The Dixie Chicks headline Nu Country TV as we celebrate spring belles on Saturday October 28 at 9 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.

Virginian raised quintet Old Dominion also returns to the show repeated Monday at 8 am.

Mid-West farmer's daughter Margo Price reinforces her emergence as an Americana singer-songwriter on a program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Northern NSW critical care emergency nurse and singer Emma Dykes debuts with a song inspired by her outback travels.

Texans Cody Canada & The Departed and The Brauns perform a live tribute to a recently deceased peer in Behind Bars .

And Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clark returns after touring with Queensland born singer-songwriter-producer Shane Nicholson and writing songs for his former singing spouse Kasey Chambers.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone - http://www.c31.org.au/series/487

Viewers can access Nu Country TV shows at the same link.


The Dixie Chicks return with a riveting live version of vitriolic hit Not Ready To Make Nice in Behind Bars.

It's one of many highlights of double CD/DVD - DCX MMXV1 - released in September after a decade long hiatus.

The 23 track double CD and bonus marathon live DVD was recorded during a 2016 Canada and U.S. tour - their first in a decade before returning here in 2017.

They played Rod Laver Arena on April 1 and 2 after headlining CMC Rocks Queensland in Ipswich with Little Big Town , Kip Moore and other major artists.

Not Ready To Make Nice was penned by the trio with Dan Wilson about banning of their songs from country radio and freedom of speech.

It originally impacted as the first single from 2006 seventh album, Taking the Long Way.

They teamed with Beyonce at the 50th CMA Awards in Nashville for a live rendition of her track Daddy Lessons blended with Dixie Chicks' Long Time Gone .

Sisters Emily Strayer, 45, and mandolinist-fiddler sister Martie McGuire, 47, were in the original Dixie Chicks quartet that began in 1989 as Bluegrass Express with Laura Lynch on upright bass and guitarist Robin Lynn Macy

Since singer Natalie Maines joined in 1995 they have sold 30 million albums and been prolific major award winners from seven studio albums, three live discs and string of live DVDs.

During their hiatus Emily and Martie released a self-titled 2010 album as the Court Yard Hounds and 2013 album Amelita.

Natalie, now 43, also released 2013 solo rock album Mother.

Maines and former husband - actor Adrian Pasdar who appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Judging Amy and Heroes - have two children but separated in July this year after being married for 17 years.

They wed in Las Vegas , Nevada , on June 24, 2000, following a Dixie Chicks concert in Sin City.

The pair also reportedly won $740 while gambling at Mandalay Bay after their nuptials.

They met at the wedding of Texan singer-songwriter Charlie Robison and Emily Strayer, in May 1999 after Natalie divorced college boyfriend, Michael Tarabay.

The careers of Maines and Pasdar often intertwined.

Pasdar played a cop in the Chicks Goodbye Earl video and Maines sang a cover of Amazing Grace on his TV show Mysterious Ways.

CLICK HERE for a CD/DVD feature in The Diary on September 25.

CLICK HERE for a Dixie Chicks CD feature in The Diary on September 25, 2006.

CLICK HERE for another Dixie Chicks CD feature in The Diary on September 26, 2003.

CLICK HERE for an Emily Robison interview and Court Yard Hounds CD review in The Diary on May 30, 2010.


Virginian born quintet Old Dominion praised other women in their video for Be With Me from second album Happy Endings.

The band, formed in Nashville in 2007 after writing hits for diverse other artists, perform and record as Old Dominion - nickname of its home state Virginia.

Lead singer Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen guitar-keyboards, drummer Whit Sellers, bassist Geoff Sprung and guitarist Brad Tursi had writing credits on many songs recorded by other artists.

Ramsey co-wrote Chainsaw for The Band Perry , Rosen co-wrote Chris Young's Neon and The Band Perry's Better Dig Two.

Tursi wrote Tyler Farr's A Guy Walks Into a Bar , songs for Kenny Chesney and Randy Rogers Band, and ABC musical drama, Nashville.

Old Dominion released No Such Thing as a Broken Heart - penned by Ramsey, Rosen, Tursi and Jesse Frasure - for Happy Endings that followed debut album Meat And Candy.

CLICK HERE for an Old Dominion CD feature in The Diary on September 18.


Margo Price returns to Nu Country with her vibrant video for Weakness - one of 12 songs she wrote for her second album All American Made, released on October 20.

The former Ohio choir girl, 34, sold her wedding ring and car to finance previous album Midwest Farmer's Daughter.

This time Price parked her bike at a Goodlettsville liquor store as her band waited in the car park and played on as the store became a crime and fire scene.

Price is joined on her album by Shotgun Willie Nelson, now 84, and the McCrary Sisters.

Margo also filmed in Willie's Luck chapel in his Texas movie town and played his July 4 picnics, Farm Aid and toured with him.

She played piano, sang in a church choir, studied dance and theatre in tiny Ohio town Aledo before moving to Nashville at 20.

She started Buffalo Clover with guitarist husband Jeremy Ivey and released three albums and fronted Margo & The Price-Tags whose members included Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Vaughan.

Midwest Farmer's Daughter graphically depicted her 12 years of living hard in Nashville .

"I used to write story-songs, about a couple robbing a bank or whatever," says Price whose dad worked as a prison guard after having to sell the family farm when she was two.

"But I decided I'm going to go ahead and lay it all out on the line here. And it felt really good, really therapeutic."

Price, who once spent a weekend in gaol on drink driving charges, says the late Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings are her biggest heroes.

"A lot of times, people say, 'You're so much like Loretta or Tammy Wynette,'" says Price.

"But I feel kind of like one of the men. I'm like David Allan Coe. I've been to prison, man! I think that's what separated me from the Kacey Musgraves, stuff like that. There's not a lot of glitter or girly bows and stuff."

Price previously appeared on Nu Country with Hurting on the Bottle, Hands Of Time and live version of It's Not Drink Driving If You Are Riding a Horse.

Further info - http://margoprice.net/


Inverell critical care emergency nurse Emma Dykes frequently writes about her outback travels.

She joined a 4 wheel-drive trek The Drover's Run for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service that raised more than $200,000.

Emma debuts on Nu Country with Two Birds - second single - from her debut album, Pay It Forward.

The singer-songwriter said her song depicted the fight to fly again after a break-up, discovering strength and courage taking the victim to new heights.

“My songs are the storybook of my life,” Emma revealed.

“Every song has a tale attached and represents specific people, lessons, experiences and feelings I have encountered along the way. These songs are like listening to me sing you the pages of my photo album.

I am sure they will hit a note close to home for you as well”.

The first single from her album was Man Of The House - inspired by her grandparents.

“I grew up with a big, loving, extended family, and our get-togethers have always been heart-warming and so much fun,” Emma explained.

“My Nan and Pop have been my inspiration for true love, they were each other's first love and spent not a day apart until pop left us at 83 years old. Not only was he a proud supporter of my music from a young age, he was the centre-piece of our family and an example of the perfect, true blue gentleman. Man of the House is the story of his life, summed up in the space of a song.”

Further info - https://emmadykes.com/


Cody Canada and his band The Departed are joined by the Braun Brothers in our live Behind Bars segment as they honour Mark “Gus” McCoy of Austin alt-country band Micky & the Motorcars who died in 2012.

They perform Allnighter at the famed John T Flores Country Store at Helotes near San Antone in the Texas hill country that has featured hot Texas music for more than 75 years.

Cody and his band sit in chairs playing guitars, trading verses and remembering their friend.

It plays out like a country wake where everyone is invited.

Cody, now 41, hails from Pampa , Texas.

He began playing guitar at eight before moving as a teenager with his family to Yukon , Oklahoma , where he discovered outlaw country.

Cody created the Departed in 2011 after 10 albums with Cross Canadian Ragweed from 1994-2010.

The Departed features Jeremy Plato bass guitar/vocals, Seth James, guitar-vocals, Steve Littleton keyboards and drummer Chris Doege.

Their 2011 debut This Is Indian Land - consisted of covers written by Oklahoma songwriters.

Their second album Adventus was released on November 13, 2012.

Third album Hippie-love-punk was released on January 13, 2015 and debuted at #9 on Billboard Country charts.

First single Inbetweener returned to the Red Dirt sound of Cross Canadian Ragweed .

On November 19, 2013, Cody Canada released a solo acoustic 2-disc album Some Old, Some New, Maybe A Cover Or Two.

It was recorded live at Third Coast Music in Port Aransas, Texas , with 19 songs from throughout Canada 's career, including Cross Canadian Ragweed and The Departed .

On November 13, 2015, Cody Canada released a two-disc, 35-track album with Mike McClure, Chip and Ray - Together Again for the First Time .

The album was recorded in Port Aransas, Texas .

Further info - http://thedepartedmusic.com/


Prolific singer-songwriter Imogen Clark avoids a pursuer with help from a busker in her video for Collide on her second album that follows debut Love & Lovely Lies.

It was produced by Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel.

“As with a lot of the album, Mark and I recorded most of Collide live in the studio with our excellent drummer Lee Moloney,” Imogen, 22, revealed.

“I love the energetic, soulful vibe created when musicians record live. Mark's a truly brilliant producer who could hear things I never imagined but once they were added, it was as if they were always crying out to be there. I really enjoyed working with him on this song and the entire record.

Collide is a good example of themes covered in the upcoming album, which is all about both the excitement and challenges of adulthood and learning more about yourself and those around you as you shed some of your previous naivete, for better or for worse."

Imogen teamed on Collide with Jeremy Dylan who directed previous clips Drawing Hearts (2017), You'll Only Break My Heart (2016) and Take Me For A Ride (2015).

Imogen has toured for five years with acts diverse as Shane Nicholson and Lizotte.

Imogen wrote two songs on Dragonfly - the 11 th album by Kasey Chambers .

Further info - http://www.imogenclark.com.au/


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

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