Kansas singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann headlines Nu Country TV this Thursday July 24 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31 with some drink driving advice from a donkey.

It's a sober warning for Missouri minstrel Tyler Farr who shows why he likes whiskey in his water on a show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm and Thursday 2.30 am.

West Virginia coal-miner's son Billy Payne returns with a song about life as a gypsy on the Lost Highway and Austin singer Kyle Park reveals all about a long distance love affair on Digital 44 program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Former Nashville TV host and latter day Texan Charla Corn gives etiquette advice on another highway before Gympie band Hudson Wilde stopped the traffic and police in their latest video clip filmed on the Sunshine Coast .

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Jerrod Niemann has a swift sequel to the video for his recent hit Drink To That All Night from his fifth album High Noon.

He gives us a short video explanation for his radio friendly tune Donkey in our aptly named Behind Bars segment in which the character rides his mule to the honky tonk when his wife hides the keys to his cars and pick-up trucks.

Yes, that sounds familiar for Niemann, now 34, and in a different driver's seat as a writer and singer.

Late Texan octogenarian George Jones drew from his own life with fourth singing spouse Tammy Wynette when he wrote Honky Tonk Song about mounting his rider mower to bars when she hid his truck and Caddie keys.

Junior Brown played the sheriff and nonagenarian Little Jimmy Dickens the bail bondsman in that famed video.

In Niemann's song he sings that his donkey is faster than The Possum's John Deere rider mower.

CLICK HERE for a Niemann CD Review Feature in The Diary on April 6.


Tyler Farr kicks off the show with his colourful video for Whiskey In My Water from his debut disc Redneck Crazy.

The singer explores the allure of hard liquor in the basement of his favourite distillery before driving his trust truck on a dirt road.

It's a little safer than the story of his previous video for the album title track where his character parked his Silverado on his belle's lawn with the headlights on her boudoir.

His jealousy sent him Redneck Crazy with help from fellow artists Colt Ford, Lee Brice and Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty TV show as his characters in rhyme.

Darius Rucker also snagged a few of the Duck Dynasty stars for his video of Wagon Wheel - the song penned by Bob Dylan and updated by Old Crow Medicine Show when they recorded it.

Farr also co-wrote songs Hey Y'all for Colt Ford and She's Just Like That for Joe Nichols.

In early 2012, Farr released debut single Hot Mess that he co-wrote with Rhett Akins.

Following the merger of his original label, BNA Records , Farr moved to Columbia to release second single, Hello Goodbye .

Redneck Crazy was his first Top 10 hit in 2013 - it was followed by Whiskey in My Water that peaked at #28.

Further info - http://www.tylerfarr.com/home


Texan Charla Corn had charming company when she hit the open road from Dallas to Austin to play for tips in her video for Next To You from her latest album Charla & The Train-wrecks .

The former Nashville TV show host is also a morning show DJ on acclaimed Americana radio station The Ranch in Fort Worth - Cowtown.

But her character in the video wasn't so lucky - she also had a hangover.

It was a complete contrast to the joyous occasion in 2012 at Tierra Verde Country Club in Arlington , Texas , when she wed strongman Bryan Barrett.

They met in 2009 in Mount Pleasant , Texas after a concert Charla performed at the local fair.

Growing up in Farwell , Texas , on outskirts of Clovis , New Mexico , Charla dreamed what her future husband would be like.

"I have waited a long time for God to send me a good man. Bryan was well worth the wait," Corn confessed.

“My dress was actually purchased six years ago from David's Bridal after my mother, Gwen Corn, had been diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She battled and beat it after a difficult five years.”

As guests were seated and groomsmen lined up at the altar Charla's brother Clayton and Steve Helms performed Lyle Lovett song South Texas Girl but changed lyrics to West Texas Girl .

Before walking down the aisle Charla and father Edward pulled up in a shiny black 1954 Chevy Pick-Up truck with red wheels built by House of Hotrods and provided by Arlington City Councilman Robert Rivera.

Charla sang Rebecca Lynn Howard song Jesus, Daddy and You .

At the end of the night, sparklers were passed out and waved in the air as the newlyweds raced out to the 1954 Chevy Pick-Up truck and drove away.

Only in Texas.

Corn released two previous CDs More Than I Should and Stella and was named best female artist at 2011 Texas Regional Radio Awards.

Her dual radio roles include singer and co-host The Ranch morning show with Justin Frazell.

Hometown Farwell was also launch pad of the late Waylon Jennings, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely.

She honed song-writing skills at South Plains College in Levelland, less than 90 miles from home and about a half-hour west of Lubbock .

“It's a commercial music college, where you can actually get credit for singing songs and going onstage and recording,” Corn says.

“So that was a really, really cool school. And it was a great way to get experience up onstage.”

Corn moved to Nashville for eight years and was CMT TV host-performer.

“I'd play at The Bluebird Café and go to writers' rounds. That was probably the first kind of big, on my own, just me and my guitar, not knowing what people are going to think shows. You don't have the safety net of your vocal coach or your fellow students; it's just you and the mike and your hope that people are going to like it.”

“I did a red-carpet pre-show for Academy of Country Music Awards and CMT Awards red carpet and got to interview Taylor Swift, way before she was Taylor Swift,” Corn says.

“That's got to be one of the coolest jobs I've ever had.”

Corn made it to Season 2 of American Idol and Season 6 of Nashville Star .

Further Info - www.charlamusic.com/


Billy Payne drives a roll call of honky tonk heroes when he performs the video for his song Gypsy from his fifth CD Genuine Leather.

He debuted on our show in 2013 with a tribute to late outlaw country king Waylon Jennings.

Payne learned guitar at 12 and now records and works with Waylon's former band The Waylors.

The singer has released several albums, utilising the production and musical skills of Waylon's band and producers.

During 1991 he joined local bands Country Tradition and Bandolero before forming his own band Sidewinder.

He recorded debut disc No Limit On Love in Nashville in 2000 and second CD Back To The Simple Life in 2005, Country Till I Die and Spirit of An Outlaw .

Payne co-wrote all songs on the latter with his producer-manager Jerry Bridges and recorded another project with The Waylors - Carter Robertson, Jeff Hale, Kevin Madill and Reggie Young

Further info - https://www.facebook.com/billypaynecountry


Austin Kyle Park debuts on Behind Bars with the video for Long Distance Relationship.

The journey began at a cemetery and ends up on his fourth album Begging For More.

Kyle Park previously appeared on our show with his George Strait tribute video Fit For The King.

"I took 31 George Strait song titles, and rolled them all into one song," Park revealed.

"I made a story, and, that song, really, I stole every word to this song that I'm talking about. It'll be on radio in a couple weeks, and the video will be on KylePark.com. I'm looking forward to seeing how that does."

While in college in San Marcos , Kyle often sang with Strait's Ace In The Hole band.

Kyle 28, was born in Austin , Texas , and raised in Leander - a small country town north of Austin .

Park started playing guitar at 14, wrote his first song and performed live the next year and debuted on KVET FM Austin at 17.

He self-released first album, Big Time , in 2005 and second album Anywhere in Texas in 2008.

Park released Spring and Fall 2010 EPs and third album Make or Break Me in 2011 and Beggin' for More in 2013.

Further info - www.kylepark.com


Gympie band Hudson Wilde and bikie mates ride the wind on the Sunshine Coast in their video for High On The Hog from their EP A Little Bit Of Rock' n Roll.

The Burpengary boys in blue halted filming at Narangba because of complaints about bikies consorting on the open road.

Song-writing partners Mick Hudson and Duke Wilde met about a decade ago in Brisbane rockabilly band Flaming Locos .

Hudson Wilde released an album on Californian punk label Split Seven Records in 2004.

They have performed five American tours, two New Zealand sojourns, Heavy Rebel Weekend in North Carolina , Americana Conference 2011 in Nashville , Great Southern Blues fest in Narooma, Port Fairy Folk Festival and two Gympie Musters.

Hudson also combined with Duke Wilde in The Benders - Wilde's outlaw band has also won two Queensland country music awards.

They recently performed on Nu Country in the video for Devil's County Fair on The Benders' 2013 CD Ain't Coming Back .

Duke eulogised Waylon in his songs Why Don't We Hear Old Waylon Anymore and Bring Back The Honky Tonk.

Further info – http://hudsonwilde.net/


We need your support as we celebrate our 23rd series of Nu Country TV.

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, Rosanne Cash and more.

We also have the latest John Denver all-star tribute album and DVDS by Lady Antebellum.

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