Sheryl Crow’s Candid Reflections on Friendship with Olivia Rodrigo

Sheryl Crow finds a companion in Olivia Rodrigo. During her appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Thursday night (March 28), the 62-year-old singer-songwriter discussed her latest album Evolution and shed light on her connection with the “Drivers License” singer.

“I met her at Billboard Women in Music and I just really liked her,” Crow recalled. “I’d already had her record and I loved the way she wrote. It’s very punk, it’s like the Breeders meets Deborah Harry.”

Sheryl Crow (Credit: Pinterest)

Both women attended the 2022 Billboard Women in Music ceremony, where Sheryl Crow presented Olivia Rodrigo with the Woman of the Year award. In her acceptance speech, the former Disney star expressed her admiration, saying,

“Sheryl, I am such a massive fan of you and your songwriting and I’m so grateful that you’re here. It really means the world.”

In November, Olivia Rodrigo returned the favor, joining Sheryl Crow for a performance of “If It Makes You Happy” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, celebrating Crow’s 2023 induction.

Since then, the duo has continued to share the stage, singing the 1996 hit together at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and most recently at one of Rodrigo’s Guts World Tour shows.

Backstage at the RRHOF ceremony, Crow told of her connection with Rodrigo:

“All I can say is I paid homage to the women that were before me, and I know how much they mean to me. I don’t take it lightly at all. I still look to them — my friendship with Stevie Nicks is genuine, but I’m still in awe of her. Yeah, I don’t take it lightly.”

Olivia Rodrigo (Credit: YouTube)

“I’m so impressed with how down to earth and together she is, like unfazed by it,” Crow added of Rodrigo to Meyers. “I’ve gotten to know her since then, and I adore her.”

Released on Friday (March 29), Evolution signifies Sheryl Crow’s first album since 2019’s Threads.

Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo recently introduced a new release, revealing the deluxe version of her sophomore record Guts, which topped the Billboard 200 last week.