This year, we've got
stars coming out to play with us too! Golden Guitar winner, Tania Kernaghan, will be joining the Original Country Music Tour as an escort,
travelling with us to Branson and experiencing all the fun we have on the road right
through to Nashville. Click here to check out the details.
just like Tamworth!
Theres plenty of Country Music there all year round, but its
behind closed doors in the studios and Record Companies.
In Nashville in
June, your stay includes
over 30 hours
of todays Country Music Stars performing on the Fan Fair stage. In
the exhibit halls youll find Fan Club booths and stands hosting TV
shows, music magazines, and Record Companies, where the artists meet their fans, make
pictures and sign autographs. On Friday night youll enjoy the show at Grand
Ole Opry. Youll have entry to the Country Music Hall Of Fame
and RCAs Studio "B". You can spend time in the historic Second Ave area
downtown at the Ryman Auditorium, the Wild Horse Saloon
or Tootsies Orchid Lounge. This Year, we will again include tickets to the TNN
Country Awards Gala to be held in the Gaylord
Entertainment Centre where the winners are voted by the fans.
Thats why we go in June, for Fan Fair,
where the stars come out to play... with
All part of your Fan Fair Experience in Nashville June 2000.
is the LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL of America. Many people have seen
the reports of this amazing town. where 3,000 people live and there are 55,000 beds. There
are dozens of Live Country Music Theatres. In fact, there are more theatre seats in
Branson than there are on Broadway! Mel Tillis, Moe Bandy, Jim Stafford, Mickey
Gilley and many more Country Stars have their own theatres.
On the Original tour, we have 3 nights in Branson and its your choice of any number of
morning or matinee shows to attend, and we'll already have one of the best
shows in town included in your tour.
Nashville, Tennessee - Music City, USA.
The Home of American Country Music is host to such Country
Music icons as the Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall Of Fame, the Wildhorse Saloon,
TNN and CMT Country Music TV Networks and many small live performance venues. The historic
RYMAN Auditorium has been completely restored and live shows are now regularly scheduled.
But its the Music Publishers, and Record Companies that make this the HUB of Country
Music in the USA. FAN FAIR is the showcase of the American Country Music Industry. You get
the benefit of our friends and contacts in Nashville when it comes to that real Country
Experience. Our guide, Miss "Bill" Hunt is a hometown girl, so shell do
her best to make you welcome.
On the Original Tour, we always stay at the world famous Opryland Hotel. Many tours just visit this unbelieveable
Hotel, we live there! Renown for its Southern Hospitality and incomparable
dining this is our home while in Nashville. There are 15 delighful restaurants and lounges
for a panorama of tastes and styles. Dine in the magnificent Tropical Cascades, watching
the glittering light and water show with the background rumble of a 40 ft waterfall, all
under a two and a half acre skylight. Relax in the "Sports Bar", the
"Pickin Parlor" or visit the "Jack Daniels Saloon" for more live
music and fun. More elegant dining in the "Old Hickory Room" or visit
"Rachels Kitchen" for lighter fare. Water taxis are available for
the scenic trip downtown to the Ryman or Wildhorse Saloon. Right across the road is Music
Valley with its souvenir shops, Bobby Bares "Beartrap" store,
outlet malls, and the Palace Niteclub where Randy Travis got his Music City start. Radio
station WSM-AM has a studio right there in the foyer, and at the back
door theres the Opryland Complex which houses not only the TV studios for TNN &
CMT but also the Grand Ole Opry. The new "Delta" area adds
another 1000 rooms to the hotel and includes an indoor river. There are 3 Swimming pools,
a fitness centre, and 5 Grand Ballrooms. Its an indescribable experience.
THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO STAY ON A
VISIT TO MUSIC CITY!
Jack Daniel's Distillery just a
couple of hours south of Nashville, has been a favourite with travellers on the tour ever
since we added it in 1995. Sammy & the boys always give an entertaining tour and
usually join us on the hilltop at sunset for our Private party. Its
a scenic neck of the woods, just as you see it in those TV commercials, green and leafy,
slow and deliberate, and the little town of Lynchburg (where you can get Jack Daniels
ice-cream) is right out of the picture books. At night, for our private Barbeque and
hoedown, the band warms up, the Lynchburg lemonade is on tap and the party begins and
because Rosie always has her birthday at tour time, its partytime!
For many of the recent years, FAN FAIR has been
SOLD OUT well before it starts So heres your chance at GUARANTEED tickets
- but seats on the Original Tour will definitely be limited and enquiries have again been
heavy this year, so GET IN TOUCH NOW for details.Our seven previous tours have been
overwhelming successes and were sure this year will be no exception. Over the years
weve been able to meet the top stars of Today and Yesterdays Music. In
Branson, Moe Bandy once got on board our coach just to welcome us to his
show. Our travellers have met everyone from Garth Brooks to Brooks
& Dunn, had photos with Boxcar Willie at his theatre and
with Brenda Lee guesting at Mel Tillis in Branson.
We meet the hottest stars in their booths at Fan Fair.
Its always a great bunch of
people who travel with us, because were all there for the music, and all determined
to have a great time. Call us if you have any querie about the tour, were
happy to help you. You can see the full diary from the
1999 Tour here and we also have the 1997
Tour Diary online as well.
Travel arranged by TRAVELWORLD
Lisc No TAG 343
call Ruth Carlton or Anna Manson on 1800 065 152
or in Brisbane phone 3844 4999
For full details and enquiries call
Ron or Rosie Adsett at
the Country Music Store
phone 07 3221 3000 fax 07 3221 3983
Well definitely be limiting the number on the Original escorted
so dont wait around, call, write or email us now.
click here for the full itinerary for
Tour, the Fan Fair Express Tour
and The Big Bus Trip
or visit our 1997 Tour Diary