Weekend YouTube: Wanda Jackson

It’s almost time again for the Americana Music Honors & Awards show… the annual event that takes place each year at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to honor the very best in Americana music. This year’s show is September 9th, and as I’ve done in the past, I plan on using this space to preview and handicap the awards races to try to pick a winner.

Today’s Weekend YouTube (new name, same feature) will take a brief look at this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance winner, Wanda Jackson. Jackson was known as the Queen of Rockabilly in the 1950’s and 60’s and was one of the first female stars of rock and country music. She is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and served as a tremendous influence on many of the female artists who followed her.

Jackson is now in her early 70’s, but continues to record and tour. It’s hard to stop the original “Hard Headed Woman.”

Here are a couple of classic performance clips from Wanda Jackson.

And a more recent performance to prove she’s still got it…

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