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Here’s what’s coming up on KIX live this week!

21 July 2022 | 10:12 am | Mallory Arbour

Tune in this Monday from 7pm!

KIX Live

KIX Live (Image: Supplied)

On Monday at 7pm, KIX Live will feature performances from McAlister Kemp, Amber Lawrence and Darlinghurst, Hayley Jensen and Southbound xo, plus Justin will chat with Lee Kernaghan to get the inside scoop on his new film, which soon hits cinemas for a limited time!


Lee Kernaghan

Lee Kernaghan has sold over 2 million albums in Australia and had 41 number 1 hits on the Australian Country Charts. He has won 38 Golden Guitar Awards, 4 ARIA Awards and was a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement ARIA Award in 2015. In 2004, Kernaghan received the Order of Australia Medal and in 2008 he was named Australian of the Year. 

In April, Kernaghan released the 23-track album, Live at the Deni Ute Musterwhich demonstrates exactly why Kernaghan is one of Australia’s most revered artists. A new concert documentary celebrating the life and music of the legendary artist is set to arrive in cinemas on July 28.

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McAlister Kemp

McAlister Kemp remain one of the most successful Australian country acts of the last decade. From the immediate, breakout success in 2010 (which saw them take home the award for ‘New Talent of the Year’ at the 2011 Golden Guitars) through to disbanding in 2015, the duo earned their stripes as one of the highest selling and most loved touring acts in country music.

Their three highly acclaimed albums – All Kinds of Tough (2010), ARIA Award-nominated Country Proud (2012) and Harder to Tame (2014) – produced number one video and airplay hits including Country Proud, Hell Yeah, It Don’t Buy You Love, Harder to Tame, Fight Me and All Kinds of Tough. They have toured extensively, playing to big crowds on large festival stages, and opening for the likes of Adam Brand and international acts Alan Jackson and Big & Rich.

They reunited in 2020 and will release their fourth album We Roll On on August 19.

Amber Lawrence

Amber Lawrence is a five-time Golden Guitar winner, scoring her most recent statue for her poignant and stunning collaboration with fellow country artists Dianna Corcoran, Aleyce Simmonds, Kirsty Lee Akers on their rendition of John Williamson’s True Blue. She has released 6 studio albums, 3 acclaimed children’s albums (including an ARIA-nominated The Kid’s Gone Country II), an award-winning collaboration album with Travis Collins, a live album and a live DVD to date.

She has performed for the troops both aboard and in Australia and toured with the likes of Adam Harvey, Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Melinda Schneider, The Sunny Cowgirls and more. Her highly anticipated seventh album, Living for the Highlights, drops on July 22.


Since their debut single, Sorry We Won’t Get Back To You in 2019, Darlinghurst have been blazing a path through Australian country music, including nominated for three 2022 Golden Guitar Awards – ‘Contemporary Album Of The Year’, ‘Group or Duo of the Year’ and ‘New Talent Of The Year’, taking home that latter. Two of their singles have tasted US success, with So Long So Long debuting at #73 on the US Music Row chart, and Gotta Go Rodeo

They released their debut self-titled album in September 2021. It landed at the top of the ARIA Country Album Chart and features their eight hit singles – four of which reached number one.

Hayley Jensen

Hayley Jensen has spent the best part of two decades honing her craft and collaborating with the best in the business from across the globe. She became a household name after becoming a finalist on Australian Idol, and later The Voice in 2014, where she was described as ‘the whole package’ by coach Kylie Minogue.

After self-releasing her first #1 iTunes Country album Past Tense & Present Peace in 2007, Jensen released her ARIA #3 Australian Country Album, Turning Up The Dial in 2018. The LP was the 3rd highest selling Australian Country Album according to ARIA, and the 2nd highest selling digital album on iTunes Country charts. In 2021, Jensen released her third album, Breakin’ Hearts, which peaked at #1 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart and #25 on the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart, and features the hit singles Breakin’ Hearts, Fireworks, Just Gonna Party, Karma, Better Than That and Shake My Bones.

Southbound xo

Formed in 2020 by established solo artists Rachael Fahim and Missy Lancaster, along with exciting newcomers bassist Sarah Bernardo and lead guitarist Andrea Krakosvka, Southbound xo achieved success with all four of their singles, Get Drunk On Me, Drink, Find Our Way with Shannon Noll and This Is Us reaching the top 10 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart.

Since the departure of Fahim in August 2021, the all-female country-rock super-band released the single Composure in December and will drop their new banger, Bar High this week.