the 8th Annual Original
Fully Escorted Country Music Tour
Fan Fair 2000

8th Annual 13 day Escorted tour to Fan Fair & BransonCome Touring with Tania!
2000 Tour diary

Come join me travelling to Fan Fair 2000!Late news... 
Tania Kernaghan joins
the Original Country Music Tour!
After many years of inviting her along, Tania has finally been able to put some time aside from her other commitments and join us as an escort on the Original Escorted tour to Branson, Memphis Jack Daniels and Nashville for Fan Fair this June.

Tania's Uncle Stan and Aunt Dorothy came along on our tour 5 years ago so she's heard all about it from them.  They were the couple who got engaged in Branson, and surprizing as all, they then got married in Nashville. Tania is determined to do the whole tour, not just a drop in and meet and greet. She's along for the ride, travelling with us to Branson then down through Memphis and across to Jack Daniel's and Nashville. "The party at Jack Daniel's sounds like my kind of Barbie" she says.  Tania's sister Fiona, who is successfully carving a career as a songwriter in the USA is now in Nashville and the girls will get together during Fan Fair week for the first time in ages.

Rosie says "We've been buddies for years with Tania, and if there's one artist in Country Music in Australia who knows as much about good fun as she does about great singing, this is the girl. We're delighted to have her along with us".


DAY 1 - MONDAY - 5th June Australia to Los Angeles
We meet in Sydney for the first time. Departing on Qantas 747 early afternoon direct to LA. We cross the international dateline, arriving in the USA mid-morning. Transfer to the Sheraton Hotel to relax or for the awake & active, an optional tour of LA. Overnight Los Angeles

DAY 2 - TUESDAY - 6th June LA to St Louis to Branson
Miss "Bill" and Pat, our driverEarly departure for St Louis Mo. Where we arrive early afternoon. We meet our coach and experienced guide Miss "Bill" Hunt for the trip through the Ozarks to Branson maybe stopping at Lamberts (home of the Throwed Roll) for some tucker. SEE NOTES ON BRANSON Tonight our first night at the Atrium Inn Overnight in Branson

DAYS 3 to 4 - WED & THURS - 7-8th JUNE. Branson
A couple of relaxing days doing optional Country Music Shows from the dozens on offer. We have your ticket to one of the best shows on the strip. 2 more nights at the Atrium Inn Branson

DAY 5 - FRIDAY - 9th JUNE Branson to Memphis
an afternoon visit to Graceland We board our private motor-coach for a leisurely drive through Arkansas into Memphis, and visit to the Graceland mansion, home of Elvis Presley. Tonight, an optional visit to Beale St, birthplace of the Blues. Overnight Memphis

is just as Elvis left it in 1977. The Jungle room the handball court, and the Record Room with hundreds of Gold and Platinum Albums on the walls. Elvis’ grave is there right alongside his whole family. The Platinum tour is included in the tour in Memphis.

Jack Daniel's DistilleryDAY 6 - SATURDAY - 10th JUNE Memphis to Lynchburg
Early on the road after full buffet breakfast at our hotel as we head out for the scenic drive across the southern Tennessee countryside stopping for lunch at Davy Crockett National Park. After our tour of the world famous Jack Daniel's Distillery, a rare treat at our private party on the hilltop. One year Troy Cassar-Daley came down for a visit with us and got up to sing a few numbers. Didn't the band get a surprize when he opened up! Another year we had Lee Kernaghan's uncle hold his Wedding party with us (he was on the tour with his Bride - hi Stan and Dorothy) Tonight we stay at Murfreesboro

DAY 7 - SUNDAY - 11th JUNE Nashville
We arrive in Nashville a little before midday and Miss "Bill" will show us around her town. The stars’ homes, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Music Row, etc. to set us up for a week of Country Music excitement. We check into the amazing Opryland Hotel, our home for this week, and settle in for the duration. tonight stay at the Opryland Hotel

DAY 8  - MON - 12th JUNE Nashville
Monday it’s on for young and old, Fan Fair is in full swing. Shows, autographs, fan clubs, souvenirs.. Full buffet breakfast at the Opryland Hotel. Fan Fair begins at 10 am. Your transport ticket will get you to Fan Fair without any problems. Monday night we meet our transportation at the hotel for the Gaylord Centre for the Country Awards Gala and return. tonight at Opryland Hotel

TNN Country Awards Gala
Tim and Faith salute the fans at the Country Award'sLots of exciting changes last year to the Awards show voted by the Fans. The year 2000 show looks like there will be more exciting changes to this prestigious Award Show. Presentedthis year, on the Thursday night of Fan Fair week, in 1999, we had a blast at the show. George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Neal McCoy and all the stars were on the stage performing and receiving awards.

This longstanding and respected show was re-located last year to the brand new Nashville Arena, now called the Gaylord Entertainment Centre. Because of the demand for these tickets,  so we ask that you book as early as possible.

The TNN Country Awards Gala presented by Country Weekly Magazine, certainly the Night of Nights of Fan Fair week.

DAY 9 to 12 - TUE - FRIDAY 12 - 16th JUNE Nashville
Sawyer Brown on stage at Fan FairFan Fair
is in full swing. Shows, autographs, fan clubs, souvenirs, and maybe some surprises along the way. Full buffet breakfast every day at the Opryland Hotel. Fan Fair begins each day at 10 am and finishes each night around 10 pm. Your transport ticket will get you to Fan Fair without any problems, even deliver you downtown whenever you like and back to the hotel. You can visit the Hall of Fame, The Wild Horse Saloon, Miss Tootsie’s or even take the River Taxi from the Hotel to downtown. It’s your choice.
On stage at the Grand Ole OpryThe Week is yours to enjoy, but we remain available to assist wherever we can.
Friday night our visit to the Grand Ole Opry!

. Click here for details of the Big Bus TripDAY 13 - Saturday - 17th JUNE - Home Or Optional Touring (see the Big Bus Trip)  Breakfast at the Opryland, then check out. Today the Big Bus Trip (BBT) Optional Add-On tour leaves Nashville for the trip to New Orleans. See the BBT page for details of this special year 2000 great Southern experience.

1999 Tour diaryThe 2000 Tour diary now online, click here
You can check out our exploits on the last tour
by visiting
the 1999 Tour Diary or our 1997 Tour Diary

The Original fully escorted tour to
Branson, and Nashville for Fan Fair
is value packed at just $6287.00


Your 13 Day Fully Escorted Tour Includes

Return Economy airfares on Qantas from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Special fares for connecting flights from other places.
Local Tour Escort services right from St Louis to Nashville plus
Tania Kernaghan, and Ron & Rosie Adsett, from The Country Music Store will escort you from Sydney
All transfers & luggage handling throughout.
All Breakfasts. including full restaurant buffet breakfasts in Memphis and in Nashville at the Opryland hotel
All International Air Taxes
All Accommodation with private facilities including the World Famous OPRYLAND Hotel.
Full Fan Fair registration
All Day Transportation
Pass from your hotel to Fan Fair which allows you to get around the city, on a schedule that suits you not the bus driver. 
Admissions to all shows designated in this itinerary including
    one top show in Branson,
    Platinum Tour of Elvis' GRACELAND in Memphis including the car & plane Museums,
    In Nashville the Friday Night Grand Ole Opry,
    entry to Studio ‘B’ and the Country Music Hall of Fame plus
    entry to the Ryman Auditorium museum,
    Tour of Nashville including MUSIC ROW.
Guided Tour, Barbeque and Country Hoedown at JACK DANIELS Distillery in Lynchburg.
Travel bag and souvenir pack from TravelWorld & the Country Music Store.

Travel with the folks who know Country Music and know Nashville!

Travel arranged by TRAVELWORLD
Lisc No TAG 343
call  Ruth Carlton
or Anna Manson on 1800 065 152
or in Brisbane phone 3844 4999

Bookings close soon - please get in touch now for your brochure!

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For full details and enquiries call
Ron or Rosie Adsett at
the Country Music Store
phone 07 3221 3000 or fax 07 3221 3983

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2000 Tour diary
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or visit our 1997 Tour Diary


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