Hit writers Marty Stuart and Shawn Camp headline Nu Country TV with a double shot of Johnny Cash tribute videos on Saturday July 3 at 9.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44

North Carolina chart topping nouveau Luke Combs returns to the show repeated Wednesday at 11.30 pm.

Darling Downs singer-songwriter Josh Arnold and Blue Mountains belle Cass Hopetoun revisit the program edited by multi-talented lockdown producer Laith Graham.

The late Texan outlaw Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson also boomerang with a humorous historic cantina video.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/


Multi-talented Mississippi born singer-songwriter, TV host and producer Marty Stuart honours his late former father-in-law Johnny Cash on his Nu Country TV return.

This week he performs in the video for his revamped Cash classic I've Been Around.

Marty, now 62, was married to Cash's daughter Cindy from 1983-88 when he toured Australia with the man in black.

Stuart became the fourth husband of fellow singer-songwriter Connie Smith, now aged 79, when they wed on July 8, 1997.

Marty has released 35 plus albums and produced Connie's 54 th album The Cry of the Heart to be released by Fat Possum Records on August 20.

“People ask me, ‘what is country music?'” says Smith.

“I say, ‘to me, country music is the cry of the heart.' We all have these experiences in our hearts and I'm trying to identify and communicate with people so they know they're not alone.”

Her chart career began with eight-week #1 single Once a Day in 1964, recently selected by Library of Congress for the National Song Registry.

It was hearing the song I Just Don't Believe Me Anymore by Dallas Frazier inspired Connie to get back into studio and record her 72 nd Frazier song.

“Here's what I learned about loving and living and working with Connie,” producer Marty said.

“She makes a record when she's ready and nothing pushes her in that direction until she's in the mood and space to do it and the songs are right. One day, a Dallas Frazier song drifted in, and sudden she had that look in her eye, and it was time to go!”

Marty plays guitar and wrote Here Comes My Baby Back Again and Spare Me No Truth Tonight with Connie for her album.

“We've had such a great time,” Connie revealed.

“We've written 40 or 50 songs. We have been together long enough now that we start to think alike. Marty hears everything. He's a great arranger and producer.”

CLICK HERE for a Marty feature in the Diary on July 5, 2005.


Arkansas Traveller Shawn Camp performs the second of our Johnny Cash vintage hits I'm Coming Honey on this this week's show.

Camp, now 54, has released six albums since hitting Music City in 1987

The prolific hit writer won a 2014 Grammy for producing Guy Clark tribute disc My Favourite Picture Of You and was nominated for a 2012 Grammy when he and Tamara Saviano produced This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark.

Camp has also been a member of diverse bluegrass bands including Earls Of Leicester and toured and played with major stars including Alan Jackson and written hits in diverse roots music genres.

His many clients include Willie Nelson and the late Merle Haggard who recorded his song Live This Long on their 2015 duets album Django and Jimmie , Sorry and Greenfields for Gary Allan, Good Girls Go To Heaven for Brooks & Dunn and She's Got Some Magic Going On for Jim Lauderdale.

Further info - http://www.shawncamp.com


North Carolina nouveau outlaw and dual 54th CMA Awards winner Luke Combs returns with a trip back to his wedding day.

Luke, now 31, credits wife Nicole for many hits including Forever After All that he performed at the 56th ACM awards.

It was also on his second album What U See Is What You Get.

The deluxe version broke more records for Luke who played St Kilda Palais with Ashley McBryde on March 13, 2019, before lockdown.

Combs sings of how his family supported him before he found fame and success and fuelled his music dreams at school and college.

Luke joined expat Australasian superstar Keith Urban by writing songs for a wife named Nicole whom he married on August 1 on a southern Florida beach.

He also recorded Let's Just Be Friends for The Angry Birds Movie 2.

CLICK HERE for our What You See Is What You Get CD feature in The Diary on November 25, 2019.


Darling Downs raised singer-songwriter Josh Arnold demonstrates how he warms up woolsheds in winter in his new Small Town video.

Golden Guitarist Josh, 45, was raised on his fourth generation family Waitara wheat farm near Chinchilla and Tara and west of Toowoomba

He now runs Small Town Culture that has promotes music in Queensland 's rural rump for a decade.

Josh released three albums with ABC Music during his 20-year plus career and landed his songs on international TV programs.

He also works with schools, small towns, and community groups to create original songs and music videos for his production company Small Town Culture .

Josh celebrated his 10 year milestone with his Small Town video - part of his Small Town Music Video Series with sixteen regional communities throughout South-West Queensland.

Later this year he will take twelve students from an inner-city Brisbane School on an epic journey into Western Queensland to be part of a real bush festival and outback music experience.

Further info - http://www.smalltownculture.com/


Blue Mountains belle Cass Hopetoun has an apt question for viewers in her new video Who Needs Hawaii.

She chose her home with a kitchen quartet for the song from her debut album she tours to promote with fellow Blue Mountains singer-songwriter Jayne Denham.

They play the Hallam Hotel on August 5 and the Corio Gateway hotel at Geelong on August 6 and 26.

Cass previously appeared on Nu Country with her videos for Shots and Typical Bride that were directed by Bruce Dawson and appear on her Compass Brothers label album produced by Matt Fell at his Love Hz studio in Sydney .

Hopetoun may not need Hawaii but Shotgun Willie Nelson, now 88, has a retreat in Maui and another Waylon - Nihipal - lives and records there.

Cass performed live on Casey Donovan's drive-in concert on Seven network show Sunrise and appeared on the news during lockdown.

Further info - http://www.casshopetoun.com.au/


Willie Nelson, now 88, and his late mate Waylon return to our show with an historic video shot in Mexican cantina Nuevo San Carlos.

They were alive and kicking when they raised the roof in humorous horseplay in their classic If I Can Find A Clean Shirt 1991 video.

Cards and chaos were their strong suit as they drank the night away until they awoke with tattoos and curls in their hair before they rode to safety south of the Rio Grande.

If I Can Find A Clean Shirt is on one of their albums you can win on our web page.

CLICK HERE for a Willie Nelson CD feature in the Diary on August 17, 2020.

CLICK HERE for a Willie Nelson CD feature in The Diary on August 5, 2019.


George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.

You can win Waylon Jennings, Highwaymen , Merle Haggard and George Jones discs donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing your membership.

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 77, and son Shooter, 41.


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 his Achy Breaky Heart hit.

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.

CLICK HERE for our Membership Page for details.

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