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LEE KERNAGHAN Inducted into CMC Hall of Fame, and New Album #2 on ARIA Chart

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LEE KERNAGHAN ‚Äď BOYS FROM THE BUSH ‚Äď 25TH¬†ANNIVERSARY TOUR

After a stellar 25 years of sold-out tours and platinum selling albums, Lee Kernaghan’s career just keeps going from strength to strength. In what can only be described as a massive week for the country music star, he was inducted into the CMC Hall Of Fame at the CMC Awards held on the Gold Coast the day before the release of his new 25th Anniversary Album at the end of March. He followed this up a few days later by delivering a scorching live show at the CMC Rocks QLD festival to a sold-out crowd of 20,000 country music fans.

The response to Kernaghan‚Äôs high energy performance was overwhelming as he led the crowd on a musical journey through his 25-year career of the hits and songs that define modern Australian country music. Lee took to the stage with The Wolfe Brothers, who are his touring band on the coming 25th¬†Anniversary Tour ‚Äď the musical chemistry between the singer and this band took the excitement and energy that was pouring out from the huge crowd to another level as the local hero set the bar for visiting superstar group the Dixie Chicks, who followed Kernaghan on to the CMC main stage.

Lee was also joined on stage by his mate and fellow CMC Hall Of Fame recipient James Blundell to duet on a new song they recorded together for the 25th Anniversary Album. The mutual respect between these two artists, the only two performers to be inducted into theCMC Hall Of Fame to date, was obvious as they performed the song Back In 92 from Lee’s new album. The song recalls the time when James hired Lee to be the piano player in his touring band and, soon after Boys From The Bush was released, he also fired Lee from his band. Since then the two have become the best of mates and James has been involved in writing songs with Lee on almost every album he has recorded. James will be joining Lee this year for selected dates on his upcoming tour.

The national tour dates begin in April and run all the way through to November 2017. The tour will visit every state and territory in Australia. Lee will be joined by a stellar line-up of special guests throughout the tour including the legendary James Blundell, multi Golden Guitar award winner Tania Kernaghan, 2016 Golden Guitar winner for Best New Artist Christie Lamb and CMC Award winning group, The Wolfe Brothers (who will join Lee for the entire tour). Check out www.leekernaghan.com for all details of dates and which special guests are performing at each show.

Lee Kernaghan released his new 25th Anniversary Album on March 24, the same weekend he performed at CMC Rocks QLD.  After the first week of sales, it has come in at #2 on the ARIA Chart behind English mega-star Ed Sheeran, and #1 on the ARIA country chart. After 25 years of touring and releasing albums, Lee Kernaghan still resonates loudly and proudly with his Australian fans.

Tickets for all the Lee Kernaghan¬†Boys From The Bush¬†tour dates are selling fast. The coming tour is the biggest Lee has ever undertaken and every show is set to be an unforgettable concert experience ‚Äď book your tickets early and join the celebration of the epic career of one of this country‚Äôs all-time greats.

ABOUT LEE KERNAGHAN

Lee Kernaghan reinvigorated Australian Country Music in the 1990’s, synthesising traditional country themes with his own brand of rural rock and images of an evolving regional culture. Songs like The Outback Club, Boys from The Bush, Hat Town, She’s My Ute andAustralian Boy are now modern day anthems for a generation of Australians living and working on the land.

In 2015 Lee released the epic work¬†Spirit of The Anzacs, based on a collection of letters and diary records from Australian servicemen and women, some dating back to the landings at Gallipoli. On its release the album struck a chord with the Australian people holding the #1 position on the Australian ARIA Album Chart for four consecutive weeks. It was the highest selling album by an Australian artist (all genres) for 2015. All proceeds from¬†The Spirit of The Anzacs¬†song and music video featuring music greats Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Shepherd, Shannon Noll, Jon Stevens and Megan Washington are donated in perpetuity to veteran support groups ‚Äď Legacy Australia and Soldier On.

Lee has sold over two million albums in Australia with releases including Outback Club, Three Chain Road, 1959, Hat Town, Rules Of The Road, Electric Rodeo, New Bush, Ultimate Hits, Spirit Of The Bush, Planet Country, Beautiful Noise and Spirit Of The Anzacs all achieving platinum or multi-platinum status. Lee is a four-time ARIA award-winning artist and in 2015 he was presented with the Australian Record Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Lee has achieved a staggering 34 #1 chart hit songs over his career and has been awarded 36 Golden Guitars. He has been named Hit Maker of the Decade, twice, in 2001 and 2011. This accolade is in recognition of Lee having more chart hits in Australia than any other country music artist in the world.

Kernaghan is long-time and passionate supporter of rural and regional Australia. His Pass the Hat Around Australia Tours, Spirit of The Bush and Farmhand concerts have raised millions of dollars for drought, flood and bushfire relief, hospitals, schools, ambulance and volunteer organisations nation-wide. In 2004 Kernaghan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal and was named 2008 Australian of the Year.

In March 2017 Lee was inducted into the CMC Hall Of Fame, becoming the second artist to be inducted. The first was his mate James Blundell. Fittingly they inducted each other into this very small exclusive club of Australian Country Music legends.

THE BOYS FROM THE BUSH 25TH ANNIVERSARY ALL TOUR DATES

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 7.30pm

Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.oztix.com.au  | Ron Dalla Menswear & Club

Friday 21st April 2017 | 8pm

Albury Entertainment Centre, ALBURY NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au | (02) 6043 5610

Saturday 22nd April 2017 | 8pm

Eastbank Concert Hall, SHEPPARTON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.riverlinksvenues.com.au | (03) 5832 9511

Sunday 23rd April 2017 | 7.30pm

Swan Hill Town Hall PACC, SWAN HILL VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.swanhillperformingarts.com.au  | (03) 50362444

Friday 28th April 2017| 8pm

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Christie Lamb

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Saturday 29th April 2017 | 8pm

Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.theatrenorth.com.au | (03) 6323 3666

Sunday 30th April 2017 | 8pm

Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.burniearts.net | (03) 6430 5850

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 7.30pm

Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON VIC

Special Guests:  The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.thefac.com.au | 03 9784 1060

Thursday 4th May 2017 | 7.30pm

Kay Street Entertainment Complex, TRARALGON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.kayst.oztix.com.au | (03) 5176 0463

Friday 5th May 2017| 8pm

Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, CANBERRA ACT

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Christie Lamb

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Saturday 6th May 2017 | 8pm

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, NOWRA NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au | 1300 788 503

Saturday 27th May 2017 | 7pm

Skycity Lawns, DARWIN NT

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers

www.skycitydarwin.com.au | (08) 8943 8881

Friday 2nd June 2017 | 8pm

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au | (07) 4130 4100

Saturday 3rd June 2017 | 8pm

The Great Western Hotel, ROCKHAMPTON QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.rockhamptontickets.com.au | (07) 4922 3888

Friday 9th June 2017 | 7.30pm

Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.mackayecc.com.au | (07) 4961 9777

Saturday 10th June 2017 | 8pm

Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.tecc.net.au | (07) 4771 4000

Thursday 6th July 2017

Big Red Bash, BIRDSVILLE QLD

www.bigredbash.oztix.com.au

Friday 11th August 2017 | 8pm

Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADELAIDE SA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.bass.net.au | 131 246

Saturday 12th August 2017 | 8pm

Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, TANUNDA SA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.barossaconvention.org | (08) 8561 4299

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 7.30pm

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.manpac.com.au  | (08) 9550 3900

Friday 18th August 2017 | 8pm

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.bunburyentertainment.com | 1300 661 272

Saturday 19th August 2017 | 8pm

Crown Theatre, PERTH WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.ticketmaster.com.au  | 136 100

Sunday 20th August 2017 | 8pm

Queens Park Theatre, GERALDTON WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.queensparktheatre.com.au | (08) 9956 6662

Friday 8th September 2017 | 8pm

Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.twintowns.com.au | 1800 014 014

Saturday 9th September 2017 | 8pm

Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.empiretheatre.com.au | 1300 655 299

Friday 29th September & Saturday 30th September 2017

Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW

www.tickets.deniutemuster.com.au

8th¬†‚Äď 16th¬†October 2017

CRUISIN’ COUNTRY

www.cruisincountry7.com

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 7.30pm

Her Majesty’s Theatre, BALLARAT VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.hermaj.com | (03) 5333 5888

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 7.30pm

Ulumbarra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.ulumbarratheatre.com.au | (03) 5434 6100

Friday 17th November 2017 | 7.30pm

The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 18th November 2017 | 7.30pm

The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

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