Lita Ford & Jasmine Cain
Lita Ford’s career began in 1975 as a founding member and guitarist of the groundbreaking all-female group the Runaways. The group’s hard rock/punk edge spawned hits like “Cherry Bomb” and “Queens of Noise”. Lita and the Runaways proved their timelessness in 2014 when “Cherry Bomb” was featured in the critically acclaimed Marvel / Disney Studios hit movie “Guardians of The Galaxy” and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
AT 2017’s Fifth Annual She Rocks Awards Lita was chosen as the recipient of the coveted Icon Award. That evening she was also officially bestowed the title of The First Lady of Rock Guitar by Marshall Amplification and Guitar Player Magazine. Laura B. Whitmore, the founding of WiMN and producer of the She Rocks Awards, commented: “Whether as a solo artist, band member, or guitar shredder, Lita Ford is a true pioneer who has broken down barriers and inspired today’s female guitarists. I am excited to honor her with an award that really sums up the essence of Lita Ford. Ford continues to encourage and inspire aspiring musicians by teaching and mentoring through her work with Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps.
Multi-Award winning, Sturgis, SD, native, Jasmine Cain moved to Nashville in 2003 and went to work paving the way for female fronted rock in the motorcycle events industry. Jasmine covers everything from Classic and Modern Rock to revved up Pop and Metal., but that isn’t all she is known for. Jasmine has 6 studio albums of award winning original music with her 7th titled “Seven” in the February 2020. Jasmine has won more than 30 awards for her music and performances including: JPF Female Artist of the Year, (MCMA) 4-time Female Rock Vocalist: and NIMA Artist and 2 time Alt-Rock band of the year to name a few. Her performances (over 170 shows in 2019) are professional, stadium quality, and high energy, keeping the audience’s attention from the first note until the last. Her songs are emotional and timeless and her voice is strong and soul-filled taking audiences on a supercharged ride.