New Zealand Tour of 2008 The people of New Zealand love Country Music What an honor it was to be invited back to the beautiful country of New Zealand for another three week tour with New Zealandâ€™s own top female country artist ; Mrs. Joy Adams . A little something about Joy . She has to be the hardest working indie artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with anywhere in the world. This young lady does it all . Organizing the gigs , advertisements at all of the events as well as all of the driving during the tour to and from all of the different venues all over the country . She makes sure that all of her guest are treated with the utmost respect during the entire tour . She is a perfectionist when it comes to the preparations of any shows , complete with charts for all the different bands and her assistance with her guitar when needed . Visit her website www.joyadams.co.nz . Thanks to the following clubs : Waihi RSA Rotorua Citizens Club Huntly RSA Merrilands Country Music Club Te Aroha RSA Tokoroa C & W Club at the Tokoroa Cosmopolitan Club Te Awamutu & Districts RSA Taukau Country Music Club I also want to thank all of my old and new friends as well as the DJs from New Zealand for all of their assistance and support during my tour. Al Nicholson , Ray Fletcher , Mary Lang , Lynette Porter, Ivan Posa , Cliff and Gillian Head , Rob & Mary , Trish & Terry Oâ€™Reilly , Phillip & Wendy Thornton , Raewyn Robin , Beryl Ryan , Renny , Mark Corbett & David , Laura Downing , Charley Groth , Dennis August , Muddy River , Marian Burns , Lynda & Ross Innes , Heather Holland a country artist and editor of the Roundup Magazine , ( DJâ€™s ) Ray Tombs (www.tombzy.tripod.com ) , Cynthia Cotton of Jukebox FM 107.5 , Jennifer ( Trouble ) Hobson of the KCR FM Network , Ailsa Reece ( Happy Lady ) of the KCR FM Network , Harry A really special thanks to the organizer , Mrs. Shirley May and the committee of the Bay Of Islands Country Music Festival of 2008 for inviting me to be a guest artist for such an awesome annual event . ( www.country-rock-co.nz ) What an honor it was to be among some of the top artists of New Zealand and Australia . I have framed the poster and it hangs in my study in my home . My hat is tipped to all of the sound technicians for the outstanding jobs of engineering the awesome sound systems for all of the artists at all of the venues. Alex Gramse , Bimbo , Mack just to name a few . What a pleasure it was to perform at the venues of : Paihia Pacific Resort -- www.paihiapacific.co.nz Haruru Falls Motor Inn Resort -- www.falls.co.nz Cruza Bar Duke of Marlborough Hotel Russell -- www.theduke.co.nz I canâ€™t say enough or express enough about the beautiful and comfortable accommodations at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort -- www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/copthornebayofislands The rooms , the dinning and view will be a memory in my mind forever . I canâ€™t express enough thanks for all of the clubs , members and the bands for making me feel so welcomed . I was also honored to receive a Certificate Of Appreciation from the Valray Country Music Concert of 2005 to raise funds for the people with epilepsy. Even thou it was presented on this tour I was so excited that they saved it for the last 3 years knowing I would be back . It was presented to me by HB Ray Kerr MBE Chairman & Founder ( add Photo here ) Here are just a few excerpts from e-mails Iâ€™ve received from New Zealand ; Joy Adams wrote : I just want to say you did a brilliant job. I was very proud of you up in Paihia especially. That last show that Ray and I saw was top notch. You had a great repor with the audience and picked a great selection of songs. People really enjoyed your performance and you should feel very proud of yourself. ( add photo of Joy & I here ) Alexander Gramse wrote : Dear David, I was the sound technician at the Paihia Pacific Resort during the Country Festival. My family and I hope you had a pleasant time in New Zealand, and a comfortable return back home. We thank you a lot for the CD you gave us ("My Daddy's Music"). We listened to it already a couple of times, and we like it very much. We wish you all the best, and maybe we will see you again in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Kind regards Alexander Gramse SILVERSOUND - AUDIO VISUAL HIRE - email@example.com Rotorua New Zealand DJ , Ray Tombs wrote : In March this year my lady Cindy suggested we go take a look at the three day Country Rock Festival to be held in May at Paihia, Bay of Islands, NEW ZEALAND. We both own FM radio stations in separate cities and thought it would be good to get out and meet the national and international stars that would be performing there. After looking at the program, I decided to cold email David Cline in Texas and offer to promote his music on my station in his lead up to doing a one night show in my city of Rotorua, prior to the Paihia event. It was a huge buzz to get an immediate positive reply from him and within two weeks I had received 66 of his songs by mail and had them wall-to-wall on air. I had good feed back from listeners and I was delighted to hear for the first time the rich voice of an artist I'd never heard of until then. David has a lovely tone and his deep Texan voice comes across well to present his songs. We all have favourites, mine are 'Daddy, they're playing a song about you', 'An ace in the hole' and 'If I could dream', poetic licence allows me to give them plenty of airtime in conjunction with a good mix of his other songs. David kindly send me some personalised voice ID's to play, introducing himself and giving my station good plugs, the personal flavour makes David's music just that. I had the pleasure of meeting David for the first time when he came to perform in Rotorua with one of our New Zealand songstress Joy Adams, they did a show tour around the North Island before finishing at Paihia. I would personally like to thank David for his professional courtesy, wonderful friendship and beautiful music, and I know that my listeners and myself are richer for having the pleasure of hearing him play on Radio Cindy 107.7FM. Keep on making music David and please keep me and Cindy in the loop. KiaOra from your Kiwi buddies. Cynthia Cotton DJ of the Juke Box FM-107.5 Taupo , New Zealand She wrote : Hi David Just thought I would drop you a line to say how I appreciated meeting you on your trip to New Zealand.. I hope you enjoyed the Pahia Country Rock Festival and all the venues you performed in on the lead up. It was great making initial contact in Rotorua at the RSA Club and then seeing the real David Cline in front of an appreciative audience in Pahia.. The crowd seemed to enjoy your classics and the new songs that you sang struck a chord with the listeners. You have a great voice and that lovely smile goes a long way to winning fans. I have been playing some of your orginal songs on Jukebox Fm 107.5 Taupo since meeting you as it is now easier to 'flesh' out the lyrics when talking about you on air. She also sent this e-mail on 6/7/08 Hi David Just having a blast on my station and thought I would email you to say the your song about your wife's Hummer has just bought a reaction! There has been a lot of publicity about vehicles that are petrol guzzelers here and the Hummer won the category hands down so I thought appropriate to play your song so my Saturday night show has turned into a David Cline SHOW. Funny how that happens. Your great voice and style of singing is really great. Ray and I have stressed out over the last two days moving my station to a higher aerial position and different location in Taupo and now it all on to pull new listeners. Hope you have settled down to being back to the grindstone in Texas. Thankyou for your music. It is different to our Kiwi style and much appreciated by those who love Country' Regards Cynthia Cotton Jukebox FM 107.5 TAUPO New Zealand Harry Higgs of New Zealand wrote Hello David, Great to hear from you sorry I haven't replyed earlier been extra busy the last while ,I enjoyed Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival and meeting you , your singing is great ,have been giving your music heeps on the radio,if you have more send them over and I will give them a spin for you . I have booked my air ticketts to go to Tamworth Australia Country Music Festival next year had a great time there this year your singing would go well there , hope to catch up with you if you ever come this way again thanks for your company . All the best fromNew Zealand Harry Higgs.