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New Zealand’s Country Music Singer-Songwriter, Joy Adams, Achieves Remarkable Feat As A Finalist At The Prestigious ISSA Awards

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New Zealand’s Country Music Singer-Songwriter, Joy Adams, Achieves Remarkable Feat As A Finalist At The Prestigious ISSA Awards

May 26
19:00 2023

One of New Zealand’s best-known country recording artists, Joy Adams, has been recognized as a finalist in five categories at the highly esteemed International Singer-Songwriters Association (ISSA) Awards to be held in Atlanta, Georgia this August. After captivating audiences across the globe and achieving recent chart successes in Ireland and Australia, Adams’ nomination sets the stage for a significant leap in her career.

Known for her deep connection with country music, Joy grew up on the tunes of legends like Marty Robbins, Charley Pride, and Connie Smith. Since her musical journey began in her childhood home in Taupo, NZ, she has released 21 successful albums, displaying her versatility across different genres, including country, easy listening, comedy, and gospel.

Her latest album, Just One Little Thing, co-written with Gary R Farmer, has been making waves globally, amassing almost half a million streams on Spotify, and two tracks reaching the #1 spot on the Irish Country Radio Charts. Despite recent health challenges affecting her vocal abilities, Joy’s resilience and commitment to her music continue to shine through.

Adams is a finalist in the following categories at the ISSA music awards:

  • International Female Vocalist of the Year
  • International Female Album of the Year – Just One Little Thing
  • International Female Single of the Year – He Doesn’t Love You Anymore
  • International Female Songwriter of the Year
  • International Female Emerging Artist of the Year

The ISSA Awards, organized by founder Tamanie Dove, aspires to celebrate and promote aspiring singers and songwriters across all genres. With only 30 nominees across all musical genres per award, Adams’ achievement is a testament to her outstanding talent and hard work.

In addition to her vibrant music career, Adams is also an active participant in the radio community. Currently, she hosts shows on the New Zealand Country Music Radio Network ( and a regular podcast on Mix-cloud for NDexpress, focusing on promoting NZ, Australian, and independent country music new artists worldwide.

“I’ve always believed in my love for music, and it’s a blessing to see it recognized at such a prestigious platform like the ISSA Awards. I’m grateful for all the support I’ve received, especially from Gary my producer, and the love from my fans across the globe,” shares Adams.

For more information about Joy Adams and her music, visit her website or find her on Spotify.

To secure tickets for the ISSA event in Atlanta, Georgia, in August, visit

About Joy Adams

Joy Adams joined the ranks of top musicians from New Zealand thanks her unique country music sound, with a professional career spanning thirty plus years and several continents. Despite health challenges, she has stayed resilient and continues to make a significant impact in the country music scene. To date, she has released 21 albums that have resonated with audiences around the globe.

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