After months of waiting, country music superstar Lee Kernaghan has released his newest album and is started a new tour.
Backroad Nation, Lee’s 17th studio album, was fully released on May 10 through ABC Music. The release followed a sneak peak of two songs, Backroad Nation and Wheels, and their accompanying music videos.
The epic new album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Lindsay Rimes, who has worked with stars such as Kane Brown, Kylie Minogue and LoCash.
“Backroad Nation is about feeling that good vibration when you get off the beaten track and the country wraps itself around you. My absolute passion in life is to sing about us, our country, our way of life and that’s what the new album is all about,” Lee said, describing this release.
“Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to.”
“From Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to backroads Queensland and everywhere in between.”
“This album has taken me to places I haven’t been before musically,” he went on to say.
“I’ve pushed every element of this record to the absolute limits and have collaborated with some of the finest writers and music makers in the world today.”
Some of the people Lee collaborated with for the album include ARIA Hall of Famer Garth Porter (executive producer) and hit songwriters Colin Buchanan, Lindsay Rimes, Phil Barton and Nick Wolfe.
Lee said that all of these people played an integral part in the song writing journey for this release.
“I love this album. Every song is a true story and telling it how it is and keeping it authentic was always my number one intention.”
Coinciding with the release of his new album, Lee announced that The Backroad Nation Tour would kick off on May 11 and will see him play 48 concert events, Australia-wide, throughout 2019.
Lee will be joined by multi Golden Guitar winners The Wolfe Brothers, along with CMC’s Female Artist of the Year and Golden Guitar Winner Christie Lamb. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
Tour dates and ticket information are available at https://www.leekernaghan.com/
Thursday May 30, 2019 – Saraton Theatre, Grafton
Friday May 31, 2019 – C.ex, Coffs Harbour
Saturday June 1, 2019 – Club Forster
Sunday June 2, 2019 – Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
Wednesday June 12, 2019 – Horsham Town Hall Theatre
Thursday June 13, 2019 – Horsham Town Hall Theatre
Friday June 14, 2019 – Swan Hill Town Hall
Saturday June 15, 2019 – Riverlinks Eastbank Centre, Shepparton
Wednesday June 19, 2019 – Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Thursday June 20, 2019 – Yoogali Club, Griffith
Friday June 21, 2019 – Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Saturday June 22, 2019 – Albury Entertainment Centre
Sunday July 28, 2019 – Groundwater Country Music Festicval, Broadbeach
Thursday August 15, 2019 – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Friday August 16, 2019 – Crown Theatre, Perth
Saturday August 17, 2019 – Bunbury Entertainment Centre
Thursday August 22, 2019 – Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
Friday August 23, 2019 – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Saturday August 24, 2019 – Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton
Thursday August 29, 2019 – Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Friday August 30, 2019 – Townsville Entertainment Centre
Saturday August 31, 2019 – Mackay Entertainment Centre
Thursday September 5, 2019 – Kingaroy Town Hall
Friday September 6, 2019 – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Saturday September 7, 2019 – Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Chermside
Friday September 13, 2019 – Panthers, Penrith
Saturday September 14, 2019 – Canberra Theatre
Thursday September 19, 2019 – The Barn Palais, Mount Gambier
Friday September 20, 2019 – Thebarton Theatre, Torrensville
Saturday September 21, 2019 – Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, Tanunda
Sunday September 22, 2019 – Broken Hill Civic Centre
Friday October 4, 2019 – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin
Saturday October 12, 2019 – Cruisin Country 2019, Sydney
Thursday November 7, 2019 – Burnie Town Hall
Friday November 8, 2019 – Princess Theatre, Launceston
Saturday November 9, 2019 – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Sandy Bay
Friday November 15, 2019 – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Saturday November 16, 2019 – Ballarat Civic Hall
Sunday November 17, 2019 – Sale Memorial Hall
Thursday November 21, 2019 – Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
Friday November 22, 2019 – The Palms Crown Casino, Southbank
Saturday November 23, 2019 – The Palms Crown Casino, Southbank
Thursday November 28, 2019 – The Events Centre, Caloundra
Saturday November 30, 2019 – Twin Towns Ex Services Club, Tweed Heads
Have you checked out Lee’s new album? Are you looking forward to the tour? Let us know by commenting below.
Written by Jackson Miller