about the evangelist Billy Graham.

Joey & Rory also performed the video for the blue collar biblical song Hammering Nails - with homily on family history & modern carpentry.

The duo proves its message is enriched by an organic massage.

Both songs are on Joey & Rory's Songs Of Faith & Family album.

Rory also wrote Sweet Emmylou with Catherine Britt when she lived in Nashville.

It was on Joey & Rory's debut disc Life Of A Song and two Britt albums.

CLICK HERE for a Joey and Rory feature in The Diary on August 30, 2009.
CLICK HERE for a Josh Turner feature in The Diary on December 11, 2007.


NSW rain forest refugee Jedd Rowe and his band take us on a tear jerking journey back in time to Castlemaine in a powerful video.

Castlemaine - a 19th century melodrama filmed in the Yarra Ranges - is a classic case study for peers.

The harrowing tale is told from the point of view of a pregnant woman in 1850's gold rush Victoria.

The video directed by filmmaker and musician Lachlan Bryan, shot in Victoria's Yarra Ranges, uses stunning scenery, horses and attention to historical detail to evoke a sense of time and place.

It's on 2012 Jeff Lang produced second album The Ember & The Afterglow.

Based in Melbourne The Jed Rowe Band features singer/songwriter electric, acoustic and lap slide guitarist, double bassist Michael Arvanitakis and drummer Michael Di Cecco.

Rowe treats his three minute songs like short stories, developing characters and conveying their point of view through powerful imagery - he once studied creative writing and won awards for his short stories.

The Ember and The Afterglow was produced by ARIA winner Jeff Lang, with guest performances from Lang, Liz Stringer and Suzannah Espie.

It was recorded live to tape over seven days in Lang's Melbourne studio.

The band has toured extensively throughout Australia and performed at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Thredbo Blues Festival, Folk Rhythm and Life and Maldon Folk Festival.

Rowe grew up in small two-room house in the rainforest of Northern NSW and developed a fascination for song and storytelling that later became a career.

He was surrounded by music - both his parents played in bands and as a youngster he absorbed not only the sounds of his parents' instruments, but also their record collection, soaking up the great 20th Century rock, folk and blues and pop artists.

Further info - www.jedrowe.com


Blue Mountains bushfire survivor Jayne Denham teamed with a singing son of the soil Shannon Noll to extoll virtues of a rural life.

Beyond These City Lights is on Jayne's third album Renegade.

Jayne and husband Paul survived the spring bushfires west of the Blue Mountains at Hartley.

Condoblin raised Noll recently moved to Gisborne with his wife and family.

Their duet is a finalist the Golden Guitars awards in Tamworth this week.

CLICK HERE for a Jayne feature in the Diary on June 5, 2013.


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