SHY of 30 lucky rising stars were chosen to take part in the exclusive CMAA Academy Senior Course.
The academy teaches everything from songwriting to recording with a number of famous faces dropping in, like seven Golden Guitar nominee Kasey Chambers.
In one of the classrooms, Troy Cassar-Daley’s daughter Jem worked on her songwriting skills, while Cassidy-Rae Wilson belted out a Taylor Swift cover.
The rise of social media has changed country music, now artists’ Internet presence is just as important as their talent.
At Tamworth’s CMAA Academy, aspiring stars learn the ropes of the industry with established artists like 2019 Golden Guitar nominee Lyn Bowtell.
Co-writing is a big part of the experience, whether working with established artists or fellow musicians, the academy prides itself on teaching collaboration in country music.