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19-28 January 2018

Grab your tickets to Country Music’s hottest night of entertainment – the 2018 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards tickets from 1 September 2017

From 1 September, tickets to the 2018 Country Music Awards of Australia, the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards will go on sale.  

 

The Awards which started in 1973 are the nation’s longest-running music awards and play a vital role in developing and promoting Australian country music talent.  

 

Mr Peter Ross, Executive Producer, Country Music Awards of Australia said: “Presented in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia, as the finale to the 10-day Toyota Country Music Festival, the event is much more than just the presentation of the coveted Golden Guitar statues.  The night is a fast-paced concert featuring the best of Australian country music talent and the songs that have left their mark on fans over the past 12 months.”

 

As the heart of the industry, the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards are arguably the most coveted performance slots in country music and represent the pinnacle of the Australian country music journey.  

 

Set in Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre’s Lyric Mode Mr. Ross promises fans an intimate night of non-stop entertainment and special magic moments that they simply can’t see anywhere else.    

 

“Performances during the show will lean heavily on the award nominations and winners, but like the Festival generally, the Awards are a place where up and coming acts get the chance to share the bill with the genre’s biggest names and the result is unlike anything else,” he explains.  

 

Also on sale September 1 are tickets to some of the Toyota Country Music Festival’s most anticipated shows including the third annual Tamworth Opry at the Capitol Theatre hosted by Golden Guitar Award-winning-artist Felicity Urquhart and featuring multi-Golden Guitar Award winners James Blundell and Kristy Cox.  

 

Stars like 2017 APRA AMCOS Country Work of the Year Award Winner Aleyce Simmonds will take the stage during the showcase along with Dean Perrett, Jeff Brown, The Weeping Willows, Karin Page, Jen Mize, Brad Butcher, Amber Joy Poulton, Luke Dickens, and Daniel Thompson.  

 

Fans will be reminded why Graeme Connors is one of Australia’s finest and most successful singer-songwriters with a long overdue solo performance at the hallowed Tamworth Town Hall.  

 

Inspired by his sold out African Music Safari in July/August this year Connors comes back to the core of his career with a collection of songs spanning his 18 albums with a simple guitar or piano accompaniment.  

 

Melinda Schneider’s 100% COUNTRY is a brand new two-hour show tracing Melinda’s life and country music career through song – from bluegrass to ballads and back.  For lovers of Melinda’s music and the craft of singer songwriter’s generally this is a show not to be missed.   

 

The Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth show will be back for its fourth year in a row bringing some of Australia’s best bluegrass and acoustic performers together.  The line-up for this popular show includes Pete Denahy and Kristy Cox, The Weeping Willows and the Karen Lynne Band, plus exciting newcomers Montgomery Church and a cast of surprise guests.  

 

This year’s festival will also mark a momentous occasion for Lost Highway’s latest signing sensation, Tori Forsyth.

 

Tori will be showcasing her full debut album, in Tamworth’s new Craft Beer Bar, The Welder’s Dog.  Tori was a hit at the recent Broadbeach Country Music Festival and with her band The Spurs behind her, is set to captivate audiences with her alt country music.

 

The 46th Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth will be held from Friday, 19 to Sunday, 28 January 2018 with the 46th Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday 27 January 2018 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.