Sheryl Crow on how she got Justin Timberlake to guest star on her album
HollywoodNews.com: Sheryl Crow is set to release her new album, “100 Miles From Memphis,” and she has just revealed details about some of the collaborations on the album. From guest appearances by the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards to Justin Timberlake and Citizen Cope, the soulful seventh album from Crow promises a little something for everyone.
She told Billboard, “The timing of it was perfect. I’ve always had a lot of people around me…encouraging me to really get back to my roots. I was a kid that grew up listening to the radio; we’d tune the transistors to pick up the Memphis stations, and that kind of music was just a part of our consciousness. It just was a perfect time to go full-throttle with it.”
Crow explains how she nabbed Timberlake for a surprise appearance on her rendition of Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Sign Your Name.” She said, “He happened to be at (Henson) producing Jamie Foxx, and he was in the hallway. I’ve always liked him. I played (the song) for him, and when it got to the chorus he’s like, ‘Who’s doing the backgrounds?’ I said ‘We haven’t done them yet,’ and he said, ‘I got it.’ It was all very organic and, man, perfect. People have no idea how talented this guy is.”
“100 Miles From Memphis” releases in stores on July 20th.
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