Kirsty Lee Akers to perform at East Cessnock Bowling Club

RETURN HOME: Kirsty Lee Akers will perform at East Cessnock Bowling Club this Sunday.
RETURN HOME: Kirsty Lee Akers will perform at East Cessnock Bowling Club this Sunday.

Kurri-raised country music star Kirsty Lee Akers will perform at East Cessnock Bowling Club this Sunday in what will be her last show of the year.

It wraps up a huge year for Akers, which has included writing her new album in Nashville and performing in all corners of Australia.

“It’s great to be home,” she said on Monday. “I’ll take a break over Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year.”

While Akers said she was looking forward to performing at East Cessnock again, she said it was more nerve-racking to perform at home than away.

“It’s actually more daunting to perform in front of people you know,” she said. “But it’s great to do a show at home. Hopefully lots of people will show up.”

Akers will perform songs from her current album, Burn Baby Burn, as well as a few tunes that will appear on a new album, which is set to drop mid-2018.

The Weeping Willows and Neilly Rich will also perform as part of the show, which kicks off at 2pm Sunday. Tickets are available from the club.