Stevie Nicks – Inspiration and beauty at its finest!
Stevie Nicks on Stage Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac performs in a 1978 concert in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Craig Lovell/Corbis via Getty Images)
When singer/songwriter, Stevie Nicks, made the music scene, America had no idea what was to come. She had an innocent confidence, a sense of fashion, a huge folksy voice and a beautiful face. Nicks was instrumental in paving the way for future female artists and has been referred to as a Rock n’ Roll Queen.
Although Nicks brags an epic solo career, she is probably best known for singing in Fleetwood Mac. She joined the group after its formation, but she is the one I think of when I think of the band. Being musically talented and easy on the eyes, she was a “front woman” that came to be the face of Fleetwood Mac. She is largely responsible for skyrocketing the band into super-stardom. In fact, Nicks wrote Fleetwood Mac’s only number one single, "Dreams," released in 1977 on their Rumors album.
Stevie Nicks was always a very feminine and delicate looking specimen of a woman. Her beautiful, wide eyes and innocent “girl next door” look had us all intrigued. She looked vulnerable, yet she left us with the feeling that there just might be something more than meets the eye. It didn’t take long to realize that Stevie Nicks was in complete control and was quite capable.
Nicks’ distinguishing voice was folksy, sultry, romantic, mysterious and feminine all rolled into one. She had such a command of her voice. When Nicks sang, her audiences were captivated. Her popularity soared after her exposure with Fleetwood Mac. She had the ability to make her fans feel like they were part of the song. It was mesmerizing.
When Stevie Nicks wrote a song, it was evident that her inspiration came from within. She was a young woman with an old soul. She sang about painful subject matter but always left us with the hope that it would be okay. Nicks sang with an influential affinity for empowering women. Women from all over were finding their inner strength through identifying with her songs. She made it alright for women to be feminine, vulnerable, conflicted and strong all at the same time.
Her style captured our attention as much as that powerful Stevie Nicks voice. No matter what she wore, she rocked it. Young women were enamored with her sense of style. Her “look” embodied the epitome of the young counter-culture. She had beautiful flowing hair and dressed like a hippie angel.
Song writing has long been a passion for Nicks. She writes to inspire others as well as herself. It is further evident that she loves what she does. When Nicks performs, there is a profound aura of joy in every performance! While she always appeared to wear her heart on her sleeve, I’m pretty sure she is quite able of taking care of herself. She is delicate and indestructible rolled into one.
To this day, songs that Stevie Nicks has written and recorded offer comfort to people in pain. She sings right from the heart and gives hope to seemingly hopeless circumstances. That is probably why her music still endures and will live on long after she is gone.
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