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21-January-2016
21-January-2016

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A plaque commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Australasian Country Music Awards. 

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.

Location

Address:Fitzroy Street, Paved area next to Fitzroy Milk Bar, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.090829
Long: 150.931736
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:28-January-1973
Actual Event End Date:28-January-1982

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th January, 1982
Front Inscription

       Australasian Country Music Awards
          1973 -1982
       10th Anniversary 


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 
              TAMWORTH
               30 - 1- 1982

 

Source: MA
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