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     Awards and 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.
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    Over the years . . .

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