The epitome of women empowerment in music, Wanda Jackson is one of the original pioneers of ‘Rockabilly.’ Her raw vocals, brazen melodies, and overall spirit have influenced many musicians over the years; she has helped shape today’s sound of modern music. 

Her songs have stood the test of time, and Wanda continues to impress a new wave of rockabilly fans with her live shows and stage presence. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum were announced September 22nd, and the nine nominees were: Jeff Beck, Chic, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., the Stooges, War, Bobby Womack, and Daisy Rock endorsed artist Wanda Jackson.

Ballots were sent out to more than 500 voters, who voted for their choice of artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 24thAnnual Induction Ceremony. Wanda Jackson will be one of five nominees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Hame on April 4 at the historic Public Hall in Cleveland, with tickets to the ceremony available to the public for the first time.

One of the first endorsees of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Wanda Jackson exclusively plays the Wildwood Artist Acoustic/Electric in Pink Burst. To celebrate her induction announcement, Daisy Rock created a special Wanda Jackson Signature Guitar, which will be presented to Wanda prior to the induction ceremony.

Released in 1988, Wanda Jackson’s compilation album Let’s Have a Party contains chart-topping hits such as “Fujiyama Mama” and “In the Middle of a Heartache.” Alfred Music proudly publishes the Piano/Vocal/Chord songbook for this ultimate collection; Titles: Fujiyama Mama * Funnel of Love * Hard Headed Woman * Hot Dog That Made Him Mad * In the Middle of a Heartache * I Gotta Know * Let’s Have a Party * Mean Mean Man * Right or Wrong * Riot in Cell Block #9 * Rock Your Baby * Rockabilly Fever * Stupid Cupid. The Best of Wanda Jackson: Let’s Have a Partyis now available for $19.95. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or visit Wanda’s web site directly and or her MySpace site.

Originally posted 2009-02-15 17:54:03.