We’re thrilled to have Lee Kernaghan on our June cover. He has been recording for 27 years, has 37 Golden Guitars, four ARIA Awards, 35 number one hits, been married to Robby for 20 years, is currently on a 45-day-tour…and there’s so much more. A great deal of Lee’s success is due to the people he’s had travel this road with him including producer, Garth Porter, manager Steve White and the co-writers he’s put trust in through the years, as well as the new people who come into the fold. Susan Jarvis caught up with Lee for this month’s cover story to talk about his release, Backroad Nation, the latest of 15 studio albums.
The inimitable ARIA Hall of Famer and Roll of Renown recipient Kasey Chambers shared some gems with Anna Rose, including her love of Africa and how a trip there influenced her ground-breaking album The Captain which has been re-released 20 years later.
Newly-wed Amber Lawrence told Haley Sheridan how her dreams have come true, with most in the past three years, winning Golden Guitars, CMC Awards, given birth to a son, married, and released a new album. She is known as one of the hardest working, hands-on artists in the business.
Runaway Dixie trio featuring sisters Virginia and Lynette Coad and Virginia’s husband Jim Hermel, have consistently delivered original compositions worthy of their finalist berths in the Golden Guitars. Garry Coxhead asked them how they’ve maintained their success.
Jon Wolfe can’t get enough of The Western Distributors after becoming a fan with their original line-up, The Happening Thang. Jon caught up with them and found out what they’ve been up to for the past two decades.