‘Borrowed’, LeAnn Rimes & Stevie Nicks.
‘Borrowed’, LeAnn Rimes & Stevie Nicks.
@leannrimes: “UK, catch #StevieNicks and I live on @bbcradio2 tomorrow morning from 8am to tell you about the new Re-Imagined version of Borrowed!”
‘Borrowed’, LeAnn Rimes & Stevie Nicks
The day before LeAnn Rimes releases her Re-Imagined EP, a collection putting unique new spins on some of her best-known songs, the country-pop powerhouse unleashes another surprise track from the collection. And this one comes with a bona fide rock superstar attached. Stevie Nicks, whose work as a solo artist ands as a member of Fleetwood Mac have influenced Rimes for decades, joins her on an updated rendition of “Borrowed,” a track originally featured on Rimes’ brilliant, yet underappreciated, 2013 LP Spitfire.
Written by Rimes with Darrell Brown and Dan Wilson, and produced by Rimes, Brown and Nicks with famed guitarist Waddy Wachtel, this updated version of “Borrowed” finds the two singers sharing melody and harmony, imbuing the tune with emotional depth yet never overpowering each other. The result is a bittersweet country ballad with just a touch of glittering pop-rock magic.
Nicks, who refers to the “How Do I Live” singer as “the best I have ever sung with,” notes that she chose to record “Borrowed” for Re-Imagined after Rimes sang it on The Tonight Show in 2013.
“I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry,” the rock icon tells Rolling Stone. “I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real… and I understood that it had happened to me. When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny.”
Nicks, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her Fleetwood Mac cohorts, says of Rimes as a vocalist, “You can’t compete with her; you can only keep up with her. To sing with her is to be blessed. She teaches you; she takes you along for the ride. She takes you on her journey and you arrive a much better singer."
"Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember,” adds Rimes. “To know that my music has seeped its way into her heart the way her music has into mine is magical. Connecting with her, not only musically, but on a soul level – understanding what it’s like to be a woman with passion, a pen and a desire to tell the most authentic, heartfelt truth through song, has been an experience that’s forever left an imprint on my life.”
The Re-Imagined EP, also featuring newly crafted versions of such Rimes hits as “Blue,” “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” is available June 20th.
Spotted: Stevie Nicks “coming home” to the Peninsula
by Linda Hubbard Gulker on June 11, 2018
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Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame, returned to the Peninsula this past weekend to perform at a private party in the redwoods up the hill from Menlo Park.
According to those in attendance, she talked to the audience that she had “a feeling of coming home.” That could be due to the fact that she attended Menlo-Atherton High School her senior year. She was strumming a guitar even then, as the photo taken from the the school’s 1966 yearbook attests.
The star-studded 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup just got even bigger.
Fleetwood Mac will join the main stage bill, marking the first time the group will play together as a new band since Lindsey Buckingham’s exit in April.
“It is an honor to be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival for our very first time,” Stevie Nicks said in a statement. “The beauty of an event like this is that it is a true representation of the power of radio. It’s an opportunity for artists across all genres to share one stage and what we all love most – music!”
The two-day event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, also includes previously announced performers Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Panic! at the Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd and Logic.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will take place September 21 and 22. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations across the United States. The CW Network will also exclusively live-stream both nights of the festival via CWTV.com and The CW App.
Fleetwood Mac Live, Detroit, MI – June 12, 2013.