Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale described how she met Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson during her recent conversation with iHeartRadio’s Jess Jackson. She also named the Heart record on which she first listened to Wilson.

Heart released their live album entitled ‘The Road Home,’ including acoustic versions of the band’s classics, on August 29, 1995. Lzzy Hale was a little girl back then, and she admired the album so much, especially Wilson’s vocal performance on ‘Crazy on You’ when her mother gave the CD.

That was the first time she heard the Heart singer’s voice, and Hale revealed that she realized that girls could also sing despite the male dominance in the rock music industry. Therefore, it seems like Wilson has made a significant contribution to Lzzy Hale’s career as her idol and muse.

In addition, Lzzy Hale added that she met with Wilson while recording her new album. She shared her gratefulness for being an inspiration by not giving up, and the musician also talked about the struggles of being women in this industry. Then, the Halestorm frontwoman learned that the Heart members didn’t work too hard for the live album, which was one of the milestone works of her life.

In Hale’s words, she said:

“This happened two weeks ago, I think. Ann was recording a new album, and I went to her studio, and we did this joint interview together. I was so happy to finally be able to thank her for not giving up. Because, look, we all have the roller-coaster-ride struggles that we go through just being born a woman, but I didn’t have it nearly as bad as she did.

Because with every generation, you get to pass the torch to the next and have it be hopefully just a little less difficult because of what you fought to do. So I got to thank her for not giving up because if that had been her narrative, then that probably would have been my narrative too.

It’s, like, ‘Well, it got too hard. Ann got sick of the music business and the struggles that go along with being a girl in the music business.’ So then I would be, like, ‘Well, wow. That actually seems impossible. Maybe I won’t go for that.'”

She went on:

“I remember the first time I heard Ann sing was in the ’90s. My mom bought me this live CD called ‘The Road Home’ by Heart, and there’s this whole version of ‘Crazy On You’ that’s like semi-a Cappella, and she wails so hard live. I’m, like, ‘Wow! Girls can sing like that.’ I know it sounds silly, but I was, like, ‘I’m a girl, and she can do it, so I think I can do it too.’ It just made that bridge just a little shorter between me and the dream.

It was neat to talk to her like a normal person and be, like, ‘Hey, I want you to know how monumental that CD was. The funniest thing was that Ann was, like, ‘That live CD? We don’t even think of that live CD. They just happened to put it out.’ You never know where those little keystones in your life are going to land. So that was a lot of fun.”

You can watch the interview below.