LOCAL singer Bree Dunn is looking to make her mark on Tamworth festival-goers during January's annual country music get-together.
For the first time in the festival's 41-year history, buskers hoping to land a spot in the centre of the action on Peel Street have been called to lodge an application.
Their submission, including a song, is then uploaded to the website tamworthbusking.com.au where the public will decide their fate.
The most popular entrants will be entitled to busk on the main promenade throughout the festival.
Fresh out of high school, Bree, 17, cites the likes of Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood as her main influences, but her range allows her to extend far beyond traditional country sounds.
Last year Bree graduated from the Australian Country Music Academy in Tamworth.
During her time there she worked with a number of industry professionals, including Nash Chambers, Shane Nicholson, David and Merilyn Carter, Tamara Stewart, Felicity Urquhart and Amber Lawrence.
Voting at the busking site is now open.
Look for Bree's track Days Go By and simply click on Like It to vote.