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Recorded Music NZ Best Country Artist Award

Winner 2021 +

Congratulations to Tami Neilson, 2021 winner of RMNZ's 'Tui' / Best Country Music Artist Award for her album 'CHICKABOOM'.

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Tami Neilson 'Tui Award' Winner 2021


Neilson was recognised for her 2020 album ‘Chickaboom!‘ with the Tūī for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa | Best Country Music Artist. Alongside that accolade her song Queenie, Queenie won the APRA Best Country Song award. 

Neilson had previously won an APRA Silver Scroll and multiple Tūī from previous music awards, including four Best Country Album awards. 


Click here to listen to Tami's winning album CHICKBOOM!

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The finalists for the 2021 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Award were: (in no particular order)
•  Ryan Fisherman for the album 'Vibe'
•  Tami Neilson for the album CHICKABOOM!
•  Jody Direen for the album Smokin' Ashes

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