The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is extremely pleased to announce acclaimed guitarist Jennifer Batten as a 2016 She Rocks Award recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show.

Best known for having played guitar for Michael Jackson’s three solo world tours as well as the Superbowl XXVII, Batten has also toured and recorded with British guitar icon Jeff Beck for several years, recorded three solo CD’s, written two music books, and released three instructional DVD’s with Batten continues to tour the globe with performances and music seminars. For more information, visit

“Jennifer Batten is one of the most deserving and hard-working women in our industry. She blazed the path for today’s female guitarists, inspiring a legion of players. For that, and many other reasons, we are so excited to honor her with an award,” said the WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore.

The WiMN recently announced 2016 She Rocks Awards honoree Amy Heidemann of chart-topping pop duo Karmin. More honorees will be announced soon.

The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Sheila E, The Bangles, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, Janie L. Hendrix, Amani Duncan, Mary Peavey, and more. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music.

The She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 1. A NAMM badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards. To find out more, visit

The 2016 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Martin Guitar, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Tom Tom Magazine, Guitar Girl Magazine,, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Keyboard, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, and more. For information regarding She Rocks Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact

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