Country star Kirsty Lee Akers has inked a two-year licencing deal with independent label Social Family Records.

The deal will see Akers release her fifth and sixth albums with Social Family, with her upcoming LP slated for release in July.

"A lot of hard work has gone into creating my new album and it takes a great team to make great things happen," Akers said.

"I’m so excited to be working with Social Family Records and I look forward to what the future holds!"

The Hunter-born singer has been producing music since she was 16, graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2005.

"Kirsty Lee Akers is a welcome addition to SFR in 2018," Social Family Records Label Manager & Head of PR & Publicity Nardia Drayton said.

"A super talented, motivated and hard-working artist, we’re extremely excited to be working with Kirsty on her forthcoming releases and helping her expand on the success of her previous albums."

Listen to Akers latest single Take Me Back below.

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