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Kirsty Lee
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21 year old Kirsty Lee Akers is Australia’s hottest young solo country performer. ‘Better Days’ her second album is a world class country record that features a contemporary Nashville flavour, albeit with her unique Australian working class outlook well intact. The winner of the Best New Talent Award and a finalist in Female Artist Of The Year at the 2008 Country Music Awards of Australia Kirsty also won the prestigious Toyota Star Maker Contest in 2007 (Keith Urban is a previous winner) and Telstra Road To Tamworth’s Songwriter’s Award in 2006. She is the only artist to have won major awards in both of Australia’s premier country music talent competitions. The CD debuted at #4 on the ARIA Country chart (January 2009). Only platinum selling CDs from Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson and Keith Urban along with the popular CMAA Winners album sold more copies. The album was nominated by long running pop radio program Take 40 Australia as one of January’s most anticipated releases.

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