LUKE COMBS HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
North Carolina nouveau outlaw chart-topper Luke Combs headlines Nu Country TV summer debut at 6.30 pm on Saturday December 2.
Singing actor Dolly Parton previews the 2024 Paris Olympics with an inspirational video from her new album Rock Stars in the show repeated on Tuesday at 1 am.
Tennessean Russell Dickerson and Nebraskan singer-songwriter Cowboy Dave perform in Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by our loyal producer and co-host Laith Graham.
Victorian artists Minor Gold and Jim Williams aka Twyce Daily 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/
LUKE NOT GETTING OLD
Luke Combs proves why he sold out his second Australian tour in August on his return to our show.
Combs, 33, and his hot band played Where The Wild Things Are video from his fourth album Getting Old.
Luke and his wife Nicole celebrated their second son's birth in September - this means their elder son Tex has a new play mate named Beau.
Combs took time out on his tour to catch a Collingwood-Brisbane game at Mickey Mouse house in Docklands.
Luke was a VIP guest of former Carlton and Adelaide star Eddie Betts.
So it was fitting that Brisbane champion Charlie Cameron named some Luke songs in his post-game victory TV interview with Brian Taylor on the Seven Network.
DOLLY A TRUE CHAMPION
Dolly Parton, now 77, has toured here many times and proves why she never ages with a new singalong.
She revived her Paris Olympics celebration We Are The Champions with Queen for her latest album Rock Stars released on November 15.
Dolly has released more than 50 albums and starred in many movies and TV shows.
She also launched her new rock ‘n' roll pet collection under her Doggy Parton brand at Petco.
The collection offers a range of apparel, accessories, and toys designed exclusively for furry companions and is available at petco.com and Petco locations.
Dolly also shares her passion for fashion in new book Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones available October 17 through Penguin Random House.
She also released her Smoky Mountain Eau de Parfum and Front Porch Collection which features four scents at Walmart .
GOD GAVE RUSSELL DICKERSON A GIRL
Tennessean Russell Dickerson, now 36, honoured his wife Kailey in his kitchen table tale on his return to Behind Bars.
Russell has released three albums since leaving University and his third EP Three Months Two Streets in June.
God Gave Me A Girl is on his self-titled Russell Dickerson: The Afterparty Deluxe out on November 3 that includes 10 additional tracks including five unplugged acoustic versions four live recordings of fan-favourite tracks and new track featuring Need to breathe.
“This deluxe album is a more complete picture of this record and of me as an artist,” says Dickerson.
“Getting to dive deeper into who I am and showcase live recordings in a way I haven't done before. It's almost as if the self-titled album wasn't finished yet and the deluxe completes this record and this moment in my life.”
Also included is Dickerson's collaboration with Grammy-nominated rock band Need to breathe called Red Dirt Church.
Dickerson revealed “I have been a fan of Need to breathe for the longest time. Getting to feature them on this deep woods, uplifting anthem just felt right.”
Further info - https://russelldickerson.com/
COWBOY DAVE FINDS A SAND HILL GIRL
Cowboy Dave Wilson honours historic homages in the wild west of America in his Nu Country debut.
He hails from Nebraska and his music is inspired by late cowboy author Will James
(1892-1942) who noted, “a cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.”
Sandhill Girl is on his debut album Venture South he recorded in Colorado and Texas and released on April 14.
The album was produced by Grammy winner John Macy and features country studio musicians with Wilson 's Colorado-based touring band.
Venture South paints a 10-song picture of the American West from 19th-century cowboy tales to the plight of the modern day working man.
Further info - https://cowboydaveband.com/
MINOR GOLD MINE MONA LISA
Melbourne duo Minor Gold return to Nu Country after international and national tours.
Expat Canadian Tracy McNeil and Dan Parsons met in Melbourne 15 years ago and recorded five albums as The Good Life.
They headed north and cut their self-titled Minor Gold debut disc in Brisbane with producer Hugh Middleton.
Mona Lisa proves she hasn't lost her smile in their video for their album's entrée song.
Minor Gold toured Victoria , South Australia and Queensland before the Thirroul Music Festival on December 3.
Further info - https://www.minorgoldmusic.com/
JIM WILLIAMS SINGS TWYCE DAILY
Melbourne singer-songwriter Jim Williams, who likes to be known as Twyce Daily, debuts on Nu Country this week.
You may have seen him on one of his St Kilda cycling trips.
He ascended from the streets to the beach to illustrate his love in his video for I Thought You Were Foolish filmed in December last year.
It's on his award winning 2018 Australian Songwriter Society album Click Bait produced by Shane Nicholson.
“I shot the video in St Kilda in the summer of 2023,” Twyce revealed.
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 80, and son Shooter, 44.
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, Carrie Underwood and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.