For ten days each year, Tamworth transforms into a town celebrating all things country music.The annual celebration is the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and includes the Country Music Awards of Australia where the cream of the country music scene gathers to see who will pick up the famous Golden Guitar awards.
The CMAA Country Music Awards is held each year during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. This year the awards ceremony takes place on January 25, 2014. The event is known as country music's night of nights and is the longest running music awards event in the country. The first CMAAs was held in 1973 and the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2014 will be its 42nd anniversary. Tickets for this event can be purchased from the TCMF site (see ticketing for details).