Episode 161: Sheryl Crow

“Redemption Day (feat. Johnny Cash)”


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Sheryl Crow is a singer-songwriter from Missouri. She’s released ten studio albums, sold over 50 million records, and has won nine Grammys.

In April 2019, Sheryl Crow released a new version of her song “Redemption Day,” which was first released on her self-titled album in 1996. This new version features vocals from Johnny Cash, who recorded a cover of the song that was released posthumously in 2010. And in this episode, Sheryl Crow breaks down how it all came together.

You can buy or stream the new version of “Redemption Day” here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

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