Pistol Annies singer Ashley Monroe and Rosanne Cash headline Nu Country TV this Thursday May 1 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31.

Expatriate Australian guitarist-singer-songwriter-producer Jedd Hughes and vocal partner Sarah Buxton also return to the show repeated Monday at 5.30 am and 2.30 pm.

Texan singing actor Lyle Lovett and fellow Texan Wade Bowen also return on a show filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Nu Country TV has been added to the C 31 streaming list.

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/program/view/program/nu-country-tv


Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe performs a live version of her single Two Weeks Late at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Monroe, now 27, wed Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks in October after releasing her second album Like A Rose.

Blake Shelton officiated at the wedding at Blackberry Farm - the same locale where Texan Kelly Clarkson was hitched four days earlier.

Monroe's fellow Pistol Annie - Miranda Lambert - was her maid of honor.

The singer's CD has shared radio waves with the Pistol Annies second CD Annie Up featuring the Hush-Hush video in which Jim Lauderdale played the preacher.

CLICK HERE for a feature in the Diary on May 27, 2013.

CLICK HERE for our membership page to win her album.


Memphis born singer Rosanne Cash released her 15th album The River & The Thread early this year.

But she reached back this week to her embryonic career for two classic songs in Behind Bars .

Rosanne, now 58 and mother of four children plans to make her third Australian tour this year.

She was wed to Texan Rodney Crowell for 12 years and wrote Seven Year Ache during that era.

Rosanne also performed the Hank Snow classic I'm Moving On with second husband and producer John Leventhal whom she wed 18 years ago.

It was on her 2009 album The List - a brace of her late dad Johnny's favourite songs

On Rosanne's new album The River & The Thread she wrote When The Master Calls The Roll with both her husbands

It was about an ancestor who fought in the Civil War .

Rosanne's step brother John Carter Cash recently released a new album Out Among The Stars by her father.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive Rosanne interview in the Diary on February 15.

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Lyle Lovett performs his vintage song Big Old Porch that he wrote in a College Station house he once shared with Robert Earl Keen.

They both recorded the song early in their careers - it was on Lovett's 1990 self-titled disc.

Lyle took us on a stroll by some historic Texas landmarks in his video.

Lovett, now 56, has starred in 17 movies after he was discovered by Robert Altman.

He also toured here to wide acclaim and played Hamer Hall in Melbourne.

CLICK HERE for a Lovett feature in The Diary on January 25, 2010.


Texan Wade Bowen was in trouble in his video until he bought a bottle of red and dialed the right number before he jumped into his pick-up truck.

The Texas Tech University graduate hails from Waco - hometown of Steve Martin and where Billy Joe Shaver hangs his hat.

Trouble is on Bowen's fourth album If We Ever Make It Home .

Bowen was a member of the band, West 84, with friend Matt Miller, before the band was re-aligned in 2001.

He released his first album in 2002, Try Not To Listen , his first live album in 2003 and another studio album in 2006.

In 2008 he released If We Ever Make It Home and on November 21, 2009 Wade Bowen cut his second live album at famous Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, Texas.

The album was released on April 27, 2010 as a CD/DVD combo.

He is the brother-in-law of Cross Canadian Ragweed singer Cody Canada and co-wrote Don't Break My Heart Again with Pat Green.

Wade released Justin Niebank produced 2012 album The Given - his first for a major label and featuring nine of his originals.

The Given explores relationships from desolation to domestic difficulties and features Texan icon Guy Clark on late Townes Van Zandt classic To Live Is to Fly .

Further info - http://wadebowen.com


Quorn born Jedd Hughes and Kansas chanteuse Sarah Buxton perform in the video for their song Big Blue Sky .

Hughes, now 32, moved to Tamworth en route to Texas and Nashville where he found Sarah as a duet partner.

They recorded a duet disc and have played the famed CMC Rocks The Hunter festival .

Jedd 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.

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.

Buxton, 33, wrote Stupid Boy - a hit for expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban on his Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing album.

He also recorded her Put You in a Song for his 2010 album Get Closer .

Buxton earlier enrolled at Belmont University after leaving Kansas and started Southern rock band Stoik Oak that toured for three years.

After an 18-month engagement she married Christopher Robin of Christopher Robin Band at 22 but soon divorced.

Sarah signed to Lyric Street Records and between 2006 and 2008 she issued three singles from an EP Almost My Record .

In mid-2008 Buxton recorded a duet Sweet & Wild with Dierks Bentley on his Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008.

This song reached #51 on the country charts as an album cut, although only Bentley received chart credit for it.

She released her self-titled debut album featuring three duets with Hughes and Top 25 single Outside My Window in 2010 shortly before Lyric Street closed.

Shortly afterward, she began performing with Jedd Hughes as short-lived duo Buxton Hughes before forming Skyline Motel.

Buxton also wrote Gary Allan's 2013 single Pieces from his album Set You Free and The Band Perry's 2013 single Don't Let Me Be Lonely from their album Pioneer.

She has co-written several songs on ABC hit TV show Nashville.

They include Yellin' from the Rooftop, Loving You is the Only Way to Fly, Stronger Than Me, Every Time I Fall in Love and Nothing in This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again for which she and her co-writer Kate York received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Buxton became engaged to session guitarist Tom Bukovac on December 20, 2009, married on November 20, 2010 and gave birth to first child, Marshall on December 4.

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


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Australian record companies and artists have joined forces to ensure our survival.

We have 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, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Charley Pride, Slim Dusty, Eli Young Band, Rosanne Cash and more.

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