On the 20th September 2014, Joy launched her own Charity – StarBuddy Charitable Trust which raises money for groups, charities and organisations associated with children with special needs, disability and severe illness.
St John Ambulance also receive donations from the Trust.

The Trust arranges to give children special treats and the money stays in the town where the money is raised wherever possible.
Since its initial launch in 2014, the Trust has raised in excess of $33,000



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Joy Adams
B19/28 Edward Avenue
Pukemiro, RD1
New Zealand, 3771

Mobile: 0274583955 /


Over the years . . .

I have organised mini tours and events for various overseas recording artists.

They include:

Laura Downing – Australia

Double Decker Dave – Australia

Terry Gordon – Australia

Craig Byrne – Australia

Jerry Hill / Taylor MacKay / Shelley Streeter / Rusty Evans – USA

David Cline – USA

Rusty Blue – USA

Bobby Keister – USA

Larry Dean – USA

Arly Karlsen – Norway

Stephen Pride – USA

Kenny Dale – USA

Joni & Olivia Harms – USA

Saltire – Scotland

Radio Show on NZCMR

May of this year (2021) has seen Joy return to one of her favourite passions that being Radio Broadcasting..

New Zealand Country Music Radio (NZCMR) Station owner John de Burgh encouraged her to do a couple of shows so with a huge variety of her own personal music collection plus access to the stations library, Tuesdays and Wednesdays were set aside for shows.

Tuesday is from Midday through to 3.00 p.m. focusing on NZ & Australian Indie and mainstream country artists.

Wednesday’s show is from Midday through to 2.00 p.m. focusing on Indie Artists from all around the world as well as classic country music. The good stuff.

To listen in 24/7 go to
Alternative direct link –

Listen live on FM here:
107.3 fm Tawa, Marton, Feilding & Foxton Beach, 106.9 fm Palmerston North

Both shows are also linked to Kiwi Pie Radio 88fm in Invercargill and can be heard via Happy Days Radio 88.3 fm and Radio Southland 96.4fm.

 NZCMR Playlist for Tuesday 24th August 2021
NZ & Aussie Show  -  12.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Galleyslaves - Jazz Me Blues
Kylie Austin - If This Is Love
Phil Steans - It’s A Beautiful Day
Annette Hawkins - Moving Along
Fisk & Cristian - Fear Of Falling
Craig Robertson - Opposite Side Of The World
The Wheel - I Fell In Love
Trevor V Stevens & Kylie Austin - Oklahoma Swing
Jack Riggir - Baby We’re Really In Love
Crosbie Sisters ft Russell Morris - Wings Of An Eagle
Carylann - Cry Cry Cry
Brendan Dugan - McKenzie & His Dog
Jane Saunders - Lilly White Hands
Joy Adams - Your One And Only
Neil Hersey - Arena
Corinna Cordwell - Ghost Riders Medley
Tom Sharplin - Beautiful Smile
Trevor V Stevens - Write This Down
Dennis Marsh - Hangi Tonight
Coopers Run - Folsom Prison Blues
Barry Croft - Chasing That Neon Rainbow
Arthur Blanch - You’re Such A Stupid Man
Clelia Adams - Just Because
Eddie Low & John Hore - We Should Be Together
Gina Jeffreys - Josephine
Graeme McCardle - I’m The One
Gail Russell - Hello Darling
The Shelly Jones Band - Waltz Right Back
Graeme Hugo - Straight And Narrow
Reg McTaggart - Misty River
Kevin Greaves - Home Grown Love
Mary Schneider - Cattle Call
Bruce Greaves - Shoot The Rooster
Brian Letton - In The Arms Of A Memory
Roger Tibbs - Love Love Love Me Honey Do
Che Orton - Rest Your Love
Paul Costa - I Think I Like It
Karen Lynne - You Beat All I’ve Ever Seen
Marian Burns - Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
Glenn Carley - A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Kylie Harris - Running Out Of Track
Michael King - Bin Bam Boom
Slim Dusty - Ringer From The Top End
Nancy Muller - Suds In The Bucket
Rodney Vincent - The Worlds Greatest Mum
The Coalrangers - Stand Me On My Feet
The Shelly Jones Band - Mountain Of Love
The Wheel - I Saw You Running
Phil Doublet - The Day The Spire Fell
Troy Cassar Daley - Trains
Joy Adams & Dennis Marsh - Best Of Friends
Brian Ringrose - Black & White Rag
NZCMR Playlist for Wednesday 25th August 2021
Indie & Classic Country Show - 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Nils Tuxen - Memphis Tennessee
Kenny Dale - Daylight
Annie B - Miles Of Texas
Gold Rush - I Could Get Used To This
Brice Henderson - Welcome Home
Collin Raye - Blue Magic
Alison Krauss - Dream Of Me
Dale Watson - He’s In The Jailhouse Now
Wanda Jackson - I’m In The Middle Of A Heartache
Curt Ryle - Son Of A Honky Tonk Woman
Waylon, Bobby, Jerry & Mel - Old Dogs
Ray Stevens - The Streak
Joy Adams - Truck Driving Man (Song For Danny)
Charlie Walker - Truck Driving Man
Don Williams - Lay Down Beside Me
Johnny Cash - One Piece At A Time
Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Beret
Dave Dudley - Six Days On The Road
Joy Adams - Funny Face
Slim Dusty & Keith Urban - Lights On The Hill
Charley Pride - Kiss An Angel Good Morning
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
Joy Adams - Party In Heaven
Connie Smith - Once A Day
Roger Miller - King Of The Road
Tony Martin - I Should Have But I Didn’t
BB King & Willie Nelson - Night Life
Willie Nelson & Curtis Potter - My Own Peculiar Way
Rooster Quantrell - Rose Of San Antone
Dennis Blair - This Too Shall Pass
Paul Allan Coons - May The Good Lord Bless & Keep You
Hank Thompson - Oklahoma Hills
Kevin Collins - Slippers With Wings
Hank Locklin - Geisha Girl
Hayley Oliver Band - I’m A Little Bluer Than That
Trisha Yearwood - For Reasons I’ve Forgotten
Ross Allen - I’ll Be Seeing You Someday
Lindsay Butler - Joey’s Song


Joy Adams is one of New Zealands’ best known Country Recording Artists. Blessed with a natural flair for singing, song writing and comedy, she regularly entertains at Clubs, Festivals and Showcases around N.Z. Australia and further afield.

In 1990 she won the Songwriters Section of the Auckland Country Music Awards and then went on to win the coveted title of NZ Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year for 1990. She also won the 2008 National Female Country Artist of the Year.
Many more awards have followed, both for singing and song writing and to date, Joy has released a total of nineteen albums – most of which feature a great mix of classic country, easy listening, comedy and some of her award winning original songs.
Joy is currently working on Album #20 which is due to be released later this year.

In 1993 Joy was introduced to radio and was asked to present her own show for AM1206 Community Radio in Hamilton, NZ
She spent a total of 12 years with them focusing on the promotion of mainly NZ, Australian and Independent Artists from all around the world but adding a sprinkling of her personal favourite classic Country Artists into the mix for a lovely balance.
These shows were hugely popular and a number of very successful concerts were promoted in the district through the station.

In 2002, Joy travelled to Nashville, Tennessee where good friend and Grand Ole Opry star Ernie Ashworth invited her to appear as special guest on the Midnite Jamboree. This show is the second longest running show in the history of radio in the USA and is broadcast live over WSM Radio and via the internet.
While in Nashville she learnt that I Know You Don’t Love Me No More – the song she had released to radio on Hotdisk UK a couple of weeks prior had hit the #1 spot on the European Media Services Top 40 Charts which was a fantastic achievement.
At that time, she was the first Australasian Artist to achieve that feat.

Joy has travelled extensively over the last few years performing all around New Zealand, Australia, USA, Belgium, Germany, Denmark & Norway.
TV audiences in NZ may have seen her on Southland TV’s ‘Y’all Come’ country show broadcast on the Sky Network and she has also appeared on a number of Danish TV Shows.

After organizing a number of mini tours and events for overseas independent artists, Joy decided to set up Stagecoach Promotions Ltd in March 2004 to promote her first major tour for American Entertainer Kenny Dale throughout the North Island which was very successful.

Kenny was a huge name in NZ during the late 1970’s, early eighties with songs like ‘Bluest Heartache Of The Year, Two Hearts Tangled In Love etc… This was definitely a major highlight in her career working alongside an artist of his calibre.

Always keen to lend a hand to a good cause, Joy has helped the Stroke Foundation Waikato and the Huntly Rotary Club with their fundraising efforts by organising concerts and introducing many NZ and overseas artists to the area. The NZ Rotary Country Charity Concerts raised in excess of $40,000 for various causes.
Joy was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary of Huntly for her fundraising efforts. She was also presented with the Savemart Community Service Award from the Child Cancer Foundation in 2013 for helping raise money and awareness for them.

On the 20th September 2014, Joy launched her own Charity – StarBuddy Charitable Trust which raises money for groups, charities and organisations associated with children with special needs, disability and severe illness. St John Ambulance also receive donations from the Trust. The Trust arranges to give children special treats and the money stays in the town where the money is raised wherever possible.
Since its initial launch in 2014, the Trust has raised in excess of $33,000
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2018 – Inductee into the Tasma Roll of Honour (The Australasian Southerncross Music Association

2020 – Lifetime Achievement Award from the NZ Country Music Association for outstanding contribution to NZ Country Music

Albums Available


But Wait There’s More, Still Gonna Die, Ode To The Bathroom Scales,
One Size Fits All, Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, The Snorer, Too Old To Cut The Mustard, The Bomb, The Missus, Everyman I Love Is Either Married Gay Or Dead, The Agitator, Life’s A Bugger, Love In A Fowl House


I Know You Don’t Love Me No More, Two Minus One, Too Old To Cut The Mustard, Best Mum In The World, I Don’t Care, Just A Matter Of Time, The Snorer, Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight, Joys’ Yodel, You Crossed My Mind A Thousand Times Today, This Old Heart, I Overlooked An Orchid, But Wait There’s More, Don’t Fence Me In, Love Is No Excuse, Why Don’t We Admit We’re In Love, Still Gonna Die, Waltz Across Texas


Life’s Too short, The Workingman, Keys In The Mailbox, Waiting For The Guy To Die, You’ve Got Me Right Where You Want Me, Who Did You Call Darling To Last Night, We’ll Meet Again My Friends, Did You Ever (duet with Graeme McCardle) Come Home Baby Darling (remake) I Almost Forgot, Everytime You’re Near, I Miss My Man But My Aims Getting Better, The Verandah, Where The Boys Are.


Think Of Me, With This Ring I Thee Wed, Things, Daddy And Home, All Of Me/I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter/It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie, Dream Lover, Someday, Birds And The Bees, Law Down Beside Me/Tennessee Waltz, Why Should I, It Keeps Right On A Hurtin’, I Don’t Know Why I Love You, (But I Do), It’s Our Anniversary.


Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree/Music, Music, Music/Sugartime, Pania Of The Reef, Kiss The Boys Goodbye, When The Lights Go On Again, Bye Bye Blackbird, You Will Never Grow Old/Forever And Ever, Pearly Shells, Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think, Lilli Marlene/White Cliffs Of Dover, Memories Are Made Of This, My Blue Heaven, When You’re Smiling/Love, Some Sunday Morning, We’ll Meet Again.


Heartaches By The Number, My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You, Sad Movies, Danny Boy, 57 Chevrolet, Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool, Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Walk On By, Hey Good Looking, Lace Covered Windows, Maggie, Walk Right Back, Nobody’s Child, Sugar Moon, Fraulien, One Day At A Time.


Above And Beyond, Remember You’re Mine, Dreaming My Dreams, Love Love Love, Come Dance With Me, I Still Love You, Hoochie Coochie, If It’s Not Love, When The Boy In Your Arms, That’s A Good Idea, Over The Years, My Heart Just Can’t Learn Not To Love You, Believing Again.


Half As Much, Where Would That Leave Me, Anyone But You, Little Star, The Fool In Me, Royal Telephone, Prisoners Song, You Know Too Much, Hold On Woman, Truck Driving Man (song for Danny), If You Could See Me Now, Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World, Baby Don’t You Know, Take My heart, He Told Me So.


Feelin’ Kinda Lonely Tonight, Until My Dreams Come True, I’ll Do It All Over Again, Rose Of My Heart, It’s Illegal, It’s Immoral Or It Makes You Fat, Love Me Just A Little Bit Longer, Rock ‘n’ Roll Waltz, Nude Boot Scootin’, In His Loving Care, Before I’m Over You, Pink Shoe Laces, 40 Shades Of Green, When I’m Close To You, Old Rugged Cross.


Send  A Message To My Heart, Little Biddy Tear, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Did I Tell You That I Love You, You’re The Best Friend That I Ever Had, Anytime, No Charge.  Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On,
On A Night Like This, I Love You Because, California (remake), One More Time, Could I Have This Dance, Still I Wonder, Home On The Range, How Great Thou Art


Back in Baby’s Arms, Fool # 1, Long Long Live Love, Once A Day,
Teardrops From My Eyes, Born Too Late, Look Who It Is, Losing You, Wine Women & Song, Keep On Singing, Paper Roses, Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me, Funny Face


Gonna Have A Good Time Tonight, Constantly, Half As Much, The Star, Call Me Darling, Where Would That Leave Me, The Exercise Machine, When He Leaves You, Think Of Me, With This Ring I Thee Wed, You Know Too Much, Woman On The Land, Would You Take Me Back Again, When The Sun Says Goodbye To The Mountains.


That Says It All, Hug, Everyone But Me, Tiny Blue Transistor Radio, Sweetheart, Party In Heaven, Best Of Friends, Still I Wonder, According To The Lie, Your One And Only, Let’s Make A Memory, Blue Smoke, After All, I Love You To The Moon And Back, She’s Got You.


CD’s cost $25.00 which includes postage and GST within NZ
Feel free to contact me personally to arrange Internet Banking
Some albums including the new one will be available online soon.

Joy Adams

B19/28 Edward Avenue, Pukemiro, RD1
HUNTLY, New Zealand 3771
Cell  0274583955