Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Alice and Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez and Rita Wilson
WHAT: 2,481st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of RECORDING
WHERE: 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Musician’s Institute
WHEN: September 25, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
This ceremony will be live video-streamed at www.WalkofFame.com
Ann and Nancy Wilson will be honored with their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, September 25, at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard. Their 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. 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.
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.
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” being released by Sony Music on October 2nd.
· Dreamboat Annie (1976) – 100 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling
· Little Queen (1977) – 41 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling
· Magazine (1978) – 25 weeks on chart, platinum selling
· Dog & Butterfly (1978) – 36 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling
· Greatest Hits Live (1980) – 25 weeks on charts, multi-platinum selling
· Heart (1985) – 92 weeks on charts, five times platinum selling, Grammy nominated
· Bad Animals (1987) – 50 weeks on charts, three times platinum, two Grammy nominations
· Brigade (1990) – 49 weeks on the charts, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated
· Greatest Hits 1985-1995 (2000) – platinum selling
· Essential Heart (2002) – platinum selling
· Red Velvet Car (2010) – Top 10 entry in Billboard Magazine, September 6
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
Electric Music Project Museum - Exhibit
Philanthropic Involvements & Contributions:
Race to Erase MS, Make a Wish Foundation, Covenant House, Alzheimer’s Association, Barbara Davis Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Seattle, Neil Young’s Bridge School