Heart to Speak at SXSW!

The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival proudly announces that Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will appear as featured speakers on Thursday, March 15 in the Austin Convention Center.

Songs like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda" and "Straight On" established Heart in the DNA of classic rock. Ann and Nancy Wilson were among the first women who worked as writers, performers and leaders of the band. Heart proved their staying power in the MTV era, topping the charts through the 80s and 90s. The sisters have branched out to solo efforts while continuing to tour and record together. Their most recent album, Red Velvet Car, debuted at 10* on the Billboard Top 200 LPs in 2010. In 2012, they will be releasing their follow-up to that album, a career-spanning box set as well as an autobiography. In addition to their first-ever appearance at SXSW, they will also be installing their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Artists who have participated as featured speakers previously at SXSW Music include Yoko Ono, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, DEVO, Cheap Trick and Emmylou Harris. The SXSW Interview with Heart will be a highlight among over 150 conference sessions currently being planned, which includes the previously announced keynote speaker Bruce Springsteen. All SXSW Music Conference events are open to Music and Platinum registrants as well as registered showcasing artists. Conference registrations are now being accepted.

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