Thursday, May 29, 2014

Q&A: Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum - on working with Stevie Nicks

During a conversation on a recent break from the tour, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talked with Cincinnati.com about working with Stevie Nicks

This is the section of the Q&A where he's asked about working with Stevie. The full Q&A can be found at Cincinnati.com

Lady Antebellum performed “Rhiannon” with Stevie Nicks at the ACM awards last month. Who chose that song?
Kind of the both of us. We did (the CMT show) “Crossroads” with Stevie about a year ago, and it was honestly the best experience for us as a band. It was the No. 1 highlight for us, to sit with her and work with her. We did “Rhiannon” on that show, and they had asked us to try and come up with a collaboration to do something with her again. We had a blast doing that.

She has been honestly so genuinely nice. She has invested so much time into our music and to us, spending time practicing and rehearsing. She’s just an unbelievable individual. You sit with her long enough and she’ll start telling old rock ‘n’ roll stories. And it’s the real stuff.

To say that playing with Stevie Nicks is the No. 1 highlight for you as a band is high praise.
My dream has always been not just to meet someone you’ve been a fan of, but to have the opportunity to work with them.

We went into the “Crossroads” experience not sure how that would go, if she would be cold or standoffish, or if it was going to be awkward. We showed up, and immediately she gave us all a big hug and started asking us about us, and how we started as a band, and how we write. She was so invested in our music. She started naming all these album cuts from our debut record and second record.

She was like, “We need to do ‘Cold as Stone’ from your second record,’ and I was like, “Who even knows that song?”

(Well I now know the song thanks to this collaboration... and I love it!  It's a great song)

For more on the Cross Roads collaboration between Stevie and Lady Antebellum, check out this page for more photos and videos from the show including bonus cuts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!

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