Born in Canada, Tami Neilson grew up as a member of family band The Neilsons.
Life as a musician was largely mapped out, at least until Tami fell in love with a Kiwi, and had to rebuild her career from scratch in Aotearoa.
Embraced by her new homeland, Tami has since won numerous awards, and has two nominations for this year's APRA Best Country Music Song.
She was Simon and Phil's guest for this week's Six and a Song, where she also gave a preview of her new Christmas song 'Pretty Paper' by Willie Nelson.
Tvami is donating her Bandcamp sales of the song to Auckland City Mission whose work she admires. Help support this great organisation by buying the song here - https://tamineilson.bandcamp.com/track/pretty-paper