Dianna Corcoran
Dianna Corcoran
Birth name Dianna Elizabeth Corcoran
Born 20 June 1979 (1979-06-20) (age 32)
Parkes, New South Wales
Genres Country music
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2003–present
Website diannacorcoran.com

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



Corcoran's initial interest in country music involved yodeling. 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 her second Golden Guitar in the highly sought-after category of 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]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 Dianna Corcoran (Keep Breathing) CMAA Country Music Awards – Album of the Year[10] Nominated
2011 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating On Me") CMAA Country Music Awards – Female Artist of the Year[10] Nominated
2011 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating On Me") CMAA Country Music Awards – Single of the Year[10] Nominated
2010 Dianna Corcoran Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Artist of the Year[11] Won
2010 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating On Me") Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year[11] Won
2010 Dianna Corcoran ("Thank You For Cheating On Me") Australian Independent Country Music Awards – Single of the Year[11] Won
2008 Dianna Corcoran (Then There's Me) CMAA Country Music Awards – Female Artist of the Year[12] Won
2008 Dianna Corcoran (Then There's Me) CMAA Country Music Awards – Album of the Year[13] Nominated
2008 Dianna Corcoran and Karl Broadie ("Count Your Blessings") CMAA Country Music Awards – Vocal Collaboration of the Year[13] Nominated
2004 Dianna Corcoran Australasian Performing Right Association – Professional Development Award[14][15] Won
2004 Dianna Corcoran ("I'll Fly Away") CMAA Country Music Awards – New Talent of the Year[16] Won
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[17] Won


Keep Breathing

  • Released: 16 January 2010
  • Format: CD
  • Producer: Rebecca Lynn Howard and Elisha Hoffman
  • Chart position: #1 Aust (five consecutive weeks)
  • Tracks: Twelve
  • Singles: "Thank You For Cheating On Me" (#1), "Wrong Girl" (#1)[18]

Then There's Me

  • Released: 15 January 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Producer: Graham Thompson
  • Chart position: #1 (Country Music Channel)
  • Tracks: Thirteen
  • Singles: "Stepping Stones", "Then There's Me", "If You Hear Angels"

Little Bit Crazy

  • Released: 2004
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Tracks: Twelve
  • Bonus tracks: Mockingbird Yodel
  • Singles: "Little Bit Crazy"


  1. ^ "Mum (Jann) and baby Dianna in Hospital". flickr.com. 8 December 2009. http://www.flickr.com/photos/diannacorcoran/4171288376/. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dianna Corcoran". country.com.au. 6 July 2010. http://www.country.com.au/links-contacts/country-contacts/127-corcoran-dianna. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Lee, Tim (5 September 2004). "Gympie Muster goes from strength to strength". abc.net.au. http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2004/s1189932.htm. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Cox, Tim (20 September 2004). "Adam Brand gets louder". abc.net.au. http://www.abc.net.au/tasmania/stories/s1202879.htm. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Morris, Jenny (29 September 2009). "The FACE tour: Images". jennymorris.com. http://www.jennymorris.com/?p=353. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Jarvis, Susan (2011). "Twists and Turns". capitalnews.com.au. http://www.capitalnews.com.au/editorial.asp?editorial_id=1747. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Belt, Rebecca (28 January 2008). "Awards ceremony a singing spectacular". northerndailyleader.com.au. http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/news/local/news/general/awards-ceremony-a-singing-spectacular/287367.aspx. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Elliott, Tim (19 August 2008). "Lady's Night at the Beckoning Microphone". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/ladys-night-at-the-beckoning-microphone/2008/08/18/1218911561072.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Broad 2008". Broad Festival. http://www.broadfestival.com/. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "39th CMAA Country Music Awards Finalists". country.com.au. 25 November 2010. http://www.country.com.au/news/cmaa-news/404-39th-cmaa-jayco-country-music-awards-finalists-announcement. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c "Dianna Corcoran Takes Awards Treble". milduracountrymusic.com.au. 2010. http://www.milduracountrymusic.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=71. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "CMAA Winners - 2008". country.com.au. 2 July 2010. http://www.country.com.au/winners-archive/65-2008. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Christian, Kim (6 December 2007). "Kernaghan scoops music nominations". news.com.au. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/kernaghan-scoops-music-nominations/story-e6frfn09-1111115048109. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "APRA Professional Development Awards - 2004 Winners". apra-amcos.com.au. http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/APRAAwards/ProfessionalDevelopmentAwards/History/2004Winners.aspx. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  15. ^ Zuel, Bernard (9 March 2004). "These are no hair today, gone tomorrow winners". smh.com.au. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/03/09/1078594331213.html. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMAA Winners - 2004". country.com.au. 2 July 2010. http://www.country.com.au/winners-archive/61-2004. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  17. ^ "AICMA Previous Winners - 2003". milduracountrymusic.com.au. http://www.milduracountrymusic.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103&Itemid=78. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Top 50 Country Tracks of 2010". countrymusicradio.com.au. 2011. http://www.countrymusicradio.com.au/index.cfm?page_id=1026&news_display_year_3225=2011&display_news_id_3225=1143. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 

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