Stevie Nicks has teamed up with LeAnn Rimes to record a duet version of the pop-country star’s 2013 tune “Borrowed,” which appears on LeAnn’s just-released Re-Imagined EP.
Nicks, whom Rimes cites as a longtime influence, tells Rolling Stone that she chose “Borrowed” to record with LeAnn after seeing the younger singer perform it on The Tonight Show in 2013.
“I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry,” the 70-year-old rock legend admits. “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.”
Rimes co-wrote the heartfelt ballad with Dan Wilson and Darrell Brown. The new version was co-produced by LeAnn, Stevie, Brown and Nicks’ longtime guitarist Waddy Wachtel. It features the Fleetwood Mac singer handling the low harmonies while Rimes soars above Nicks.
Stevie also tells Rolling Stone that she’s blown away by LeAnn’s vocal talents.
“You can’t compete with her; you can only keep up with her,” Nicks declares. “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.”
The admiration is clearly mutual, as Rimes adds, “Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember. To know that my music has seeped its way into her heart the way her music has into mine is magical.”
Check out Nicks and Rimes’ duet now at LeAnn’s official YouTube channel. Re-Imagined also includes new versions of four other Rimes tunes.
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