Sheryl Crow is gearing up to release her forthcoming studio album of collaborative tracks, Threads, due out on August 30th via Big Machine. Earlier in May, Sheryl Crow shared the second single off of her forthcoming album, “Live Wire”, featuring Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples.
Crow, Raitt, Staples and their backing band were the most recent musical guests on Ellen, as they offered up a live rendition of “Live Wire” for the daytime television show. The performance of “Live Wire” earlier this week saw and heard Raitt add some bluesy slide guitar licks next to Mavis’ soulful vocals, as Crow led the group on vocals and acoustic guitar.
Prior to the band walking onstage, Ellen Degeneres exclaimed, “What happens when three legendary Grammy Award-winners get together for a new song? You get this amazing trio!”
Watch Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Mavis Staples perform “Live Wire” on Ellen below:
Sheryl Crow ft. Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples – “Live Wire” on Ellen
In an April interview with Nashville Public Radio, Crow shared that Threads will most likely be her last studio album. She explained,
It takes a lot of time and money and energy to create a fully artistic statement with a beginning, a middle and end. And, you know, you hope you have a song that lands on a playlist somewhere. People just don’t listen to albums anymore. So I feel like this is a good one to go out on.
And in the future, when I write something I feel like needs to be put out, we’ll just put it out. We won’t wait to make a whole album.
Crow’s Threads collaborative album will feature 17 tracks full of the music world’s favorite musicians including Don Henley, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, and more.
Head to Sheryl Crow’s website for more information on her Threads release, tour dates, ticketing, and more.