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 Shows on NZCMR

In May 2021, Joy returned to one of her favourite passions – Radio Broadcasting. Previously she had done 12 years with AM1206 Community Radio in Hamilton, NZ from 1993 – 2005 presenting The Rock’n’Country Show which was hugely popular in the region so returning to the airwaves is a dream come true.

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 and Wednesday is from Midday through to 2.00 p.m. focusing on Indie and Classic Country.

Both shows are recorded as they go live to air and are replayed early hours of Thursday and Saturday mornings 1.00 a.m. – 3.00 am (NZ) Time which suits overseas listeners.

A new show has now been added on Monday from Midday – 2.00 p.m. which promotes NZ Artists only. This show is pre recorded and played at that time. We have a wealth of talent here in NZ and this is an amazing opportunity for those recording Country Music to get their songs heard. Make contact with Joy and send quality Mp3 recordings through to or to John at the Station.

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



Podcasts links

New Zealand Country Music Radio - Joys Podcast Files - click here to download and listen at your leisure!
That's Country with Joy Adams
Podcast #1
Peter Posa - White Rabbit - NZ
Lisa Layne - Someone Had To Teach You
Connie Smith - It's Just My Luck
Arthur Blanch - You're Such A Stupid Man
Craig Robertson - From You - NZ
Susan Raye - Pitty Pitty Patter
Carl Vaughan - She Found Something In Me
Joy Adams - Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight - NZ
Lonnie Bartmess - Diana
Ray Stevens - Back In The Dog House Again
The Statler Brothers - More Than A Name On The Wall
Hank Snow - A Petal From A Faded Rose
Trevor V Stevens - Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo - NZ
Brendan Dugan - McKenzie And His Dog - NZ
Reg McTaggart - I Only See You - NZ
Joe Paul Nichols - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Dennis Blair - This Too Shall Pass
Joni Harms - I've Got A Weakness For Cowboys
Clelia Adams - I Love You A Thousand Ways
Lindsay Butler - Joeys Song
That's Country with Joy Adams
Podcast #2

Don Powell - Side Kick
Carylann - Mama's Got A Squeezebox
Steffen Jacobsen - Music Man
Joe Wade Smith & Diane Berry - Yours
Joy Adams ft. Gary R Farmer - Be Mine
The Statler Brothers - Atlanta Blue
Annette & Kim - I Heard The Bluebird Sing
Southern Harmony - Roses Will Bloom Again
Marty Robbins - A Hundred & Sixty Acres
Glenn Carley - A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Alastair Coyles - Ring Of Gold, Gift Of Silver
Kenny Dale - When We Say Love
Alicia Summers McLeod - I Wish I Was 18 Again
Stephen Pride - Good Thing
Karen Lynne - You Beat All I've Ever Seen
Dennis Marsh - Charlies Shoes
John Grenell - Come On Home Boy
Outro: Down Powell with Side Kick
That's Country with Joy Adams
Podcast #3

The Warratahs - Bruno's Last Ride (NZ)
Camille & Stuie French - Stop Look & Listen
Annette Hawkins - Child Support (NZ)
Laurie Thain - Hit's Out Of My Heartaches
Ray Stevens - It's Me Again Margaret
Joe Paul Nichols - When The Saints Go Marching In
Reg McTaggart - Anna (NZ)
Joy Adams - Hug (NZ)
Rhonda Vincent - Ain't That Love
Allan Webster - Don't Laugh At Me
Buck Owens - Made In Japan
Phil Doublet - Suitcase (NZ)
Noel Parlane - You Are No Angel (NZ)
Marian Burns - So What (NZ)
Carl Vaughan - Four In The Morning
Vanessa Bourne - Lyin' Cheating Heart
Asleep At The Wheel - Bring It On Down To My House
Outro: Instrumental

Let me know what you think of the show


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