Karen LYNNE (2008)
Growing up in a large family,
raised on family sing-a-longs and playing a homemade guitar,
Karen's love of music has always been an integral part of her
1990 – 97 TWICE WINNER - "Female
Vocal" Category of the CCMA Semi Professional Competition.
TWICE WINNER - "Best Performance
of an Australian Composition" Category of the CCMA Semi
WINNER - with her band "Shades of
Grey" of the "Best Band" Category, of the CCMA Semi Professional
1998 - WINNER - TSA National
Country Songwriting Contest for her song "Grandma Used to Say"
co-written with Heather Field and James Gillard
1999 - WINNER - Overall "Best
Contemporary Song" Category of the TSA Qld Branch for her song
"The Rush" co-written with Pat Drummond.
WINNER - "Country Song of the
Year" Category of the TSA Qld Branch for her song "The Rush"
co-written with Pat Drummond.
1999 - Release of her debut CD,
"Labour of Love", which featured 3 of Karen's original
1999 - In July she was the first
Australian to enter the Top 10 of the Nashville "International
Country Music Association" - Non Major Label Chart (at the same
time she also made it to No. 28 in the mixed Major/Non Major
Label chart). Entered into a partnership with Pat Drummond.
2000 - WINNER - Horizon Award,
"Best Song - Country Sound", Red Gum Festival Songwriting
Competition - "Grandma Used to Say", co-written with Heather
Field and James Gillard.
Released her second album - with
Pat Drummond called "Six Days in December". The debut single
"The Rush", notched up wins in three categories of the Qld
Songwriting Competition - "General Country", "Best Contemporary
Song" and "Overall Best Contemporary Song".
2001- WINNER - "Contemporary
Country Song of the Year", TSA Songwriter Salute Awards for her
song "The Rush" co-written with Pat Drummond.
2002 – Release of her third album
"Blue Mountain Rain", a bluegrass album.
2002 - Karen's fourth album, a
Country solo effort "Second Wind" released.
2006 – Released the album
2007 – Released the album “The
Singles” – a reissue of the radio singles from her previous
2008 – Released the album “Long
Journey Home” an acoustic album with Pat Drummond.