APRA Best Country Music Song Award

Winner 2021 +

Congratulations to Tami Neilson, winner of the 2021 APRA Best Country Music Song for her song 'Queenie, Queenie'.


Tami Neilson Winner 2021


Country music superstar Tami Neilson was presented received the award for APRA Best Country Song for her infectious single ‘Queenie, Queenie’.

Tami was also recognised for her sensational 2020 album CHICKABOOM! and was presented with the Tūī for Best Country Artist 2021.

These two awards will be joining her previous accolades, which include an APRA Silver Scroll and multiple Tūī from previous Music Awards including Best Country Album in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2015.

Recorded Music NZ Kaiwhakahaere o Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa Sarah Owen says Tami is a powerhouse in Aotearoa’s music scene, one that has achieved great success both domestically and internationally.

“E mihi ana ki a koe Tami for your continued accomplishments as a wonderful kaiwaiata and for being one of Aotearoa’s most decorated country musicians,” says Owen.

APRA AMCOS Head of New Zealand Operations Ant Healey says: “It’s a delight to present Tami with the 2021 APRA Best Country Song award. As one of the greats in the genre, she continues to define the landscape of New Zealand country music.”

Tami, congratulations from APRA and the New Zealand Songwriter's Trust!  

Click here to listen to Tami's winning song 'Queenie, Queenie'

To find out more about Tami visit www.tamineilson.com

The finalists for the 2020 APRA Best Country Music Song Award were: (in no particular order)
•  Tami Neilson for the song 'Queenie, Queenie'
•  Delaney Davidson for the song 'Sleep'
•   Kendall Elise Todd  for the song 'Between Hello and Goodbye'