Tamara (Tami) Neilson is a Canadian-born, New Zealand-based country & soul singer/songwriter, whose sheer talent in both songwriting and performing has swept up awards for years. Neilson has won the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards and Best Country Song Award, the Best Country Album at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2015, and Best Female Artist at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in 2010, 2011 & 2014. Her album Don’t Be Afraid debuted at No. 1 on the New Zealand Music Charts, and her previous release Dynamite! was listed in The Guardian as one of the top ten country albums of the year for 2014. She grew up as a member of The Neilsons, performing with her parents and two brothers across North America, and continues to co-write much of her work with brother Joshua ‘Jay’ Neilson. .Neilson also appeared as a subject of the documentary The New Sound of Country Prime Rocks in New Zealand. We will be playing full cuts from the album.