Florida Georgia Line and Brooklyn born Bebe Rexha headline Nu Country TV with their record breaking chart-topper Meant To Be on Saturday November 10 at 9 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.

Octogenarian Kentucky Coalminer's Daughter Loretta Lynn returns to the show, hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson, and repeated Sunday at 11.30 pm and Monday 3 pm.

Appalachian moonshiner's daughter Cindy G debuts Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

Jindabyne singing stockman Brad Cox also returns to the show featuring Texan tourist Granger Smith and Echuca singer-songwriter Gareth Leach.

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

Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/


The Florida Georgia Line duet with Brooklyn born Bebe Rexha on Meant To Be broke Billboard singles charts records by being #1 for 47 weeks.

They filmed the video at Grandview Motel in Albuquerque , New Mexico , and Isleta Amphitheatre on October 1, 2017.

The marathon chart topper is on Bebe's third EP All Your Fault Pt 2 and debut album Expectations.

Florida Georgia Line returns here in March to headline the sold-out 2019 CMC Rocks Queensland festival in Ipswich .

They also perform capital city concerts including Rod Laver Arena on March 20 with fellow chart toppers Thomas Rhett and Tennessee preacher's son Morgan Wallen.

The duo released a lyric video for latest single Talk You Out Of It from their fourth album set to be released for their tour.

But the hedonistic theme is a vast contrast to previous Biblical videos including Holy ( High On Loving You ) from third album Dig Your Roots filmed at the 12 Apostles on Victoria's Shipwreck Coast on their 2016 tour with Georgian star Jason Aldean.

Band creators Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have perfect Christian credentials - they met as Nashville university church youth group worship leaders in 2008 and precede all concerts with prayers.

They also collaborated with The Chainsmokers on Last Day Alive , Backstreet Boys with God, Your Mama, And Me , Ziggy Marley on Life Is A Honeymoon , Tim McGraw on May We All and Nelly on Cruise .

The duo have broken chart records, sold more than 5 million albums and launched their Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, FGL House restaurant and Tree Vibez Music publishing company.

CLICK HERE for our review of their Rod Laver Arena debut with Jason Aldean on March 8, 2016.


Loretta Lynn proved a true survivor at the ripe young age of 86 as she is joined by bluegrass peers

Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas as she dried her tears in her latest video in Behind Bars.

Loretta boomeranged after a stroke in May 2017 and hip surgery to release aptly titled Ain't No Time To Go on her 61 st studio album Wouldn't It Be Great.

She wrote 13 songs for the album produced by twin daughter Patsy Lynn Russell, named after the late Patsy Cline, and John Carter Cash - son of Johnny and June Carter Cash.

Ain't No Time To Go explores perennial themes of mortality and how we're never prepared to say goodbye to those we love.

The video, directed by Dave McClister, is her first after recovering from serious health issues that delayed the release of Wouldn't It Be Great to September 28 this year.

Loretta was hospitalised briefly for stomach flu, forcing her to miss the CMT Artists of the Year event on October 17 where she was scheduled to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

She last appeared on Nu Country with fellow Octogenarian Willie Nelson, now 85, on Lay Me Down from her previous album Full Circle.

CLICK HERE for a previous Loretta CD feature in The Diary on April 23, 2016.


Appalachian bluegrass balladeer Cindy G draws on life in the mountains for her fatal saga of a moonshiner's daughter.

The singer details how the song's character paid with his life when he chose moonshine ahead of the mine in south west Pennsylvania .

Moonshiner's Daughter is title track of Cindy G's third album released on September 29.

She wrote nine of the 11 tunes on the album produced by Jim Van Cleve with guests Rob Ickes, Todd Phillips, Cia Cherryholmes, Cory Walker, Ashby Frank, Seth Taylor and Dustin Benson.

As a teenager, Cindy played folk and bluegrass music in the northern-most reaches of Appalachia, the hills of south-western Pennsylvania.

She played guitar at the urging of her father, a fiddler who took her to jam sessions.

She released her first bluegrass album The Road in 2012 and Jail Break in 2015 with Rhonda Vincent as guest vocalist.

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


Jindabyne born former stockman Brad Cox learned all about drought in four years mustering cattle in the Northern Territory.

Cox, the 39th Tamworth Starmaker winner, shows how drought impacts many farming families in his video for Water On The Ground from his self-titled debut album.

“In 2015, after spending a lot of time in rural NSW, I decided to head to the Northern Territory for work,” Cox, 22, revealed.

“It was dry as I drove through Central Queensland , and when I say it was dry, the grass was beyond grey. There was no grass, just dirt - dirt for hundreds of kilometres. The few mobs of livestock you did see were poor. They were being fed just enough by the farmers to keep them alive in the hope they wouldn't have to sell off the last of their mob to sustain their livelihood.

“This song is very close to home and probably the song I am most proud of on my album which I released this year.

“I wrote it in late 2015 in the hallway of a hotel in Nashville . I didn't write down the song. I just started playing the riff, turned my phone recorder on and sang it. It was all but completed, and at that moment I realised the importance of people hearing this song.

“The Australian public needs to realise the importance of looking after our rural community and I will do all I can to help.”

He previously appeared on Nu Country with Lake House - an aquatic love story with a shock ending filmed near his high country Snowy Mountains home where his parents were swimming teachers.

Cox wrote 11 songs for his album produced by Matt Fell that he promoted on tour with Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont.

CLICK HERE for a Brad Cox CD review in The Diary on September 3.


Texan Granger Smith and his wife Amber return to a farm he reportedly won in a poker game in his latest video.

Smith also records and performs as Earle Dibbles Jr and extended his poetic licence by recruiting fellow Texan singers Parker McCollum and Koe Wetzel.

He is cast as getaway car driver for their bank robbery in a failed plot to save a grandfather's farm to illustrate You Are In It on his ninth album When The Good Guys Win .

Granger, 38, lives in Texas with Amber, whom he met in one of several of his videos in which she appeared, their daughter and two sons.

He played Groundwater festival at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in July and the Village Green in Mulgrave with Jasmine Rae and CMC Rocks Queensland festival in Ipswich in March.

CLICK HERE for a Granger Smith-Jasmine Rae Village Green live review in our Concerts Section on July 26.


Echuca singer-songwriter Gareth Leach returns to his home town after following his music dreams down south to Melbourne.

He filmed the video for his debut album title track Death & Taxes at Echuca railway station and the Murray River dock where the Emmylou paddle steamer sails from.

It's the second single from the album.

" Death and Taxes was written by Jasper Shelton Hollis and Gretta Ziller,” Leach revealed.

“I think it's just a really cool song. I'm really lucky in a sense, because the song had been sitting in both of their catalogues for some time, but for one reason or another had never found its way in to a recording session.

“So, when it came to me finishing off this album, it was just a really perfect fit with the overall theme so much so that it actually became the title track and I'm so stoked with how it has come up."

Kiewa Valley singer Greta and Shipwreck coast guitarist Lee Sonny Boy Morgan perform on the album that featured self-penned single Turn Back Jimmy Creek .

“I had just released my first EP and was in the car with my family travelling home overnight from the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival,” Leach recalled.

“It was a really long drive home through the night and about seven to eight hours into the drive we went past a little causeway creek called Turn Back Jimmy Creek and the inspiration for a tribute to the travelling musician song kind of just happened instantly. It's pretty funny ‘cause I didn't really plan on it, but this song really opened the flood gates for me to get started working on this record.”

Death & Taxes was produced, engineered and mixed by Tyson Fish of The Alamo in Melbourne .

Further info - https://www.garethleach.com/


We need your support as we celebrate Nu Country TV's 37th 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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