CCTV9英语新闻:Stevie Nicks gets BMI Icon Award

Stevie Nicks has been dubbed an "Icon" in Beverly Hills at the annual BMI Pop Music Awards. The Icon Award recognizes Nicks' success as a songwriter, as well as her influence on other music makers. After receiving the award, the Fleetwood Mac singer talks about the band's first full reunion in 16 years, and her new solo album.

Sixty-five-year-old Stevie Nicks received the Icon award Tuesday night for her body of work, both with the band and solo, including the songs "Landslide," "Gypsy," "Edge of Seventeen" and "Stand Back."

To prep for her acceptance speech, Nicks says she had to review her own songbook.

"There's no fluff. There's no just-playful, no-big-deal songs. It's a very, very heavy thing to look back on what you've done. And, then, tomorrow, it all starts again," she said.

The five members of Fleetwood Mac plan to hit the road for a reunion tour, which will be the classic rock band's first full reunion in 16 years.

Nicks says she thought former bandmate Christine McVie was joking when she said she wanted to go on tour.

"She called when we were in Europe at the end of last year. And (she) said, 'What would you think if I decided to come back to the band?' And I'm like, 'Well, you've convinced us over 16 years that you were never coming back. You finally, actually convinced us. So, are you kidding?'"

She wasn't. McVie had conquered a longtime fear of flying - a fear so crippling that, in 1998, it forced her to retire from one of the world's busiest touring bands.

Now, with McVie's return, Fleetwood Mac is finally back to its most successful configuration, also including Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and Christin's ex-husband John McVie.

A new Fleetwood Mac album is coming, as well as a big Mac tour, beginning September 30 in Minneapolis.

Nicks also has a solo album on the way, with 17 so-called "trunk" songs, things she has written and occasionally performed over the years, but had never been properly recorded.

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