Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum Collaborate For CMT SeriesBy: Courtney Wills - August 18, 2013
Country and classic rock fans alike are about to see the duet(s) of the century when a new CMT Crossroads episode airs in September, featuring the collaborations of Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum.
Nicks, front woman for the decades-famous band, Fleetwood Mac, is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, as well as a winner of multiple Grammy awards; she won five with Fleetwood and eight as a solo artist. Stevie also penned many of the group’s most famous songs, such as “Landslide,” “Dreams,” and “Rhiannon,” as well as her own hit, “Edge of Seventeen.”
Lady Antebellum, a relatively new country music trio, has experienced a whirlwind of extreme success in their short career; they have won “Vocal Group of the Year” three times in a row, as well as the all-genre-encompassing awards, “Record of the Year,” and “Song of the Year.” (Including the latter two accolades, they have accumulated a total of seven Grammys.) The group has also had seven No. 1 hits on the music charts, five platinum singles, and sold more than 11 million albums throughout the world.
Discussing the upcoming feature, Nicks reported that she listened repeatedly to the country group’s albums for three months. Talking about their new song, “Golden,” Nicks admitted that she was in tears just thirty seconds into it, saying, ‘[It’s] their “Landslide.”‘ Charles Kelley then responded with, “Now we might cry.”
Stevie said that she has been known for her hoggish attitude toward her song “Edge of Seventeen,” ‘because it was so personal.’ However, she shared it with Lady A, stating, “I’m proud to share it with Lady Antebellum, because they’re good enough to do it.” To Rolling Stone, Nicks also quoted, “These songs are amazing. These songs make you feel like you’re in love.”
For their part, Lady Antebellum lauded their predecessor at the show taping with multiple tributes to the 65-year-old: Charles Kelley, one-third of Lady A, gave his best impersonation of Nicks’ famous onstage spin. He also began a song by shouting, “Stevie F*****g Nicks!”
The ten-song set will open with five Lady A hits, including “Need You Now,” “Golden,” and “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.” After singing some of the country trio’s anthems, the foursome will then perform both Nicks’ solo and Fleetwood Mac ballads, such as “Edge of Seventeen,” “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”
Both Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) will be touring this Fall; Lady Antebellum in the U.S., and Fleetwood Mac in Europe and Australia – they just finished a sold-out American tour.
The hour-long episode of Crossroads, which will also include commentary and interviews with the stars, was filmed in January in Los Angeles, and has been abuzz in the media ever since. You can catch the episode premiere on CMT on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m.