Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Kirsty Shines in Duet

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Kirsty Shines in Duet

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KIRSTY Akers (above, with GT) was only a schoolgirl when she was named as a finalist at the Tamworth Country Music Awards. Her debut album Little Things (2007) quickly raced up the country charts and the following year Kirtsy won a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent.

This week Kirsty Akers (pictured) releases a new single In Spite of Ourselves where Kirsty joins forces with ARIA award winner Bob Evans.

Kirsty said: C[pounds sterling]I've always wanted to record this song. I grew up listening to it and singing it around the house not knowing what the song was actually about at the time. It's a song that has always stuck in my mind so when it came time to record my new album it was one of the first songs chosen.

C[pounds sterling]I had heard a fair bit of Bob's music and really loved his song CyHand Me Downs' but it wasn't until l saw him play live that l realised just how awesome he is!C[yen] said Kirsty of her duet partner.

C[pounds sterling]I really didn't want to record the song with anybody else but knowing how busy he was l really wasn't expecting him to say yes. I was totally blown away when my manager called to say he loved the song and wanted to do it!C[yen]

I have been a big fan of Kirsty's music and love her songs The Territory, Goin' to the Beach, The Real You, I Ain't Your White Picket Fence, Too Far to Drive and Knocked Up. …

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