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"One of the rising stars of the Americana scene" -

Chuck Taylor, KHYI Dallas The Range

America's highest rating Americana radio station)

Described by most who hear her sing as somewhere between Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, Kirsty Lee Akers certainly has some big boots to fill. When asked how she feels about that comparison this Aussie starlet describes it as “A massive compliment.”Growing up, Kirsty was a huge fan of Dolly and Loretta, and dreamed of one day being mentioned in the same breath.

As a child, Kirsty’s family would travel around the country (Australia) every weekend to talent quests, events and festivals, for her to perform. Being on stage for the very first time at the age of three, it’s no wonder Kirsty says “music is all I’ve ever known.” At high school, when her friends were listening to Hanson and The Backstreet Boys, Kirsty was listening to Hank Williams and Merle Haggard. This musical appreciation has had an unmistakable influence on her sound.

Standing only 4ft10” she is small of stature, but big on personality. Hailed as a remarkable talent by many stalwarts of the music industry, Kirsty is fearless and brutally honest with a penchant for taking her songs to places others fear to tread. Following in the musical footsteps of Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe, this Aussie Songbird is a unique mix of old meets new, youth meets tradition.

Since the release of her debut single, released independently as a 16 year old, Kirsty has scored nine consecutive radio hits, including five top 10s, in her homeland. At 17 she won the the Telstra Road To Discovery talent search, the prize being her first ever trip to Nashville. A year later she added a prestigious Toyota Star Maker win to her resume, which was followed by a 2008 CMAA award (Golden Guitar) for Best New Talent.

Kirsty has shared the stage with acts such as Hayes Carll, Steve Earle, Jace Everett and most recently Paul Thorn. She was handpicked to appear at the first international taping of Music City Roots alongside Jim Lauderdale, Sirius XM’s Elizabeth Cook and newcomer David Jacobs-Strain. Kirsty has recently made the move across the world and is ready to take on Nashville.

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