Va­lerie scoops coun­try awards

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Award win­ning South Waikato vo­cal­ist Va­lerie Joyce was un­ri­valled at the Veter­ans Coun­try Mu­sic Awards, hosted by the Ngaru­awahia Va­ri­ety Coun­try Mu­sic Club re­cently, where she was named in­di­vid­ual over­all win­ner.

She de­liv­ered ren­di­tions of He came to Me by the Booth Brothers, The Bed You Made for Me by High­way 101 and the Lone Prairie with her part­ner John Sim­cock in the duo sec­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion, which marked the first com­pe­ti­tion win for the cou­ple.

‘‘ It is such a great ex­pe­ri­ence, the mu­sic is great,’’ Va­lerie said.

She won two sec­tions and was run­ner-up in the other two.

At the end of the evening, Va­lerie, who rep­re­sented Mt Piron­gia Coun­try Mu­sic Club, was named over­all win­ner.

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