"I'm Willie Nelson's love child!"
ACCORDING to country music artist Sandra Beynon, musical talent runs in the family - after all, she says, her father is Willie Nelson.
Beynon has never doubted Willie was her father, with her mother telling her the story of how she met the famed country singer when his tour bus rolled through Brisbane in the 1970s.
The performer is now beginning her aptly named "Willie Nelson's Love Child" tour in regional Australia on March 28, starting with an intimate show at the Forest Hill School of Arts this weekend.
"I am his love child, he met my mother during his tour to Brisbane and I've always had an affinity with his music," Beynon said.
"He has never met me but we share a lot in common, aside from musical style we both have the ability to pull off wearing a headband.
"I've been listening to country music and singing since I was eight years old, our performance will be old-school country - we encourage crowds to dance and boot scoot at our shows."
Sean Mullen, a veteran musician who started playing in bands in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley nightclub scene at the age of 15, will perform alongside Beynon in the Forest Hill show and said regional areas were where country music was most appreciated.
"Country and regional folk are a bit starved of live music events, and therefore they are so much more appreciative of musicians who make the trek out to play for them," he said.
"We are always warmly received and feel privileged to perform."
With a catalogue of more than 144 albums including 16 number one hits, Willie Nelson is one of the world's most-loved musicians and his Australian love child said audiences could expect a unique spin on her dad's country classics.
Beynon said the tribute show will give insights into Willie's life, with songs highlighting his impressive musical career.
"This show will be pretty special for us, it's really kicking off our outback tour so we're really looking forward to performing."
The show will cost $10 for adults, which will include "a cuppa and scones", and children are able to attend for free.
The show will be held at the Forest Hill School of Arts on Saturday from 7.30pm. For more information visit facebook.com/willienelsonslovechildshow.