Dianna Corcoran

Dianna Elizabeth Corcoran (born 20 June 1979 in Parkes, New South Wales)[1] is an Australian country music singer-songwriter. Among numerous awards, she is a three-time Golden Guitar winner

Dianna Corcoran
Corcoran performing in 2010
Corcoran performing in 2010
Background information
Birth nameDianna Elizabeth Corcoran
Born (1979-06-20) 20 June 1979 (age 41)
Parkes, New South Wales
GenresCountry music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2003–present
Websitediannacorcoran.com

HistoryEdit

Corcoran's initial interest in country music involved yodelling. After finishing high school, Corcoran moved to Adelaide where she worked in three jobs (recruitment, dog food factory and car parts plant)[2] to save enough money to make her first record (Little Bit Crazy). She became a professional musician in 2004.[3] In that year, she toured with Adam Brand as an opening act.[4] It was also in that year that she won her first Golden Guitar Award for New Talent of the Year.

Corcoran has been deployed on three occasions to perform for Australian troops on active duty in war zones around the world, including a tour of Afghanistan with Jenny Morris.[5] During one such tour to the Solomon Islands in March 2007 she met Tom Hinds, an Australian soldier. Corcoran wrote the song "Come Back Home" on the album Keep Breathing for him. She has written other songs about family and childhood experiences, including her father ("If You Hear Angels"), her mother ("You'll Always Love Me More") and her hometown Parkes ("Rocky Hill").[6]

In 2008, Corcoran won Female Artist of the Year.[7] In August, Corcoran was invited by Deborah Conway to take part in the Broad Festival project, which toured major Australian cities including performing at the Sydney Opera House.[8] With Corcoran and Conway were Laura Jean, Liz Stringer and Elana Stone – they performed their own and each other's songs.[9]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of studio albums, with Australian positions
Title Details
Little Bit Crazy
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Compass Brothers
Then There's Me
  • Released: January 2007
  • Label: Compass Brothers (031CDCB)
Keep Breathing
  • Released: 16 January 2010
  • Label: Dianna Corcoran (DC10003)
In America
  • Released: 29 January 2016
  • Label: Compass Brothers


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 Dianna Corcoran ("I'll Fly Away") CMAA Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2003 Dianna Corcoran ("I'll Fly Away") Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Rising Star Female[10] Won
2004 Dianna Corcoran Australasian Performing Right Association – Professional Development Award[11][12] Won
2004 Dianna Corcoran ("I'll Fly Away") CMAA Country Music Awards – New Talent of the Year[13] Won
2004 Dianna Corcoran ("I'll Fly Away") CMAA Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2008 Dianna Corcoran (Then There's Me) CMAA Country Music Awards – Female Artist of the Year[14] Won
2008 Dianna Corcoran (Then There's Me) CMAA Country Music Awards – Album of the Year[15] Nominated
2008 Dianna Corcoran and Karl Broadie ("Count Your Blessings") CMAA Country Music Awards – Vocal Collaboration of the Year[15] Nominated
2010 Dianna Corcoran Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Artist of the Year[16] Won
2010 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating on Me") Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year[16] Won
2010 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating on Me") Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Single of the Year[16] Won
2011 Dianna Corcoran (Keep Breathing) CMAA Country Music Awards – Album of the Year[17] Nominated
2011 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating on Me") CMAA Country Music Awards – Female Artist of the Year[17] Nominated
2011 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating on Me") CMAA Country Music Awards – Single of the Year[17] Nominated
2021[18] "True Blue" (Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds, Kirsty Lee Akers and Dianna Corcoran) CMAA Country Music Awards - Vocal Collaboration of the Year Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mum (Jann) and baby Dianna in Hospital". flickr.com. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Dianna Corcoran". country.com.au. 6 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lee, Tim (5 September 2004). "Gympie Muster goes from strength to strength". abc.net.au. Retrieved 28 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Cox, Tim (20 September 2004). "Adam Brand gets louder". abc.net.au. Retrieved 19 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Morris, Jenny (29 September 2009). "The FACE tour: Images". jennymorris.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Jarvis, Susan (2011). "Twists and Turns". capitalnews.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Belt, Rebecca (28 January 2008). "Awards ceremony a singing spectacular". northerndailyleader.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Elliott, Tim (19 August 2008). "Lady's Night at the Beckoning Microphone". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 5 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Broad 2008". Broad Festival. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "AICMA Previous Winners – 2003". milduracountrymusic.com.au. Retrieved 19 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "APRA Professional Development Awards – 2004 Winners". apra-amcos.com.au. Retrieved 19 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Zuel, Bernard (9 March 2004). "These are no hair today, gone tomorrow winners". smh.com.au. Retrieved 19 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "CMAA Winners – 2004". country.com.au. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "CMAA Winners – 2008". country.com.au. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ a b Christian, Kim (6 December 2007). "Kernaghan scoops music nominations". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ a b c "Dianna Corcoran Takes Awards Treble". milduracountrymusic.com.au. 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ a b c "39th CMAA Country Music Awards Finalists". country.com.au. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Fanny Lumsden wins five Golden Guitar Awards despite cancelled Tamworth Country Music Festival". ABC. 23 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2021.

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