Valerie scoops country awards
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.