West Virginia guitar slinger and singer-songwriter Brad Paisley headlines Nu Country TV at 9 pm on Saturday March 4 on Channel 31/Digital 44 with a beach bliss video that celebrates Today .

Californian Brett Young extends the beach theme at famed Malibu with Miss USA 2015 - Olivia Jordan - in his video for Sleep Without You.

Texans Sunny Sweeney and Aubrie Sellers perform in Behind Bars in a show hosted by Mid-Pacific Bob Olson and filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Expatriate Canadian Tracey McNeil returns and Tasmanian troubadour Ange Boxall debuts after 12 years on the international circuit.

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Brad Paisley goes beyond the call of duty on stages and beaches in his video for Today - second hit single - from his 11 th album Love & War, set for release this month.

Brad, 44, also explores a new twist on genetics as he announces the gender of a couple's pending baby boy on his concert stage.

Paisley also hosts mid-concert marriage proposals, arranges troops surprise family reunions, including a mother's graduation, sporting matches and other major events during his vibrant video.

The singer, father of two boys with actress singing spouse Kimberley Williams Paisley, also released his book Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me in 2011 for Howard Books Publishing.

He co-wrote it with author David Wild, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine and an Emmy nominated TV writer and producer.

The autobiography talks about Paisley's introduction to the music industry, the first guitar his grandfather gave him, first band the C-notes , the first song he wrote, and many more music/guitar related topics.

Although the book speaks briefly of his personal life, the main focus is on his music and start of his career

His previous single Without a Fight , featuring Demi Lovato, reached #16 on Billboard .

Paisley produced the album with Luke Wooten.

He released 10 th album Moonshine in the Trunk in August 2014.

CLICK HERE for a feature on Moonshine In The Trunk in The Diary on September 5, 2014.

CLICK HERE to win Brad CD Wheelhouse on our Membership page.


Brett Young is joined on the famed Malibu beach with Miss USA 2015 - Olivia Jordan - in his video for his debut #1 hit Sleep Without You on his self-titled 2017 album, released on February 10.

The video, replete with basketball throwing and romantic romps, amassed over 10.8 million views.

It's a major marketing tool for the album recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff and featuring 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by Brett including Sleep Without You .

In addition to his own headlining dates, the Californian was recently on the road with Brad Paisley's Country Nation College Tour.

He will join Justin Moore and Lee Brice for their American Made tour in 2017.

Brett, now 37, hails from Orange County, California, and attended Calvary Chapel High School in Costa Mesa, California, and then Ole Miss, Irvine Valley College, and Fresno State University.

Young was a pitcher on his high school baseball team and went to Ole Miss on a baseball scholarship in 1999 after turning down pre-draft selection by both Tampa Devil Rays and Minnesota Twins.

But he quit baseball after an elbow injury while at Fresno in 2003 to follow songwriting dreams.

He started singing in the late 1990s when he replaced an absent leader of the band during a Christian worship meeting at high school.

Young said he was inspired by Gavin DeGraw after he heard his album Chariot and decided to return to music.

He released indie self-titled 4-song EP in 2007 and Make Believe in 2011.

They were followed by his albums Brett Young, On Fire and Broken Down in 2012-13.

Further info - http://brettyoungmusic.com/home


Aubrie Sellers struts her stuff live in the studio and the motor bike track in Behind Bars for her tune Sit Here And Cry from her debut album New City Blues.

The leather clad chanteuse also performs arms wrestling and bath frolics in her energised video.

Aubrie, 25, is the Nashville born daughter of Texan singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack and fellow singer Jason Sellers.

She was featured on Dr. Ralph's 2015 album , Ralph Stanley and Friends: A Man of Constant Sorrow , where she sang White Dove with her mother, Lee Ann.

Many of the songs on New City Blues were co-written with Adam Wright - nephew of Georgian born superstar Alan Jackson.

After honing her craft on-stage for several years, Sellers began working with veteran producer and stepfather Frank Liddell on songs that framed her voice against a dark backdrop of electric guitars and plenty of attitude.

Strong early singles Light of Day and Loveless Rolling Stone arrived in late 2015 as a prelude to her 2016 debut album on the Thirty Tigers label.

“I prefer to create friction,” Aubrie revealed.

“Because if you're not pushing buttons, you're just making something pleasant, it's probably been done before and it's not making anyone feel anything.”

“I'd rather my music be polarising than everyone like it, because they rarely do. I think passion is a lot deeper than that. I want to go deeper, and be honest that life isn't just some party and going out. I mean, don't people feel anything?”

Further info - http://www.aubriesellers.com/


Sunny Sweeney performs her tune Bad Girl Phase on fellow Texan Jack Ingram's songwriter showcase on Ray Benson's Texas Music Scene network.

The singer performs live at the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery in Dripping Springs, Texas, and explains sources of several of her songs including collaborations with Will Hoge and Bad Girl Phase from her third album Provoked .

Sunny, 40, and Brennen Leigh, 32, wrote Staying's Worse Than Leaving for Sweeney's second album Concrete in 2011.

Sweeney recorded The Next Big Nothing - penned by late Tasmanian Audrey Auld - on 2006 debut CD Heartbreaker's Hall Of Fame.

Her fourth album Trophy will be released on March 10 via Thirty Tigers with 10 songs.

Sweeney wrote the majority of the album with female writers.

Among the songs is Bottle By The Bed - a co-write with Lori McKenna about sadness of not being able to have a child of your own.

The album was produced by Dave Brainard, best known for his work on Brandy Clark's 12 Stories .

Brennen, Sunny, Jamie Lin Wilson and Courtney Patton combined for the Hard Candy Christmas tour in December, 2016.

Sunny's second husband Jeff Hellmer is an Austin police sergeant.

CLICK HERE for a Sunny Sweeney feature in The Diary on March 27, 2011


Tasmanian troubadour Ange Boxall debuts on the show with a live version of A Heart That Loves Like Mine from her fourth album Into The Wind.

She performed it live at the Americana music festival in Nashville.

That was during her 12 years living in London, France and the U.S. where she performed with many major artists including Jim Lauderdale, J.D. Souther and The Wrights .

She returned to Tasmania's isolated east coast two years ago to raise her young family.

Ange began writing and recording her new record in Nashville and London and continued whilst touring her home state and the mainland.

She completed work on the project whilst raising her young daughter with her long-time partner.

Further info - http://www.angeboxall.com/


Expatriate Canadian Tracy McNeil was ring mistress for beach battles between face painting young tribes in her video for Wildcats from her third album Nobody Ever Leaves in 2014.

Tracey moved here in 2007 and wed Luke Sinclair who plays in her Good Life band and Raised By Eagles.

Tracy and The Good Life tested their motor and musical skills at the famed Winton speedway and on back roads near Benalla in their previous video for Paradise from her fourth album Thieves.

That is due south of Beechworth and Wangaratta where Tracy's singing spouse Luke Sinclair excelled in another sport - football.

They played in Williamstown on October 15 at Seaworks at the annual Out At The Weekend music festival.

CLICK HERE for a Tracy McNeil feature in the Diary on June 22.


We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 32 nd series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.

We have Kasey Chambers 11th CD Dragonfly and Blake Shelton's 12th CD If I'm Honest from Karen Black and Tony Midolo at Warner Music.

We also have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing membership.

They include singing actors Tim McGraw and Toby Keith, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and more.

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