HANNAH DASHER HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Georgian guitar slinger Hannah Dasher headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday November 6 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
Fellow Georgian singer-songwriter Ray Fulcher debuts on the show hosted by our multi-talented lockdown host-producer-editor Laith Graham.
Nouveau West Texan outlaw Creed Fisher and Californian icon Jackson Browne appear in Behind Bars on the program repeated Wednesday at 11.30 pm.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Emily Hatton and Sydney chanteuse Fiona Field 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/
HANNAH STANDS BY HER PAN
Hannah Dasher became an international icon after she created her Stand By Your Pan Tik Tok videos in quarantine during the pandemic.
They earned more than 1.2 million followers and over 13 million likes and landed her Fender guitar and recording deals as she filmed new videos for her debut EP Half A Record, released on July 9.
They included You're Gonna Love Me In that began in late Texan Don Williams tour bus.
A dear friend of mine bought Don Williams tour bus from early 70s and never redecorated it, Hannah revealed.
The plan was to park the bus in the studio. The driver got the date wrong so filmed it on different days in different locations but we made it work.
Dasher showcased her candy apple red Fender Patsy - she named after late star Patsy Cline - in the studio with her band.
Hanna, now 35, also recorded at Patsy's former home.
Dasher's dad gave her first guitar when she was 14.
I wish I still had it. I had to sell it and other guitars to survive. I now have three Fender Player plus guitars including Patsy - a candy apple red.
The singer, born near Savannah , moved to Nashville after graduating a Georgia university with journalism and music business degrees.
She took jobs at Bass Pro Shops , in the same parking lot as the Grand Ole Opry , selling fishing boats and outboard motors and now plans a cook-book.
RAY FULCHER ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Fellow Georgian born singer-songwriter Ray Fulcher put an older man's car to good use in his new video as he recreated history on his trip on the road again.
Ray, 35, hails from Harlem in Georgia - not New York.
After graduating from a Georgian university with two degrees he headed to Nashville where he wrote eight hits for North Carolina nouveau outlaw Luke Combs.
His latest video Girl In It illustrates one of the highlights of his new album Larkin Hill Mixes that was released on September 17.
Further info - https://www.rayfulchermusic.com/
CREED FISHER WEST TEXAS WORKING MAN
West Texan singer-actor Creed Fisher proves he's a true-blue collar worker in his Behind Bars return.
Fisher hails from Odessa , Texas , and wrote 11 songs solo and three - including Jesus, Haggard & Jones - with Mark Jones.
Life Of A Working Man is on his fourth album Whiskey And The Dog that also includes The Way That I Am and Jesus, Haggard & Jones.
Creed describes his music as a rollercoaster of emotions; laughs, cheers with drinks and songs that will make you want to cry. I hope fans walk away knowing that I'm still in the trenches fighting this battle for real country music. We haven't lost a step; if anything, this album is stronger than ever and shows that Creed Fisher is a force to be reckoned with in Outlaw Country Music."
Further info - https://creedfisher.net/
JACKSON BROWNE COVID SURVIVOR
Californian hit writer and Covid-19 survivor Jackson Browne returns to Behind Bars with vivid video My Cleveland Heart featuring hospital scenes.
Browne, 73, proves a true survivor with live footage in the surgery and studio.
Video director Phoebe Bridgers and bandmates Val McCallum, Greg Leisz, Jeff Young, Mauricio Lewak, Bob Glaub, Pete Thomas and Dave Faragher.
"Time rolling away, time like a river, time like a train," Browne sings of mortality in the video song.
"Time like a fuse burning shorter every day."
"I see the writing on the wall," Browne revealed of his longevity and desire to create a safe and cleaner world.
"I know there's only so much time left in my life. But I now have an amazing, beautiful grandson, and I feel more acutely than ever the responsibility to leave him a world that's inhabitable."
Jackson was born in Germany but used California as his launch pad for his music career that included a stint with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
He toured Australia at the peak of his career - his two ex-wives include Sydney model Lynne Sweeney.
In 2003 during one of many Sydney visits to visit Lynne and younger son Ryan he marched in ant-war rallies.
My Cleveland Heart is on his 15th studio album Down Hill From Everywhere out on October 9.
EMILY HATTON HEADS TO HOTHAM
Melbourne singer-songwriter-actor Emily Hatton headed high into the snow at Mt Hotham to film her new video directed by Jay Seeney.
Joel Cullinane was her partner in a real life rom-com mini movie based on a real, romantic encounter.
She takes viewers through a touching journey from spark of meeting someone new to warmth of feeling like you've known them "for a lifetime before."
"It's about relishing in the beauty of a moment, because you never know when you'll get another one like it, Emily revealed.
It's my Snow-Globe-in-a-song. This story brings to light the romantic, hopeful part of my soul, and immortalises it with a magical innocence. My skills don't lie in the amazing field of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other life-savers, but if I can inspire healing through music, then I'm living my purpose."
Make it Slow is on her new self-titled 6 track EP recorded in Newcastle before our lockdown and released in June.
Further info - https://www.emilyhatton.com/
FIONA FIELDS RIDES THE WAVE
Taree teacher and singer-songwriter Fiona Fields teaches creative arts in high school on the NSW north coast in between writing songs and recording.
She wrote Should Have Known about a ruptured romance that exposed betrayal in her video.
It's on her third album Ride The Wave.
Fiona uses the wave as a metaphor for big events that shape our lives - the times that really test us.
She wrote this song as a reminder to herself that she has overcome challenges in the past and that no matter what lies ahead, she will get through those challenges too. It is a song of strength and resilience that Fiona hopes will empower others. I will get through this, I will resurface, and I will be okay. I will ride the wave.
She wrote most of the songs with her Bushwackers icon - producer Roger Corbett
Further info - https://www.fionafields.com
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND HIGHWAYMEN
George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.
You can win Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle and George discs donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.
She co-hosted Long In The Saddle in our Nu Country FM era and was pioneer Australian and Victorian country music awards judge.
Barbara was admired for rising above losing her sight as a young woman and her country passion with annual trips to Waylon's birthplace in Littlefield, West Texas.
Waylon died at 64 on February 13, 2002, and is survived by singing spouse Jessi, now 78, and son Shooter, 42.
WIN KEITH URBAN CDS ALSO
We have expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban's chart topping 12th album The Speed Of Now - Part 1.
Also BR5-49 CD Big Backyard Beat Show and Billy Ray Cyrus's historic 1992 album Some Gave All that features Achy Breaky Heart.
Join Watling & Bates as members and win their 13 track CD Small Town Tales.
We have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.
They include Saltbush, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.