Release date: October 19, 2012
Label: ABC Music
Produced by: Garth Porter
Beautiful Noise is the tenth studio album by Australian country artist Lee Kernaghan, released on October 19, 2012 through ABC Music. The album was recorded in both Sydney and in Nashville with Kernaghan's longtime producer and songwriting partner Garth Porter. The album debuted at number 9 on the Australian Albums chart.
"We brought a new approach to the recording process, layering programmed parts with the live musicians. Most songs are written with just a guitar or a piano so to start recording as simply as that felt a lot more organic and helped us capture the spirit of the song. There are a number of rules you follow when making a country record and I reckon we broke most of them in making this album. We just let the songs go where they wanted to go. Some tracks, like "Splash" and "Flying with the King" were recorded the traditional way and sound pretty much the way they were played in the studio. On others like "Ute Me", "Dirt Music" and "It's Only Country", there are elements of hip-hop, rock, pop, dance all wrapped up into this thing called country." - Lee Kernaghan speaking about the recording process.