Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Heart to receive star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Wilson sisters’ star will be unveiled in front of the Musician’s 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,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are thrilled with this latest star addition as many young, aspiring female rockers look up to these legendary ladies of Rock n’ Roll.”

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony takes place September 25 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers will include Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice In Chains, and actress Rita Wilson.

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”).

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.

They recently released their first-ever box set, "Strange Euphoria," on June 5, and their first-ever book “Kicking & Dreaming” will be released by Harper Collins on September 18, and their brand new studio CD, “Fanatic” is due on October 2nd.

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See also:

Heart to be featured on CBS Sunday Morning
Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson to publish autobiography next month