Queensland country music singer/songwriter Lee Kernaghan has been named Australian of the Year for 2008. Second only to the legendary Slim Dusty in Australian country music, the award recognises Kernaghan’s efforts in raising over $1 million for drought affected farmers through his ‘Pass the hat around’ and ‘Spirit of the bush’ tours. To top off a very memorable weekend for Kernaghan, he also received three Country Music Awards in a ceremony at the home of Australian country music, Tamworth. Kernaghan’s website has much more information about him and other recipients of Australia day honours are listed on the It’s an Honour website.
Want to sing ‘Boys from the Bush’ or other Lee Kernaghan songs? The Music Collection holds a range of country music, try searching for your favourite using the Song Index or just ask next time you’re in the Library.