Tamworth’s claim to fame is Country Music. Each year Australia’s largest country music festival, held in late January, attracts over 50,000 visitors. The 10 day event culminates with the Australian country music awards, the Golden Guitars. Off the New England Hwy in south Tamworth the big golden guitar stands in front of the Gallery of Stars. And be sure not to miss the Australian Country Music Foundation Museums hall of fame featuring memorabilia from many of Australia’s great country artists.