Op-Ed: Stevie Nicks deserves Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod as a soloist

Posted Sep 12, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
Veteran musician Stevie Nicks would make a great choice for an upcoming nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.
Stevie Nicks releases her new solo record  24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault
Stevie Nicks releases her new solo record '24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault'
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Nicks is already an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a band member of Fleetwood Mac, which was inducted in 1998, in the "Performers" category; however, her musical work as a solo artist also deserves to be recognized as well in her own right. If that were to happen, Nicks would make music history and become the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (as a band member of a major group and a soloist).
She is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with an illustrious career that has spanned well over four decades, and her discography is more than impressive. Her solo album Bella Donna is a modern classic, which features such hits as "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," her duet with Tom Petty, as well as "Edge of Seventeen," "Leather and Lace" and "After the Glitter Fades."
Nicks has served as a major musical inspiration for countless women to pursue careers in the music industry. Throughout her career, she collaborated with many other esteemed male rock singer-songwriters, and their musical work has benefited as a result. Two of her solo albums have been certified multi-platinum (Bella Donna and The Wild Heart, which featured "Stand Back"), three of her other solo albums were certified platinum, followed by several more gold certified albums.
In April of 2017, Digital Journal had the distinct pleasure to see Stevie Nicks perform in concert at Nassau Coliseum, and it is evident that she still rocks and puts on a "magical" live show.
The official nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 2019) will be announced in October of 2018. Let's hope Stevie Nicks is included on the ballot as a solo artist.