COUNTRY music's night of nights will open with a dash of local flavour, co-hosted by New England's own Melanie Dyer.
This year the Golden Guitar Awards will be hosted by a trio of young emerging female artists.
"Sinead and I did the Academy of Country Music back when it was called Camerata, and I was about 12 and she was probably 14 or 15," Dyer said.
"And Cait and I have toured together and we're really good mates as well, so the three of us all really get along and it's going to be lots of fun."
Dyer has been attending the awards most years since she was a child and said hosting was something she had aspired to do.
"I've been to so many Golden Guitars, and sat in the crowd and looked up and watched usually The McClymonts or Kasey Chambers up there on stage, or whoever's hosting and just looked at them and thought 'I wonder if one day I might get to that point, I wonder if that could be me'."
A slew of stars will take to the stage on Saturday to perform, including 21-time Golden Guitar winner Sara Storer, Brad Cox, Luke O'Shea and Lyn Bowtell, Amber Lawrence, Brad Butcher, Lee Kernaghan, Felicity Urquhart and plenty more.
The young singer, who released her debut album Fresh three years ago, is yet to be a finalist in the Golden Guitars, so while she is still dreaming of that, the chance to host is an enormous honour.
"To get up there and host and be a part of the night, while my song is out and things are happening at the moment for me," Dyer said.
"It's really cool to feel like I'm included in it and part of such a special night."
It comes off the back of the success of her latest single Memphis T-Shirt, which was released late last year.
"It's awesome to see that radio have picked that up," Dyer said.
"Both country radio and commercial, for the first time for me, so that's a big step, it's really exciting."
The day of the awards will be a busy one for Dyer, who is also headlining her own show at Moonshiners in the afternoon, before rushing off to get ready for the Golden Guitars.
Her family will be there too, from Inverell, looking on proudly in the audience for what is the biggest event of the festival.
"I love it, it's one of the highlights of Tamworth, going to the awards and walking the carpet, getting dressed up," Dyer said.
"You always feel a little dishevelled by the end of the festival, but it's a nice chance to freshen up again."