Sheryl Crow, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta (Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group)All Sheryl Crow wants to do is have some fun releasing the album she's been working on for several years, that features her singing with many of her famous friends. Now, she'll get the chance.
The Grammy-winning singer has signed a new record deal with Big Machine Label Group, the company that has released all of Taylor Swift's albums, including her most recent one, Reputation. While Taylor has left the label, its current roster includes major country acts such as Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum.
Sheryl's first release under the new deal will be a star-studded duets album that has been in the works for some time. It features Sheryl teaming with artists including Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, The Eagles' Don Henley, Emmylou Harris and Joe Walsh, country legends Willie Nelson and Vince Gill, and alt-rocker St. Vincent.
The album also features a new duet version of "Redemption Day," which combines Sheryl's vocals with those of the late Johnny Cash. Cash cut a version of the song for one of his albums, so Sheryl, a friend of the Cash family, got permission to use his vocals on the updated version.
"I’m so excited to release my next record on Big Machine,” Sheryl says in a statement.
She adds that she can tell that the label's employees "love music and love what they do," and notes, "What an exciting feeling for someone who has been in the music business for over 25 years.”
In 2017, Sheryl told ABC Radio about the duets album, noting, "It's been really a joy. I've always collaborated with a lot of people but I've never asked anyone to come in and collaborate with me. …They were immediately on board — so that also is humbling for me."
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