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Ann & Nancy Wilson
Honored with Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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Ann and Nancy Wilson were honored with their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard. The star was unveiled in front of the Musicians Institute. “This location is a coveted spot for many Rock n’ Rollers and these ladies will join the likes of bands Journey and Motley Crue who also have stars on that property. We are thrilled with this latest star addition as many young, aspiring female rockers look up to these legendary ladies of Rock n’ Roll”, stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Emcee Leron Gubler, President/CEO of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guests Sean Kinney, Mike Inez of Alice In Chains and Rita Wilson helped Heart unveil the 2,481st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Recording.
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, storming the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments, too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Never,” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers.
Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s “Red Velvet Car” album, and a Top 5 DVD (“Night at Sky Church”). As individuals, the sisters have also achieved significant success. Ann sang on songs that were both chart successes and motion picture themes, like “Almost Paradise” from Footloose, “Best Man in the World” from Goldenchild, and “Surrender to Me” from Tequila Sunrise, while Nancy composed and performed the scores to a half dozen motion pictures including the award winning “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous.”
Although they got their start in Seattle, Heart is a worldwide phenomenon, and Heart singles, albums and videos have achieved chart success in virtually every major territory.
Along the way, music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors. Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture.
2012 is a big a year for Heart: Their 50+ city tour kicked off on June 29 and ends in November. They recently released their first-ever box set Strange Euphoria this past June 5, and their first-ever book “Kicking & Dreaming” was released by Harper Collins on September 18, and their brand new studio CD, “Fanatic” will be released by Sony Music on October 2nd.
Honors & Achievements:
- Four GRAMMY nominations
- Lifetime Achievement Award – GRAMMY Foundation Northwest Chapter
- Lifetime Achievement – VH1 Rock Honors
- Image Award: Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in Songwriting – ASCAP
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum – Exhibit and much, much more.
Heart’s philanthropic involvements & contributions are extensive and include work with the Race to Erase MS, Make a Wish Foundation, Covenant House, National Breast Cancer Foundation and many, many more.
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