ANDREW FARRIS HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Tamworth singer-songwriter-farmer-INXS escapee Andrew Farris headlines Nu Country TV by popular demand on Wednesday June 15 at 8 pm.
Maryland duo Brothers Osborne and Sydney born singing actor Andy Penkow boomerang to Behind Bars on the show.
Fellow Sydney singer Lucie Tiger and Florida born belle Christina Taylor appear on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
ANDREW'S APACHE DOUBLE SHOT
Andrew Farris rides the range with his hot band in his return after fronting last week's show with Son Of A Gun.
They ignite the spirit of Geronimo and new outlaws on the run from Mexico as they head way out west in their Apache Pass video.
Andrew recalled historic local legends in With The Kelly Gang that accompanies Apache Pass.
Farris, now 63, wrote With The Kelly Gang with Mark and Jay O'Shea in Nashville for his Golden Guitar nominated self-titled debut solo album before the pandemic.
Tamworth multi-instrumentalist Lawrie Minson was in his posse for the videos on the disc that follows his EP Love Makes The World.
With The Kelly Gang is a vivid picture of Australian history and earned Heritage Song Of The Year nomination.
“The legend of Ned Kelly and his gang has fascinated generations,” revealed Andrew AM who has operated his farm near Tamworth for 26 years.
“I've always been interested in Australia 's history, and I've since learned both sides of the Ned Kelly story. This song captures a moment of Australian culture that felt right with the outlaw theme of my album and I really enjoyed writing it with Mark and Jay O'Shea.”
Andrew's band features Minson on steel and banjo, guitarist Travis New, vocalist Ashleigh Leef, bassist Timothy Sampson and drummer Mitch Farmer.
Further info - https://andrewfarriss.com/
BROTHERS OSBORNE BEHIND BARS
Brothers Osborne enlisted young talent to drive home messages when they visited Nashville streets and 55th CMA Awards in November.
Brothers T J and John urged fans to live their dreams as T.J. sang of hiding his sexuality in his childhood in their Younger Me video
“I wanted to write about the whole thing, but I didn't want it to be too on the nose, just for the sake of not being predictable,” T.J. Osborne revealed about exploring his sexuality.
“But I did come out, and I did feel compelled to write about it because it is one of the biggest, if not the biggest experience of my life.”
Recording Younger Me was sensitive for T.J. who cried trying to capture the vocals.
“One of the lines that still wrecks me is “Younger me, way too young to pace a bedroom floor” T J explained.
“When I think of not just 12, 13, 14-year-old T.J., but 12, 13, 14-year-old anybody pacing your bedroom floor at that impressionable age, stuck in your room wishing you could be someone else, being ashamed of yourself. It's an emotion that's way too powerful for someone that young to be experiencing in that abundance. I just want to find that kid and say, 'Buddy, you're awesome, and you have no idea how much of your youth you're wasting wrapped up in this thing that's unfair.”
T.J. Osborne told the CMA awards audience: “For many years I would watch this show, year after year, and I always thought how incredible it'd be, and I'd dream of being here on this stage, and there were so many things that were so many hurdles for me. And I always truthfully felt like it would never be possible because of my sexuality to be here.”
He and brother John urged viewers to never give up on equality and beating poverty.
Younger Me is on the deluxe version of their third album Skeletons .
Click Here for a Brothers Osborne CD feature on July 22, 2019.
ANDY PENKOW REVISTS HIS YOUTH
Sydney born NSW south coast raised singing actor Andy Penkow revisits his youth in his latest video 1993.
Andy, 38, returned to where he enjoyed his childhood and youth under a willow tree by the water with his mates.
The JMC Academy graduate completed an advanced diploma of popular music and performance while lead singer for Inter-fear, Thompson Gunners covers band, Ionia and Mundy Bluze.
He released debut album Sad Love Songs in 2018 and Shane Nicholson produced five track EP Chasing the Sun in 2020.
Andy appeared on Nu Country with How Many Times, Protected Love, Wildflowers, Drowning In The Whiskey and Before I Go - title track of his fourth album.
Penkow was living on the coast when he joined SBS choir and appeared in Mel Gibson 2000 TV movie Three Stooges.
Andy was also in the 3005 Deck Dog's movie and Deadly Woman and Sunday Night in 2017.
1993 is on his third album Love, Lies and Dirty Dishes .
Further info - www.andypenkow.com
LUCIE TIGER FINDS NEW CANINE AND HOME
Sydney singer-songwriter Lucie Tiger shows the perfect way to recover after rupture romances.
Lucie is joined by Cocoa - her Bernese Mountain Dog at Centennial Park in the NSW capital city.
She also filmed at the famed Peabody Hotel in Memphis and Rattlesnake Saloon at Tuscumbia in Alabama.
But unlike late former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser she didn't lose her trousers at the Peabod.
Instead her band covered for her musically at historic Fame studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Lucie recorded her single Found My Home in iso here for her debut album Alabama Highway that follows two EPS.
It features four Lucie singles including Do Me Right, Midnight Goodbye, Right Next To You and three new songs.
Her 2019 EP title track Gasoline won best Country Blues Song of Year at 2021 Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards.
She returned to Muscle Shoals in April to perform and record after two American tours that including recording at Ocean Way studio, Nashville, Sun Studio , Memphis, and Fame.
Further info - https://lucietigermusic.com/
CHRISTINA TAYLOR PHONE FURY
Florida born singer-songwriter Christina Taylor cuts loose on a former beau in her Nu Country debut as she proves phones are lethal weapons.
Her video is directed by Lexy Burke and follows Christina and her boyfriend as their relationship blossoms, only to find her realising her commitment is more than that of the Damn Boy.
Christina and Lexy developed the concept together.
"The most challenging part of a video is making sure I'm getting the point of the song across visually, that's why it's really important that I have a director that I'm comfortable with and can help me get my point across and Lexy was there for me," Christina revealed.
Christina, now 25, grew up with both parents working in medicine.
Like them she wanted to pursue helping others heal but her balm was music - not medicine.
“My dad is a doctor, my mom is a nurse,” Taylor revealed. “I come from a family of, I would like to say healers.”
Christina left North Carolina for Nashville to follow musical dreams - her new single and video Damn Boy follows two EPS.
Further info - https://www.christinataylormusic.com/
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND MERLE HAGGARD
Help us celebrate being Nu Country TV members and win albums by 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 79, and son Shooter, 43.
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.
We have many CDS by major artists you can win by becoming Nu Country TV members or renewing your membership.
They include Willie and Rick Nelson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.