Expatriate Australian country singer Gord Bamford and Texan Aaron Watson perform double shot videos about lips on the Nu Country TV Series #22 premiere on Thursday March 6 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31.

Sydney bluegrass band The Pigs also return with their favourite drinks on a show repeated on Mondays at 5.30 am and 2.30 pm.

Texan Jason Eady performs marathon radio social comment song AM Radio Heaven in Behind Bars hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Arkansas outlaw Justin Moore also returns with his latest hit video.

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Traralgon born singer-songwriter Gord Bamford returns to Nu Country with the video for When Your Lips Are So Close from his sixth album Country Junkie.

Bamford now hangs his hat in Calgary, Alberta, where close lips may keep old cowboys warm in snow-capped mountains.

Gord, now, 37 left Traralgon with singing mum Marilyn when he was only five years-old.

He has kept the pure country flame blazing by releasing six albums.

In January 2001 Bamford released debut album God's Green Earth - he wrote two songs but the album failed to impact and he left the business discouraged.

In 2003 he headed to Nashville, writing with Steve Fox, Tim Taylor and Byron Hill who co-produced his second album Life Is Good.

Bamford wrote 10 of 11 songs - six singles included top 20 hits My Heart's a Genius, All About Her, Life Is Good and I Would for You.

His third album Honkytonks and Heartaches produced by Byron Hill, was released on September 25, 2007 - first single Blame It On That Red Dress, was Gord's first top 10 hit on Canadian charts.

Gord Bamford's fourth album Day Job was released in April 2010 with singles Day Job, Put Some Alcohol On It, My Daughter's Father and Hank Williams Lonesome.

Bamford's fifth album Is It Friday Yet? was released in March 2012 with five singles - Is It Friday Yet?, Leaning on a Lonesome Song, Disappearing Tail Lights, Farm Girl Strong and Must Be a Woman.

Bamford's sixth album, Country Junkie, was released in October 2013 and Christmas in Canada, in November 2013.

Further info - www.gordbamford.com


Amarillo Christian University graduate Aaron Watson called home from Las Vegas - the city that never sleeps and works wonders on strangers in town - in the video for Lips from his 11th album Real Good Time.

Watson recalled the famed Broken Spoke cowboy bar in Austin and a Baptist Preacher's daughter in another song from a live CD/DVD Deep In The Heart Of Texas recorded at Hog Creek Ice House in Waco on June 27, 2009.

Asleep At The Wheel icon Ray Benson produced Watson's 2004 album The Honky Tonk Kid featuring guest cameo by Shotgun Willie Nelson.

Watson played junior college baseball in New Mexico and performed around Texas before releasing debut album, A Texas Café.

Aaron, now living in Abilene, and his band Orphans of the Brazos appear on his 2005 album, Live at the Texas Hall of Fame.

In 2006 his San Angelo release hit No. 60 on Billboard country charts.

Later that year Watson, 37 and father of four, released a collection of gospel songs - Barbed Wire Halo - including readings by latter day veteran Waco singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver.

On April 1, 2008, Watson's eighth album Angels & Outlaws peaked at 28 and hit the Billboard Top 200 all genre chart.

He has since released The Road And The Rodeo in 2010 and Real Good Time in 2012.

Watson wrote recent message song Raise Your Bottle for his dad who was disabled in the Vietnam War.

He has used it to raise money and awareness for the Boot Campaign - a foundation that supports American troops upon their return home.

Further info - www.aaronwatson.com


Mississippi born latter day Texan Jason Eady lands punches in his video for social comment song AM Country Heaven - title track of his fifth album.

It's the second of three albums produced by frequent Australian tourist Kevin Welch who now calls the Texas Hill Country home.

Jason fondly recalled when AM radio played real country - not the FM corporate country hell programmed by chain cogs.

Jason and his Wayward Apostles won a wide following after hooking up with Welch who lives at Wimberley near Austin.

Although country was Jason's first love he was exposed to the musical stew of the lower Delta - blues, soul, R&B and primal swamp rock - growing up in Jackson, Mississippi.

Eady performed local bars at 14, singing, playing guitar and writing songs but live music culture in the Magnolia State was geared to hits and classics.

He moved to Nashville to seek a record deal but became disillusioned and headed back to Mississippi, joining the Air Force on the way home.

"Becoming a translator in the Air Force helped me be a better songwriter," Eady says.

"I got a much broader view of the world and other cultures that helped me see things from a better perspective."

After the military Eady worked in a Fort Worth bank's IT department and attended open mic nights.

"I was surprised to learn Texas was exactly opposite of Mississippi," he says.

"If you played too many cover songs the audience would get restless. They wanted original music."

That encouraged him to step up song-writing and leave his day job, never to return.

Eady first two albums, 2005's From Underneath the Old and 2007's Wild Eyed Serenade, "were about trying to zero in on what I wanted to do. They had singer-songwriter, country, southern rock and other kinds of songs.

"I had no idea about production or how to work in the studio," Eady revealed.

"I was all over the map. Things really clicked when I started working with Kevin. He helped me focus on the music I heard growing up in Mississippi, but as a way of discovering more about who I was as an artist. With AM County Heaven and now Daylight and Dark, I've learned to stop second guessing. Now I understand I'm a country artist. That's the music I love, and that's what I always want to be."

But semi-autobiographical sixth album Daylight and Dark is not a concept disc - it's a raft of real stories populated by characters that coalesced around the title track and cracked Top 40 on Billboard.

"One of the things Kevin Welch taught me is that believability is number one," Eady says.

"The things I'm writing about have to seem true and the words being said need to sound like they'd really come out of my mouth."

Daylight and Dark was cut outside Nashville at engineer George Bradfute's Tone Chaparral studio with Americana award winning multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin on pedal steel and fiddle, guitarist Richard Bennett, drummer John Gardner and bassist Steve Mackey.

Further info - www.jasoneady.com


Arkansas outlaw Justin Moore returns to Nu Country with the video for Letting The Night Roll from his third album Off The Beaten Track.

Justin turns 30 on March 30 and took his brunette belle and Chevy pick-up to the levee but the boys in blue also joined the Chevy chase.

The title of Moore's second album Outlaws Like Me gave Shooter Jennings fodder for his song Outlaw You.

Justin, father of two daughters, toured in 2012 with Rascal Flatts who play St Kilda Palais with The Band Perry.

Moore had #1 hits with Small Town USA and If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away but scored flack for his #6 hit Backwoods.

In February 2012, songwriter Bobby Carmichael turned on the radio and was stunned to hear a song he claims to have co-written eight years ago.

Backwoods has been downloaded more than 300,000 times.

Outlaws Like Me - the Big Machine album on which it appeared, has sold almost half a million copies.

Carmichael has not earned a cent on the song, despite its having nearly identical lyrics, pitch and rhythm to the track he co-wrote with Louisiana fiddle player Britton Curry, according to a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee.

Carmichael and Curry are asking for $150,000 for each act of copyright infringement.

They claim Jamie Paulin, who was working for publisher Island Bound, "heard and/or secured" a copy of the song.

Three years later, Paulin, songwriter-producer Jeremy Stover and Moore wrote the song that appeared on Moore's debut album, and, as the lawsuit submits, earned an untold amount of money from a stolen idea.

CLICK HERE for a Moore feature in the Diary on January 30, 2013.


Sydney bluegrass band The Pigs return to Nu Country with their favourite drink - Milkshake.

They filmed their video from their hats at 11 concerts in Europe.

Milkshake is on The Pigs third album The Great Bluegrass Swindle.

They perform this weekend at the 38th Port Fairy folk festival with The Flying Emus, enjoying a reunion, Beccy Cole, Shane Nicholson, Melody Pool, Mick Thomas, Damien Howard, the Waifs siblings in the Stray Sisters, Normie Rowe and many more.

International artist include Pieta Brown & Love Over Gold, Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Lúnasa, Topp Twins, Alaska String Band, Pokey La Farge and Rory McLeod.

The Pigs share their name with a Bristol punk rock band formed in 1977 and have appeared on ABC TV shows Rage and Spicks' N Specks.

Further info - www.thepigs.com.au


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