ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Max Ellis came to Tamworth in 1966 to work in the Newsroom at 2TM and NEN9 TV. It was about that time that 2TM was becoming interested in Country Music and Max was one of the group that initiated the Country Music Capital project. He became 2TM Station Manager in 1972 and as a marketer and administrator oversaw and drove the stations country music burgeoning commitments, acting as CEO of BAL Marketing and the Awards Festival, until he left in 1984. Then with Max Ellis Marketing he maintained close contact with the Festival and country music scene, building the Big Golden Guitar with Warwick Bennet and creating Walk A Country Mile for Council. When the CMAA was formed in 1991 he became the Chief Executive of the new organisation, taking over the Awards again in 1993 and creating a strong industry organisation until he retired in 2003. Over the past years he has maintained his active involvement with country music in Tamworth and was a driving force behind the building of TREC in 1998 and more recently in establishing the Festival Stakeholders Group to guarantee a wider engagement of the community. For more than four decades Max has been an integral part of the Australian country music scene and has made a unique and unparalleled contribution to Tamworth becoming Country Music Capital.
This is his inside story of how it all happened.
OVER 40 YEARS
IN THE MAKING
THIS IS THE STORY OF TAMWORTH, COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL
This limited edition, coffee table book of 130 pages featuring over 300
photographs, covering more than four decades of country music in Tamworth
will be available from January 13th 2012 in Tamworth outlets for $35.
You can guarantee your copy by pre-ordering and having your copy posted to your home for $35 including FREE Postage and Handling.
|A SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION (ONLY 100 COPIES) LEATHER BOUND, NUMBERED AND SIGNED IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $100.
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Released January 13th 2012
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