Former Nullarbor nymph Kasey Chambers and her Fireside Disciples headline Nu Country TV on Saturday June 16 at 9 pm on Channel 31/ Digital 44, with the first video from her 12 th album.

Oklahoma singing actor Blake Shelton also returns to the show repeated on Sunday at 11.30 pm and Monday at 3 pm.

Octogenarian Willie Nelson and Kentucky Coalminer's son Chris Stapleton perform live in Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Rowville singer-songwriter Rick Hart and his wife Vanessa also perform in Tamworth while Kiewa Valley chanteuse Gretta Ziller busks on the mean streets of Sydney .

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

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Kasey Chambers and her acoustic band The Fireside Disciples perform live on a mountain top on the NSW Central Coast in her return to the show.

Kasey, Poppa Bill, Alan Pigram and young guitarist Brandon Dodd fanned flames of their burning embers with some hot picking and singing.

The quartet perform in the video for the title track of her 12 th solo album Campfire.

It was a busy day for Alan who fronts his Pigram Brothers and produces other artists on our West coast.

Pigram flew in from Broome and performed in three Fireside Disciples videos in a hectic day.

Kasey, Poppa Bill and Pigram wrote the title track that draws from the indigenous Yarawu spoken word in Broome and fuels the video.

“I put our video director Duncan Tombs to the test,” Kasey, 41 and mother of three explained.

“I rang him up and said we want to do three videos in the one day. Al was over from Broome and he only had one day. Duncan really loves the challenge, he got his team together and we did Campfire Song, Go On Your Way and Goliath Is Dead . We filmed Campfire Song and Goliath Is Dead on the Central Coast right up the top of a mountain - the same place we took the photo shoot for the album cover. We did Go Your Own Way in my mum's backyard. She has this little house on the Central coast with this little jetty that goes out the back onto the river. My kids go out there and fish. This one has a particular water vibe.”

Kasey and her Fireside Disciples are touring nationally to promote her album.

CLICK HERE for our exclusive Kasey interview in The Diary on May 7.

CLICK HERE for her tour dates in our gig guide.


Blake Shelton also takes viewers on time travel to his childhood in this week's show.

Shelton , 42 on Monday June 18, revisits adolescence with snapshots of lawn mowing, hay baling, fishing, singing and other memorable pursuits.

The Voice mentor, judge and former singing spouse of Texan Miranda Lambert performs his video for I Lived It from his 13th album Texoma Shore.

Blake has since boomeranged into the arms of another singer-duet partner Gwen Stefani and opened his Ole Red honky tonk in downtown Nashville on June 6.

Ole Red is a 26,000 square-foot venue that boasts a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor, private VIP booths and state of the art sound system

CLICK HERE for a Blake Texoma Shore feature in The Diary.

CLICK HERE to win a previous CD on our Membership Page.


Prolific Texan Octogenarian Willie Nelson returns to Behind Bars with a live song from his latest album Last Man Standing released on April 27 - two days before his 85th birthday.

Death is sad but Willie proves time is a great healer with his home spun wisdom on a song written with long- time producer Buddy Cannon.

Something You Get Through is one of 11 songs that Willie wrote with Cannon for his eighth album on the Sony Legacy label.

Cannon said the song originated in a conversation Willie had with a woman who had just lost her husband.

"She had obviously lost someone very recently- her husband, or somebody - and she was talking to Willie about it. I heard the woman say, 'I don't think I'll ever get over this.'" Cannon recalled.

"And Willie looked at her and he said: 'It's not something you get over, but it's something you'll get through.' That just stuck in my brain. I tried but I couldn't get that thought out of my head for two or three years. I knew there was a song in there. Finally, one day I texted him about it, and we kicked it around. It ended up being one of my favourite songs."

Nelson, headliner of his Outlaw Music Festival tour, has also released new videos for Heaven is Closed, Me And You, Ready To Roar and the title track.

Willie and elder sister Bobbie, now 87, first toured here in 1981.

They host his 44th July 4 picnic in Austin with artists diverse as Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe, Johnny Bush, Asleep At The Wheel, Folk Uke , Jamestown Revival , Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real , Margo Price, Particle Kid, Raelyn Nelson Band, Ryan Bingham, Sturgill Simpson, The Head and The Heart and The Wild Feathers .

CLICK HERE for a review of Willie's previous album God's Problem Child in The Diary on May 29, 2017.


Kentucky Coalminer's son Chris Stapleton proves why he is the biggest selling country artist of the last three years on his return to Nu Country TV.

Stapleton, 40, performs I Was Wrong live in Austin - capital of Willie's home state Texas.

Chris and singing spouse Morgane recently welcomed twins shortly before he won a brace of Billboard Music Awards to add to his Grammys, CMA, ACM and American Music Awards.

Stapleton wrote many hits for a vast cast of peers during and after his career with bluegrass band The Steel Drivers.

I Was Wrong is on his third solo album From A Room Volume 2.

Hopefully Chris will tour here if his record company releases his new CDS.

CLICK HERE for feature on Chris's huge selling debut solo album Traveller in The Diary on December 21, 2015.


Rick Hart took his singing spouse Vanessa from Rowville to Tamworth for this year's festival where they filmed their video for latest single Little Pieces from his debut album Let Me In.

The view from high above the Peel River was spectacular but the fall from love depicted in the song was equally exhilarating.

Fellow singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter directed the video - he also filmed Hart's previous video To The Grave.

“I had actually finished recording all the songs for the album, but always felt there was something missing,” Hart revealed.

“I wanted to include a song which showcased the amazing voice of the lady that has stood by me since the start, and every step of the way. I felt the world needed to hear her amazing voice, not just as my backing singer, but out front and up in lights."

Album producer Michael Zammit ensured the vocals, acoustic guitars, piano and pedal steel played by Dead Livers co-founder Brendan Mitchell ignited Rick's heart-wrenching tale of lost love.

Hart has since released Shine Your Light - a tribute to his late guitarist Tom Fauvette who died on April 30.

Rick wrote it immediately after Fauvette died as an ode to his memory and legacy.

All proceeds from the single's sale go to the Black Dog Institute to raise support and awareness for mental health issues.

Hart hosts a The Black Dog Institute fund raiser at Newport Bowls Club on Sunday June 17 with The Weeping Willows , Katie Briana, Great Aunt , Mat Black Band and Mitch Power.

CLICK HERE for a Hart CD review in the Diary on November 20, 2017.


Kiewa Valley belle Gretta Ziller proves compasses can help find true love in the big smoke when she hit the means streets of Sydney in her video for Alright With Me.

The video portrays two young lovers meeting up at the venue where Ziller is performing.

Ziller plays and reflects on the streets of inner Sydney suburb Enmore that provide a perfect backdrop to the song.

“This is a really special song for me, written when I attended the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music,” revealed Ziller who has been touring with Berwick singer Andrew Swift, Lyn Bowtell, Megan Cooper and Jason Owen.

“It was such a turning point in my life as a musician and I'm so proud that I can finally share it with you.”

Ziller sings of the character's acceptance that true love triumphs over human imperfections.

Alright With Me is the latest single from Ziller's debut album Queen of Boomtown recorded at Woodstock Studio , Balaclava, and produced by New Zealand born, Melbourne-singer-songwriter Paul Ruske.

The former Trinity College chorister hails from south of the mighty Murray river at Thologolong near Wodonga in the Kiewa Valley .

Gretta dabbled in musical theatre after learning violin, cello, double bass and bagpipes as Pipe Band Coordinator at Scots School , Albury, from 2004-2010.

She headed south to Melbourne where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Voice before overseas tours.

Victorian viewers can catch Gretta next week at Pistol Pete's in Geelong and The Light of the Day Festival in Ocean Grove.

Further info - http://grettaziller.com/


We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 34th series with Australian record companies and artists teaming to ensure our survival.

You can win Kip Moore's third album Slowheart , thanks to EMI promotions chief Dave Parker, 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 Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.

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