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Double 40-Track CD with the 2019 Toyota Country Music Festival Official Guide - Tamworth

06 September 2018

Tamworth Regional Council, together with Toyota, has put together a 40-track double CD to celebrate 40 years of Toyota Star Maker in 2019.

The CD will be FREE with the purchase of the Official Guide to the Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth and is a celebration of the history of this unique event that has created a platform for new artists since 1979.

Previously, the Official Guide has included a complimentary 20-track CD – On The Road A Taste of Tamworth – providing a unique compilation series, courtesy of Country Music Capital News featuring a snapshot of the variety of talent to be enjoyed at the annual festival.

This year, the CD will include a track from 39 previous Toyota Star Maker winners, plus one compilation. The winners list is a who’s who of the Australian country music scene - 1979 Grand Junction, 1980 Tommy Miller, 1981 Leanne Douglas, 1982 Lee Kernaghan, 1983 The Vic Lanyon Band, 1985 Great Divide, 1986 Jane Maddick, 1987 James Blundell, 1988 Jenine Vaughan, 1989 Craig Robertson , 1990 Keith Urban, 1991 Gina Jeffreys, 1992 Warren Derwent, 1993 Beccy Cole, 1994 Clint Beattie, 1995 Tanya Self, 1996 Darren Coggan, 1997 Lyn Bowtell, 1998 Kate Ballantyne, 1999 Brendon Walmsley , 2000 Grant Richardson , 2001 Kylie Sackley, 2002 Kieran Lancini, 2003 Todd Williams, 2004 Travis Collins, 2005 Samantha McClymont, 2006 Cat Southern, 2007 Kirsty Lee Akers, 2008 Talia Wittmann, 2009 Liam Brew, 2010 Luke Austen, 2011 Luke Dickens, 2012 Bob Corbett, 2013 Kaylee Bell, 2014 Jared Porter, 2015 Mickey Pye, 2016 Karin Page, 2017 Rachael Fahim  and 2018 Brad Cox.

Mr Barry Harley, Manager Toyota Country Music Festival said: “The Official Guide will ensure the 300,000 country music fans who attend the festival over the 10-day period are well-equipped for the festival when January 18, 2019 rolls around. It guarantees to be another bumper issue with nearly 300 pages highlighting all the events and featuring both the official daily program and exclusive A to Z Artist Directory for the biggest country music festival in Australasia”.

To pre-order or advertise in the Official Guide phone 02 6767 5555 or go online at

The Official Guide will be available to purchase through newsagents in and around Tamworth and selected newsagents throughout New South Wales and Victoria, from mid-December 2018.

The Official Guide is just $10 + a FREE Double CD (plus postage & handling per location).

The 40-track double CD 40 Years of Star Maker will also be available to purchase separately.

Tamworth Regional Council acknowledges the Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in and visiting our region.