Heart was honored at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors (24 May 2007), and also performed along with Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis and ZZ Top. Gretchen Wilson and Alice in Chains honored the group by performing Barracuda. This, along with the inclusion of “Crazy on You” in “Guitar Hero II” and “Barracuda” in the “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” video game, renewed interest in Heart once again.
In September 2007, Ann Wilson released her first solo album, Hope & Glory. The album features guest appearances by Elton John, Alison Krauss, Nancy Wilson, k d lang, Wynonna Judd, Gretchen Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, and Deana Carter, and was produced by Ben Mink (Barenaked Ladies, k d lang and Feist). Both Nancy Wilson and Roger Fisher commenced writing autobiographies, but no publication dates have yet been mentioned.
Heart appeared on the “Ellen Degeneres Show” on January 25, 2008 for Ellen’s birthday show, and performed “Barracuda”. Ellen played an intro to “Barracuda” on Guitar Hero in front of the audience before announcing Heart. On April 9, 2008, the band appeared on “Idol Gives Back” with Fergie, who sang “Barracuda” in harmony with Ann. In mid 2008, Heart made a U.S. tour with Journey and Cheap Trick.
This past April, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson will received a songwriting award. ASCAP’s Founders Award is given to artists who “have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators,” according to the organization. The Wilson sisters are responsible for “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Alone,” and “These Dreams,” among other hits.
Tickets On Sale Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m.
~ $32.50/Lawn, $45/Reserved ~
Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre (Tuesday- Friday, Noon – 6 p.m. & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or any Ticketmaster Outlet, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For complete concert information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call 919-462-2025.