Earlier this year, Sheryl Crow released her eleventh and final studio album, Threads, which boasts a tracklist jam-packed with enviable collaborations. With everyone from Willie Nelson to St. Vincent, Brandi Carlile and many more; it’s pretty much a who’s who of music, spanning generations and genres.
This week, Crow appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to perform a cut from the record, “Prove You Wrong,” with none other than the gold dust woman herself, Stevie Nicks joining her on vocals and tambourine.
Sheryl Crow & Stevie Nicks | “Prove You Wrong” on The Ellen Degeneres Show
The pair, who are no strangers to performing together, also laid down this digital exclusive performance of Sheryl Crow’s beautiful piano-driven ballad, “Redemption Day”.
Sheryl Crow & Stevie Nicks | “Redemption Day” [Digital Exclusive]
Afterwards, Ellen DeGeneres talked to Nicks about becoming the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and as a member of Fleetwood Mac, before turning her attention to Crow to ask why she has decided to make Threads her final record.
“I’ve grown up with records, I pored over Rumours and Fleetwood Mac as well as James Taylor and Carole King,” Crow said. “These were the records that made me want to do what I’m doing. But people don’t listen to records anymore. You can go in and spend a ton of money and spend your whole life making a full story, and then people just cherry-pick and playlists … which is not a bad thing, but I now love the idea of just putting out music if I have something to say. And don’t we all have something to say right now?”
Which, apparently Stevie did, instantly stepping in to give Crow an endearing pep-talk, urging her to “stay in the river of music.”
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