Tamworth Country Music Festival 2018: Tracy Coster honoured with exhibit at Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

SHOWCASE: Tracy Coster with her exhibit on display at the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame during the festival. Photo: Rebecca Belt.

SHOWCASE: Tracy Coster with her exhibit on display at the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame during the festival. Photo: Rebecca Belt.

Balladeer Tracy Coster is taking on another starring role ahead of the Tamworth Country Music Festival after being honoured with an exhibit at the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.

The singer-songwriter is ready for 2018 to be her best Tamworth Country Music Festival yet with her new album, Coster Country Take II: A tribute to my dad, launched on January 26 at Wests’ Diggers.

She’s got a swag full of shows ahead and it was all topped by the honour of the Australian Country Music Foundation announced this month.

“I was so surprised when approached by the ACMF to see if I would like to have a display of my memorabilia and tell the story of my country music career,” Coster said.

“It is such an honour to stand among the greats; our country music forefathers.

”I have dedicated a lifetime to country music, loved every minute and would not change a thing. Now I get to hang with my dad (Stan), Slim, Buddy, Tex and more. I can’t stop smiling.”

The Australian Country Music Foundation said they wanted to recognise all generations of Australian country music artists and Coster was part of the middle to younger generation they were currently featuring including Melinda Schneider.

The exhibit features the outfit she wore when she won the Golden Guitar for Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Anne Kirkpatrick for Back To The Saltbush Plains in 2005, the Golden Guitar, and one of her guitars. Coster’s exhibit will be in place until November.