Country Music Trail
Explore the gems of the Country Music Trail…
Open every day, it’ll take you from Australian country music’s inception through to its current heights.
Explore the history and heritage of this much-loved music genre and discover the rich folklore and culture on display at these popular country music attractions in the Country Music Capital.
1. Big Golden Guitar
The iconic Big Golden Guitar is a must stop spot when you visit Tamworth. It’s not just the Big Golden Guitar either, just behind it you’ll find the National Guitar Museum and Country Music Wax Museum, the second and third stops on the Country Music Trail!
2. National Guitar Museum
The National Guitar Museum houses guitars from Keith Urban, Slim Dusty, Troy Cassar-Daley and many more!
3. Country Music Wax Museum
The Country Music Wax Museum brings to life country music artists such as Smoky Dawson.
4. Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown and Galaxy of Stars
At the venue of the Golden Guitar Awards, the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre is the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown and Galaxy of Stars.
5. Australian Country Music Hall of Fame
Step back through the history, the costumes, characters and of course the music at the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.
6. Smoky Dawson Bronze Statue
Smoky Dawson is one of the biggest names in country music, take a seat with him in Tamworth.
7. John Williamson Statue
To be unveiled in April 2022 at the 50th Tamworth Country Music Festival!
8. Slim Dusty and Joy McKean Bronze Statue
Iconic Slim Dusty and Joy McKean statues.
9. Winners Walkway
Down the main street of Peel Street, Tamworth you will find Hollywood style plaques of previous Golden Guitar Award winners.
10. Country Music Pioneers Parade
Get up close and personal with pioneers of country music at Pioneers Parade.
11. Country Music Hands of Fame Park
It is a bit of a tradition each year for some of the industry’s biggest names to cast their hands in concrete at Hands of Fame Park.