TEXAN MIRANDA LAMBERT HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Texan singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday January 16 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Maryland exports Brothers Osborne return to the show repeated Wednesday at 10.30 pm and Thursday 4.30 am.
Arizona singer-songwriter-pilot Dierks Bentley and Florida born Zach Williams appear Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown host Laith Graham.
Van Diemen's Land Wolfe Brothers and Clelia Adams also appear this week.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
MIRANDA CELEBRATES LOVE
Texan Miranda Lambert celebrated her 37th birthday on November 10 with her second husband Brendan McLoughlin - a New York city cop.
Miranda wed Brendan on January 26, 2019 in Davidson County , Tennessee .
It was Lambert's second wedding after her four-year marriage to Blake Shelton from 2011 to 2015 and rebound romances with singers Anderson East and Turnpike Troubadours co-founder Clay Felker.
Miranda also rescues dogs and rides horses in her rural retreats when not touring solo or with the Pistol Annies.
She was hooked by a fisherman in a hammock after riding her handsome steed in her new video Settling Down from her seventh album Wildcard .
Miranda cancelled her debut Australian tour with Brothers Osborne at Rod Laver Arena and 13th CMC Rocks Queensland festival in Ipswich .
BROTHERS OSBORNE ON DEADMAN'S CURVE
Maryland born duo Brothers Osborne made the most or their isolation by writing and performing new songs and creative videos.
They included their live studio video Dead Man's Curve from fourth album Skeletons, released on October 9.
John and TJ Osborne teamed with producer Jay Joyce and wrote every track with frequent collaborators including Lee Miller, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby and Casey Beathard.
"If Pawn Shop was our introduction, and Port Saint Joe was like the first conversation we had with someone over a beer, then Skeletons is the moment where you start getting down to the real stuff and showing who you really are,” John revealed.
“If you really want to get to know us, this is the record to do it."
The duo toured here in 2019 with Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett and planned to return this year with Miranda Lambert before the Dandemic struck.
Brothers John and J.T. hail from Maryland , arrived in Nashville as songwriters and won CMA Vocal Duo of the Year awards over Florida Georgia Line in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The duo scored their sixth Grammy nomination for I Don't Remember Me Before You.
DIERKS BENTLEY FLIES TO COLORADO
Singer-songwriter-pilot flew his wife and children from Nashville to Colorado during lockdown after filming his live video Gone .
It follows his 12 th album The Mountain and another with his Hot Country Knights.
“When it came time to record, I didn't know if I wanted to sing a song that's too much about what's happening,” Dierks revealed.
“I like that this song is about a relationship. A girl left him and now the guy's gone. He hasn't gone anywhere. He's just losing his mind at home. I've been totally gone”
“I do like that it's called Gone because it does touch upon the times we're in. And it's personal to me because I've been totally gone. I've lived in Nashville for 26 years and now I've moved out so that's a new reality for me.”
“I've built forts, snowball castles, I've watched my kids learn how to skateboard,” Dierks explained.
“My girls are playing hockey this year. My 6-year-old learned how to fly fish. There have been so many moments where I'm like, ‘Wow this is the best day of my life.'”
Dierks, 45, had a star studded audience when he played St Kilda Palais in 2012 with Australian country king Lee Kernaghan.
They included former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt who had on stage football kicking roles on singing actor Tim McGraw's most recent Australian tour.
Carlton players Andrew Walker and David Ellard were also backstage guests.
ZACH WILLIAMS BIBLICAL ADVICE BEHIND BARS
Florida born Zach Williams debuted on Nu Country with Dolly Parton when they performed There Was Jesus from Zach's second solo album Rescue Story.
This week Zach, 39, celebrated a famous birth with mates in the true Christmas spirit
They revived that oft recorded 1865 spiritual Go Tell It On The Mountain at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Williams was born in Pensacola , Florida , grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
He fronted The Reformation and Brothers of Grace bands for a decade before he went solo in 2016.
Zach released his first solo single Chain Breaker in 2016.
It reached No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs Chart and the Top 10 on Christian radio and was title track of his five song EP Chain Breaker and his 2017 album.
He led worship at the Refuge Campus Of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro while on staff from 2014-2017.
Further info - https://www.zachwilliamsmusic.com/
CLELIA ADAMS BOOMERANGS AFTER BRAIN TUMOURS
Clelia Adams took us on a time trip in her nostalgic video that reached back to her writing era at pioneer Melbourne pop magazine Go Set.
Clelia, 70, mined memories after two brain tumour surgeries in 2018 with her video for Don Walker penned Slim Dusty hit Looking Forward, Looking Back that she recorded in Nashville.
“Recovering from traumatic brain tumour surgery in 2018, music kept me sane and being unable to sing was the biggest challenge ever in my life,” Clelia revealed.
“Again I heard Looking Forward, Looking Back and again it had a profound effect on my heart. The lyrics spoke to me as I reflected on my own life's memories, my experiences throughout those very dark days and my hopes for a healthy future once again.”
The song is on Clelia's seventh album Classic Country that follows River Valley Dreaming in 2011.
“I'm in the process of writing my memoir with lots of stories from the Go-Set/ Warner Music days both in Sydney and London ,” Clelia explained.
“Then the 25 years in Tamworth , and now 20 years I've been in Mullumbimby. I've been encouraged by many people over the years to do this and it's a work in progress”.
Further info - https://cleliaadams.com/home
WOLFE BROTHERS ISO VIDEO
Wolfe Brothers return with their new video filmed on their Southern Tasmanian berry farm after they wrote new songs in Nashville before the Dandemic.
Their Anybody Ever video was inspired by images in co-writer James Slater's Nashville home.
“We sat around the grand piano and started jamming out some ideas,” says Tom Wolfe.
“James is a serious player, so it was really cool to just watch him work. I believe Nick had the initial idea for a bit of a chorus. I can remember sitting in front of the coffee table and seeing an Elton John songbook and flipping it over and reading all the great songs on the back. Then I looked up to my left and on the wall, starring me down from the other room is a Tim McGraw platinum album. I started some ideas and that's where the lines ‘when you hear Tiny Dancer , you always sing along, you're crazy on tequila, you love your Tim McGraw”
They recorded their fifth album in Tom's home studio at their 120 year-old Fairy Glen berry farm near Neika in the deep south of Tasmania .
With only 217 residents in Neika it's not hard to find.
But don't go to the post office - it closed in 1969.
The Wolfe Brothers toured here with Corowa born country star Lee Kernaghan and played Canada with expat Gippsland star Gord Bamford who joined them on Australian tours.
HOW TO KEEP NU COUNTRY ON AIR
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