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The Awards were first held in 1973 in Tamworth, one of New South Wales’ major regional centres, around the same time the city began promoting itself as Australia’s Home of Country Music. Since they began the Awards have played the key role in developing and promoting Australian country music. Under the Country Music Awards of Australia (CMAA), they continue to grow and develop as the primary focus for country music in Australia. Originally, the Awards were staged in the historic Tamworth Town Hall with a capacity audience of around 1,000.
|Address:||Fitzroy Street, Paved area next to Fitzroy Milk Bar, Tamworth, 2340|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.090829|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-January-1973|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-January-1982|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 30th January, 1982|
Australasian Country Music Awards
THE AUSTRALASIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
WERE INITIATED BY RADIO 2TM ON
JANUARY 28, 1973.
TO RECOGNISE THE HERITAGE OF OUR
COUNTRY MUSIC AND ENCOURAGE ITS
DEVELOPMENT. tHE GOLDEN GUITAR HAS
NOW BECOME THE MOST IMPORTANT AND
SOUGHT AFTER AWARD IN COUNTRY MUSIC.
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES 10 YEARS
OF THE AWARDS AND SALUTES ALL THE
MANY ORGANISATIONS & INDIVIDUALS WHO
HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO TO THEIR SUCCESS.
COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
30 - 1- 1982