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Ann Wilson Through the Decades

December 18, 2017

 

With her soaring soprano and dynamic range to match, Ann Wilson's voice has been a staple on radio stations and “Most Played” playlists alike. The former lead singer of Heart is coming to Spirit Mountain Casino on Saturday, February 10th at 7 pm, and we have the opportunity to experience one of the century’s greatest rockers in person! Get to know Ann through the decades:

The 1970s: A Musical Legacy Begins
After a childhood immersed in music, Ann and her sister Nancy joined a small band called White Heart while living in the suburbs of Seattle. Within a few years, the group had moved up to Vancouver and changed their name to Heart. Heart experienced near-instantaneous success with the release of:

  • Dreamboat Annie, the band’s first studio album
  • “Crazy on You,” the band’s pioneering single
  • Dog & Butterfly (1978), which solidified the commercial success of the band

The 1980s: Heart Grows Up
By the 1980s, Heart had evolved its sound to encompass equal parts hard rock and folk. Supported by Ann’s dynamic vocals, the band pushed the boundaries of its genre. Highlights included:

  • Bebe le Strange, the band’s third studio album to score a top 10 spot
  • “Almost Paradise,” a duet with Mike Reno that was featured in Footloose

The 1990s: Music Beyond Heart
Ann and her sister expanded their musical interests beyond Heart as they delved into the 1990s. While they continued to work with the band, they also:

  • Launched a Seattle recording studio, Bad Animals
  • Created The Lovemongers, whose track “The Battle of Evermore” was featured on the Singles soundtrack

The 2000s and Onward: Solo Talent
By the new millennium, Ann was stretching her solo talent. While her work with Heart continues, her name holds its own in the industry. Accolades include:

  • The release of Ann’s first solo album, Hope & GLory
  • Heart’s 2013 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • The release of her feature film, Ann Wilson / In Focus

Celebrate the enduring musical legacy of Ann Wilson with us at Spirit Mountain Casino this February. Read about our Top 5 Ann Wilson songs. Tickets start at $40 and are on sale now. Experience the magic here in the Willamette Valley!


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