Georgian singer-songwriter Jason Aldean and South Carolina baritone Josh Turner headline Nu Country TV Thursday April 17 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31.

Texan singing actor Jesse Dayton also debuts with a tribute to singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman in the show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm.

Another latter day Texan Jason Eady also returns with his homage to bluegrass veteran Dr Ralph Stanley in Behind Bars, filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

And Tennessean duo Joey & Rory also return with a Biblical parable and expatriate Quorn born guitarist singer-songwriter and producer Jedd Hughes performs a social comment tune on war.

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Prolific Georgian chart topper Jason Aldean suggests a fifth of Southern Comfort took the edge of watching trains and loving in the south in his new video for Night Train .

Whiskey may have also led him to cheat with American Idol singer Brittany Kerr.

It also caused Jason, 37, and childhood sweetheart wife Jessica - mother of his two children - to split on April 26, 2013.

Aldean, born Jason Aldine Williams, is now courting Brittany and Night Train is title track of his fifth album.

It also featured 1984 - his tribute to veteran Oklahoma country star Joe Diffie - written by Thomas Rhett, son of fellow Georgian Rhett Akins.

Jason also appeared in 2013 movie Sweetwater .

Sweetwater , released as Sweet Vengeance in the UK , is a 2013 American thriller western film directed by Logan Miller and co-written with Andrew McKenzie and Noah Miller.

It also stars Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega and Stephen Root.

The movie is set in the late 1800s with a beautiful ex-prostitute trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico .

When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader her life is violently turned upside down.

She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff who has pretty violent tendencies.

Aldean owns hunting company Buck Commander and 1300 acres of land outside Nashville .

Further info - www.jasonaldean.com


Josh Turner fulfils his desire to procreate on his video for Find Me A Baby from his seventh album Punching Bag .

Josh and wife Jennifer have created three children on their South Carolina farm.

Turner also has a log cabin where he can retreat and write songs to feed their babies.

Josh, 36, lost beloved bloodhound Moses - an extra in videos - aged 6 on September 24, 2010

Turner also played gospel singer George Beverly Shea in the film Billy: The Early Years on evangelist Billy Graham.

CLICK HERE for a Turner feature in The Diary on December 11, 2007.


Texan Jesse Dayton performs the video for Marilyn And Joe - the poignant love song about late baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe in Behind Bars .

The song was penned by singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman, now 69, who played The Toff In Town and Caravan Club in Oakleigh on his sixth Australian tour in November.

Jesse also performed the song when he played The Kinkster in Texas stage play Becoming Kinky.

Kinky recorded Marilyn And Joe on 1993 album Under The Double Ego on Sunrise Records and revived his classic on one of his tribute albums - Pearls In The Snow .

Why The Hell Not? was the second Kinky tribute disc.

Jesse has since recorded a third Kinkster tribute disc Jesse Sings Kinky .

He is also well known for his guitar work on albums by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

Dayton was born in Beaumont , Texas , and toured with two rockabilly bands, the Road Kings and the Alamo Jets.

He has also cut 10 solo discs including Americana-chart-topping record Raisin' Cain .

Jesse played on Jennings album Right For The Time after Waylon injured his picking thumb and required a guitar stand-in.

In 2004 horror film director Rob Zombie commissioned Jesse Dayton to record an album for the fictional characters Banjo & Sullivan from his sophomore feature The Devil's Rejects .

The resulting album was a collection of tongue-in-cheek honky-tonk country entitled Banjo & Sullivan: The Ultimate Collection.

In Zombie's Halloween II , Dayton performs as lead singer-guitarist of fictional psychobilly band Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures .

He also released an album Rob Zombie presents Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures (music from Halloween II ) on August 28 - same day as the film Halloween II premiered.

Further info - www.jessedayton.com


Mississippi born latter day Texan Jason Eady also performs Judgment Day in Behind Bars.

Eady wrote it for bluegrass great Dr Ralph Stanley - now 87 - and performed it at Threadgill's South in Austin , Texas .

Eady tells how he was in awe many moons ago when he performed the song when he opened for Dr Stanley in Kansas City .

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

He recorded Judgment Day on his 2009 album When The Money's All Gone.

Eady recorded three of his six albums with frequent Australian tourist Welch - his latest Daylight & Dark was released on January 21.

OK Whiskey was the first single from the new album.

“We put that out as a single here in Texas, and I've noticed the further I get away from Texas and Oklahoma, the less that song goes over because people don't know what that means'” says Eady.

“In Texas and Oklahoma and Kansas , that song kills because it's a big deal there. It's a big thing that everybody talks about. It's from back in the post-prohibition days. They were restricted in the amount of alcohol content that beer can have. Anheuser-Busch brews a different Budweiser for Oklahoma than they do for anywhere else in the country. Like, for every three beers you would drink in Oklahoma , you would only have to drink two beers anywhere else.

Further info - www.jasoneady.com


Jedd Hughes performs a live version of The War - his reflection on war after meeting Marines on their return from Afghanistan .

Jedd, now 32, fled from Quorn to Tamworth before moving to Nashville where he released 2004 disc Transcontinental after studying bluegrass at the famed South Plains College in Levelland in West Texas .

His singles were High Lonesome and Soldier for the Lonely .

He was discovered by Terry McBride of McBride & The Ride and began in Patty Loveless's band before playing in a duo with hit writer Sarah Buxton.

Hughes has also written songs for fellow expats The Greencards, Tim McGraw, Josh Gracin and diverse Australian artists and collaborated with Texan icon Guy Clark.

Jedd has also played guitar in bands with Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, Emmylou Harris and Eric Church.

CLICK HERE for a Hughes feature in the Diary on January 21, 2005.


Joey & Rory return to Nu Country with their live rendition of Biblical parable - The Preacher & The Stranger

There was a sting in the tail of the tale on their gospel album Songs Of Faith & Family - their fifth disc.

The moral of the saga - God forgives drink drivers if they confess.

Joey & Rory shared Nashville talent show Can You Duet with O'Shea as a career rebirth tool.

Rory had already written a brace of hits for major artists - Clay Walker's Top Five hit The Chain of Love , Blake Shelton's #1 hit Some Beach and Jimmy Wayne 2008 single I Will.

He also penned Sweet Emmylou with Catherine Britt - it was showcased on two of her albums and a Joey & Rory disc.

Joey & Rory have withdrawn from touring to care for their daughter Indiana Boone who was born on February 17 with Downs Syndrome .

Indiana is Joey and Rory's first child together.

Rory has two daughters - Hopie and Heidi - from a previous marriage.

The couple broke with debut single, Cheater, Cheater , from debut CD Life Of A Song and have been married since 2002.

Last October, they released their fifth album, Made to Last , and in the middle of their fourth season of The Joey & Rory Show on RFD-TV.

CLICK HERE for a Joey & Roy feature in The Diary on August 30, 2009.


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