Stevie Nicks will be the 2014 recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Award and honored on May 13th at the 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at L.A.’s Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The invite-only gala will feature "an all-star musical tribute to Nicks" and will also recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the U.S. -- along with the presentation of the 2014 BMI Pop Song, Songwriter, and Publisher of the Year. The evening will also include an all-star musical tribute to Nicks.
BMI.com posted that over the course of her career, Stevie Nicks has received 12 BMI million-performance citations, along with 12 BMI Pop Awards, a BMI Urban Award, and a BMI Country Award for such hits as "Landslide," "Rhiannon," "Dreams," "Leather And Lace," and "Gypsy," among others.
Stevie Nicks said that launching a solo career in 1981 had everything to do with songwriting -- and nothing to do with the pursuit of individual super-stardom. She explained that her solo career simply provided relief from the backlog of songs he'd been stockpiling for years: "When you're in a band with three writers, you only get one-third of the writer thing -- and that's the whole reason that I did a solo career. And that's. . . Y'know, when I told Fleetwood Mac that I was gonna do that, they were of course terrified that I would do that record and then I would quit. And I said to them, 'I just need a vehicle. I have trunks of songs from 1973 that are never going to be heard. The only reason I'm doing this solo thing is so I can throw a few more songs out. I'll make a record, I'll put it out, I'll do a month of shows, and I'll be done, and I'll come back. It's never going to be. . . It's never going to be Fleetwood Mac.'"
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