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Stevie Nicks, Johnny Cash To Be Featured On Sheryl Crow's Last Album
Sheryl Crow is saying goodbye to making albums. The GRAMMY-winning artist has announced that her next LP, set to be released in 2019, will be her last.
The singer/songwriter made the announcement during an interview with Kyle Meredith, host of the radio show "The Speed of Sound," only a couple of days after releasing her latest single, "Wouldn't Want To Be Like You," with fellow GRAMMY winner St. Vincent.
The decision to halt album-making may be based on what Crow says is a lack of interest in albums. "Albums as an art form are a bit of a dying art form," she told Billboard. "People are more interested in singles."
Crow will continue to release singles through Stem, which gives artists the ability to release their music on a variety of platforms and track earnings and other information on one single platform. She piloted this platform with the release of "Wouldn't Want To Be Like You."
"I've made the decision in my head that the record that comes out next year will be my last full album," she said. "I'll just start putting songs out ... to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate."
During her visit to the GRAMMY Museum's "Required Listening" podcast earlier this year she talked to host Scott Goldman, GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director, about her latest album, 2017's Be Myself, and her state of being that could hint at the direction she will go with her last album.
"It's important, at least for me and for artists like me, to use this forum or this idiom to really give voice to what we are all experiencing and what people my age are discussing," she said. "There is something very liberating about being my age and not writing songs for pop radio."
Crow has put out 10 studio albums and won nine career GRAMMYs thus far.