Tania KERNAGHAN (1999)

Tania Kernaghan

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 Murray 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 “Dunroamin’ Station”. 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 Tamworth.

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 movie.

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.