The Charters Towers Country Music Festival has been a stepping stone for up & coming artists in the industry.

1978 Buddy Weston, Stockton, NSW

1979 Whyna Homer, Charters Towers

1980 Les & Doris Kelly, Townsville

1981 Anita Phillips, Charters Towers

1982 Buck Taylor, Charters Towers

1983 Tina Rouaen, Brisbane

1984 Diana Brereton, Collinsville

1985 Saddle Tramps, Ayr

1986 Anna Christensen, Townsville

1987 Matt Mullamphy, Townsville

1988 Matt Mullamphy, Townsville

1989 Gunnadoo Band, Airlie Beach

1990 Whiteline, Townsville

1991 Georgia Lyons, Townsville

1992 Takes Two, Charters Towers/Townsville

1993 Bob Ferris, Calen

1994 Spur of the Moment, Townsville

1995 John Cuzubbo, Ingham

1996 Tony Fracchia, Ingham

1997 Anthony Taylor, Charters Towers

1998 Brendon Walmsley, Roma

1999 Sera Jane Moore & Kieran Lancini, Townsville/Ingham

2000 Adi Burgess, Townsville

2001 Overload, Mackay

2002 Pickhandle, Charters Towers

2003 Samantha McClymont, Newcastle, NSW

2004 Victoria Baillie, Moe, Victoria

2005 Kimberley Bowden, Tully

2006 Anthony John, Ingham

2007 Sera Jane Moore, Townsville

2008 Shiraz, Charters Towers

2009 Roadside Gang, Townsville

2010 Levena Stewart, Mackay

2011 Tommy Contor, Mackay

2012 Levena Stewart, Mackay

2013 Christie Polinelli, Charters Towers

2014 Tammy Moxan, Townsville

2015 Judah Kelly, Ipswich

2016 Y2K, Charters Towers

2017 Karizma, Charters Towers