The She Rocks Awards aired their 9th annual show on January 22nd. Things looked a little different this year due to the restrictions of the Coronavirus. Everything had to be recorded virtually and pieced together.
Lzzy Hale, lead singer and guitarist of Halestorm, hosted the event. She was also an honoree at the awards in 2020. Early in the show, she and one other guitar player played a stripped-down version of their song “Rock Show”. One thing that holds true for most award show hosts, is their outfits change numerous times. Even though this was a virtual show, that was still the case. Lzzy’s outfit had some difference everytime she was on screen.
We were treated to multiple performances throughout the show. Many of these had each performer recorded separately and then spliced together. This was done because of travel and gathering restrictions. Cherie Currie’s performance of her song “Roxy Roller” was one such video. Suzie Quatro and Nick Gilder were able to join in on the performance this way.
Ann Mincieli and Alicia Keys presented information on their collaboration, She Is The Music. This program offers workshops and mentorships for women in the music industry, as well as a database of females in the industry.
Amy Lee gave a solo performance on piano of her new song “Use My Voice” off the upcoming album due out in March. This album will be the first Evanescence album of all originals in quite a while. There was also a performance by Jennifer Batten, Courtney Coxx among others in a compilation video. Starr Parodi gave a special performance, accompanied by her daughter Isolde Fair.
Calling All Crows has a mission to end sexual violence in the music industry. They have the #HereForTheMusic campaign to focus on such a task. Kim Warnick is one of the women fighting for this campaign.
After accepting her award, Nancy Wilson played her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising”. After the Go-Go’s were presented with their award, and then played their new song “Club Zero”. This was a performance done in sections and put together like many others that evening. The Command Sisters finished out the show by playing “We Got The Beat” as the credits rolled.
This year’s honorees:
Groundbreaker Award - Cherie Currie
Dreaming Out Loud Award - Margaret Cho
Mad Skills Award - Ann Mincieli
Powerhouse Award - Amy Lee of Evanescence
Excellency Award - Sharon Hennessay
Inspire Award - Cindy Blackman Santana
Trailblazer Award - Gwen Bethel Riley
Vision Award - Starr Parodi
Legend Award - Nancy Wilson of Heart
Champion Award - Laura Clapp Davidson
Icon Award - The Go-Go’s