Down a hard road
EVERYONE knows Aussie rocker Shannon Noll as the multi- platinum recording artist who shot to fame in 2003 as the runner- up on the first series of Australian Idol.
But a lot probably don’t know the reasons why he tried out for the show in the first place.
Family Confidential takes a look at the life of Noll and his family away from the spotlight.
Shannon grew up on the family’s 100- year- old farm, in Condobolin NSW, with his two older brothers, Damian and Adam ( all pictured).
The brothers never doubted they would inherit the farm, after all, the Nolls had been farming for five generations.
They worked the land by day and entertained crowds by night, performing in their rock and roll cover band in country pubs; Shannon singing, Damian on drums and Adam on guitar.
Then a freak accident in 2001, which killed their beloved father, catapulted the Noll brothers into a series of events that would define them as men.
This show, now in its second season, will feature other celebrities and their families in the coming weeks and include author Bryce Courtenay, actor Ernie Dingo, and billionaire widow Janet Holmes a Court and her sons Peter and Paul.