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NU COUNTRY TV LAUNCHES IN QUEENSLAND
Victorian music show Nu Country TV has spread from Victoria and South Australia to Queensland.
The show debuts on C 31 in Brisbane on Friday August 17 at 9.30 p m and is repeated on Saturdays at 9.30 am.
C 31 in Queensland will reach back to Series #1, created in the spring of 2003, as its entrée.
It will then use more recent episodes of the show - brainchild of celebrated Melbourne actor and voiceover maestro Peter Hosking.
The show was formed from the ashes of aspirant broadcaster Nu Country FM when it failed to win a radio licence in 2001.
Disc jockeys David Dawson, Heather Rutherford, academics Mid Pacific Bob Olson and the late Lawrie Weir and country singer Paul Hicks have had hosting roles from its debut.
Nu Country TV, enjoying its eighth series on C 31 in Victoria, is expect to make a big impact in Queensland where country music’s popularity is spread by commercial and community radio exposure and a healthy festival circuit.
Country music lovers in Queensland join a vast cast in Victoria and South Australia as viewers of the show that also screens twice weekly on the Family Television Network in New Zealand.
It expanded into Rotorua after debuting on Family TV in Waikato.
The show features celebrity hosts including Australian country stars Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Felicity, pop icon and latter day country singer Mike Brady and Scared Weird Little Guys comic Rusty Rich.
International hosts include Oregon country singer-quarter horse breeder Joni Harms, performing at Gympie Muster this month, Nashville singer-songwriter, comedienne and producer Kacey Jones and Arizona singer Billy Wyatt.
Nu Country TV, frequent finalist in the national community TV Antenna awards, airs in prime time of 8 p m on Saturday in Victoria and is also repeated on Mondays and Thursdays.
Further info – www.nucountry.com.au 
 
NU COUNTRY TV RETURNS TO AIR IN JUNE
Popular Victorian music show Nu Country TV returns to the small screen for its eighth series on Saturday June 9.
 
The show, one of the most popular on C 31 in Victoria and South Australia and the Family TV Network in New Zealand, has won the prestigious 8 p m timeslot.

Nu Country’s series premiere features several of the stars of the 31st Port Fairy Folk Festival in hosting cameos.

They include Rusty Rich of The Rich Family, also acclaimed internationally for his comedic duo Scared Weird Little Guys,

The other guest hosts include Kevin Bennett of The Flood and Hamish Davidson of The Davidson Brothers.

Acclaimed Oregon country singer and quarter horse breeder Joni Harms also hosts one of the early episodes.

Joni shot her hosting role in Melbourne while visiting to promote her rich 10-album catalogue.

The singer also speaks about her colourful career that includes making a video clip for new single Cowboy Up at Widgee near Gympie in Queensland.

Other international independent artists featured in this series include Texans Sunny Sweeney, Jason Boland, Todd Fritsch and North Carolina star Danielle Peck.

Sweeney is touring Australia in January with Becky Hobbs and Dallas Wayne.

Nu Country TV also plans to conduct interviews with the cream of local talent at the Dreamworld Stampede on Saturday June 23.
Further info – www.nucountry.com.au 


 
 
 
 
 
Troy Cassar-Daley hosting the premiere of Series #7 of Nu Country TV
on Saturday December 16th in Victoria and Sunday December 17th in South Australia.
The series runs until March and is also screened in New Zealand.
ARIA and Golden Guitar winning country star Troy Cassar-Daley hosts
the premiere of the summer return of Nu Country TV on C 31 in Victoria and South Australia.
The Grafton born singer-songwriter filmed his hosting role during a whirlwind tour of Victoria with his band in November.
Nu Country TV returns to C 31 in Victoria on Saturday December 16 at 9.30 p m and South Australia at 5.30 p m on Sunday December 17.
It will also be screened in New Zealand on the Family Television Network in Waikato and Rotorua.
Troy won his fourth CMAA Entertainer of the Year award in October and took time out from promoting his big selling sixth album Brighter Day.
He celebrated his four Golden Guitars in Tamworth in January by later touring the U.S. with mentor Tommy Emmanuel.
The singer has donated autographed copies of Brighter Day to Nu Country viewers.
Troy follows in the footsteps of fellow local stars Lee Kernaghan and Felicity as host of the show - one of the Top 10 rating programs on C 31.
Nashville comedienne Kacey Jones - producer of singing Texan crime novelist and Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman - also hosted a show from Austin, Texas, where she launched her Mickey Newbury tribute CD San Francisco Mabel Joy.
Fellow Nu Country TV host Heather Rutherford filmed Troy’s hosting role at the famed Matthew Flinders Hotel in downtown Chadstone.
The Troy hosted series features video clips and live concert footage of Australian artists appearing at the major country festivals at Tamworth, Red Hill, Whittlesea, Wandong, Bunyip and Port Fairy folk festival.
The first is at Red Hill on Sunday January 7 featuring Former Nu Country FM DJ Leslie Avril, Jetty Road, Red Rivers, Ruckus and others.
Nu Country also features clips by Whittlesea headliners Beccy Cole, Jake Nickolai, the Adams - Brand and Harvey - Sunny Cowgirls and Jeanette Wormald.
And the show debuts an exclusive interview with acclaimed Georgia born singer-songwriter Steve Young by Nu Country DJs - Colin Weidner and Nipper Mack.
The duo interviewed Young, making his third Australian tour in January, in a visit to the famed Tommy Alverson festival in Texas.
Nipper’s band Very Handsome Men follows its 2006 Texas tour, climaxed by a Fort Worth gig with veteran outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard, with its Whittlesea debut.
Nu Country editor Kerry Richardson plans to film Victorian concerts by Young and fellow southern singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier during their tours.
Mid Pacific Bob Olson also joins fellow Nu Country DJ Rutherford, co-founder Peter Hosking and journalist producer David Dawson as hosts in the new series.
Further info – www.nucountry.com.au 
 
NASHVILLE SINGER HOSTS NU COUNTRY TV
Kacey Jones and Waylon Payne, who played Jerry Lee Lewis in the Johnny Cash movie Walk The Line.
The picture was taken by Nu Country TV associate producer Carol Taylor.
 
Nu TV enlisted an international host on a trip to Texas for Willie Nelson's July 3 and July 4 Picnics.
Kacey Jones - best known as a country comedienne - also produced the first Kinky Friedman tribute disc Pearls In The Snow.
She has released her own Mickey Newbury tribute album San Francisco Mabel Joy.
 
Maverick community television broadcaster Nu Country TV has scored a coup by enlisting syndicated Nashville radio personality and singer-songwriter Kacey Jones as a guest host.
Nu Country TV associate producer Carol Taylor filmed Jones’ interview and hosting role in Austin, Texas, in June.
It was at the world premiere of her video clip for the Mickey Newbury hit song San Francisco Mabel Joy.
The song is the title of Jones tribute disc to Newbury who died of pulmonary fibrosis at 62 in 2002.
Texas born legend Kris Kristofferson and fellow singing actor Waylon Payne joined Jones in her video directed by New Mexico singer-songwriter Stacy Dean Campbell.
Newbury toured Australia in 1983 - a decade before Campbell and Texan troubadour Hugh Moffatt made their debut Australian sojourn.
The Jones hosted episode of Nu Country TV features San Francisco Mabel Joy and her video duet with Texan Delbert McClinton on their European Top 5 hit You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly.
Other highlights are a rare video of singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman and Willie Nelson performing Marilyn And Joe.
Singing actor Nelson, now owner of Bio-Willie diesel fuel, is major backer in Kinky’s challenge to become Governor Of Texas in November.
Jones also talks about her admiration of Dean Miller - son of the late Rodger - and his new video clip Hard Love from his third album Platinum.
Miller wrote with a brace of Australians while living in Melbourne when engaged to Altona country singer Renee Stewart.
For Nu Country TV producer-interviewer David Dawson it was a nostalgic reunion - he first interviewed Jones in Nashville in 1988 when her band Ethel & The Shameless Hussies released their debut album Born To Burn.
Jones has released five solo albums, produced Kinky Friedman tribute disc Pearls In The Snow and hosted syndicated Kacey’s Corner on the U.S. ABC radio network.
She is a regular guest on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion – subject of a new Hollywood movie.
Her best known tunes include Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay Or Dead, Never Wear Panties to a Party, Show Up Naked, Bring Beer, I Could Get Over Him (If I Could Get Under You) and Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History
The Jones hosted episode of Nu Country TV airs in Victoria on Saturday September 16 at 8.30 pm, South Australia on September 17 at 6.30 pm and in New Zealand in Waikato and Rotorua in October.
Further info – www.nucountry.com.au 
 
NU COUNTRY TV TRIFECTA FINALIST
NATIONAL ANTENNA AWARDS
Victorian music show Nu Country TV has made the finals of the Antennas - the national community TV awards - for the third year in succession.
Nu Country TV scored with an episode hosted by national country music star and TV personality Felicity Urquhart.
The show featured an interview by Felicity with touring partner Darren Coggan at the Lilydale home of Golden Guitar winners Carter & Carter.
Tamworth born Felicity and Wagga raised singer-songwriter Coggan recorded it in a summer tour of Victoria with their hosts Merelyn and David Carter.
Sofie Blichfeldt - new producer of Series #5 of Nu Country TV - filmed the episode that aired on January 31, 2006.
It also featured prolific Golden Guitar winner Troy Cassar-Daley and hot new Sydney singer Amber Lawrence.
Nu Country TV also made the Antenna finals in 2004 and 2005 with shows filmed by the show’s creator Peter Hosking - now executive producer-in-exile.
The popular actor and veteran voiceover man now splits his career between Australia and Prague where he is in big demand recording audio books, plays and musicals.
The Antennas will be presented live on C 31 on Friday June 16 from the BMW Edge Auditorium at Federation Square in Melbourne.
C 31 manager Greg Dee revealed at the awards launch that the channel now pulls 1.3 million viewers weekly - 200,000 more than Foxtel.
Nu Country TV topped 27,500 in its Tuesday night slot and repeats Friday and Sunday and was one of the 70 finalists from Victoria.
The show has become a popular twice-weekly fixture on community TV channels in South Australia and New Zealand.
Nu Country TV returns to C 31 in Melbourne in early July for Series #6 and features some exclusive footage from the 30th Port Fairy Folk Festival.
Among artists featured are Bill Chambers and international artists Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion and Canadian trio The Wailin Jennys.
“We also featured live footage from a Texas country music festival during Series #5 and have plans to film Willie Nelson’s 33RD July 4 picnic at Fort Worth Stockyards,” Nu Country music director David Dawson revealed.
“This year’s festival features a stellar line-up including Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Geezinslaw Bros, Ray Price, Johnny Bush and the new generation Shooter Jennings and Django Walker - son of Jerry Jeff.”
Meanwhile Nu Country is working on Series #6 featuring interviews, live footage and video clips of national stars Lee Kernaghan, Cassar-Daley, Bill and Kasey Chambers and high profile exports Keith Urban and Catherine Britt.
There are also new clips by international stars Dean Miller, Lee Ann Womack, Big & Rich, singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman and many more.
Further Info – www.nucountry.com.au 
 
NU COUNTRY TV RETURNS IN TWO STATES
Eclectic Melbourne music show Nu Country TV has returned to air on C 31 in Victoria and South Australia with a new producer for Series #5.
The popular show, a finalist in the annual Antenna Awards, is also likely to expand into New Zealand and NSW during 2006.
Former Adelaide filmmaker Sofie B produces the series under tutelage of show founder and executive producer Peter Hosking, now flooded with thespian work.
The veteran actor and voiceover expert won wide acclaim for his role as Feste - the grim jester in the summer season of Twelfth Night in South Yarra.
Sofie B has recruited a wide variety of guest hosts including Arizona country singer Billy Wyatt, multi-media country singer and TV personality Felicity, ARIA award winner Mia Dyson and former Git singer Sarah Carroll.
Nu Country TV airs on Victorian community broadcaster C 31 at 9p m - Tuesday - with repeats on Friday at 3.30 pm and Sunday - 2 am.
It’s also screened on Adelaide broadcaster C 31 - Thursday - 8.30 p m with repeats at 10 p m - Sundays.
 
Nu Country TV will film at country festivals as far afield as Port Fairy, Whittlesea and Bunyip.
With audience figures exceeding 150,000, the show has impacted heavily in the Victorian and South Australian markets
“We’re trying to fill that vast void for country music on Australian TV that is only being catered for by Pay TV channel CMC in the cities, outer suburbs and bush,” Nu Country TV music director David Dawson revealed.
“We’ve been flooded with a vast variety of refried rockers, blues artists and indie poppies who have now decided they’re country and want to clamber on board. Our new producer Sofie B is catering for artists from way beyond the stone country scene.”
A diverse cast of country music artists have appeared on the C 31 show that reaches into Geelong, the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Phillip Island and West Gippsland.
Canadian Fred Eaglesmith, Grammy winner banjo player and MBA Alison Brown, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane and James Talley are among international guests filmed live.
 
Expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban and other Nashville based Australians Jedd Hughes, Catherine Britt, The Greencards, Sherrie Austin, Jamie O’Neal & Audrey Auld Mezera are also featured.
Adam Harvey, Felicity, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey and Bill Chambers, Sara Storer, Shane & Marcia Howard, Lee & Tania Kernaghan, Melinda Schneider, Beccy Cole, Paul Kelly, Jake Nickolai, Beccy Cole, Adam Brand and Red Rivers head the local cast.
Nu Country TV needs more local artist video clips to blend in with the live footage.
For editing purposes the preferred format is MiniDV (or DVcam), DVD and VHS.
The Nu Country TV address for video clips, DVDS and CDS is P O Box 625, Northcote - 3070.

 
NU COUNTRY TV NOW IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Melbourne broadcaster volunteers celebrate their annual Christmas party on Sunday after Nu Country TV debuts on Adelaide community TV channel C 31 on Thursday December 1.
Nu Country TV screens each Thursday at 8.30 p m on the South Australian channel after four series on Melbourne community broadcaster C 31.
The top rating show also returns to Victoria’s C 31 for Series #5 on Saturday January 7 with new producer Sofie B.
Sofie’s camera crew film Arizona country star and guest TV show host Billy Wyatt at the 11th Christmas party of the broadcaster that began life as Nu Country FM in 1994.
Wyatt hails from Apache Junction - the city made famous by singing actor Billy Bob Thornton in the box office smash movie Bad Santa.
The singer is touring to promote three albums recorded after he wed his mandolin and piano playing singing spouse Kathie in the Western Australian town of Boyup Brook in 1989.
Wyatt returned to W A for a concert at Albany in November with his Australian band Delfos Country who perform with him on Sunday.
Nu Country TV will film fellow Christmas cast members Ruckus, Six Foot Under and VIP guest artists at the lavish free party from high noon on Sunday at Hotel Kew in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
Other celebrity guest hosts for Series #5 of Nu Country TV include Tamworth Gold Guitar victor Felicity, ARIA award winner Mia Dyson, Barb Waters and Git singer Sarah Carroll.
The show’s executive producer and veteran actor Peter Hosking is negotiating for the show to be screened in New Zealand in 2006.
“All artists donate their video clips, live footage and talent to the show that is staffed by unpaid volunteers,” Music Director David Dawson said.
“We have had international artists James Talley, Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, Andrea Zonn, Fred Eaglesmith, Danny O’Keefe and Grammy winning MBA Alison Brown live on the show. We will be filming at major summer and autumn music festivals at Port Fairy, Whittlesea, Wandong, Bunyip and Queenscliff.”
Nu Country TV has already completed filming five episodes for Series #5 but has slots for Australian video clips.
“We’ve had great response from local artist after exposure on Helen’s Rage Page in Tamworth, ACMLA, Country Capers and the CMAA news site,” Dawson said.
Artists receive free exposure in Victoria, South Australia and maybe New Zealand in 2006.
Nu Country already beams into Phillip Island, West Gippsland, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast, Mt Macedon, Dandenongs, Adelaide and beyond.
This means 500,000 viewers plus for videos, interviews and live gig footage weekly.
Please send videos in mini-DV, VHS, DVD or Beta to Nu Country - P O Box 625, Northcote - 3070.
In the unlikely event of artists not wishing to have your music exposed on Nu Country TV please email us at music@nucountry.com.au 
 
NU COUNTRY TV NEW PRODUCER FOR SERIES #5
AUSTRALIAN VIDEO CLIPS NEEDED

Melbourne music show Nu Country TV has appointed a new producer and urgently needs new video clips for Series #5 on C 31 in 2006.
The show’s creator - veteran actor and voiceover maestro Peter Hosking - has handed the reigns to Melbourne documentary maker Sofie Blichfeldt after four series.
Blichfeldt heads a camera crew who will film international and local artists over spring and summer for the new series that premieres on Saturday January 7.
Nu Country TV will film at festivals as far afield as Port Fairy, Whittlesea and Bunyip.
A diverse cast of country music artists and other industry figures will share hosting roles on the show on the major Melbourne community TV channel that reaches into Geelong, Surf Coast and West Gippsland.
With audience figures exceeding 100,000, Nu Country TV has impacted heavily in the Victorian market, reliant on CMC for video exposure and ABC and community radio.
Canadian Fred Eaglesmith, Grammy winner banjo player and MBA Alison Brown, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane and James Talley are among international guests filmed live.
Adam Harvey, Felicity, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey and Bill Chambers, Sara Storer, Shane and Marcia Howard, Jake Nickolai, Paul Kelly, Audrey Auld Mezera & Red Rivers head the local cast.
Nu Country TV has begun work on Series #5 and needs local artist video clips to blend in with the live footage.
For editing purposes the preferred video format is MiniDV (or DVcam) and DVD with VHS and BETA in PAL also suitable.
The Nu Country TV address for video clips, DVDS and CDS is P O Box 625, Northcote - 3070.

ABC TV NU COUNTRY DOCCO IN WESTGARTH FILM FESTIVAL
The internationally acclaimed documentary on Nu Country FM - predecessor of Nu Country TV - has been chosen as a highlight of the Westgarth Film Festival in November.
The documentary will screen in the shadows of the famed historic Valhalla Cinema in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Westgarth - about a kilometre south of the former Nu Country FM studio in Northcote.
Nu Country FM burned down at 9. 49 p.m. - June 26, 2000 - first day of its 28th broadcast in its seven year struggle to win a community broadcasting licence against all odds.
The ABC-TV documentary also adorned the finals of the prestigious 35th Nashville Film Festival in Tennessee.
Nu Country was directed and produced by Melbourne filmmakers Nick Brenner and Angela Borelli in 2000-1.
It was screened on the ABC in its Reality Bites series on September 3, 2002.
The late Peter Cresp-Gerrard - Monash University graduate and Sunshine secondary teacher - and widow Kathy who stood by her man when he received a heart transplant after being bashed by a female student – feature in the documentary.
It tells of the daily battle by bluegrass and midnight to dawn host Peter and volunteer personnel officer Kathy - a former secondary school principal - to get to air on time despite unpredictable medication.
They are joined in their tear jerking tribulations by mailman and gospel show host Neil Kirk - a stroke victim, former chauffeur to the stars, Windsor Hotel doorman and latter day Bunnings Northland greeter.
 
KINKY FRIEDMAN AND BILLY JOE SHAVER
Also featured in the documentary is singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman and touring partners Little Jewford and Billy Joe Shaver.
Friedman and Little Jewford - an original member of the Texas Jewboys - headlined a star-studded benefit concert to save the station after its Beer Can Hill studios fire.
They performed at the famed Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda, on August 26, 2000, to raise bridging finance for the station’s resurrection at the Paris, Texas, end of Collins St, in January, 2001.
The Kinkster has since scored international headlines by running against Rick Perry in the Texas Gubernatorial campaign.
Friedman, 60, has enlisted aid of Shaver as spiritual adviser in his campaign to become the Texas Governor.
Shaver, travelling on one artery toured Australia with The Kinkster in 2002, and had quadruple heart by-pass surgery on his return to Austin.
Shaver, 65, recently released autobiography Honky Tonk Hero, appeared on 60 Minutes and was subject of the documentary The Portrait Of Billy Joe - directed by fellow singing actor Robert Duvall’s wife Luciana Pedraza for Butchers Run Films.
The screening of Nu Country FM preceded The Portrait Of Billy Joe and competed with it at the Nashville Film Festival.
Shaver was honoured on the all star cast album A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver: Live and recently released his 16th album The Real Deal on Compadre.

SCREENING LOCALE AND TIMES
So far two dates have been announced for screening of the documentary at Traffic at 85 High Street, Westgarth.
They are –
Saturday November 5 - 4 p m
Monday November 7 - 4 p m
Further info - www.nucountry.com.au 
 
NU COUNTRY TV NEEDS YOUR VIDEO CLIPS
Progressive Melbourne music show Nu Country TV has appealed for Australian artists to send videos for free exposure on community television station C 31.
The show, now in its fourth season on the popular permanent Victorian broadcaster, has received enthusiastic reaction to high quality, low budget video clips supplied by Australian artists.
Many of the clips, shot by the artists and friends, have been used in the show that screens each Saturday at 8 p m and is repeated three times weekly.
The ratio of Australian artists has increased after the amalgamation of Sony/BMG saw the multi-national record company charge fees to broadcasters to air clips by international artists.
"This makes it tough on those artists who use TV as a surrogate radio in Australia," Nu Country President David Dawson revealed.
"Country artists are boycotted by metropolitan mainstream corporate radio chains and have scored most of their exposure on ABC and community radio and regional stations in Queensland and NSW. Their other major outlet is the print media - mainly street and country music magazines. We're indebted to Shock, ABC, EMI and Warner Music who don't charge us to give their artists free exposure on TV. We are keen to continue giving free exposure to mainstream and independent artists who have video clips."
VIDEO PRODUCTION
Independent local artists diverse as Steve Doyle, Joe Dolce, Mrs Wainwright, Natalie Howard, Neil Murray, Sam Hawksley Steve Gibson, Steve Forde, Carter and Carter and Fisk & Cristian have received wide exposure on Nu Country TV for their video clips.
"Our Nu Country TV editor Michael Wormald has set up a video production company for local artists wishing to make video clips to receive exposure on CMC, Nu Country TV and other TV outlets," Dawson said.
"Michael has been nominated for community TV awards for his production skills and can be contacted through Nu Country TV at
music@nucountry.com.au  - He also filmed the Nu Country TV Arts Centre concert in January with hosts Peter Hosking and Heather Rutherford."
FORMAT FOR CLIPS
Nu Country TV director and producer Peter Hosking - veteran actor and voiceover expert - has advised of the preferred formats for video clips.
"We prefer miniDV (or DVcam) in PAL format, followed by VHS or BETA in PAL," Hosking said.
"This makes it easier for our editor Michael Wormald."
Please send your video clips to Nu Country TV at P O BOX 625, NORTHCOTE - 3070.

 
KEITH URBAN, MARTY STUART, FELICITY HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV SERIES RETURN
- SATURDAY JULY 9 - 8 P M - C 31
 
for dates of highlights of exclusive Nu Country TV January Concert.
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NU COUNTRY TV RETURN AND REPEATS
Alison Krauss performs in Episode 4
Nu Country TV - Series 3
Click here for a preview
The return of Nu Country TV for Series #3 on Saturday at 8 p m on C 31 has been so popular the show is now being repeated on Tuesdays at 3 p m.

Interviewer Heather Rutherford shares hosting duties with our director-producer Peter Hosking who is recovering from 12 months of home renovations.

Hosking and East Burwood editor Michael Wormald are burning the midnight oil on a hot new brace of video clips and special segments.

Celebrity treasurer Mid Pacific Bob Olson has whipped up a quintet of sizzling recipes from his Beer Can Hill delta kitchen.

And videographers Heather Rutherford and Carol Taylor have exclusive interviews and live concert footage brewed over winter and spring.

Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson headlines the first episode with her video of her debut #1 hit as a teaser for her concert - highlight of Melbourne International Music Festival at Myer Music Bowl from February 25-27.

We also have hot new videos of expatriate Australasian country music superstar Keith Urban, who performs at the St Kilda Palais on February 26, and fellow stars Catherine Britt and Shotgun Willie Nelson and live footage of Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch.

You can also catch hotshot ABC Music guitarist and singer Jake Nickolai and veteran Sunraysia reared band The T-Bones who perform at our Arts Centre concert on Sunday January 30.

Stay tuned to this page for regular updates on our TV, concerts and other exciting events in 2005.

CORRINA STEEL - FROM DJ TO DIVA

Former Nu Country DJ Corrina Steel will strut her stuff at the Arts Centre with her new band to promote her acclaimed debut indie disc Wayward.
Corrina presented shows at Nu Country FM in its three broadcasts at Harley House in the Paris, Texas, end of the Melbourne CBD in 2001.
Steel recruited multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and prolific sire Bill Chambers to guest on her album.
She did her training at Nu Country with Moana Kerr who fronts Sunshine Harvester.
 
Former Nu Country DJ Corrina Steel will strut her stuff at the Arts Centre with her new band to promote her acclaimed debut indie disc Wayward.
Corrina presented shows at Nu Country FM in its three broadcasts at Harley House in the Paris, Texas, end of the Melbourne CBD in 2001.
Steel recruited multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and prolific sire Bill Chambers to guest on her album.
She did her training at Nu Country with Moana Kerr who fronts Sunshine Harvester.

 
CORRINA STEELE - FROM DJ TO DIVA
Former Nu Country DJ Corrina Steele will strut her stuff at the Arts Centre with her new band to promote her acclaimed debut indie disc Wayward.
Corrina presented shows at Nu Country FM in its three broadcasts at Harley House in the Paris, Texas, end of the Melbourne CBD in 2001.
Steele recruited multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and prolific sire Bill Chambers to guest on her album.
She did her training at Nu Country with Moana Kerr who fronts Sunshine Harvester.
We're negotiating with Moanna and peers to join this eclectic line-up designed to give exposure to artists from a genre ignored by mainstream radio in their homeland.