CHRIS STAPLETON HEADLINES NU COUNTRY
Kentucky coalminer's son Chris Stapleton headlines Nu Country TV live on Saturday September 11 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.
South Carolina singer-songwriter Josh Turner revives one of his early hits on the show hosted by our lockdown host, producer and editor Laith Graham.
Six time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and Texan outlaw Cody Jinks return in a live double shot in Behind Bars .
West Australian wheat belt balladeer Jonny Taylor and late Texan outlaw king Waylon Jennings boomerang to our program.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
CHRIS STAPLETON KENTUCKY TO ARKANSAS
Chris Stapleton and singing spouse Morgane perform one of his new hits live on the CMT Awards in Nashville.
Chris, now 43, and Morgane are parents of five young children including twins and enjoy parenting and performing.
They perform Arkansas from his fourth album Starting Over that topped charts on debut.
Chris and Miranda Lambert performed a tribute to Stapleton's pet pooch who died after 16 years at the Stapleton home in their recent duet on Maggie's Song - also on Starting Over.
Producer Dave Cobb guested on Chris videos for Shameless and Starting Over - title track of his album that featured 11 Chris original songs and was released on November 13.
JOSH AND JENNIFER TURNER STARTING OVER
South Carolina singer-songwriter-actor Josh Turner is joined by singing spouse Jennifer on his Nu Country return.
The couple met at Belmont University in Nashville and have four sons.
Jennifer joins Josh on tour as his pianist and duet vocalist.
This week they revive his big hit Your Man - title track of the second of his 10 albums.
Turner recently appeared on Nu Country with Country State Of Mind and live gospel tribute I Serve A Saviour - title track of his 10th album - at Gaither Studio in Indiana.
Josh, 41, played George Beverly Shea in 2008 film Billy: The Early Years about evangelist Billy Graham.
Josh and Jennifer live on their farm with log cabin where they retreat, write songs and record.
Turner recorded faith-based music on albums including The Answer, For The Love of God and Me and God - collaboration with Ralph Stanley - midst country hits.
His new album features Sonya Isaacs whose harmonies ignite classics I Saw The Light and How Great Thou Art and Bobby Osborne on I Pray My Way Out Of Trouble.
Another new song The River of Happiness was penned by his wife and oldest son, Hampton.
All four Turner children - Hampton, Colby, Marion and Samuel - sing on the track.
BRANDI CARLILE RIGHT ON TIME
Washington born six-time Grammy winning hit writer Brandi Carlile returns to Behind Bars with her new hit.
Brandi, now 40, is also in The Highwomen with Natalie Hemby, Amanda Shires and Maren Morris.
She frocked up and had a swim to celebrate her majestic new video directed by Courtney Cox.
Brandi performs Right On Time is from her seventh album In These Silent Days that is released on October 1.
In These Silent Days was conceived while Carlile was quarantined at home with long-time collaborators and bandmate twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth.
“Never before have the twins and I written an album during a time of such uncertainty and quiet solitude,” Brandi revealed of the album produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings.“I never imagined that I'd feel so exposed and weird as an artist without the armor of a costume, the thrill of an applause and the platform of the sacred stage.
“Despite all this the songs flowed through - pure and unperformed, loud and proud, joyful and mournful. Written in my barn during a time of deep and personal reckoning. There's plenty reflection but mostly it's a celebration.
“This album is what drama mixed with joy sounds like. It's resistance and gratitude, righteous anger and radical forgiveness. It's the sound of these silent days.”
In These Silent Days follows her 2018 Grammy winning album, By The Way, I Forgive You.
Carlile also produced Tanya Tucker's 27 th album While I'm Living with Shooter Jennings and penned best-selling memoir Broken Horses .
Brandi's 2007 album title track The Story and her songs Tragedy, What Can I Say, Throw It All Away and Turpentine were featured in TV drama Grey's Anatomy .
Further info - http://brandicarlile.com/
CODY JINKS LOUD AND HEAVY
Fort Worth outlaw Cody Jinks returns live and loud to Behind Bars with his band The Tone Deaf Hippies.
The Halton hombre performs his song Loud & Heavy at the Adobe Sessions Unplugged in Tornillo, Texas, in 2015.
Cody, 40, will release his 11 th album Mercy - a 12-track disc culled from 30 songs recorded in May at Sonic Ranch, West Texas, in November on his Late August Records label.
Cody appeared on Nu Country with live version of Biblical parable Cast No Stones on Asleep At The Wheel singer Ray Benson's Texas Music Scene.
Further info - http://codyjinks.com/
JONNY TAYLOR DIGS DEEP
West Australian wheat belt singer-songwriter Jonny Taylor is joined by wife Nicole in his Nu Country return.
Nicole danced though the bush and tended their horses before feeding them carrots and leaving her frock on a tree.
The Taylors live near Kukerin in the WA wheat belt where they filmed their video for Hippie Dress from Jonny's fourth album Dig Deep.
Hippie Dress was inspired by a chance meeting with prolific Golden Guitarist Adam Brand on tour in 2020.
Brand suggested they write the song while he was driving the bus on a seven-hour trip.
“Brandy is so good at the upbeat country rock thing, and for the last year I've been working on a really dark acoustic project because I went through a shocking mental health period a while back,” Taylor revealed.
“Brandy said ‘you're always smiling and Nicole is a ray of sunshine so why don't you write a song about that? So we joke that Brandy started writing a love song to my wife. He could see the love between us and he called to me and said. ‘bring your guitar, I've got a song idea”
Taylor triggered his return after a long hiatus.
“I needed a break from music, and I got swallowed up with building a house and getting the farm up and running and then when COVID came, it was my time to step away from music,” Jonny explained.
“I can now sit down with the guitar and be creative again because at the end of the Dig Deep album, I hit the period of ‘what do I do now?'”
Taylor also appeared on Nu Country with his Diamonds and Take It Slow videos directed by wife Nicole and dad Paul.
WAYLON WILD ONES
Late Texan outlaw king Waylon Jennings reached back in his catalogue for a live version of one of his early hits.
He performed his classic Wild Ones that was originally on his 1994 album Waymore's Blues Part 2.
Waylon died aged 64 on Valentine's Day in 2002.
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND HIGHWAYMEN
George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.
You can win Waylon Jennings, Highwaymen , Merle Haggard and George Jones 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.
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