The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces that TV news personality Christine Devine has joined as the host of the upcoming 2017 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show.
Devine was named as one of the top 50 women changing Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine. The 16-time Emmy-winning FOX 11 news anchor can be seen at 5 and 10PM on KTTV. Devine also hosts the FOX 11 “Wednesday’s Child” adoption segment, which has helped more than 500 foster children find permanent families since its inception in 1995. Devine is also heavily plugged into the music scene. She mentors several young singers and artists, and has directed music videos, written songs, and executive produced R&B and pop music. She is also married to musician, bassist/vocalist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Lynch Mob).
“My first memory of hearing music is that of my father listening to jazz as he worked in his home office,” shares Devine. “My friends and I would dance in the backyard to Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, and to the song ‘Kung Fu Fighting.’ I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. As a career mentor to some young artists, I understand the struggles, the dream, the passion, and the commitment of those who bring music to life.”
The WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore, comments, “Christine’s talents, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, are a great match for our event. Her enthusiasm for music and her award-winning personality and know-how will perfectly complement all that we have planned for our 5th anniversary year. We’re excited to have her on board.”
The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. 2017 honorees include Monique Boyer, Rebecca Eaddy, Lita Ford, Beverly Fowler, Lisa Foxx, Charyn Harris, Karrie Keyes, Tracy Leenman, Dani Markman, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, and Leanne Summers. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music
The She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. A NAMM badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards. To find out more, visit www.sherocksawards.com.
The 2017 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Neumann, Gretsch, Seymour Duncan, Avid, PRS Guitars, Roland, #SaveAGuitar, Breedlove, Zildjian, Guitar Center, MAC Cosmetics, Casio, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Sabian, Linear Integrated Systems, Schecter Guitars, Gator Cases, Berklee College of Music, Martin Guitar, Fishman, The Music People, LAWIM, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Music-News.com,Premier Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Keyboard, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, and more.
Learn more at SheRocksAwards.com.
About The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN)
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the annual Women’s Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit www.thewimn.com.