Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of Rock n’ Roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 10, Nancy, and her sister Ann, led the multi-platinum rock group, Heart. Together they have gone on to sell 35 million records. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and a gifted vocalist. As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon including, “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” and “Straight On.”

During an era when females in rock n’ roll were scarce, Nancy helped carve out a place for women to front a band and dominate a rock stage. Her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. That same year, she and her sister received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Wilson sisters celebrated another career milestone in 2013 when they performed Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” at the Kennedy Center Honors. Their note-perfect performance was met with rowdy cheers and a standing ovation in the staid hall and brought members of Led Zeppelin to tears.

Nancy has also built a successful career as a film composer. Her composing credits include scores for the following films:

  • 2005 Elizabethtown
  • 2001 Vanilla Sky
  • 2000 Almost Famous
  • 1995 Jerry Maguire (main theme)
  • 1989 Say Anything

In 2017, Nancy stands at the starting line of exciting new co-writing/performance opportunities with her powerhouse band ROADCASE ROYALE, revitalized, as she pushes forward into a fresh artistic world.


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  • Sorry about the troubles with ya sista Ann.
    I am glad to see your pressing on and staying out there and in the public light. Best of luck with this new endeavor as all us 60 somethings cross the threshold and journey forth on new paths in life. My yours continue to be financially & spiritually successful as you seek your musical muse & balance

  • Hello. I am the director of Music Industry and Recording Technology at York College of Pennsylvania. Our students often benefit from the wisdom of industry professionals. Would you be interested in serving on our advisory board? It’s relatively informal. Members of the advisory board simply agree to serve as sources of advice as we continue to develop a relevant program in music industry studies.

    I respect your time, and I would like to emphasize that members are only asked to respond to e-mails or (possibly) the relatively infrequent telephone call. These communications will help me with any questions that I need answered by current industry professionals.

    Here is a list of our current board members:

    Jay Cooper, entertainment attorney (Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Perry, screenwriter David Seidler (The King’s Speech), Sheryl Crow, John Williams, Glen Campbell, The Voice (TV Show)).

    Steve Lillywhite, Grammy Award winning record producer (U2, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Big Country, Talking Heads, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Morrissey, The Killer, The Pogues, David Byrne, XTC, Simple Minds, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Psychedelic Furs, Beady Eye, Phish, Counting Crows and Joan Armatrading).

    Anne Sturm, General Manager and Programmer at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

    Bobby Kimball, original lead singer for the Grammy award-winning, classic rock group Toto.

    Chad Taylor, founding member and guitarist for the multiplatinum rock band LIVE.

    Cameo Carlson, former head of Digital Business Development for Borman Entertainment and former Executive Vice President of Universal Motown Republic Group.

    Eimear Noone, award-winning Irish composer and conductor for “World of Warcraft.”

    Jeremy Weiss, founder and owner, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival.

    John McCurry, guitarist and songwriter (Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, Julian Lennon, David Bowie, John Waite, Joss Stone, Katy Perry, and The Jonas Brothers).

    Jorge Casas, Grammy-winning producer, bassist and musical director for Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine.

    M‌att Forger, mixing engineer (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Summer, Steven Spielberg, Sir Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald, and John Landis).

    Phil Ehart, founder, drummer, and manager for the classic rock band KANSAS.

    Shumetris (Meme) Halford, Manager of Marketing & Strategic Alliances at The Recording Academy, better known for The GRAMMY Awards.

    Terry Botwick (Formerly – President of Vanguard Films & Animation, President and COO of Big Idea Productions (VeggieTales), SVP of Programming for CBS, President of Distribution and National Programming for the Hearst Corporation, and VP of The Family Channel).

    Tim McKenna, award-winning production manager with Live Nation.

    Todd Brabec, former Executive Vice President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Ty Tabor, lead guitarist for hard rock trio King’s X.

    Val Garay, Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer (Mr. Big, Kim Carnes, Pablo Cruise, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Santana, Jackson Browne, The Motels, Marvin Gaye, Elton John, The Mamas & Papas, Queensrÿche, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Seals & Crofts, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and James Taylor).

    Thank you for considering this!

    All the best,

    Shawn David Young, Ph.D.
    Coordinator, Music Industry and Recording Technology
    Assistant Professor of Music
    Department of Communication and the Arts
    York College of Pennsylvania

    (717) 815-2083

  • Nancy, I really admire your work and contribution to music. One of my biggest illusions is that you and Ann join with Jimmy Page to record at least one CD. To my wife, children and me of course, we would love to see you live here in Monterrey N.L. Mexico

  • Come to Dallas Texas

  • Jonathan Burbridge on

    Go Nancy,I’ve always been a fan

  • The new album is fantastic! You all have done an amazing job. I saw you in The Canyon Club and The Rose back in June and from those performances, I knew you guys had something special. So glad you are all enjoying this new adventure! See you in November at the Forum.


  • I am so excited to hear you with your new band. You are so inspirational to me. I played drums for years but haven’t played in many years. Keep on rocking!!
    Peace and love
    Kathy Clevenger

  • LuAnn Cackowski on

    cant stop listening to the new cd. I hit the repeat button and just let it blast all over the house. AWESOME. cant wait 4 more.

  • I been a fan of your music my whole life Nancy, it’s great to see a true rocker still making cutting edge music. “The Dragon”, the first time I heard it? I thought, that’s one of the few songs in recent years to really speak to my generation, directly. Incredibly, you and the band, channeled Layne almost mystically. We were the same age, and his music spoke to me. As did your music…the music that helped define that same generation. It’s a song that I hope will reach this generation as well. They have a lot of the same problems now that we had then. Anyway, all the best. Sounds amazing!!!! Can’t wait to catch you guys on tour.

    Peace, GR

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