Where was Diana Trask born?
Diana was born in Australia. In the suburb of Camberwell, Victoria in 1940.
What made you become a singer?
Diana’s mother was a music teacher and singing was in her life from the beginning. She won her first singing contest when she was eleven. At the age of seventeen Diana won a top television talent quest in Australia, after which she became a professional singer.
What was Diana’s first commercial recording?
It was recorded in Melbourne Australia on the W&G label in 1958. She was discovered and recorded by the Australian music legend Ron Tudor. The A side of the 45 was Going Steady and the B Side was Comes Love. Diana was backed by the Tom Davidson Orchestra.
Is it true you sang on the The Frank Sinatra Show in Australia?
It was in 1959 in Australia. Promoter Lee Gordon booked the 18 year old Diana Trask to sing on the Frank Sinatra Show as a support act. The show played Sydney and Melbourne. Sinatra was impressed with Diana’s singing and suggested she should try her luck in America.
How did you become famous in America?
Diana did a test recording for Columbia Records in New York. The producer Mitch Miller signed Diana for an album. After that success he asked her to join a new television show called Sing Along with Mitch. This was produced in New York and became a top rating series in the US during 1961. Diana was thrilled to learn that Sing Along with Mitch was being
shown in Australia.
How did you become a country singer?
In 1969 Diana visited Nashville and fell in love with the sound. Diana was presented at the Grand Ole Opry and a year later she was nominated for a Grammy award for her monster hit I Fall to Pieces. A very long career as a country music singer followed.
Where have you performed?
Diana has sung for audiences and dignitaries on mediums and stages around the world. She performed with all the greats in Country Music. Diana starred in sell-out shows in LasVegas with superstars such as Danny Thomas and Roy Clark.