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Stevie Nicks was awarded the 2014 BMI Icon Award on May 13, 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA. ✨ 

f you really wanna do this forever, you can. You just have to, as my mom would say ‘put your nose to the grindstone and go for it.’ And just be determined.”

December 27, 2013: “Here is Stevie Nicks doing my marriage paperwork. It’s a misdemeanor in the state of Arizona if she messes it up.
She’s a badass reverend. It was an awesome ceremony. Thank you Stevie! And than you all for the good wishes.” – From John McCauley’s Instagram account.

Stevie Nicks will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (again). She will be honored for her work as a solo artist. As we all know Stevie is a woman who stands on her own…with grace. Her power comes from the essence of who she is. Nothing is contrived. Her work is vulnerable and unusual and stunning. I could go on and on about what she’s done for me but let’s keep the focus on this artistic giant and let us all bask in her whimsy and just get lost in the song for a while.

Vanessa Carlton – ‘Dreams’

The singer—whose 2013 wedding ceremony to Deer Tick’s John McCauley was officiated by Fleetwood Mac’s very own Stevie Nicks—told Fuse about her inspiration in recording and creating the track: 

“I feel like a lot of people don’t attempt to cover Fleetwood Mac because the personality of these songs are so distinct. I admit, I was terrified to do this, but I sang ‘Dreams’ on stage at a BMI event honoring Stevie Nicks. I was seven-weeks pregnant at the time. No one knew. I got to sing the song with Stevie’s band which was pretty great. Waddy Wachtel, the musical director gave me ‘the nod’ during rehearsal which, I think, meant he approved. Or at least I’m praying that’s what it meant. 

"I knew the only way I could honor this song was to get an amazing band. My friend Patrick Hallahan (of My Morning Jacket) is one of my favorite drummers. He lives in Louisville and despite being super busy, woke up early, drove to Nashville, played the song and drove home. All before noon. The gorgeous harmonies were done by the Watson Twins, Nashville locals who are also from Louisville. And the guitars were all done by Adam Landry, who also produced the track. We sent the song to Stevie for approval, and we got the seal. Dream team!


February 19, 2011: Stevie attends the Sunset Sessions Q&A and Meet & Greet and sings “Carousel” with Vanessa Carlton.

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Stevie and Vanessa Carlton at the Covelli Center on September 15, 2017. 

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“The thing with Stevie is that she’s so down to earth and warm. She has this amazing allure and presence, and I think what’s most wonderful about people is when they know how to connect with you. And that’s Stevie’s greatest gift. Beyond all the shawls and beauty and mystery with her, it’s incredible just how willing she is to put herself out there. That’s what makes an artist’s work last longer.”

Vanessa Carlton, 2017.

July 24, 2007: Stevie sings “The One” during Vanessa Carlton’s showcase at The Roxy in Los Angeles.

From Vanessa Carlton’s facebook page: “Sweating out that hangover gettin’ ready for those Stevie Nicks shows. Announcing all the dates soon. Come see us.” ?

Stevie Nicks’ 24 Karat Gold Tour to stop in Northeast Wisconsin:

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) – Legendary rocker Stevie Nicks is coming to the Resch Center.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is set to stop in Northeast WIsconsin Aug. 23 as part of her 24 Karat Gold Tour. 

The show promises fan favorites from her time with Fleetwood Mac, all the way to songs from her recent albums “In Your Dreams” and “24 Karat Gold – Songs from the Vault.”

Vanessa Carlton is the opening act. 

Tickets range from $69.50 to $125. They go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center, by phone at 1-800-895-0071 and online.