MAN OF HONOUR
Singer-songwriter Lee Kernaghan will explain the stories behind some of his most loved songs in a show honouring our war heroes
Country music superstar Lee Kernaghan will serenade his hometown this weekend with a show unlike anything he’s done before.
A two-part concert series, The Songs and the Stories In Concert tour will see the local singer-songwriter explain the stories behind some of his most loved songs.
In the second part of the show, Kernaghan will perform the songs from his charttopping album Spirit of the Anzacs for the first time.
The album chalked up four consecutive weeks atop the ARIA album chart, exceeded platinum sales within three weeks of release and is the longest-running charttopping release from a local artist this year.
“This is some of the most powerful material that I’ve ever had the privilege to record in my career,” Kernaghan says.
“The album takes you on a real journey, from the trenches of the Western Front to the bombing of Darwin, Kokoda, Long Tan and the dust of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. It is a project that goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.”
Kernaghan says he and his band have been hard at work in the gym pre-tour to give him extra edge.
“It’s the biggest production I’ve ever had on the road and it’s much more expansive than any other show I’ve brought out,” he says.
Kernaghan says in the lead-up to the tour, he felt the weight of responsibility in sharing compelling personal diaries and recollections from families during war time through song.
“Although the album has been recorded, it’s time to take it to the country,” he says.
“All I’ve ever wanted to do from the beginning is to honour the men and women who have served this country and made it what it is today.”
Lee Kernaghan is excited to play songs from Spirit of the Anzacs for the first time.