Nancy Wilson

Played 2020

Nancy Wilson

About 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) lead the multi-platinum rock group Heart. (35 million records sold.) Nancy’s is revered as an ingenious guitar player and a gifted lead vocalist. That’s Nancy singing on Heart’s first Number One Hit, “These Dreams.” As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon. (“Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “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 2012.  That same year, she and her sister received a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. In 2013, the Wilson Sisters celebrated another career milestone 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.  The video went viral on YouTube.

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

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

Nancy’s film nominations include:

  • 2000: Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (Sierra Award – Best Score) for Almost Famous
  • 2001: Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (PFCS Award – Best Original Score) for Almost Famous
  • 2001: BAFTA (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music) for Almost Famous
  • 2002: Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (Saturn Award – Best Music) for Vanilla Sky
  • 2006: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (Critics Choice Award – Best Composer) for Elizabethtown

As a longtime film buff, Nancy has an encyclopedic knowledge of the language of film. She has years of experience working as part of filmmaking teams, helping to craft scenes that support the emotional tone of the film and advance the story.  An instinctive musician, she applies her touch to enhance an intimate, human moment or to bring lift-off to a party scene.

Nancy’s onstage experience in Heart has taught her how to create connections with her audience in a concert.  She brings this skill to her composing work, where she delivers unforgettable melodic themes, aimed at deepening her relationship with a viewing audience.

What Passengers Think

The Music, The Ship, The People are ALL Great! What an amazing experience. My wife and I had a GREAT time!

Rick Booth, Awesome! Rick Booth, Awesome!

This was my 11th cruise overall but my First RLC! And I can simply say it’s the BEST I have been on. It was more than anything I could have imagined. Everyone was there for one purpose, and that was to ROCK OUT! I loved all the bands, I loved how everyone was just happy (tough to come across now adays). I am HOOKED. I initially didn’t think I’d be able to attend VII, (going on a Hawaiian cruise in April 2019), but I’m working it to make it happen (my suite mates already booked me so I have a room, just gotta figure out $$-but I’LL BE THERE). I met so many great people, the music is my genre of music and it’s just a great time! Looking forward to many more, and it really is for a great cause (NAHA). m/ ROCKSTAR!!!!

Jeni, This Cruise Was Meant for ME! Jeni, This Cruise Was Meant for ME!