Kirsty Lee Akers is one of Australia’s most unique and authentic recording artists. A rare talent who is proud of her indigenous heritage as a woman of the Wonnarua nation, Akers describes herself as a fusion of modern Country and Americana with Pop stylings. Akers 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.
While Australia will always be her spiritual home, she spends a lot of her time overseas, having toured both the United States and Canada throughout 2015-2019. The year 2018 saw her venture to Canada to play the two major Canadian Country Music festivals (Calgary Stampede and Big Valley Jamboree) while also expanding her horizons as she showcased her music in the United Kingdom for the first time at the Buckle and Boots Festival. On April 15, 2022, ‘Wild’ was released on the eve of the 50th Anniversary Tamworth Country Music Festival. The album has turned out to be a career-defining release. On release week, it became the #1 album released by any Australian artist across the nation. It also took out the #11 ARIA spot for all genres globally, and #1 ARIA Country Album chart position. To top off her Tamworth Festival, Kirsty became one of the youngest artists ever to be inducted into the ‘Hands of Fame’ alongside artists like Slim Dusty, Keith Urban and Troy Cassar-Daley. The album was the ARIA 4th highest-selling country record in 2022 and received two Golden Guitar finalist nominations.