Over the last few months, Sheryl Crow has shared some incredible collaborations with iconic artists in the lead up to the release of her new upcoming project Threads, and she's just shared one more; the singer/songwriter released her brand new single "Prove You Wrong" featuring Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris.
"Prove You Wrong" is an empowering anthem and in the chorus, all three ladies sing, "It wouldn't take much to prove you wrong/ I got my mind made up and my high heels on." And Nicks and Morris aren't the only guests on the song — providing some of those incredible guitar riffs are Vince Gill and Joe Walsh.
Crow exclusively tells iHeartRadio of how the song came together, "I started this project about three years ago, and it started with Kris Kristofferson and recording with him. And I've known him for many, many years, and I started feeling like, 'You know what? I want to start calling in people that I've loved and have inspired me from the very beginning.' So one of the first people I thought of was Stevie Nicks. I sent her this song and said, 'Would you record with me?' And she did and it was just a beautiful experience. Then I felt like, 'You know what would be really cool is to be able to pay it forward to someone who I feel like is an extension of Stevie and I.' We both grew up loving rock and roll. Maren is a really tough, but super sweet, great songwriter, great musician, and I think she's going to be around for a long time. I've loved getting to know her and getting to work with her. So, I asked her if she would be a part of this collaboration that Stevie and I did, and that's how 'Prove You Wrong' came about."
"Prove You Wrong" comes on the heels of Crow's two previously released Threads songs "Live Wire" featuring Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples and "Redemption Day" featuring Johnny Cash. Threads has been several years in the making and features many legendary artists, as well as newer artists who inspire Sheryl today. She tells iHeartRadio:
"The project, called Threads, which is going to be out in August, has been really just an unbelievable project of love. It's been really organic. I basically have reached out to people that I have a relationship with and that have inspired me from my earliest days of laying on the carpet looking at album credits and listening to music and dreaming about doing what they do. And so I started calling my friends like Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. First, we put out the song with Johnny Cash, who was someone that I loved and admired and who was a friend. Eric Clapton, Sting, James Taylor, who was one of my very first inspirations, and just started compiling songs that I felt like would work for them, like Mavis Staples and Bonnie Raitt. And then I started thinking about the people that I love and that are inspiring me now, and people have come to mind like Chris Stapleton, who I've written with a lot and love, and Jason Isbell, and Margo Price and Brandi [Carlile]. All these people I've gotten to work with in the last few years, and slowly, over the course of three and a half years, the project just came together and kind of completed itself, really."
Threads will follow 2017's Be Myself, and looks as though it will be her last full-length album — but that's not to say it will be the last piece of new music she'll release. Crow explains, "It's a weird feeling to say this is my final album, but I feel like at the same time, I don't know how I would follow it up. Like what do you put out after you've collaborated with such amazing people? I also have kind of like dragged myself into this digital age, and have accepted the fact that people don't listen to albums from top to bottom anymore, and I'm an album maker. I produce my own stuff, and I really toil over making sure I have a beginning and a middle and an end, and an arc. And then that people are just cherry picking from it. So, what has sounded interesting to me is to be able to go out on this album, and then, when I feel like putting out a song, then I'll just do that."
Listen to Sheryl Crow's new song "Prove You Wrong" featuring Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris above.