Awards & Other Memorable Moments

Joy wins the coveted title of 2008 National Country Music Female Artist of the Year at the annual Kiwi Pro – Am Country Music Awards held in Hamilton on Saturday 16th August 2008 Joy was delighted to receive her trophy in front of a packed audience at the Founders Theatre and noted that it was nearly 18 years to the day that she had won NZCMA Songwriter of the Year which launched her career.

Joys’ treasure trove!

June 1990

Winner – Best Original Song,

‘Come Home Baby Darling’
Auckland Country Music Awards, N.Z.

August 1990

Winner NZCMA Best Country Song

Winner NZCMA Best Gospel Song

Most Promising Songwriter of the Year
Winner NZCMA 1990 Songwriter of the Year

August 1990

Overall Winner of the Taupo Invitation Awards

October 1990

Guest Artist on the NZCMA Entertainer of the Year

January 1991

Winner ‘Best Original Song’, Napier New Year Awards

Winner ‘Female Vocal Section, New Year Awards

Overall winner of the Napier New Year Awards

March 1991

Winner ‘Best Original Song’ Golden Clef Awards, Rotorua

April 1991

Invited to perform with the Wairakei C.M. Club in Norfolk Island

August 1991

Finalist in the NZCMA Entertainer of the Year, Tauranga, NZ

Winner ‘Best Original Song’ Pro-Am Songwriters Awards, Australia

October 1991

Winner ‘Best Original Song’ N.Z.C.M. Trucking Awards, Invercargill

October 1992

Guest Artist for the Federation of C.M. Awards, Invercargill

Released debut album ‘Come Home Baby Darling’

February 1994

Released ‘Ode To The Bathroom Scales’

South Island Tour

December 1995

Released ”Solid Ground’

January 1996

Guest appearances Tamworth Country Music Festival, Australia
Guest spot on the Buttercup Open Concert, Tamworth Town Hall

January 1997

Performances at the Caroline Bay Carnival, Timaru, NZ

Guest Artist ‘Geraldine C.M. Festival’

June 1997

3rd place MLT Professional Songwriters Awards
N.Z. Gold Guitar Awards, Gore NZ

April 1998

Guest Artist at the Southern Alps Awards, Timaru

May 1998

Guest Artist on the NZ Showcase,
Trans-Tasman CM Awards, Norfolk Island
Guest Artist for the Hawkes Bay Awards

June 1998

Winner MLT Professional Songwriters Awards
N.Z. Gold Guitar Awards, Gore, NZ

March 1999

Australian Tour with Reg McTaggart
Guest appearances in Redcliffes, Lake Cooraibah, Qld, Australia

May 1999

Guest appearances – Trans-Tasman Awards, Norfolk Island

June 1999

Top Ten finalist in the MLT Professional Songwriters Awards. Gore

August 1999

Released ‘Just A Matter Of Time’

September 1999

Runner-up in the Comedy/Novelty Section

Tasmania & NZ Songwriters Awards, Australia

Top Ten Finalist in the Open Recorded Section

November 1999

South Island Tour with Reg McTaggart

March 2000

North Island Tour with Reg McTaggart
Studio Interview with Jim Sutton, Newstalk ZB

Australian Tour with Terry Gordon

Guest Artist ‘Nhill C.M. Festival’
Guest Artist ‘Lake Cooraibah, Qld, Australia

May 2000

1st Rotary Country Charity Show, Founders Theatre, Hamilton
Raised $5,500 for the Spinal Cord Cure Appeal

September 2000

Guest Appearances at the Mildura C.M. Festival, Australia

Winner of the Comedy/Novelty Section

Tasmania & NZ Songwriters Awards, Australia

November 2000

Released ‘If You Could See Me Now’ on Wendy Gordon Marketing Album

January 2001

Performances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival

Guest Artist on the N.Z. Showcase

Joy’s Yodel released on U.K. Hotdisc and reaches # 28 on the EMS Top 40 Charts

April 2001

Recorded Steady Company with Ernie Ashworth
The song is released on U.K. Hotdisc and reaches # 4 on the EMS Top 40
Second Annual Charity Show held by Rotary of Huntly raises $8,500 for the

Spinal Cord Appeal

August 2001

Visit to Nashville, Tennessee USA

Performed on the Midnite Jamboree

Recorded a duet with Kenny Dale

Released I Know You Don’t Love Me No More on U.K. Hotdisc and WHP

Song reaches #1 Spot on the EMS Charts

September 2001

Released ‘Two Minus One’

Performances at the Mildura C.M. Festival, Australia

Hosted the N.Z. and International Showcases

October/November 2001

Western Heart Promotional Tour of the North Island

January 2002

Guest appearances at the annual Caroline Bay Carnival, Timaru NZ

February/March 2002

Performed at shows in Denmark, Germany and Belgium as part of the

Western Heart Promotions Tour

April 2002

Rotary NZ Country Charity Concert held at the Founders Memorial Theatre in

Hamilton, New Zealand.
Artists to appear were: Kevin Greaves, Rose-Marie Hack, Graeme McCardle and

Allan Lee, Jeremy Hantler and Ryan McIntyre, Joy Adams and Guy Cater.

September/October 2002

Performances at the Mildura Country Music Festival in Australia
Hosted the N.Z. and International Showcases.

October 2002

Released album THIS OLD HEART at the Te Kowhai Hall