Introducing The Cover Stars of Ebony's June Issue, H.E.R. and Kenny Wilson, her dad.
H.E.R., who began building a national name for herself as a musical prodigy as early as age 10, starting with a dazzling 2007 appearance on the Today Show featuring her soulful rendition of Alicia Keys 2003 hit “If I Ain’t Got You,” knows her dad has been pivotal to her success. All those times her dad’s band played their family parties or set up in their backyard just to jam is partially responsible for getting her here.
"When I flip through Instagram and see parents buying their daughters guitars and dressing them like H.E.R. for Halloween, I get teary eyed. That was my dream for H.E.R.—to change the way that little Black girls thought about music."
“I was able to learn about so many different styles of music and so much history in music because of him. Because of his love for music and him telling me about visiting Jimi Hendrix’s grave in Seattle—all those stories and all those lessons were just so fascinating to me—I think they really carried me into this life, into this journey I have now.”
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