Bette Midler received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award for her skill as a song interpreter, and her friend Stevie Nicks was on hand to perform in her honor. “It’s fantastic, ’cause Bette and I have been friends for a long time,” Stevie told reporters on the red carpet, “And she chose me to sing one of her songs, and I chose ”˜The Rose.’”
Stevie added that she chose that song because of Midler’s movie of the same name. “I thought that [she] did such an amazing job when she did that movie,” said Stevie. Stevie also told reporters that Fleetwood Mac will tour in 2013 and will begin rehearsals in January.