The lead track on Lee Kernaghan’s highly anticipated new album, Backroad Nation is Wheels, produced by Grammy nominated producer and songwriter, Lindsay Rimes.
As Lee describes this release, “Backroad Nation is a celebration of us, our way of life and the people who make our country great. Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I've met and the places I've travelled from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to backroads in Queensland, and everywhere in between.
“This album has taken me to places I haven’t been before musically. 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. This included ARIA Hall of Fame’s Garth Porter (Executive Producer); along with hit songwriters Colin Buchanan, Lindsay Rimes, Phil Barton and Nick Wolfe who all 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.”
Since the release of his mega hit Boys From the Bush, Lee Kernaghan has scored a plethora of hits with songs including The Outback Club, Hat Town, She’s my Ute, Planet Country, Flying with the King, Australian Boy and Spirit of the ANZACS, the highest selling Australian album of 2015.
Lee has sold more than two million albums in Australia and had 35 No. 1 hits on the Australian Country Charts. He has won 36 Golden Guitar Awards, four ARIA Awards and was a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement ARIA Award in 2015. In 2004 he received the Order of Australia Medal and in 2008 he was named Australian of the Year. In 2017 he celebrated the Silver Anniversary of his ARIA award winning debut album, Outback Club, marking 25 years in the record industry.