KYLIE FREY AND BRI BAGWELL HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
Louisiana born rodeo queen Kylie Frey and Texan Bri Bagwell headline N u Country TV Wednesday November 16 at 8 pm with their live revival of a pop anthem.
Tennessean Kelsey Ballerini boomerangs after her divorce from expat Novocastrian Morgan Evans to the show repeated Saturdays at 11.30 pm.
Florida sawmiller's daughter Sarah McCulloch and Iowa born Sarah Darling perform a Behind Bars double shot on the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Sydney singer-songwriters Amber Lawrence and Melinda Dyer close our show with their liquid fuelled videos.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
KYLIE AND BRI WANT TO HAVE FUN
Rodeo queen Kylie Frey and Bri Bagwell return to our show with a live version of a hit by another queen in Florida.
They joined forces at Captain Tony's Saloon , a Hog's Breath Café and sea craft to countrify Cyndi Lauper hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Kylie and Bri chanced their arms at pool and drinking delicacies as they hit coastal curios.
Frey, 28, is a third generation rodeo rider from Louisiana and fronted Nu Country with Spur of The Moment and I Do Thing from her EP Rodeo Queen.
She also graced our show with Ain't Enough Beer In This Bar and One Night In Tulsa and appeared with Randy Rogers on Too Bad.
Kylie teamed with Mississippi man Randy Houser on another Nu Country video Horses In Heaven on stage at National Rodeo Finals in Arlington, Texas.
Frey is well qualified - her late grandpa taught her to ride horses when she was just five years old.
"The odds of anyone having the same story of a grandpa teaching them how to ride horses is not very common. The song was so personal to me that I didn't think anyone would relate to it," Kylie revealed.
"My grandpa was a really important person in my life and, and I wouldn't have grown up in the rodeo if it wasn't for him. My grandpa would always say one day, you're going to sing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo. He would tell me that's how I was going to get my start because that's how Reba McEntire did it and that's how I was going to do it."
Bagwell, 35, moved from New Mexico to Austin , Texas , when she was 18 and lives down south in New Braunfels.
She showed a large roster of musical mentors in her rollcall for her previous Heroes video from her third album In My Defence .
Brie also fronted Nu Country with her live video Asphalt & Concrete in her Treehouse Sessions in Austin , Beer Pressure, I Can't Be Lonely and Half As Good .
Further info - https://www.kyliefrey.com/
Further info - https://www.bribagwell.com/
KELSEA BALLERINI COWBOY LOVE
Tennessean star Kelsea Ballerini returns with a song she wrote before her divorce from Morgan Evans on August 29, 2022.
Kelsea, now 29, was born in Mascot and moved to Knoxville before she found her love in a cowboy down under when she met her expat Australian husband star Morgan Evans
They wed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2017
Love Is A Cowboy is one of 15 songs she wrote for her fourth album Subject To Change.
Further info - http://kelseaballerini.com/
SARAH MCCULLOCH PATERNAL TRIBUTE
Florida saw-miller's daughter Sarah McCulloch pays tribute to her late dad in her Nu Country debut.
Sarah praised her dad's hard work in high water sawmills where he used hand milled cypress timber from his own mill to build their Big Cypress swamp house after she was born in Miami.
She home-schooled most of her formative years and drew songwriting inspiration from her colourful childhood, surrounded by Seminole Indians and Florida pioneers.
“My father was a force of nature, he was a pioneer who was always growing spiritually,” says McCulloch.
“He taught me the meaning of hard work and perseverance.”
Sawmiller's Daughter is title track of her second album delayed because of Covid and pays homage to her unique upbringing and country roots.
Sarah returned home to Florida from a decade in Western New York after a divorce.
“Like so many songwriters, I played the adversity to my creative advantage,” says McCulloch, “This album was written and rewritten, the songs weren't done until I had the experiences I needed to have for completion.”
Further info - https://sarahmacmusic.com/home
SARAH DARLING HUNGOVER
Iowa born Sarah Darling exhibits some wry wordplay in our Behind Bars double shot.
Sarah, 40, headed to a desert to find closure after lost love where her hangover ensured a happy ending.
The Hungover video was shot and produced by Tara Diiorio of Velvet Sky Films and captures healing power of California desert.
"I get a healing, upbeat vibe from the L.A. sunshine,” Darling revealed of her song solace.
“Combine that with the dynamic Latin influence that these talented musicians brought to our co-write, and the result is a feeling that the pain and disorientation of the break-up – as bad or worse than what you might get from a night of drinking - will pass. You can feel the healing through the sorrow, which is ultimately so hopeful."
Hungover is on her new EP Get To Me that follows fifth album Wonderland that topped U.K. charts.
Further info - https://www.sarahdarling.com/
AMBER LAWRENCE LITTLE OLD WINO
Five time Golden Guitarist Amber Lawrence makes up for lost wine in her Nu Country return.
The former Qantas accountant's drinking metaphor is the first of our finale tipple.
Amber, now 44, wrote her alcoholic anthem with expat Aussies Phil Barton and Kylie Sackley.
She wed her husband Martin in Port Douglas in 2019.
Making Up For Lost Wine is fourth single on her 12th album Living For The Highlights out in July.
MELANIE DYER CHEAP MOSCATO
Melanie Dyer showcases her recovery after imbibing her wine of choice - cheap Moscato.
The Inverell born belle, now 29, was raised on a farm at Mt Russell and has toured and recorded overseas.
She is now on tour here with Caitlin Shadbolt.
Cheap Moscato is on her third album out on ABC music this year.
Melanie also fronted Nu Country with her Memphis T-Shirt and All You Need To Know About Me videos.
She was Top 10 finalist in International Songwriting Competition in 2018 and opened shows for The McClymonts, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, James Reyne and Diesel.
Further info - https://www.melaniedyer.com.au/
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 featuring Achy Breaky Heart.
We have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing memberships.
They include Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Kip Moore and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.