Over 200 people turned out for Saturday afternoon’s performance by singer songwriter Kiara Rodrigues at the Salvation Army, in Grafton.
At twenty-years-old, Kiara already has a list of achievements.
She is the youngest ever graduate of Tamworth’s Camerata (now Academy, for young country music performers) at the age of 10.
Kiara’s performance at Tootsie’s Bar in Nashville, Tennessee USA, launched her international career when she was only 14.
In 2013 she won the ‘Voice of Urban’ award for rising music talent and went on to record her own lyrics and music in an EP ‘I’m gonna be fine’, with the title track soaring to number five on the Australian Country iTunes Chart.
Kiara wowed those who attended Saturday’s performance, with a mixture of country and gospel songs which she encouraged the audience to sing along to.
Compere for the concert was well known Grafton announcer Ron Bell and Kiara was supported by local music group Suburban Country and the event was presented by FM 103.1 Loving Life.