‘King’ headed for Bunbury

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Aussie legend and country music star Lee Kernaghan will return to Bunbury in August, hot on the release of his new album Backroad Nation.
Camera IconAussie legend and country music star Lee Kernaghan will return to Bunbury in August, hot on the release of his new album Backroad Nation. Credit: supplied

The ‘King of Country’ Lee Kernaghan is heading back to Bunbury in August to celebrate the release of his new album Backroad Nation.

Kernaghan is thrilled to be bringing his new show to town and of course he will be playing some of his classics.

“Oh absolutely, I will be playing the classics like Boys from the Bush, The Outback Club, Hat Town, Flying with the King…some of the Spirit of the Anzacs – it’s a whole new show, it’s all been redesigned and I’m incredibly excited to be bringing it to WA,” he said.

Kernaghan said the new album was full of great tracks which he drew inspiration from his journey around Australia over the past few years.

“There’s a whole lot of different stuff coming.”

“There’s a song called Till It Ends, that’s a duet with the Wolf Brothers, who are touring with me, and inspired by the Deni Ute Muster.

“I am just so excited – it’s kind of like the birth of a baby when you’re about to release a new album but it’s not just one it’s a dozen.

“The music is country but with an Australian accent and it’s very much about getting out on the road and the spirit of adventure.”

An Australian country music icon, Kernaghan has sold more than two million albums, won 37 Golden Guitars, and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

Kernaghan said his new album was all about a celebration of “us, the Aussie way of life, and the people who make Australia great”.

“I hope these songs will be a really great soundtrack for people out there seeing this great country of ours.”

Lee’s Backroad Nation tour will land at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Saturday, August 17.

Tickets are on sale now at www.bunburyentertainment.com.

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