Listen to Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes Duet on ‘Borrowed’
Tomorrow (June 20), country star LeAnn Rimes will release an EP called Re-Imagined, where she's recorded new versions of several of her older songs. For "Borrowed," which originally appeared on 2013's Spitfire, Rimes duets with Stevie Nicks. As the Fleetwood Mac singer revealed, she's been itching for this duet for years.
"I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry," Nicks told 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."
Rimes first gained fame in 1996 when she was only 14 on the strength of "Blue," which pegged her as an heir apparent to Patsy Cline. Even though Nicks was a star before Rimes was even born, she found herself learning a lot from the 35-year-old.
"You can't compete with her; you can only keep up with her," Nicks added. "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."
For Rimes, getting to work with Nicks was a dream come true as well. "Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember," she said. "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."