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.

Nashville’s just like Tamworth!

There’s plenty of Country Music there all year round, but it’s behind closed doors in the studios and Record Companies.
That’s why we go in June, for    Fan Fair,      where the stars come out to play...     with the fans!

In Nashville in June, your stay includes

Alan Jackson On Stage At Fan Fairover 30 hours of today’s Country Music Stars performing on the Fan Fair stage. In the exhibit halls you’ll 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 you’ll enjoy the show at Grand Ole Opry. You’ll have entry to the Country Music Hall Of Fame and RCA’s Studio "B". You can spend time in the historic Second Ave area downtown at the Ryman Auditorium, the Wild Horse Saloon or Tootsie’s 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.

All part of your Fan Fair Experience in Nashville June 2000.

Branson, Missouri
the Mel Tillis Theatre, Branson
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.

the Ryman AuditoriumNashville, 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 it’s 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 she’ll do her best to make you welcome.

the Opryland Hotel THE OPRYLAND HOTEL
On the Original Tour, we always stay at the w
orld famous Opryland Hotel. Many tours just visit this unbelieveable Hotel, we live there! Renown for it’s 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 "Rachel’s Kitchen" for lighter fare. Water taxi’s 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 Bare’s "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 there’s 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. It’s an indescribable experience.


Jack DanielJack 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. It’s 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, it’s partytime!

Vince GillFor many of the recent years, FAN FAIR has been SOLD OUT well before it starts So here’s 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 we’re sure this year will be no exception. Over the years we’ve been able to meet the top stars of Today and Yesterday’s 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.

1999 Tour diaryIt’s always a great bunch of people who travel with us, because we’re all there for the music, and all determined to have a great time. Call us if you have any querie about  the tour, we’re 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.

Travelworld Group Travel Specialists
Travel arranged by TRAVELWORLD
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call Ruth Carlton or Anna Manson on 1800 065 152
or in Brisbane phone 3844 4999

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

We’ll definitely be limiting the number on the Original escorted Tour
so don’t wait around, call, write or email us now.

click here for the full itinerary for

the Original Tour,     the Fan Fair Express Tour   and The Big Bus Trip

    details of the Original tour to Fan Fair & Branson        details of the Fan Fair Express Tour      details of the Big Bus Trip 2000 to New Orleans

or visit our 1997 Tour Diary