Lita Ford Wins FMQB’s 2009 Best Female Rock Artist Award


December 18, 2009

Queen of Metal Caps Off a Banner Year

Lita Ford Wins FMQB's 2009 Best Female Rock Artist AwardLita Ford is capping off a banner year by being named FMQB’s 2009 Best Female Artist in the Rock category in the music and radio trade magazine’s annual FMQB Artist Leaders 2009 honors.

Lita’s counterparts in the Best Female Artist category include such heavyweights as Beyonce (Rhythm), Taylor Swift (CHR), Pink (AC/Hot AC), and Metric’s Emily Haines (Modern). Winners will be posted on next week.

“To be gone so long and come back to such an amazing reception has been awesome,” says Lita. “We really have our fans to thank as they supported us out on the road, as well as rock and metal radio who put us back on the airwaves. And, of course, our team who worked hard behind-the-scenes to make Wicked Wonderland a success.”

The Queen of Metal’s return to rock came after a 14-year hiatus from recording with the October release of Wicked Wonderland. The lead track from the explosive album, “Crave,” a duet featuring husband Jim Gillette, made a major dent in rock radio this fall and winter as it reached No. 7 on CMJ’s charts in October.

And, the accolades didn’t stop there. Reviews of Lita’s show with Queensryche had such media outlets as raving, “Seeing Lita for a short time makes it feel like a dream. During the Philadelphia show, she took the stage like a crazed tigress and pranced around while members of Queensryche played ‘Patriotic SOB’ and ‘Crave’ from her new CD, Wicked Wonderland.”

Lita’s last order of business for 2009 will be participating in Alice Cooper’s 9th Annual Christmas Pudding Concert in Phoenix, Arizona on December 18 with Cooper, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, American Idol top 10 finalist Scott MacIntyre, Gary Mule Deer, Runaway Phoenix, TV personality Brad Perry’s aptly titled band the Brad Perry Band, and River of Life Choir.

“2009 was better than I ever hoped for, but we promise that 2010 will rock even harder!” adds Lita.

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