Jenny Blackadder Accomplishments

Recordings

Banjo Party (Music World NZ)
Country Classic (Music World NZ)
Queen of the Banjo (RCA NZ)
Banjo Gospel (RCA-BMG NZ)
Banjo Favourites (Rajon Music NZ)
Country Gospel (Rajon Music NZ)
Country Banjo (Rajon Music NZ)
It's Now or Never (ODE Recordings)

Awards

1979 - Top South Island Country Music Artist.
1979 - Top South Island Instrumentalist.
1980 - Top Instrumentalist: New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards
1980 - Overall Winner: New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards.
1980 - The Most Outstanding Country Music Artist of the Year.
1981 - Top Instrumentalist Tamworth Australia.
1982 - Top Instrumentalist Anniversary of Waitangi Awards
1985 - Instrumentalist of the Year: NZ Country Music Recording Awards
1986 - Instrumentalist of the Year: NZ Country Music Recording Awards
2002 - Inducted into the New Zealand Country Music Hall of Fame
2007 - Invited guest appearance at the National Old-time Country Music Festival in Iowa, America
2007 - Inducted into the National Old-time Country Music Hall of Fame in Iowa, America.
2007 - Had the pleasure of playing her music for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee.
2008 - Jenny was honoured in America again and crowned the "Queen of the Banjo" for her unique banjo playing talent in keeping America's traditional banjo music alive in New Zealand and other parts of the world she visits.
2009 - On the 1st of January Jenny was overwhelmed to be presented a QSM by the HRH Queen Elizabeth II of England and the New Zealand Government for her Services to Country Music.
2009 - Jenny was the first New Zealander to represent New Zealand at the World Music Fest In Branson Missouri.

 

Television Appearances

1977 - National New Zealand Telethon Charity Special TVNZ
1981 - National New Zealand Telethon Charity Special TVNZ
1981 - Television Special “Award of Awards” TVNZ
1983 - New Zealand Telethon Charity Special TVNZ
1988 - New Zealand Telethon Charity Special TVNZ
1982 - “That’s Country New Zealand”
1983 - “That’s Country New Zealand”
1984 - “That’s Country New Zealand”
1984 - “Patsy Riggir Show” TVNZ
1985 - “Patsy Riggir Show” TVNZ

 
Guest Appearances

Johnny Tilitson (USA), George Hamilton IV (USA), Billy Armstrong (fiddler from USA), Stella Parton (USA), Joe Edwards (Guitarist for the Grand Ole Opry) and Ronnie Ronaldo (UK).

Australian Artists include...
Wayne Horborough, Jean Stafford, Carter Edwards, Ian Betteridge, Eddie Low and Desiree Crawford.

New Zealand Artists include...
Suzanne Prentice, Patsy Riggir, Tony Williams and Noel Parlane.

Tours

1982 - Toured with the New Zealand Gold Guitar Road Show
1983 - Toured with the New Zealand Gold Guitar Road Show
1984 - Toured with the New Zealand Gold Guitar Road Show
1985 - Toured with the New Zealand Gold Guitar Road Show
1986 - Toured with the New Zealand Gold Guitar Road Show
2006 - Toured with the Spring fever Road Show.