It’s more than music with Lee Kernaghan

June 13, 2024 BY

Lee Kernaghan is gearing up to perform at Geelong's Costa Hall in July. Insert: The Australian country singer is keen to hit the road and get back on stage. Photos: SUPPLEID

The boys from the bush are back in town, with Australian country music legend Lee Kernaghan set to take the stage in Geelong.

For the first time in four years, Kernaghan is hitting the road with a new tour, playing some of his biggest hits along with some new music.

Boys From the Bush – The Concert will make its way across the nation, with the country artist saying he “couldn’t be more excited”.

“It’s going to be a highlight of the year playing at Costa Hall because it’s just one of the great venues in the country.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the utes and four-wheel drives in the car parks at Costa Hall. You can be guaranteed you’ll see the greatest array of vehicles, legendary vehicles.

“And the boys usually gun ’em coming into the show and going out; it’s ute country.”

Fans can look forward to hearing his biggest hits and some of his more recent music.

Although he hasn’t toured in four years, Kernaghan has been busy playing festivals and working on new music, recently playing in Las Vegas at the Steve Irwin Gala with Robert Irwin as a special guest.

Inspired by everything around him, Kernaghan has 40 number one chart hit songs, four ARIA Awards and 38 Golden Guitars, among his many accolades.

The musician said he drew his inspiration from travelling across Australia and talking to people.

“I was signing the tailgate of a bloke’s ute in Shepperton, and I asked him what he did for a living, and he said, ‘I milk cows’, and the moment he said, ‘I milk cows’, I knew it had to be a song.”

It’s never boring when Kernaghan takes the stage.

The Australian country singer is keen to hit the road and get back on stage.

“The first time I used pyrotechnics on my guitar, I ignited the pyrotechnics at the Gympie Muster, but unfortunately my roadie put them on back to front and instead of firing off the end of my guitar, they fired back at me and set my guitar on fire,” Kernaghan said.

“I remember trying to blow out the flames and stop the flames, but it was too late, and I ended up throwing the guitar into the mosh pit. I remember the smoke trails as it disappeared.”

Not only does Kernaghan entertain audiences at sold out shows, he is also known for his work in regional communities, with his tours raising millions for organisations around the country.

In recognition of this, he received the Order of Australia Medal in 2004 and was named Australian of the Year in 2008.

Kernaghan will perform at Geelong’s Costa Hall on July 6.

For tickets and more information, head to geelongartscentre.org.au

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