The rockers from Heart, ANN & NANCY WILSON, will be held in high esteem at the Annual Pop Music Awards in it’s 26th year! The ceremony will take place in the L.A. area this April 22, 2009 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will praise the Vancouver sisters and the rest of the group for their contribution to the evolution of Rock and Roll. The recipients of the past include Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Smokey Robinson, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young. Not bad of a line up to be associated with now is it!
ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman commented: “Ann and Nancy Wilson have made an indelible mark on rock music history. Their success and influence helped pave the way for other female artists, and they continue to build their musical legacy with an artistic energy that remains as strong today as when they first started out over 35 years ago. They are true musical trailblazers and ASCAP is extremely proud to honor them with the Founders Award.”
When I was young, Heart was a band that was always on the airways but, never really close to my heart. Some of the guitar playing of Nancy Wilson was nice but, it was just a style of playing that did not appeal to me at that time in my life. Sure, the rhythm was catchy and all that but, there was maybe only one or two tunes that I bothered to pick up over that time period.
As the years rolled on by, I started to appreciate the band for what they were, distinct and unique!
So here’s to those loverly young ladies who created the band Heart and for their achievements over the years! Congrats Ann & Nancy Wilson!
Keep on Jammin’