NANCY WILSON TO BE HONORED AT THE 2021 SHE ROCKS AWARDS
Posted on December 17, 2020
Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson will be honored at this year’s She Rocks Awards! An icon in rock, Nancy is a true visionary and a singular talent. She joins the rest of our honoree lineup including The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie; drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, Evanescence front woman Amy Lee, comedian Margaret Cho, and many other amazing female role models. Join us for this year’s fabulous online show hosted by Lzzy Hale(Halestorm), pre-show hosted by Lyndsey Parker(Yahoo Entertainment/SiriusXM) with opening act Magnolia Boulevard sponsored by PRS Guitars.
Nancy Wilson of Heart
Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of rock n roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 9, Nancy (and her sister Ann) lead the multi-platinum rock group Heart, with 35 million records sold. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and as a gifted lead vocalist. That’s Nancy singing on Heart’s first Number One hit, “These Dreams.” As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon including Magic Man. Crazy on You, Barracuda, and Straight On. During an era when females in rock n’ roll were scarce, Nancy helped carve out a place for women to front a band and dominate a rock stage. Her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. That same year, she and her sister received a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Nancy has also built a successful career as a film composer, with credits including scores for the Cameron Crowe films Say Anything…, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky and more. In 2020, Nancy turned her attention to recording the first solo album of her storied career, and signed with global label partner Carry On Music. Nancy plays guitar on and sings on all the songs on the entire album, which includes 9 new, original songs. The first single from the album is Nancy’s stunning rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising.” “A life of making music is truly a blessed life” – words from Nancy Wilson that ring true, and she continues to be inspired year after year.