On Born To Be Wild, Ann-Margret's first album in over a decade, the icon is joined by a star-studded guest list including Pete Townshend, Joe Perry, Pat Boone, Steve Cropper, Linda Gail Lewis, and Paul Shaffer.
One of Hollywood's brightest lights and star of such film classics as Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas, Ann-Margret proudly presents all new recordings of her favorite pop and rock standards in her own ineffable, entrancing singing voice.
Born To Be Wild is a collection of her favorite rock 'n' roll and pop gems from the ‘50s through the ‘70s, featuring an all-star group of friends and fans including the Who’s Pete Townshend, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Paul Shaffer, Pat Boone, country legends Mickey Gilley (on one of his final recordings), the Oak Ridge Boys, and T.G. Sheppard, Stax guitarist Steve Cropper, Linda Gail Lewis, Robben Ford, and many more.
“Being offered an opportunity to work with Ann-Margret, especially on an Everly Brothers song, was just too romantic to pass. Ann-Margret’s work on the Tommy movie back in 1974 (when she was most certainly not old enough to pretend to be Roger Daltrey’s mother) was a joy from beginning to end. Her sonorous voice, her Scandinavian beauty, her sense of humor, her stamina and her strength all shone through.” - Pete Townshend
Featuring golden-era favorites like “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Son Of A Preacher Man,” “Volare” and “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” Ann-Margret remains at the top of her game (and still rides her purple Harley Davidson) while possessing a voice that's enchanting as ever.
Ann-Margret has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, won five Golden Globe Awards, won an Emmy, and received five other Emmy nominations. She is a three-time winner of the “Female Star of the Year” award and has been twice honored as “Outstanding Box Office Star of the Year” by the Theatre Owners of America. Ann-Margret was also nominated for a Grammy for her album God Is Love: The Gospel Sessions. She has performed at the White House, received presidential citations for entertaining the U.S. armed forces overseas and was honored by the USO World Board of Governors. She has made over fifty-five films, which include such hits as The Cincinnati Kid, State Fair, Tommy, Carnal Knowledge, Bye Bye Birdie, and Viva Las Vegas.
For Born To Be Wild, Ann-Margret teamed with producers Jürgen Engler (David Hasselhoff, Robby Krieger), Adam Hamilton (William Shatner, Missing Persons) and Danny B. Harvey (Nancy Sinatra, Wanda Jackson), as well as engineer Chris Lietz.