About Kiara

Kiara Rodrigues brings diversity to the Australian Country Music scene. Born to immigrant parents of Indian heritage, Kiara fell in love with country music when she moved to North Queensland at nine years old and has since emerged as one of the industry's rising stars. 

 

Now based in Sydney, Kiara has been recognised by the industry through a string of accolades and achievements. While renowned for her vocal prowess, Kiara is also an accomplished songwriter.  Speech Pathologist by day, Kiara has a way with words that combined with her creative spirit, make for sassy, catchy songs that resonate with audiences of all ages.  In 2019, she was recognised as a 5 X semi-finalist in the Tamworth Songwriters Association awards, her song “Mr Vanity”, earning her Comedy/Novelty song of the year.

 

With appearances on Channel Ten’s ‘Young Talent Time’ and ‘The X Factor’, Kiara is certainly no stranger to the stage. Her career in country music, spanning 16 years, has seen her achieve the title of Triple World Champion (Country, Gospel, Rock) at the ‘ World Championships of Performing Arts’ in Hollywood, Junior Aristocrat Country Entertainer of the Year and the 2013 ‘Voice of Urban’. Additional career highlights include singing at the world famous ‘Tootsies’ in Nashville, singing the National Anthem at Broncos vs Cowboys NRL games, and graduating from the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music. Kiara has had radio success with several single releases from her EP “I’m Gonna be Fine” and album “Playing With Fire”. Kiara’s fresh and contemporary approach to her own music is equally matched by her ability to deliver the timeless classics, making her the ideal ambassador for country music. 

Achievements

  • Awarded "Female Rising Star"  at Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards

  • Tamworth Songwriter's Association Comedy Song of the Year for 'Mr. Vanity'

  • #5 single “I’m Gonna Be Fine” Australian iTunes Charts

  • #4 single "Dear Daddy' Australian Itunes Charts

  • #36 'Dear Daddy' Australian Country Charts TOP 40

  •  #10 Top 20 98.9FM Australian TOP 20 CHARTS

  • #11 "Pretty Baby Blues" Australian Country Charts TOP 40

  • Voted #48 on the list of people set to make headlines in 2014 by Brisbane Times

  • Performed at Main Concert Urban CMF

  • Performed on the Maton Showcase Tamworth (pictured above) 2014

  • Winner “Voice Of Urban” 2013

  • Winner Songwriting Mildura CMF 2012

  • Winner 1st,2nd Songwriting QLD Champion of Champions 2012

  • Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year 2011

  • Winner Melinda Schneider Idol 2011

  •  Semi-Finalist Channel Ten’s “Young Talent Time”

  • Triple World Champion- Gospel, Country, Rock @ World Championships of Performing Arts – Hollywood 2010

  • Performed at “Tootsie’s” in Nashville 2010

  • Performed the National Anthem at NRL Games, Redlands Council Swearing-in Ceremony, & Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Race Day

  • Performed at Carols by Candlelight Townsville to a crowd of 20,000

  •  Performed at Lord Mayors Carols Riverstage, Brisbane

  • Graduate of Academy of Country Music at 10 yrs old

  • Performed with Beccy Cole, Melinda Schneider, Carter & Carter, Bill Chambers & Pete Denahy.