KIRSTY LEE AKERS HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Hunter Valley singer-songwriter Kirsty Lee Akers headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday February 12 at 9.30 pm.
Bright born singer Della Harris also appears on the show hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and repeated Wednesday at 11.30 pm.
Tennessean Kane Brown and Nebraskan Luke Hoge debut on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Texans Josh Abbott and Florida born Bobby Watson 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/
KIRSTY LEE FINDS LOVE WITH VIDEO DIRECTOR
Kurri Kurri chanteuse Kirsty Lee Akers didn't have to look far for a male lead in her latest video.
Kirsty, now 33, chose her spouse and video director Jesse Anderson.
She arose from their bed to the forest, spa, fire side and other romantic rural retreats.
It was a vast contrast to her appearance on The Block TV show with Jesse in October.
Kirsty learned her grandmother died during filming so they left the set for her funeral.
“I made it back home into my nan's driveway literally at the exact same time that the funeral home had arrived to pick her up,” Kirsty revealed.
She wrote For Love about Jesse for her sixth album out this year on her own Rider Records.
DELLA HARRIS CELEBRATES NEXT LIFE
Melbourne singer-songwriter Della Harris debuts with her Next Life video.
It's on her new album launched at the Capitol Theatre at 50 th Tamworth Country Music Festival on April 20 with Andy Penkow, Willow and Dan Higgins.
Della, mother of three children, was born in Bright and raised in Ingham and went to school in Chiltern, Seymour and Nagambie before moving to Melbourne with her family.
She wrote Next Life with producer Clive Young for her album that follows her 2017 self-titled EP.
The album features singles Must Have Been The Wine, Long As You're Lonely, Roll Of A Dice, My Turn Now, She Said What and Truth Juice.
Jay Seeney directed her video at his Campbelltown home and Northern Bowl in Bellambi near Wollongong .
Further info - https://www.dellaharris.com.au/
KANE BROWN WORSHIP IN WYOMING
Tennessean Kane Brown travelled to Jackson Hole in Wyoming with his wife Katelyn Jae and elder daughter Kingsley to film his video Worship You.
Brown is scheduled to appear with Brad Paisley and Morgan Evans the
Kane, now 28 and father of two daughters, grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Worship You is on his Mixtape Volume 1 EP that came out in August.
It follows two albums, three EPS and more than 20 singles including latest hit One Mississippi.
Further info - https://newmusic.kanebrownmusic.com/
LUCAS HOGE WILDLIFE WARRIOR
Nebraskan wildlife warrior Lucas Hoge gets lost on his show debut as he takes viewers on a joyous journey.
Luke arms himself with a guitar and a bow and explores wildlife on his TV show Hoge Wild.
But this time he visited an empty drive-in theatre where his wildlife is a captive companion - wife Laura Lynn.
“We took over the old Highway 50 drive-in theatre,” Hoge revealed.
“We kind of pretended like we stumbled onto this abandoned theatre and we kind of not broke in but everything was open and we found popcorn and turn the projector on and we're having a great time. I wrote Get Lost with Jason Mizel and Matt Nolan, two good friends of mine. It's like everybody right now needs to get lost, go out, just do your thing, getaway, turn off the TV, maybe put social media down for a little bit and just get lost with your loved ones and have a great time and enjoy what mother nature has for us out there. That's kind of about the song, it's about the love interest and they just want to go out and get lost and just have a great time.”
It's a far cry from his birthplace.
“I grew up in a super small town of Humboldt , Nebraska right on the Kansas Nebraska line,” Hoge revealed.
“It was a town of 44 people and I grew up loving the outdoors and loving music. I knew music was going to be my ticket to get out of that little town because I didn't want to stick around after high school.”
Get Lost is on his sixth album that follows Dirty South and a 2020 gospel album.
Further info - https://www.lucashoge.com/
JOSH ABBOTT BEHIND BARS
Texan Josh Abbott and his septet perform live at Sonic Ranch studio in El Paso, West Texas.
The Lubbock born singer, 41 and father of two, formed the band in 2006.
Settle Me Down is on his sixth album The Highway Kind, also recorded at Sonic Ranch.
While writing the record Abbott and his wife relocated from Austin to Nashville for three months where he embraced collaborative songwriting scene.
Happily married with one child at the time, Abbott wanted The Highway Kind to reflect his newfound purpose as a father and husband.
It followed his 2015 divorce album Front Row Seat.
Abbott says he now knows his main goal in life is to be an “amazing husband and father,” and many of the songs mirror this affection for his family.
Further info - https://www.joshabbottband.com/
BOBBY WATSON GETS DOWN LIVE
Florida born Bobby Watson debuts with a live studio recording in a career that began singing in church before working in Panama and Australia and as an intern for a London MP before heading to Nashville.
Watson was born in Sarasota , Florida - his father was in the U.S. Navy and the family moved a lot as he was growing up before they settled in Flagler Beach.
His mother was a singer and encouraged her son to perform.
Watson's world travel work in Panama, Australia and London inspired his songwriting.
“I wasn't setting out to do everything I've done, but this is where the path took me,” Watson revealed.
“I want to use that to my advantage. I'm taking the lessons I've learned and I am applying them to what I'm doing now. But I also know I need to be tenacious to make things happen.”
Get Down is on his new album that follows EP I Heard You're Lonely.
Further info - https://bobbywatsonmusic.com/
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND MERLE HAGGARD
Stay tuned and help us celebrate being Nu Country TV members and win albums by the late Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Highwaymen by becoming a Nu Country member or renewing your membership.
George, Waylon, Merle and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.
The Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle and George discs were donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December, 2020.
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 Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.