A six-time GRAMMY Award-winner and Lifetime GRAMMY recipient, music legend Dionne Warwick continues to regale audiences internationally. From the early 1960’s on, her iconic sound set the bar in American pop music by earning more than 60 charted hit songs and selling over 100 million records. She has done more than entertain the world; as a humanitarian, she has advocated for global well-being through such efforts as AIDS awareness, The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, and music education. Ms. Warwick notably served as U.S. Ambassador of Health, appointed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, and in 2002 acted as a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization. She has authored her autobiography, My Life, As I See It (Simon & Schuster) as well as children’s books, Say A Little Prayer and Little Man. Not only is Ms. Warwick the owner of an interior design company, WG Design Lab, her classic fashion style has its own signature acclaim, and a testament to its staying power is on display alongside Whitney Houston’s at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, preserving their iconic gowns for all-time. Ms. Warwick kicked off 2022 with a Gospel/Hip Hop single, “Power In the Name”, featuring Krayzie Bone (of Bone, Thugs & Harmony fame) and Damon Elliott, performing as NomaD. Find out more at www.officialdionnewarwick.com
Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album Eye To The Telescope in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK Singer-Songwriter talent. KT followed up that early success with albums Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010), Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon (2013), KIN (2016) and WAX (2018), keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish Singer-Songwriter’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerizing live artist. Tunstall has toured the world many times over, winning the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, the Ivor Novello Best Song Award for her huge, self-penned hit “Suddenly I See”, and a Q Award for Track of the Year. She also landed a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance with “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” In late 2021, KT headed back out on the road, as she supported Rick Astley on his huge UK Arena tour, performed on-board the Melissa Etheridge Cruise and played a run of sold-out solo dates in the US. Ending the year in style, KT was appointed the huge honour of headlining the legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York. Find out more at www.kttunstall.com
Yvette Young is the guitarist and writer for the band Covet. In addition to her band, she has a solo project where she plays piano, acoustic guitar, and violin. Yvette grew up classically trained in piano and violin and taught herself guitar while in the hospital. After completing a Fine Art and Visual Performing Arts education degree at UCLA, she worked as an art teacher awhile before transitioning to a full time musician. Because of her own personal experiences with using art and music as her own personal outlets, she is a huge advocate for music as a source of therapy and songwriting as a way to build self esteem and find a voice.
Carmen Vandenberg is the lead guitarist and one half of the Grammy-nominated rock duo, BONES UK. Having toured alongside Jeff Beck, Tom Morello, Highly Suspect, Stone Temple Pilots, and Buddy Guy, to name a few, Carmen has made quite the name for herself since arriving stateside less than five years ago. She served as a collaborative writer and performer in the making of Jeff Beck’s 2016 album, “Loud Hailer,”. Together with bandmate, Rosie Bones, their self-titled debut album confronted everything from the beauty industrial-complex to toxic masculinity and music-scene sexism; embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting-along. Carmen recently released her signature amp, the CV30 with partner Blackstar Amplification, and is the first female to do so. From all this, Carmen and Rosie might seem like a band who are already quite far along with their mission but spend any time in their presence and it’s easy to see that they are only just getting started. Find out more at bones-uk.com
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Born and raised in the small Canadian prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts’ dream of performing took root at the tender age of eight. After years of honing her craft and touring across Canada, Tenille made the long trip to Nashville to advance her songwriting skills. Her 2016 self-titled debut EP peaked at #1 on the iTunes Canada Top Country Album Chart and cracked the Top 100 on the U.S. iTunes Country Album Chart. In September 2019, she stepped into the famous circle and made her Grand Ole Opry debut. 2020 saw her receive her first Canadian Country Music Association Award – the “Rising Star Award.” In January 2021, she was inducted into the prestigious CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2021 and named one of the five 2021 CRS New Faces of Country Music. A month later, she received her first U.S. award nomination for the 2021 ACM New Female Artist of the Year. Her new full-length album Girl To Girl features 13 songs were all written or cowritten by Tenille as letters to her current and younger self. The new album follows her ground-breaking Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Betweencollection, which yielded the #1 hit “Somebody Like That.” Find out more at www.TenilleArts.com
Not only does Lzzy Hale front record-breaking GRAMMY® Award-winning platinum rock band Halestorm, but her voice also echoes throughout popular culture at large. Since co-founding the band in her teens, she has quietly cemented herself as a powerhouse vocalist, deft and dynamic guitarist, and influential force at the forefront of a faithful fanbase. Halestorm logged two back-to-back Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, namely Into The Wild Life and Vicious . The musicians notably scored the 2013 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” in recognition of “Love Bites (So Do I)”. In 2019, “Uncomfortable” earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Performance” and became their fourth #1 at Rock Radio. Loudwire named the band “Rock Artist of the Decade.” In the last few years, Lzzy’s reach has expanded to television personality and advocate for women and mental health. She hosted the GRAMMY® Premiere Ceremony in 2019 and last year joined the GRAMMY® Mental Health Panel in addition to hosting the annual She Rocks Awards. 2022 sees Halestorm unleash their fifth full-length album, Back From The Dead. The title track from the album has already become the band’s sixth number one at rock radio. Find out more at www.halestormrocks.com
Katie Daryl is a host and executive producer with 15+ years of industry experience. She has lent her humorous and witty hosting style to MTV, VH1, TMZ, HDNet, CBS, REELZ, AXS TV and Anheuser Busch. Currently, Katie Daryl is the host & executive producer for The Top Ten Revealed, a humorous countdown music show on AXS TV. Katie Daryl also hosts & produces a variety of AXS TV’s digital programs including Music High 5, At Home and Social, Rock & Tell, and Stranded. Weekly Katie Daryl finds herself interviewing the best of the best from the rock star world such as Nancy Wilson, Mick Fleetwood, Alice Cooper, Finneas, Jason Mraz, Lady A, Carnie Wilson, Fleet Foxes, Black Pumas, Yola and more!
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Lyndsey Parker is the music editor at Yahoo Entertainment and host of the daily SiriusXM Volume show Volume West. She also hosts the Rhino Records podcast series Totally ’80s and regular panels at the Grammy Museum and is a recurring cast member on AXS TV’s The Top Ten Revealed. Considered an expert in music and pop culture, Parker is a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award and Online Journalism Award nominee and has written for Elle, MOJO, Rolling Stone, NME, and Guitar. She has also appeared in the documentaries The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story and I Want My MTV; in multiple episodes of Behind the Music; and on CNN, MTV, CBS’s The Insider, and Fox’s Good Day L.A. Parker has written two books: Permanent Damage: Memoirs of an Outrageous Girl (with former GTOs member Miss Mercy) and Careless Memories of Strange Behavior: My Notorious Life as a Duran Duran Fan.
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SHE ROCKS SPOTLIGHT SERIES: SUSAN CATTANEO AND ALISA AMADOR
Thursday, March 17 @ 5p PT/8p ET
The She Rocks Spotlight Series on March 17th with livestream performances by Susan Cattaneo and Alisa Amador! WiMN Founder Laura B Whitmore hosts this event at 5pm PT/8pm ET on the PARADE Magazine Facebook and the WiMN Facebook. You can also watch on the WiMN YouTube here.
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JUNE 2, 2O22 TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK
The She Rocks Awards honors trailblazing women from all areas of the industry. Join us for this fun and inspiring event on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Anaheim, California (U.S.) when we celebrate the 10th Anniversary. Our first big announcement comes on March 17, so stay tuned!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for a few great volunteers to help with assembling gift bags, sound check, check-in, sell raffle tickets, talent handlers, photographers and videographers. Please send your information and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Throughout Women’s History Month, we celebrate the contributions of women. While it’s important to celebrate women’s history during the other 11 months, in March we can remember the sacrifices made by women, for women to help make the world, and our country, a more inclusive place.
Here is why Women’s History Month is in March and other facts you might not know about the month-long celebration:LEARN MORE HERE
SHE ROCKS PODCAST Episode 37: Beatie Wolfe
During Women’s History Month we are celebrating with 10 years of She Rocks Awards Honorees. Here is a classic episode with 2020 Honoree Beatie Wolfe, a self-proclaimed music visionary and weirdo.
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Myki Angeline talks with Command Sisters, Charlotte and Sarah Command in this throwback episode from March 2021!
Street Heroines, director Alexandra Henry’s first feature-length film, is an entirely self-driven project showcasing public spaces and the women who transform them (New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, and beyond). The film’s music score is provided by several female artists.
She Rocks Spotlight Series March 17, 2022
Women in the Music Industry: Yolanda Neely March 22, 2022 Info
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