Tickets for hundreds of Tamworth Country Music Festival shows are now on sale.

And the line-up for next January’s festival continues to grow.

Rising star a Brad Cox (pictured), who recently signed a lucrative record deal with Sony Music, leads the list new festival additions.

Cox’s latest single ‘Rusty Strings’ is #1 on the KIX Hottest 20 this week.

He will play a show at the Albert Hotel on Friday January 24.

Golden Guitar winners Lyn Bowtell, Adam Eckersley Band and Christie Lamb will also play at the venue along with Luke Dickens, Whiskey Mountain Boys and The Chicken Train Skifflers.

Check out ‘Rusty Strings’ by Brad Cox

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Over at Moonshiners (Tamworth’s version of Honky Tonk Central), Caitlyn Shadbolt, Jayne Denham, Michael Waugh, James Blundell & Friends, Homegrown, Kaylens Rain, Liam Brew and Warren H Williams lead the list of artists who will play ticketed shows.

The Tamworth Hotel will feature free shows from Alt-Country Troubador Andrew Swift.

While Tamworth Entertainment Venues boasts Macca & Friends in Concert, The Pigs, Pete Denahy, Melissa Bajric, Kross Kut Records Showcase at the Capitol Theatre, and the Tamworth Country Music Charity Ball at Tamworth Town Hall.

Previously announced artists include Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers and McAlister Kemp, who are making a comeback at the festival after five years and are already close to selling out a second show.

Held over ten days in January, the festival boasts over 700 artists and 2800 shows.

It’s pinnacle event, the Country Music Awards of Australia, will take place on Saturday January 25.

Check out ‘My Breakup Anthem’ by Caitlyn Shadbolt

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Festival Manager, Barry Harley says, “These artists join the already huge line-up performing in Tamworth this coming January, and it’s reassuring to see artists continuing to support what is not only the biggest festival in the country but the biggest economic driver for the Tamworth region.”

And while the ongoing drought is creating some challenges for festival organisers, the event will definitely not be cancelled.

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Friday, January 17th – Sunday, January 26th 2020

Numerous venues, Tamworth, New South Wales

Tickets and full TCMF line-up: www.tcmf.com.au.