Sheryl Crow Records With Natalie Maines, Emmylou Harris

Sheryl Crow’s ties to country music continue to grow stronger. The pop singer recently recorded tracks with Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines (“Abilene”) and Emmylou Harris (“Weather Channel”) that are being considered for Crow’s upcoming album, due in the spring. Crow also duets with Willie Nelson on his newly released album, The Great Divide. On Jan. 4, Crow earned a Grammy nomination for best female country vocal performance for “Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” a track from the Hank Williams tribute Timeless. Crow’s sister lives in Nashville and works for performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. 01/16/02