Born and raised on a cattle station in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria, Kalesti Butler’s most vivid memories are of the downtime when she would listen to and perform country music with her family. These life-long experiences is where Kalesti draws from to create her brand of country music.


While most will know the 2011 CMAA Academy Of Country Music graduate for her bush ballads and traditional sound, over recent years Kalesti has wanted to explore the wider musical genre. When asked about her upcoming release, Kalesti says, “I love a challenge and achieving my dreams, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone. I’ll be flying.”


Working with Robert Mackay from Pacific International Music on her upcoming album, has only reinforced Kalesti’s decision to add to her musical range. “Airborne” was launched during the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.


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