Eccentric, exciting, authentic, and a genuine recording artist, Kirsty Lee Akers is a rare talent who is proud of her First Nations heritage, a woman of the Wonnarua People (Hunter Valley – Australia).
In 2020 and 2921, Akers spent much of her time writing and recording. Taking inspiration from what she couldn’t do, to make the most of what she could.
In addition to creating new music, curb the unfortunate circumstances, Kirsty (and her husband Jesse Anderson) have kept themselves busy as one of five couples featured on the Channel 9 reality TV series ‘The Block’ airing at this very moment. Both have enjoyed the experience, but music will always be Kirsty’s first passion.
Akers states, “Music and family have always been the most important parts of my life. My Nan, Mum, and Aunt were all singers, and I grew up with my pop playing music all the time. I still remember my first performance at age three. I was hooked!”
Decades later, Kirsty has a plethora of musical achievements under her belt, she is the only artist in history to have won three of the major prizes in Australian Country Music, Toyota Star Maker, Telstra Road to Discovery, and a Golden Guitar Award (Two in total).
No stranger to pushing boundaries, Kirsty has a remarkable new song with plenty of genre-bending spark to thrill every new listen. Her new single “Outta Here” is the perfect break out from 21 months of lifestyle restrictions. Another track written remotely when Akers’ writing trip to Nashville was cancelled, the lyrics explore the things that we all took for granted before the pandemic. The freedoms to get out, explore the world and have your time in the sun.
Co-written by Akers, Phil Barton, Bruce Wallace and David Mescon, the track is a fun summer song with a nostalgic feel. Kirsty also co-produced the track with Paul Bain, Isaac Kennedy and Dan Ebbels. One listen and you will want to jump in the car, feel the wind in your hair and hit the beach!
The track is the second release through Kirsty’s newly formed record label, Rider Records.