Tania KERNAGHAN (1999)
1968 - Born in Albury, NSW on July 18.
1972 – Age 4 her first public appearance at the Boomerang Hotel
Had years of touring experience with her father’s show by the
time she left school.
1993 - Released her first single “I’ll Be Gone” (co-written with
her sister Fiona).
1996 - Signed recording contract with ABC Country Record Label.
Released her debut album “December Moon”. The album went
platinum, produced a six hit singles and earned Tania three
Golden Guitars. “December Moon” is one of the most successful
country debut albums ever released in Australia.
1997 – Golden Guitar for Album of the Year with “December Moon”,
Female Vocalist of the Year with “Where the
Meets the Darling”. And Vocal Collaboration with Lee Kernaghan
with “A Bushman Can’t Survive”.
1998 – Golden Guitar for Female Vocalist of the Year with
Inducted into the Wall of Fame
"A Tribute to the Women of Country Music" for outstanding
achievement and contribution to the country music industry.
Originally present by the
South Tamworth Bowling
Club, the "Wall" is now house at the Hall of Fame
1999 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame. Accepted the honour in
of being Vice Patron to the Riding for Disabled Association. RDA
adopted her award winning song “When I Ride” as their national
theme song. Released “Dancing On Water”, and included the Top 5
hits “Dunroamin Station” and “When I Ride”.
2000 - People’s Choice Awards – Best Female Vocal.
2001 - People’s Choice Awards – Best Female Vocal. Released “Big
Sky Country” 2001 featuring “Steal Away” and “Goin’ Bush”.
2004 -2005 - Co-host of Channel 7’s “Queenslander Weekender” and
also in their top rating “Outback Specials”.
2005 - Under her own label ‘KCR’ she released her fourth album,
‘Higher Ground’ featuring the revved up “Harley McTaggart” and
the #1 hit “Life Don’t Get Much Better Than This” which stayed
at the top spot for 4 weeks. The first female performer to be
inducted into the Galaxy of Stars Country Music Walk of Fame in
2006 - People’s Choice Awards – Best Female Vocal.
2007 - Commenced as co-host of “Discover Downunder” alongside
Paul Cronin (The Sullivans) on the Nine Network.
2009 - Released her 5th studio album, “Livin’ The Dream”.
Recorded between Nashville and QLD’s Gold Coast - the album
features the hits “Second Time Around”, “Dad’s Not Gonna Like
It” and the duet with her father, Ray Kernaghan, “We’re A Lot
Like Each Other”.
Made her film debut in the Australian movie, “Shadows of The
Past”. Shot on location in the QLD country town of
Warrick, it tells the story of a
successful rodeo rider who gives it away after a serious rodeo
accident only to defy all odds to come back stronger. Tania
plays the role of Sally and stars alongside Mark Lee
(Gallipoli). Her song, “The Price You Pay”, also features in the
2010 - New lifestyle television program, “What’s Up Down Under”,
featuring some of Australia’s most
beautiful tourist destinations which screens on the 7 Network
and it’s affiliate stations around the country.