Harris inducted into club’s hands of fame memorial

Former New Zealand Gold Guitar winner Kylie Harris has been inducted into the Gore Country Music Club’s hands of fame.

Club president Julie Mitchell said Harris was a worthy addition to the hands of fame memorial.

‘‘Kylie is an acclaimed country music singersongwriter.’’

Harris lives in Massachusetts.

She won the award in 1992 with her unforgettable gospel performance of He, Mrs Mitchell said.

‘‘You could hear a pin drop that night.’’

Before she won the open title, she won the New Zealand Gold Guitar intermediate competition in 1990.

She has recorded four albums and toured with performers including Charley Pride and Patty Loveless.

‘‘In addition, she has won four Tui Country Music Awards including album of the year, song of the year . . . and [the] rising star award.’’

After a break from music, she is once again performing, writing, and recording new original material.

Harris, who grew up in Edendale, was on a visit to her family for Christmas, and performed at the Cromwell Hoedown.