Monday, December 16, 2019

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 4: SAMMY HAGAR

As part of the 2019 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the year.

Finalists for the 10th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: the Rock News Story Of The Year is determined by page views, while the Rock News Artist Of The Year is based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2019 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 19.

2019 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

10 – QUEEN
09 – RUSH

Rock News Artist of The Year No. 4 – SAMMY HAGAR

As Sammy Hagar and The Circle resumed live performances in January, the band previewed their forthcoming debut studio album with the lead track, “Trust Fund Baby.”

The group launched a US tour in April, just weeks before Hagar kicked off season four of the AXS-TV series “Rock & Roll Road Trip”, and the release of the full “Space Between” record.

Aided by an album/concert ticket bundle for the spring trek, the album debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 while landing at No. 1 on four other charts: Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums.

The group stopped by the Howard Stern Show to chat about the project and tour in April, where they also performed the Van Halen classic, “Finish What Ya Started.”

The spring series wrapped up in early June, with Hagar and The Circle playing a few shows in August as they prepared to headline the Red Rocker’s second annual High Tide Beach Party & Car Show in Huntington Beach, CA in September; the event was ultimately cancelled after organizers reportedly failed to secure the necessary permits.

In October, Hagar premiered a short film based on “Space Between”; directed by ZZ Satriani, the project is based on what the singer refers to as “a concept record about money, greed, enlightenment and truth.”

Hagar hosted his annual birthday bash concert series in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in October as he celebrated turning 72; the rocker closed out the year with more dates with The Circle before participating in an “Evening With” event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles that saw him interviewed by moderator Scott Goldman before being joined by guitarist Vic Johnson to perform an acoustic set of classic tracks for the crowd in attendance.

Hagar and the band currently have a few spring 2020 concerts on their schedule, including a number of shows in South America in March.

See also:

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The Eagles sweep the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards
AC/DC sweep the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year