At just 20 years of age - Kora Naughton - is proving herself as an artist with drive and determination.
In 2015, she was forced to give up her passion of cheerleading - a sport she had loved since she was 7 years old. It was during this time she turned to music. Kora taught herself to play guitar, write songs and sing. This gave her the freedom to channel her emotions through music.
In January 2017, Kora attended her first Tamworth Country Music Festival where she busked for ten days. It was from this moment that she found a new passion in life and that music was what she wanted to do.
Kora has opened shows for some of the greats in Australian Country Music including, Travis Collins, Amber Lawrence, Tania Kernaghan, Christie Lamb, Catherine Britt & Hayley Jensen and has performed alongside the likes of Bill Chambers and James Blundell.
In early 2018, she collected her songs and commenced work with producer/musician, Rod Motbey, on what would become her debut album, "Ride or Die".
Kora says the album is about taking chances, doing the things you're afraid of and living life to the fullest.
"Ride or Die" was released on Friday 20th July 2018 through Country Rocks Records/MGM Distribution.
In November 2019 Kora unleashed the single, "Speechless", which has already generated over 50,000 plays on Spotify.
March 2021 saw the release of Kora’s latest album Nineteen. A testament to her skills as a song writer, Nineteen features 13 tracks, 11 of which were penned by Kora herself.
Preceded by four hit singles, Kora says, “Nineteen is a celebration of my final teenage year. It’s a way of looking back at the last seven years of my life and remembering all of the defining moments that have brought me to where I am today”.
"A voice and an artist that we're going to be hearing a lot more from"
STUART COUPE (Dirt Music, 2SERFM)
"What a voice!"
HENRY WAGONS (Double J)