Hands of Fame

Choose your Rhythm

Established in 1977, this park honours individuals who have made an ongoing contribution to the Australian country music industry and features over 250 handprints belonging to artists and other industry personalities. New “hands” are added each January during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

 

 

 

1977
Johnny Ashcroft
Buddy Bishop
Rick & Thel Carey
Stan Coster OAM
Rex Dallas
Smoky Dawson MBE (C) AM
Slim Dusty MBE (C) OAM
Alan Hawking
Ken Kitching
Reg Lindsay OAM
Heather McKean OAM
Joy McKean OAM
Tex Morton
Slim Newton
Nev Nicholls
Suzanne Prentice OBE
Shorty Ranger OAM
Buddy Williams
George Xanthos
 
1978
John Ashe
Arthur Blanch
Lily Connors
Trevor Day
Mike Hayes
Pete Hayes
Frank Ifield OAM
Bill Kettle
Ross Kettle
Kevin King
Ken Kitching
Jimmy Little AO
Johnny Mac
Geoff Mack OAM
George Mack
Joan Martin
Tim McNamara
Rocky Page OAM
Pete Skoglund
Les Wilson
Brian Young OAM
Jewel Blanch
Geoff Brown
Emma Hannah
Col Hardy OAM
Anne Kirkpatrick
Paul Lester
Chad Morgan
Gordon Parsons
Les Partell
Reg Poole OAM
Keith Riordan
Schneider Sisters
Dennis Siddall
Jean Stafford
Diana Trask
Trevor Warner
Webb Brothers
John Williamson
 
1979
Charlie Bellert
Lindsay Butler OAM
Pee Wee Clark
Rex Franklin
Johnny Greenwood
Johnny Heap
Ellie Lavelle
Athol McCoy
Dusty Rankin
Lucky Starr
Shirley Thoms
Barry Thornton
 
1980
Tex Banes
Johnny Chester
Chris Duffy
Ted Egan OAM, AM
Terry Gordon
Ray Kernaghan
Arch Kerr
John McSweeney
Harry & Wilga Williams
 
1981
Allan Caswell
Lee Conway
Garth Gibson
Grand Junction
Bill Kelly
Joan Ridgeway
Saltbush
Tex Williams
 
1982
Desree-Ilona Crawford OAM
Colin Huddlestone
Eddie Low
Buster Noble
Kevin Shegog
 
1983
Bob Clark
Joe Daly
Nola Hirst
Colin James OAM
Mike McClellan
George Payne
Patsy Riggir QSM
Judy Stone  
 
1984
Dick Carr
Sister Dorrie (RICKETTS)
Flying Emus
Don Gresham
Jan Kelly
Noel Parlane
Jonnie Russell
 
1985
Eric Bogle
Michael Cooke
Jacqueline Hall
Maurie Lawson
Norm Scott
Dusty Spittle
Mark Von Berto
 
1986
Ian Castles
Norm Drage
LeGarde Twins
Bill Mullin Mike O'Malley
Harold Williams
 
1987
Barry Sisters
Margaret & Kay Hickey
Deniese Morrison
"Cowboy" Bob Purtell
 
1988
Donna Fisk
Wayne Horsburgh
Tommy Mack
Norma O'Hara Murphy
Ken Robertson
 
1989
Olive Bice
Owen Blundell
Norm Bodkin
Lynette Guest
Lawrie Minson
Terry Smith
Bill Walker
Bryan Watkins
 
1990
Auriel Andrew
Al Black
Evelyn Bury
Phil Emmanuel
Barry Holmes
John "Doc" Riley
 
1991
Robbie Brown
Nell Carter
Tex Hamilton
Jack Munting
Michael Roycroft
 
1992
Charley Boyter
Ian Betteridge
Dave Bridge
Paul "Pixie" Jenkins
Bev McShanag
Buddy Weston  
 
1993
Tracy Coster
Gay Kayler
John Minson AM
Pat Ware
John R Williams
 
1994
Ernie Bridge
Bernie Burnett
Graeme Connors
Tommy Emmanuel AM
Barry Forrester
Glenn Jones
 
1995
Roger Corbett
Dirtwater Band
Mick Finn
Christina George
Lee Kernaghan OAM
John Laws
Brian Letton
Dobe Newton
 
1996
Garry Adams
Anne Conway
Jim Haynes OAM
Gina Jeffreys
Geoff & Laurie Jones
Ian B MacLeod
Ron Peters
Johnnie Rivers
Michel Rose
Eric Scott
Keith Urban
 
1997
Kenny Arnott
Nash Chambers
Berice Blanch
Keith Russell
Bill Chambers
Craig Giles
Di Chambers
Ricky & Tammy
Kasey Chambers
Bill Robertson
 
1998
Colin Buchanan
Bluey Francis
Troy Cassar-Daley
Tania Kernaghan
Tex & Mary Croft
McCormack Bros
Crosby Sisters
Claude Woodbridge
 
1999
Greg Champion
Garth Porter
Beccy Cole
Carole Sturtzell
Max McCauley
Gus Williams
Tommy Miller
Wolverines
 
2000
Adam Brand
Felicity Urquhart
Darren Coggan
Michael Fix
Col Elliott
 
2001
Bullamakanka
Peter Horan
Shanley Del
Grant Luhrs
Max Ellis OAM
 
2002
Andrew Clermont
Adam Harvey
Pat Drummond
Paul McCloud
Joyce & Kevin Durdin
 
2003
Rickie Jones
Brendon Walmsley
Roger Knox
Jim Wesley
Melinda Schneider
 
2004
Rocky Cameron
Wally McQuaker
Gene Bradley Fisk
Ross Murphy
Colleen Honeyman
Lorraine Pfitzner
Keith Jamieson
Sara Storer
 
2005
Carter & Carter
Wave Jackson
Ernie Constance
Shaza Leigh
Peter Denahy
Lenore Miller-Somerset
 
2006
James Blundell
Peter Coad
Freddy Bowen
Col Edmonds
Ken Cameron
Eric Watson
 
2007
Mick Antonio
Jim Muir
Kevin Knapp
Wally Sparrow
Karen Lynne
Warren H Williams
 
2008
Dally Croft
The McClymonts
Jim Hermel
Ian Quinn
 
2009
Clelia Adams
Tom Maxwell
Nick Erby
"Slim" Jim Pike
Susan Jarvis
Rodney Walker
 
2010
Leslie Avril
Harry Frost
The Coad Sisters
Bruce McCumstie
Rod Coe
 
2011
Gavan Arden
Stuie French
John Grills
 
2012
Alan Clement
Frankie & Karen Johns
Debbie Parry
 
2013
Bob Howe
Dianne Lindsay
Graham Rodger
 
2014
Alwyn Aurisch
Zeta Burns
Dean Perrett
 
2015
Jeff Brown
Patti Morgan
Drew McAlister
Steve Newton
 
2016

Ginger Cox
Davidson Brothers
Gary Ellis
Amber Lawrence

 
2017
 
 
2018

Kevin Sporo
Nev Molloy
Peter Simpson
Don Costa
Paul Costa
Graeme Hugo
Hugo Fitz-Herbert
Ron and Rosie Adsett

 
2019
Robyn McIntosh
Aleyce Simmonds
Lindsay Waddington
Gina Timms
Ashley Cook
Ross McGregor
 
2020
Catherine Britt
Travis Collins
Gottani Sisters
Eddie Tapp

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