LUKAS NELSON HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Texan Lukas Nelson headlines Nu Country TV on Saturday May 6 at 7 pm just a week after celebrating his dad Willie's 90 th birthday.
Fellow Texans Dallas Moore and Mike & The Moon Pies appear in Behind Bars on the show repeated on Thursday at 1 am.
Virginians Old Dominion and Australian acts Adam Brand and Matt Joe Gow boomerang to the program filmed and edited by our multi-talented lockdown producer-host Laith Graham.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of Channel 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL
Lukas Nelson celebrated his 34th birthday on Christmas Day after spending time in iso with dad Willie, now 90, mum Annie and extended family.
He toured here before the pandemic and played the Corner Hotel in Richmond with his Promise Of The Real band.
Lukas and his band are on the road again as they perform Wildest Dream live from his ninth album A Few Stars Apart produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb.
The album is testament to finding human connections between close family and friends and the artist's heart.
It was inspired by stillness Lukas found in the pandemic with his family in Texas and recorded with the full band live on eight-track tape over three weeks at Nashville 's historic RCA Studio A.
The eleven songs reveal what it means to come home again, to be still, and to find community and yourself.
Lukas appeared in films with his dad and had large cameos in the latest A Star Is Born movie revamp.
Nelson and Promise Of The Real were lead actor Brad Cooper's movie band and he produced and directed much of the music.
Lukas also wrote songs with Lady Ga-Ga who shared star billing with Cooper.
He appeared on Nu Country with his videos for Movie On My Mind , Forget About Georgia , Just Outside Of Austin , Find Yourself, Bad Case, Healing Hands Of Time and My Tears Fall.
MIKE AND THE MOON PIES
Fellow Texans Mike And The Moon Pies debut live at the Sagebrush bar in Austin where diverse divas joined their singalong.
They also headed outdoors as they performed Hour On The Hour from their eighth album One To Grow on Prairie Rose Records.
Shooter Jennings also guested in the studio.
The Austin band was formed by singer-songwriter Mike Harmeier in 2007.
Fellow members are drummer Kyle Ponder, guitarist Catlin Rutherford, bassist Omar Oyoque, and steel guitarist Zachary Moulton.
In May 2020 they released Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart - an album of unreleased songs written or co-written by late honky-tonk singer-songwriter Gary Stewart.
Their version of Stewart's Smooth Shot of Whiskey featuring Mark Wystrach of Midland was released as a single.
Further info - https://www.themoonpies.com/
DALLAS MOORE FINDS A BLUE JEAN JESUS
Ohio born latter day Texan Dallas Moore celebrated a vagrant preacher on the mean streets in Behind Bars.
Moore 's messiah was moved on from his biblical footpath.
That blue jean Jesus was actor, comedian and MC Jack Schitt.
Blue Jean Jesus is on Dallas 's 11th album The Rain.
Moore 's right-hand man for 27 years - guitarist Chuck Morpurgo - died at 58 in November, 2021.
Morpurgo played on all Moore albums including The Rain.
Moore also fronted Nu Country in his Everything But You video - second single from his 10th album Trying To Be A Blessing.
Further info - http://www.dallasmoore.com/
OLD DOMINION TIME, TEQUILA AND THERAPY
Virginian band Old Dominion head back to the water for more relief on their return.
They recover from a ruptured romance with drinking, singing and guitar picking in a tranquil retreat.
The band performs No Hard Feelings from their fourth album Time, Tequila & Therapy.
Old Dominion also appeared on Nu Country with I Was On A Boat That Day , Dancing Forever, Make It Sweet, Hotel Key, Written In The Sand, Be With Me, Song From Another Time, Shoe Shopping and No Such Thing As A Broken Heart, Never Be Sorry and Some People Do.
ADAM BRAND STILL THE ONE
Perth born Adam Brand lived in Colac and Wallington near Geelong before moving to Queensland.
Adam, now 53, shows how love can survive in tough times - he has been married four times and won 12 Golden Guitars.
This week he is accompanied by a horse as he sings allegiance to his sweetheart from a distance on her birthday from his fruit laden kitchen and way beyond.
Still The One is on his 18th album All Or Nothing that follows Speed Of Life.
MATT JOE GOW HEART BURST
Expat Kiwi Matt Joe Gow was one of the stars at the seventh Out on the Weekend festival on the dock of the bay at Steamworks in Williamstown.
This week Gow, now 43, is live in the studio with his Dead Leaves band before his latest tour.
They perform new song Til My Whole Heart Bursts from his fourth album Between Tonight And Tomorrow, released in March.
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 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.