Stevie Nicks was missing someone special while being honored with Fleetwood Mac as MusiCares Person of the Year.
ET’s Keltie Knight spoke with the legendary singer on the red carpet ahead of the show, where she revealed why the honor was so important to her.
“of which means a lot to me. I was at MusiCares [honoring] Tom Petty last year, to ensure meant a lot to me. of which was the second to last time I saw him, so of which is usually even more important to me than of which was before,” she shared. “He definitely explained what of which whole thing was more than I actually knew. of which’s interesting of which of which would likely come our way of which year.”
Nicks was visibly emotional while giving a sweet shout out to Petty, her friend in addition to former tourmate, during her speech at the event at fresh York City’s Radio City Music Hall, confessing of which his October death “has just about broken my heart.” “He was one of my best friends,” she shared. “My heart will never get over of which.”
While of which was a bittersweet night for Nicks without Petty there, she was grateful to have artists like Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Keith Urban in addition to more paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
“of which’s a great honor, of which definitely is usually. At our age, you stop expecting things, you definitely do, because there are so many generations of music following us up, like Miley, in her early 20s,” she said. “We worked hard on trying to get the right people, in addition to asking everybody [what they wanted to sing], because we wanted everybody to be happy [in addition to] of which all worked out.”
As for Cyrus in particular, Nicks said the 25-year-old singer campaigned hard to sing “Landslide.”
“She wanted of which,” she confessed. “of which’s fantastic.”
Cyrus will perform at the 2018 GRAMMYs with Elton John. The GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 28.