Adam and Brooke's album a huge success

Brooke McClymont (R) with husband Adam Eckersley performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival
Brooke McClymont (R) with husband Adam Eckersley performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival

It's nearly been a year since Brooke McClymont and husband Adam Eckersley's effort debuted as the number one country album on the ARIA charts.

Both successful in their own bands, the couple took advantage of a rare space of time by putting their talents together into their album 'Adam & Brooke'.

The adventure landed them an ARIA award nomination and multiple Golden Guitar nominations as well as a massive regional tour.

"It is amazing to be honest because that's not why we set out to do what we do. You don't do projects for awards. It was just a cherry on top of the cake," McClymont told AAP.

The album traverses the couple's own relationship as well as the stories from their friends which is why fans have found it so relatable, McClymont says.

"Adam and I are exactly the same as everybody else and think that's the most relatable part for people and we just sing about it," she said.

"What you see with us on stage, that's who we have off stage. We are open, up front and honest about the good, the bad and the ugly."

The couple's first single Train Wreck has been nominated for Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the Golden Guitars.

Driven by a thumping, country beat, the single is a tongue-in-cheek look at their personality as they sing 'have you had enough of this crazy ride yet?'

Since releasing the project, the pair have loaded up with more gigs than usual especially at Tamworth Country Music Festival, but McClymont says her manager keeps her in check.

The couple played to a packed crowd on the festival's opening weekend.

Next up McClymont will play with her sisters as The McClymonts on Wednesday night while Adam will play a gig with the Adam Eckersley Band on Friday.

Their slew of shows join the jam-packed schedule at Tamworth with 2000 events across the ten-day festival including international star Keith Urban's charity show at the Town Hall on Tuesday.

"We haven't played Tamworth in eight years and that was freakin epic," Urban told his fans on social media after returning to a venue he first played as a nine-year-old.

"Thank you everybody that came and made that possible and raised a lot of money for Rural Aid tonight. That is really, really important. It was an amazing night, one for the record books."

The festival runs until January 27, with the Golden Guitars taking place on Australia Day.

* Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont embark on a regional tour in March

Australian Associated Press