Lee Kernaghan

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Lee Kernaghan
Man in black hat sitting on ground
Country musician Lee Kernaghan
Background information
Birth name Lee Raymond Kernaghan
Born (1964-04-15) 15 April 1964 (age 50)
Corryong, Victoria
Origin Australia
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter, composer, musician, guitarist
Years active 1969–present
Labels Universal, ABC
Associated acts The Blue Devils
Fiona Kernaghan
Ray Kernaghan
Tania Kernaghan
Website http://www.leekernaghan.com.au/

Lee Kernaghan OAM (born 15 April 1964 in Corryong, Victoria) is an Australian country music singer and songwriter. He was the 2008 Australian of the Year.[1][2]

Honours[edit]

Kernaghan received the Order of Australia Medal in 2004.[3]

In 2008, he was Australian of the Year.[4] He has two sons.

Inducted into the Roll of Renown during the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album ARIA Albums
Chart Position
ARIA Country Albums
Chart Position
1985 Family Tradition[6]
1986 The Lee Kernaghan Collection[7]
1992 The Outback Club 86 1
1993 Three Chain Road 35 1
1994 Three Chain Road - Double CD
1995 1959 9 1
1996 1959 : Limited Edition Double CD
1997 Hat Town 7 1
1999 The Christmas Album 31 2
2000 Rules of the Road 16 2
2002 Electric Rodeo 5 1
2003 Electric Rodeo : Deluxe Double CD Limited Edition
2003 Electric Rodeo : Multimedia Limited Edition (Double CD)
2004 The Big Ones : Greatest Hits Vol. 1 16 1
2006 The New Bush 6 1
2007 Spirit of the Bush 5 1
2007 Spirit Of The Bush : Special Edition[8]
2009 Planet Country 13 1
2011 Ultimate Hits 8 1
2012 Beautiful Noise 9 2
2014 Driving Home for Christmas 46 2
2015 Spirit of the Anzacs
2015 Spirit of the Anzacs : Deluxe Edition

Singles / EP's (Retail Releases)[edit]

Year Name Track/s
1983 Cheaters
Advance Australia Again
1986 Back To Strangers
We're Gonna Be Lovers
1993 Boys From The Bush Boys From The Bush
Searchin' For Another You
1993 She's My Ute She's My Ute
Leave Him In The Longyard
1994 Save The Land[9] Save The Land (with Trisha Yearwood)
Burning Heart
1995 Country Crowd Country Crowd
The Rope That Pulls The Wind
1997 This Is The Outback This Is The Outback
Twango (Instrumental)
Brown Water (Instrumental)
1998 Tough Job Tough Job - Colin Buchanan & Lee Kernaghan
The House On Fishy Lake Road - Colin Buchanan
2004 Missin' Slim Missin' Slim (with Colin Buchanan)
Where Country Is
Still Here To Give It My Best - Colin Buchanan
Losin' My Blues Tonight (with Anne Kirkpatrick)
2007 Love Shack (The Summer Remixes)[10] Love Shack (Urban Mix Radio Edit)
Love Shack (Groove Mix Radio Edit)
Love Shack (Groove Mix Extended Play)
Love Shack (Euro Mix)
Love Shack (Album Mix)
2007 Spirit Of The Bush (EP) Spirit Of The Bush (with Adam Brand & Steve Forde)

Leave Him In The Longyard (with Slim Dusty)
Life Will Bring You Home - Adam Brand
Aussie Philosophy - Steve Forde
Down To Earth (documentary)
Spirit Of The Bush (videoclip)

2009 Planet Country[11] Planet Country
2010 iTunes Live EP[12][13] Planet Country
Cunnamulla Fella
This Cowboys Hat
Dirt
Australian Boy
2012 Beautiful Noise[14] Beautiful Noise
2013 Lights On The Hill[15] Lights On The Hill (feat. The Wolf Brothers)
2013 Spirit Of The Bush[16][17] Spirit Of The Bush (with Adam Brand & Steve Forde)
2015 Spirit Of The Anzacs[18][19] Spirit Of The Anzacs (featuring Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington)


Singles (Airplay)[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
Country Tracks Chart[20]
1992 Boys From The Bush 1 The Outback Club
1992 High Country 1 The Outback Club
1993 She Waits By The Sliprails 1 The Outback Club
1993 She's My Ute 1 Three Chain Road
1994 Three Chain Road 1 Three Chain Road
1994 Leave Him In The Longyard (with Slim Dusty) 2 Three Chain Road
1994 Southern Son 1 Three Chain Road
1994 Save The Land (with Trisha Yearwood) 1 Single
1995 Country Crowd 1 1959
1995 1959 1 1959
1996 Skinny Dippin' 1 1959
1996 Scrub Bashin' 8 1959
1996 A Bushman Can't Survive (with Tania Kernaghan) 1 1959 : Limited Edition Double CD
1996 Working For The Man (with Troy Cassar-Daley) 8 1959 : Limited Edition Double CD
1997 This Is The Outback 1 Single
1998 Hat Town 1 Hat Town
1998 Goondiwindi Moon 1 Hat Town
1998 Tough Job - Colin Buchanan & Lee Kernaghan 3 Single
1998 Getting Gone 1 Hat Town
1999 When The Snow Falls On The Alice 1 Hat Town
199? Bare Essentials  ? Hat Town
2000 Darwin Jailhouse Window (with Tex Morton) 3 Rules Of The Road
2000 Cunnamulla Fella 1 Rules Of The Road
2000 That's The Kind Of Life I Live 3 Rules Of The Road
2001 Thank God I'm A Country Boy - Josh Arnold and Lee Kernaghan 1 Galvanize
2002 Something In The Water 1 Electric Rodeo
2002 The Way It Is 1 Electric Rodeo
2003 I'm From The Country (with Travis Sinclair) 1 Electric Rodeo : Deluxe Double CD Limited Edition
2003 An Ordinary Bloke 6 Electric Rodeo
2003 Baptise The Ute 6 Electric Rodeo
2004 Love Hurts (with Catherine Britt) 3 Electric Rodeo : Deluxe Double CD Limited Edition
2004 Missin Slim (with Colin Buchanan) 1 Single
2005 Down Under  ? Big Ones : Greatest Hits
2006 The New Bush 1 The New Bush
2006 Listen To The Radio 1 The New Bush
2006 Love Shack 1 The New Bush
2007 Spirit Of The Bush (with Adam Brand & Steve Forde) 1 Spirit Of The Bush
2007 Sassafras Gap 1 Spirit Of The Bush
2009 Planet Country 1 Planet Country
2010 Australian Boy 2 Planet Country
2010 Love In The Time Of Drought 1 Planet Country
2011 Dirt 1 Planet Country
2011 Channel Country Ground - Dean Perrett & Lee Kernaghan 16 Cattle Town
2011 Scars (with Dierks Bentley) 1 Planet Country
2011 Fire (With Robyn McKelvie) 3 Planet Country : 2CD Deluxe Edition
2012 Song Of Australia - Colin Buchanan, Lee Kernaghan and Sara Storer 12 The Songwriter Sessions
2012 Beautiful Noise 5 Beautiful Noise
2013 Ute Me 12 Beautiful Noise
2013 Flying With The King 1 Beautiful Noise
2013 It's Only Country 1 Beautiful Noise
2013 Lights On The Hill (with The Wolfe Brothers) Beautiful Noise : Deluxe Tour Edition
2014 Dirt Music 2 Beautiful Noise
2014 Driving Home For Christmas 4 Driving Home For Christmas
2014 Turn This To Gold - Keely Johnson (with Lee Kernaghan) 17 iTunes
2015 Spirit Of The Anzacs (feat. Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington)[21][22] 20 Spirit Of The Anzacs

Musicals[edit]

The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1992 "High Country"
"Boys From the Bush"
2011 "Scars" (with Dierks Bentley) Robb Cox
2012 "Beautiful Noise"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kernaghan. Lee". Music Australia. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Wendy (2010). Australians of the Year. Pier 9 Press. ISBN 978-1-74196-809-5. 
  3. ^ "KERNAGHAN, Lee Raymond OAM". It's an Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Lee Kernaghan named Australian of the Year". The Australian. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2015/01/18/4163995.htm
  6. ^ Joint release by Ray & Lee Kernaghan
  7. ^ Released on cassette only
  8. ^ CD/DVD
  9. ^ Proceeds of record royalties from sales were donated to Operation Farmhand
  10. ^ Digital download only
  11. ^ Digital download only
  12. ^ Recorded live at the Castle Hill Apple Store
  13. ^ Digital download only
  14. ^ Digital download only
  15. ^ Digital download only
  16. ^ Re-released to support the NSW Bushfire Appeal
  17. ^ Digital download only
  18. ^ All proceeds go to Legacy & Soldier On Charities
  19. ^ Digital download only
  20. ^ http://www.countrytrackschart.com.au/
  21. ^ McCabe, Kathy (23 January 2015). "Lee Kernaghan enlists Sheppard, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian for Spirit of the Anzacs single". News.com.au (News Corp Australia). Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "iTunes – Music – Spirit of the Anzacs (feat. Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington) – Single". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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