Rock’s Eternal Gold Dust Woman
One of rock and roll’s most beloved and successful artists, the legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks is poised to reach even greater career heights in 2020. With upcoming appearances in several special music festivals, new music and a film she has been researching and developing for years, Nicks’ star is poised to shine brighter than ever. But let’s go back a moment.
Stevie Nicks made history in 2019. It was the year she became the first woman inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the second time! This time Nicks’ extraordinary career as a solo artist was officially honored. It followed her previous 1998 induction as a member of the legendary Fleetwood Mac.
The year also included the completion of the phenomenally successful 2018/2019 Fleetwood Mac Tour which sold out a record breaking 89 shows and played to over 1.5 million fans around the globe.
Nicks also performed as a guest artist on new albums by Lana Del Rey and Sheryl Crow in 2019 and closed out the year performing with Keith Urban in Nashville’s famous New Year’s Eve celebration.
In 2018, Stevie returned to Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story series to reprise her role and bring her closer to a whole new generation of Stevie Nicks fans.
The same year, she also released Stevie Nicks – The Ultimate Collaboration on Rhino Records – a career spanning collection outlining Nicks’ entire solo catalog – which includes various versions of her many hits including “Stand Back”, “Dreams”, “Gold Dust Woman”, “Landslide”, “Edge of Seventeen,” “Gypsy,” “Sara”, “The Wild Heart”, “Silver Springs” and scores more.
Nicks, a multi-platinum Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, has sold over 140 million albums including her solo work and as the heart and soul of Fleetwood Mac. She has ‘enchanted‘ audiences for decades with her thrilling mystical performances on stage, her unique songwriting skills, and her ongoing fashion influence. She continues to be an inspiration to many other female performers and has sustained the highest levels of love and respect from an ever-growing devoted fan base that spans many generations.
“It’s not acting…It’s never acting…The reason I go onstage and sing Edge of Seventeen every night since ’81 or Gold Dust Woman is to take myself back to that time when it was written…Sometimes I can’t remember what happened yesterday but I remember so well what happened through the whole period of time that I wrote all these songs. That’s what I bring to the audience whenever I step on the stage,” commented Nicks in Rolling Stone Magazine.
In 1981, six years after joining Fleetwood Mac, Nicks went solo for the first time with her debut album Bella Donna. A massive success, it sold more than five million copies in the US, topped the album charts, and produced four hit singles including her signature anthem, “Edge of Seventeen.” More platinum albums followed – The Wild Heart (1983), Rock A Little (1985) and The Other Side of the Mirror (1989). Nicks received seven Grammy nominations for her solo work and six Grammy nominations as a member of Fleetwood Mac. She won a Grammy with Fleetwood Mac for Album of the Year (Rumours) which is one of the biggest selling albums of all time. Over the years, Stevie has also had many memorable collaborations with artists including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and “Leather and Lace” with Don Henley.
Her last two solo albums “In Your Dreams” and “24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault” both debuted in the Top Ten and received wide critical acclaim.
Rolling Stone Magazine named Nicks “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” and one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
Along with Stevie’s solo albums and tours, her four decade run with Fleetwood Mac remains a cornerstone of her unprecedented career. “I wouldn’t have it any other way…When I joined the band decades ago, my life changed completely for the better. It’s been an experience of a lifetime to record and perform with them – especially this last tour. I’ve written so many songs and there are other great songwriters in the band so I only had the chance to put a few of them on each Fleetwood Mac album and perform them with the band. So early on, I realized that I would always have a dual career. My solo career is much more girlie-girl…It’s still a rock band but the chance to perform more of my songs continues to inspire me to also have a big solo career…Every time a Fleetwood Mac tour ends, I hit the ground running. I’d take a week off and then I’d be in the studio.”
“All these years later, my voice hasn’t changed…As long as I take care of myself, I am still going to be doing this when I’m 80. There are so many things I want to do…I want to record another record…I want to make a movie. If the coven reforms, I want to go back to American Horror Story. I can still dance on stage and wear a short skirt and prance around in six-inch boots.”
Rock on Gold Dust Woman!
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