Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Video: Stars Pay Tribute to Stevie Nicks at BMI Pop Awards Plus Stevie's Acceptance Speech

Photo Kevin Winter

Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks received the BMI Icon Award in recognition of her unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. As the 2014 BMI Icon Award recipient, Nicks joins an elite list of past honorees that includes Paul Simon, Carole King, David Foster, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton and others.

"This is one of the best nights of my life," Nicks said upon accepting her award, going on to poignantly capture the craft for which she was honored, "We are reporters – we songwriters write songs about life, not just love." Nicks added, "I want to thank Del. This is so important to me. To all of you here, all of you songwriters and artists, I wrote my first song when I was 15 1/2 and this is what you have to look forward to if you really want to do this. Go for it, be determined, don't let anyone get in your way … Bring the fun back!"

The night included a special star-studded musical tribute to Nicks, featuring Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, the incomparable Sheryl Crow, country music trio Lady Antebellum, piano-playing chanteuse Vanessa Carlton and the multi-talented Shakira. Levine and Crow combined their breathtaking talent to deliver a mesmerizing rendition of Nicks’ “Leather & Lace,” Lady Antebellum commandeered “Rhiannon,” Carlton wowed the audience with “Dreams” and Shakira serenaded with “Landslide.”

Source: BMI

(clip) Shakira "Landslide"

Below video contains red carpet arrivals, interviews with attendees, Musical tribute to Stevie, plus Stevie's acceptance speech

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Brian said...

So happy for Stevie, she is an american treasure and we the fans should so blessed that we live in the same era as Stevie. Congrats Stevie you deserve any honors from the music industry!!!

Anonymous said...

About time she got her and recognition from her true peers. As I have read more and more lately.. Stevie Nicks ain't NO ONES back-up singer!!! d,

Anonymous said...

I can't stand Shakira's voice.
Just had to say that. She cheapens Stevie's song.

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