During her time with ABC Country, Gina enjoyed a dream run. She released five albums, each one rocketing to the top of the Country charts, and along the way gathered an impressive collection of four Golden Guitars, four MO Awards for live performance, an APRA Award, two Victorian Country Music Awards and CMT Video of the Year for Dancin’ With Elvis. Gina’s albums — The Flame, Up Close, Somebody’s Daughter, Christmas Wish, Angel and The Best of Gina Jeffreys … So Far — have all been smash hits with her loyal band of fans, collecting a steady stream of Gold and Platinum awards.
Gina has also been one of the most in-demand performers in Australia, both live and on television, appearing at everything from civic receptions to Carols by Candlelight, a string of corporate functions and, of course, all the major country music festivals Australia-wide. International highlights have included performing at Fan Fair in Nashville, on a New Year’s Eve Television Special in Shanghai, China, to over 2 billion people, and the Tour of Duty Concert in East Timor.
Her tours are always sell-out successes, with the fans seemingly unable to get enough of Gina’s performances. And Gina is the first to admit she leads a charmed life — performing the music she loves, and sharing the experience with the love of her life, husband Rod McCormack.
But magic doesn’t just happen by itself — Gina has worked incredibly hard over the past decade to develop her career, and continues to emerge with fresh new sounds and stunning new looks to delight her fans and win over new supporters for her music.
And as a hard-working patron of the Australian Leukaemia Foundation, Gina has quietly been helping sick children for over seven years.
In January 2003, Gina and Rod became the proud parents of a baby boy Jackson. Since then Gina has been taking some time out of the limelight to enjoy her new role…”I wast just enjoying every second of the simple things in life, like putting our baby to bed and reading him bedtime stories, singing him lullabies. I am so glad that I did that. You can’t get those years back. But while our son Jackson is the reason I stopped music for a while, he is also the reason I started again. My heart has never sung like this before”.
But over the past three years, Gina began to slowly start recording what has now become her exquisite new album ‘WALKS OF LIFE’. The album, produced by Rod, showcases a new vocal maturity on a collection of songs that are near and dear to her heart. Gina has co-written five of the songs.
The first single LIVE IT was released at the end of October, while the album is set to be launched at the Tamworth Festival in January. And Gina’s legions of fans just can’t wait!