Rodrigo & Crow Duet ‘If It Makes You Happy’ at Bluebird

Chart-toppers reunite, echoing past accolades and mutual respect

by Nouman Rasool
Rodrigo & Crow Duet ‘If It Makes You Happy’ at Bluebird
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In a heartwarming testament to the bridging of generational talents, the music realm witnessed an enchanting collaboration between iconic songstress Sheryl Crow and the current pop sensation, Olivia Rodrigo. The setting was none other than Nashville's legendary Bluebird Café.

Last Friday, Rodrigo took to her Instagram to showcase a video where she passionately harmonized with Crow on the latter's 1996 chartbuster, “If It Makes You Happy”. The younger artist expressed her elation, captioning the post, “Pinch me!

Sang one of my all-time favorites with the legendary @sherylcrow!” She continued, sharing a candid snap of them browsing through Vogue at a salon, further emphasizing the surrealness of the moment.

Past Honors, Deep Admiration

This harmonious convergence wasn’t their first encounter.

Flashback to a year ago, Crow bestowed upon Rodrigo the coveted Billboard Women in Music award. An overwhelmed Rodrigo confessed her deep admiration for Crow, stating, "Sheryl, your songwriting has always inspired me. Having you here is just so special." Crow reciprocated the admiration, commending Rodrigo's raw songwriting prowess and her swift rise to fame.

She remarked, “Olivia’s tracks resonate deeply. I believe, wholeheartedly, that she's set to make musical waves for decades”. Rodrigo's star-studded year included memorable moments, like sharing the spotlight with luminaries Dolly Parton, Pink, and Brandi Carlile at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Coming off the heels of her recent album release, "Guts", Rodrigo's stardom shows no signs of slowing down. She unveiled plans for her upcoming 'Guts' world tour and bagged the headline slot for this year’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.

Additionally, her captivating presence adorned the cover of the esteemed Rolling Stone magazine. Opening up about her latest album, Rodrigo told Rolling Stone, “While my debut had the essence of a heartbreak, I’ve found more joy recently.

My current state didn't resonate with creating a melancholic ballad-driven record." In an industry that's ever-evolving, moments like these where legends and rising stars come together reiterate the timeless nature of music and its ability to unify across ages.