Tania Kernaghan is a uniquely Australian woman with a lot of heart, determination and strength. She’s proud of who she is and where she’s from. Tania Kernaghan is simply “the real deal”.
In 1993 Tania caught the attention of ABC Country and released her first single, “I’ll Be Gone”, which was co-written by her younger sister Fiona and featured Keith Urban on guitar. She officially signed with ABC Country in 1995 and in January 1996 delivered the triumphant debut, “December Moon”. The album went platinum, spawned a massive six hit singles and earned Tania three Golden Guitars. “December Moon” is one of the most successful country debut albums ever released in Australia and continues to sell strongly even over a decade later.
The follow up, “Dancing On Water”, arrived in 1999 and included the Top 5 hits “Dunroamin Station” and “When I Ride”. “Big Sky Country” was released in 2001 featuring “Steal Away” and “Goin’ Bush” while her fourth album, “Higher Ground”, landed in 2005 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.
Tania released her 5th studio album, “Livin’ The Dream” in February 2009. Recorded between Nashville and QLD’s Gold Coast - the album boasts a who’s who of the best musicians in the world along with world class songs and impeccably produced by Tania’s brother in law, Daniel Kresco (Reba McEntire/Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood). 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”.
Tania made her big screen film debut during 2009 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.
Tania brought her outgoing and fun personality to television via Channel 7’s “Queenslander Weekender” as co-host in 2004 and 2005 and also in their top rating “Outback Specials”. In February 2007, she commenced as co-host of “Discover Downunder” alongside the legendary Paul Cronin (The Sullivans) on the Nine Network. In 2010 Tania heads off to discover some of Australia’s most beautiful tourist destinations with the new lifestyle television program, “What’s Up Down Under”, which screens on the 7 Network and it’s affiliate stations around the country.
Besides music and on screen work, in 1999 Tania accepted the honour of becoming Vice Patron to the Riding For Disabled Association (a title shared by Princess Ann in the UK). RDA adopted Tania’s award winning song, “When I Ride”, as their national theme song. She has also been an Australia Day Ambassador, People’s Choice Award recipient for Female Vocalist in 2000 and 2006 and was the first female performer to be inducted into the Galaxy of Stars Country Music Walk of Fame in Tamworth in 2005. Tania is also an Ambassador for the all new Toyota Prado. She loves nothing more than jumping into her beloved Prado and heading off-road and goin’ bush to do some 4WDing … Oh! What A Feeling!
It’s no secret that Tania Kernaghan is one of Australia’s most successful and instantly recognizable artists in Country Music. Her record sales are in the hundreds of thousands and chart success that is matched by her reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts. From Broome to Bourke, Darwin to Devonport and from Coober Pedy to Cairns – Tania Kernaghan’s career continues to build from strength to strength and the fans just can’t get enough of this all Australian country girl.