Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow will be honored at the Clio Music awards on September 25th at the 60th annual ceremony in New York City. The annual Clio's salute “innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication.” Billboard reported Crow will receive the Clio Music Impact Award, “which recognizes artists who have made a significant impact on popular culture through their originality, which as a result, move their industry forward and bring about social change.”

Jett has been tapped for the 2019 Clio Music Lifetime Achievement Award, and will perform a rare acoustic set at the event. Nicole Purcell, Clio's president stated in a press release, “I recently came across the documentary about Joan Jett’s life and career and was blown away by her creative impact. She is a woman who blazed her own trail in so many aspects of her life, whether it be popularizing a new sound or creating opportunities for herself where none existed. For me, her most impactful achievement is in the way that she has given back to the next generation of women in rock n' roll and used her stardom as a platform to champion women’s, LGBTQ and animal rights.”

Back in 2015 Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by pop star Miley Cyrus, who opened her speech with the story of the “first time” she wanted to have sex with Jett. Jett told us that being desirable to everyone in your audience is one of the great missions as a rock performer: “Hey, that's what you try. . . you want to turn everybody on. You wanna make sure your singing about everybody — whether you're singing about life, love, death, whatever the circumstances. You wanna be able to relate to both sexes. You don't wanna ace out half the population. So certainly, if Miley (laughs) says that — that's great, y'know? It's fine with me.”

Over the past 25 years, Sheryl Crow's work has been able to blur the line between classic rock, Top 40, adult contemporary — and is now fully embraced by a legion of country fans: “It's really odd because the stuff I play now that's on my earlier records is actually probably more country than what is at the country format, and I'm noticing that my fan base, they must all listen to country music now. It's the place where you hear songs and you hear guitar solos and you hear a lot of traditional songwriting, and I feel like they, like me, have kind of moved over to the country format cause that's where you hear songs about people and about things and that are lyric-driven and so I'm noticing that my fan base is still intact and we're just hopefully building a fan base as we play these country markets, so it feels natural. It doesn't feel . . . I definitely feel like I'm the new kid, but I'm the oldest new kid there (laughs.)”