With the release of her seventh career album, ‘All Australian Girl’, Tania Kernaghan can honestly say she has been singing out for family, friends and fans around the nation for almost three decades - and this release is sure to capture the hearts of country music true believers everywhere.
As one of the Kernaghan ‘dynasty’ - her parents are Ray and Pam, big brother is Lee and sister Fiona is a sought after and respected songwriter. Tania has fulfilled the great Australian country music dream of making chart topping hits and touring the country with her own shows.
She has six career albums - with number seven released in February 2017 - a swag of awards, including four Golden Guitars and the respect of the country music industry and fans alike. Her 1992 debut single ‘I’ll Be Gone’ put Australian music circles on notice that she was ready to make a name for herself and her 1996 debut album, December Moon, won the Album of the Year Golden Guitar in 1997 and has been certified platinum, while that and subsequent albums have featured 15 number one hits songs and a swag of awards, including ‘Boys In Boots’, ‘Where The Murray Meets The Darling’, ‘Dunroamin’
Station’, ‘A Bushman can’t Survive’ and ‘The Verandah’.
Tania was inducted into the Hands of Fame Gallery in 1999 and was the first female artist honoured with a star on the Galaxy of Stars on the forecourt of Tamworth’s Entertainment Centre. While music is obviously Tania’s first love, there is much more to this ‘all Australian girl’ - and it more than meets the eye, as she is a television presenter with a long list of credits to her name, including Channel 10s caravanning and lifestyle program What’s Up Down Under, Queenslander Weekender and a leading role in the movie Shadows of the Past.
Add to all that a heartfelt love of her country she continues to make time for her much loved charity work. Tania is a patron for both Riding For The Disabled and a proud supporter of Angel Flight Australian and is a board member and Ambassador for Outback Queensland Tourism Association. Tania also tours the country as an in-demand keynote and motivational speaker for corporate and charity organisations where she shares many entertaining stories about her life on the road, growing up in the Kernaghan family and all the incredible highs and lows that come with that. She also travels throughout Australia emceeing awards nights and gala events.
With such varied and bright career highlights to her credit, Tania is still a friendly, down-to earth, all Australian girl and that is surely a fitting title for her seventh career album - released on KCR Records, a label her father Ray started in 1977.
"Tania is a very natural and entertaining performer; she talks about life, love, work and being part of a famous country singing family. She reached the hearts of our audience, had us tappin ... keep readingg our toes and even some dancing in the back of the room! Tania is passionate about our country, this, along with her warmth and friendliness was very well received by our audience.” Millennium3
"For those city folk of you, Tania is the sister of Lee Kernaghan and daughter of a very famous and proud country music family. She is a star in her own right and a lovely lady as well. She shared photos of her family growing up and travelling this beautiful brown land of ours, she even had the audience singing along with her. I believe this lady has a world of potential for all of us and we should get to know her better."
"It was an absolute pleasure to have Tania MC the Mackay Region Tourism Awards. Tania was always professional, entertaining, engaged the crowd and made all of our guests feel welcome. I will certainly use Tania for future events and recommend her to anyone seeking a public speaker."