Lyn Bowtell has a growing list of accolades to her name, but she was forever cemented in Australian country music history during the 50th Tamworth Country Music Festival held earlier this month.

The nine-time Golden Guitar winner was one of only six Artists to be inducted into the Australian Country Music Hands of Fame this year. 

Joining good friend and touring partner Luke O’Shea, fellow artists Kirsty Lee Akers, Roo Arcus, and Fibber, and photo journalist John Elliott, Lyn made her mark in wet cement at the Hands of Fame cornerstone, on Kable Ave in Tamworth. 

“One of the first places I ever visited in Tamworth, as a 14-year-old kid full of dreams, was the Hands of Fame Park
I remember comparing hand sizes with artists that had come before me, the artists I looked up to, and wondering if I’d ever fit the mould? 

It’s humbling and a great honour to know that my own hand prints will now sit alongside those of my musical heroes! 

Thank you, Tamworth; my younger self and I are over the moon!”