For all intents and purposes the Tamworth Country Music Festival is back for 2022

Almost two years on from the last Tamworth Festival, we are finally witnessing the return of this iconic festival. While there are still some tentative people (both punters and performers), the event is carrying on, if only to show confidence to the rest of the population. There are acts and event producers taking a further break, but this is mainly due to the financial constraints experienced throughout the pandemic.

Some of us have chosen to march on and make do with what we have. I have a few gigs lined up and tickets to the Golden Guitar Awards for the first time. I hope I can encourage those of you who can, to come along this year and show support for an embattled industry. Find your favourite artist through the online guide.

A new single ‘Almost Okay’ will see me on the radio promo trail. The new song will be launched in March 2022. I describe this track as a gentle murder ballad, if there is such a thing. Written with Jeremy Edwards at the DAG Songwriters Retreat back in 2018 and recorded with Rod McCormack in 2019. This one is finally seeing the light of day.