1. Christine McVie
Sadly, the singer passed away in November 2022 after suffering a stroke. Nevertheless, her legacy lives on through her music, which continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by many.
2. Kate Bush
3. Pat Benatar
4. Carly Simon
5. Linda Ronstadt
Unfortunately, Ronstadt’s career was cut short due to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2012, which severely affected her ability to sing. Despite this, her contributions to music continue to be celebrated, and her legacy as one of the greatest female vocalists in history remains intact.
6. Sheryl Crow
“All I Wanna Do” singer Sheryl Crow made a significant impact on the music industry with her versatile sound. With a career spanning several decades now, Crow has crafted a musical style that resonates with fans of Stevie Nicks.
Similar to Nicks, Crow possesses a distinctive voice that effortlessly weaves through genres, ranging from rock to pop to folk. It draws parallels to Nicks’s unique vocal delivery, showcasing a similar blend of vulnerability and strength.
Some of Crow’s notable hits, such as the earlier mentioned “All I Wanna Do” and “If It Makes You Happy,” showcase her talent for creating infectious pop-rock tunes. Interestingly also is her collaboration with Nicks in the song “Prove You Wrong.”
7. Kim Carnes
These days, Carnes’s activity has decreased compared to her earlier years. While she may not be as actively recording or releasing new music, her contributions to the music world and her legacy endure.
8. Alannah Myles
In 1989, Myles’s self-titled debut album was released and featured the mega-hit single “Black Velvet.” This song became an instant classic, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning her a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy.
9. Bonnie Tyler
Anybody who loves the 1983 song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” will most likely know whose voice it is associated with. Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler has been captivating audiences for decades with her powerful vocals since her start in the music industry.
While Tyler and Stevie Nicks have their own unique styles and musical approaches, fans of Nicks may find themselves drawn to Tyler just because of her voice. It is husky and powerful—add this to the heartfelt storytelling that permeates her music, and you get unforgettable songs like “It’s a Heartache” and “Holding Out for a Hero.”
10. Joan Jett
After the group separated in 1979, Jett embarked on a successful solo career, forming the band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. With their breakthrough hit “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” released in 1981, Jett cemented her place in rock history.
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11. Ann Wilson
In addition to her work with Heart, Wilson has also released several solo albums showcasing her talents as a singer-songwriter and an interpreter of classic rock songs.
Aside from her expressive vocal range, Wilson is similar to Stevie Nicks in that she, too, is a pioneer in a male-dominated industry, using music to empower other women and inspire change.
12. Dolly Parton
If you’re wondering why the country music legend Dolly Parton is on this list, well, hear us out. While her musical style may be different from Stevie Nicks’s, there are a few things of Parton’s that Nicks fans might appreciate.
While we can cite vocal skills or performance similarities, the biggest reason is Parton’s versatility. While primarily a country artist, she has effortlessly crossed genres throughout her career, dabbling in pop, folk, rock, and more. This willingness to experiment with sound mirrors the adventurous spirit that Nicks has demonstrated in her own career.
If this isn’t reason enough, consider that Parton has announced a collaboration with Stevie Nicks for her upcoming song “What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for Me” later in this 2023 year.
13. Lana Del Rey
Our last artist might seem an odd choice, but considering that Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks have worked on a song together and Nicks has stated it changed her (for the better), Del Rey seemed a good concluding artist here.
The song in question is Del Rey’s 2017 “Beautiful People Beautiful Problems,” which was part of her fifth album, Lust for Life. The song reached #29 on Billboard‘s Alternative Rock chart, but the album itself was among Del Rey’s #1 hits.
So if you’re a fan of Stevie Nicks and intrigued by dreamy, introspective music with a touch of melancholy, delving into Del Rey’s discography might be worth your while.