As far as we're concerned, one day is certainly not enough to celebrate women, so I am continuing the series on women who inspire us! This post is about two artists I came to love as musicians then later grew respect for as pioneers in their field and as representatives for successful women.
Bonnie Raitt has had a storied career spanning over 40 years and it all started when she took some time off from school and went to play music in Philadelphia. Ever since her first album, she has garnered critical acclaim for her songwriting and guitar playing.
Raitt is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, a field dominated by men, and and one of the greatest singers of all time in rock and roll. In a business where longevity is far and few between, she has consistently released music from 1971 to 2016. Her dedication to her music alone is incredibly inspirational.
I think what elevates her in my mind even more is that she never forgot why she had originally went to school and is still heavily involved in social activism.
Stevie Nicks is undeniably the queen of rock and roll. From Fleetwood Mac to her solo career, her catalogue of music is unbelievable. Her music style has influenced artists for many years in many different genres. With countless Grammys and platinum albums, she is an undeniable rock icon.
Her legacy is unmatched with singers like Mary J. Blige, Courtney Love, Florence Welch, Sheryl Crow, and many others citing her as an influence, her impact is undeniable. Even beyond music, Stevie Nicks is a female icon for creative women everywhere.