Anyway you slice it, hard rock needs more women that bring talent to the equation prioritized above lazy sexualized marketing, and I respect her a lot for the time she has put in and with her and her brother's willingness to grind their way to success.
Also nice to see that Gibson finally opened their eyes to what Fender realized a while ago - that female endorsers, if you choose the right ones, can be valuable additions to a company's artist lineup.
That said, I think it's a big stretch to call Halestorm one of the biggest American rock bands of the past two decades. I can't think of a single metric of "success" whereby they would crack the top 100. The grammy nod is cool, but seriously, was their song better than the offerings that year from Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Lamb of God and Anthrax? Seems sorta right there in line with Jethro Tull beating Metallica, Jane's Addiction, AC/DC and Iggy Pop.
Again, anyway you slice it, hard rock needs more women that can play well, so I'm glad she's getting the recognition, and I do like her swagger that sort of reminds me of a cross between Joan Jett and Hayley Williams. But to me, their music is over-produced and sounds suspiciously similar to Kelly Clarkson back when Kelly still was cool.
My asshole dubious opinion notwithstanding, I do hope she sells some guitars for Kramer in order to hopefully pry the door open a little further for more women to also get endorsement deals.
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