Tamworth Country Music Festival 2013

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A selection of photos from The Tamworth Country Music Festival taken by The Leader's photographers. Photo: Kitty Hill

A selection of photos from The Tamworth Country Music Festival taken by The Leader's photographers. Photo: Kitty Hill

IT'S HERE: The 41st Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Arguably one of the greatest country music festivals on the planet has hit the ground running. And, as has been the case for the past four decades, the Northern Daily Leader will keep you up to date with all things festival.

We'll be tweeting - follow our dedicated festival account @NDL_TCMF - and Facebook, too.

It's not all online though. You'll need to pick up your copy of the Northern Daily Leader every day to read it all!

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Click the image above to see some more terrific festival photos!

*The world's longest busk: A SEA of buskers led by Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole strolled down Peel St yesterday in what was dubbed “probably the world’s longest busk”. Full story here.

*Country Music Fans have voted: COUNTRY fans have let their fingers do the talking in the 2013 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards in Tamworth. Full story here.

*Country royalty about to hand over crows:THE reign is about to come to an end for Tamworth Country Music Queen Dimity Chaseling and Princess Shae McIntosh but it’s been a rollercoaster ride and a bumper year for the two ambassadors chosen as our civic royalty for the festival’s 40th anniversary year.Full story here.

*Extra block of Peel St closed as weekend approaches: AN EXTRA block of Peel St was closed yesterday afternoon in preparation for the biggest day of the country music festival on Saturday.  Full story here

*Jimmy's legacy lives: JIMMY Little’s legacy will live on with the announcement of the Jimmy Little Grant to help indigenous musical managers get the start they need.Full story here

Emily Honess, the manager of Lifeline, puts her foot in it - in the best way - at the charity's vintage boot stand in Peel St.

Emily Honess, the manager of Lifeline, puts her foot in it - in the best way - at the charity's vintage boot stand in Peel St.

A moment for reflection amidst the action of the festival. Photo: Robert Chappel

A moment for reflection amidst the action of the festival. Photo: Robert Chappel

Jean Stafford is back at the festival after nearly  20 years. Photo: Barry Smith

Jean Stafford is back at the festival after nearly 20 years. Photo: Barry Smith

Yes, it's on for young and old in Tamworth over the course of the festival.

Yes, it's on for young and old in Tamworth over the course of the festival.

*Melinda Schneider writes for us: How do I most eloquently describe the best part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival?  Well, uh, I know... it’s the vibe!  Full story here

*Great to be a contender: PROUD Yackandandah resident Peter Denahy has plenty of strings to his bow and so far he has fit plenty into his Tamworth schedule, with a Golden Guitar finalist placing to come. Full story here

* Rebecca's round-up: YESTERDAY demonstrated what’s so great about country music, and today will just reinforce it.Full story here:

* The festival, in photos, via social media: While we're keen for you to enter our Best of the Fest photo competition, here's what festival-goers are snapping on social media. Full story here

 The 2013 Festival: Day 7                               The 2013 Festival:Day 6

The 2013 Festival: Day 5                                The 2013 Festival: Day 4

The 2013 Festival: Days 2 and 3                  The 2013 Festival: Day 1

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