KIRSTY LEE AKERS

Kirsty Lee Akers is one of Australia’s most authentic recording artists. She is a rare talent who is proud of her indigenous heritage. Akers describes herself as a fusion of modern Americana and Country Pop stylings. She splits most of her time between Australia and Nashville, and in the past few years has also showcased her music in Canada. Akers is the only artist in history to have won the three major prizes in Australian Country Music, Toyota Star Maker, Telstra Road to Discovery and a coveted CMAA Golden Guitar Award. The years 2016 and 2017 were a career-defining one for Akers. Her 4th studio album entitled BURN BABY BURN debuted on April 1st 2016 and saw her achieve her highest ever chart position at #1 on release (ARIA Australian Sales Chart– Country Music). The very same album has now seen six singles released that have all achieved #1 spots on the Australian charts. Her third single ͚I Will͛ attracted a strong 150,000 unique video views within 3 days of release. Come awards season the album produced a stellar list of accolades including a Golden Guitar Award Finalist spot, an APRA Award finalist spot (Radio Airplay Award), Vanda and Young Song writing Competition (Song-writing Award) finalist spot and seven CMC TV Award nominations. Internationally it has seen her recognised with honourable mentions in the International Song writing Competition (USA) and also added to both CMT (Country Music Television) and GAC (Great American Country) in the United States.