Australia’s music capital became official sister cities with the United States’ music capital, Nashville on June 7.
Nashville has become home to many Australian natives such as musicians like Keith Urban, Tommy Emmanuel, the O’Sheas, The Waifs, Brain Cadd, Travis Caudle, Beeb Birtles and Anthony Snape.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that Nashville is not just for country music but all genres and is attracting every type of musician. Tamworth is the 7th city to become a sister city with Nashville.
The deal was signed by Nashville mayor, Karl Dean and Tamworth mayor, Col Murray at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Col Murray presented Nashville with a watercolour landscape by Tamworth artist Yvonne Overton, a Tamworth flag and items such as boomerangs.
Murray said, “It’s not only exciting because of the opportunities it offers to promote Tamworth but because of the chance it gives to build closer ties between country music artists of both countries and enhance the development of up-and-coming talent.”
During the week of June 6-9, Tamworth was in the spotlight at the Country Music Association of America Festival which draws 200,000. Tamworth will be showcased at Fan Fair X, which included audio visuals of the Tamworth festival and brochures on the town as well as information on how country music fans can plan a trip to Tamworth.