Unmissable! Lee Kernaghan on What to Expect at Groundwater Festival
In an exclusive interview on Triple M Breakfast, Australian country music legend Lee Kernaghan offers valuable insights into his life, the Groundwater Festival, and the burgeoning country music scene in Australia. As we gear up for the much-anticipated festival on The Gold Coast, it’s the perfect time to delve deeper into what makes Lee a true icon in Australian country music.
Lee Kernaghan: A Country Music Revolution
It’s impossible to talk about the resurgence of Australian Country Music in the 1990s without mentioning Lee Kernaghan. With modern-day anthems like ‘The Outback Club’, ‘Boys From The Bush’, and ‘Australian Boy’, Kernaghan has touched the lives of a generation of Australians. Over the years, he has sold over 2.5 million albums, garnering four ARIA awards in the process. Indeed, his impact on the music scene is undeniable.
What to Expect at the Groundwater Festival
As the Groundwater Festival approaches, anticipation builds for Lee’s performance on the ‘Surf Parade’ stage at 7 pm this Sunday. In the podcast, he reveals some of what fans can expect during his set. Furthermore, he gives listeners an exclusive insight into the significance of the festival in Australia’s country music landscape.
The Evolution of Australian Country Music
Lee Kernaghan and the Triple M Breakfast hosts also took the time to discuss the growth of country music in Australia over the past few decades. Interestingly, the genre has seen an uptick in popularity, especially among younger audiences. Consequently, artists like Casey Barnes and James Johnson are gaining recognition, not just from fans but also from seasoned musicians like Kernaghan himself.
Lee is far from the only talent in the rapidly evolving Australian country music scene. During the interview, he shared his favorite current artists, including Casey Barnes and James Johnson. Impressively, he’s even in the process of recording a song with James Johnson. Therefore, it’s a vibrant period for country music fans and artists alike, filled with collaboration and innovation.
Lee’s All-Time Favourite Country Song
Naturally, the conversation touched upon Lee’s personal favourites. Surprisingly, his all-time favourite country song is ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ by Tim McGraw. To him, this song encapsulates the essence of country music—capturing the spirit of living fully and authentically.