Songwriting legend Joy McKean to receive Ted Albert honour

We are thrilled to share today that APRA AMCOS has announced country music trailblazer Joy McKean OAM to be the 2021 recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. Finding a talent for writing songs as a young child, Joy has had a stellar career as a performer, songwriter and manager, spanning more than 70 years. 

Joy said, “I am honoured indeed to be chosen as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Ted Albert Award. It was most unexpected, and I thank those who must have nominated me for such consideration by APRA. After what has been a lifetime of working in the music industry, and loving just about every minute of it, I find it fascinating to reflect on the changes that have taken place. I’ve seen a lot of them, and no doubt there will be many more than I will ever see.  One thing I do look for is that Awards such as this will continue to honour and support Australians in our music industry the way Ted Albert always did.” 

We all send our warmest congratulations to Joy and wish her a wonderful evening celebrating her outstanding contribution to music. 

The awards will be held on Wednesday 28th April in Sydney.