Stevie Nicks Let Friend Reese Witherspoon Name 1 Song From ‘In Your Dreams’
Stevie Nicks and Reese Witherspoon have known each other for years and MacFleetwood the star even let the actor name a song after her In your dreams album. Here’s what we know about Nicks and Witherspoon’s friendship and the ‘Legally Blonde’ star’s title.
Stevie Nicks allowed Reese Witherspoon to name a song from ‘In Your Dreams’
Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks recorded her 2011 album In your dreams in his home studio in Los Angeles. It was his first studio album in 10 years.
She worked there with a friend and producer Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, and they documented the recording process. Together they made a documentary about the making of the album, titled Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams. The film received a nomination for the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.
Nicks described making the album for Harper’s Bazaar in 2011. “We had dinners for 12 every night. It was the best time of my life,” she said.
The publication added that Reese Witherspoon, described as a “new friend” to Nicks, came in for a recording session and ended up naming the song “Cheaper than Free”.
Stevie Nicks explained how Reese Witherspoon named the song “In Your Dreams”
Stevie Nicks described how Reese Witherspoon came to name the song “Cheaper Than Free”.
“We went to Village Recorders [in L.A.] to do our basic drum and bass tracks, and Reese Witherspoon came along,” she told Spinner UK (per song facts). “Dave was going to be in Nashville for a week recording, and she said, ‘Well, I have an apartment there, and if you want to stay there, you can.’
Nicks continued: “I said, ‘That would be cheap, Dave.’ And Reese said, ‘What’s cheaper than free?’ Stewart and Nicks looked at each other and said, “‘Oh my God! What a great country song that could be.”
Nicks said she didn’t take the song seriously at first, but it ended up being one of her favorites. “I thought it was going to be a tongue-in-cheek goofy song, and it ended up being anything but,” she shared. “We were both very surprised. I believe in my heart that this song will live forever. I said to everyone, “We really have to treat this song with kid gloves, because it might be the best song Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks have ever made.”
The Fleetwood Mac singer says the Oscar-winning actor was ‘too old’ to play her in a movie
Although Stevie Nicks allowed her friend Reese Witherspoon to name one of them In your dreams songs, the singer told cruel intentions actor she couldn’t play her in a movie.
” I already said [Reese] she’s almost too old,” Nicks told Entertainment Tonight Canada at the premiere of the In your dreams documentary (by rolling stone).
The Fleetwood Mac star once would have liked Witherspoon to represent her, but she thought too much time had passed. “I love her, but she’s like, ‘I could play your mother.’ I’m like, ‘OK,'” Nicks said. Nicks commented on Witherspoon’s age in 2013, when the actor was 37 and the singer was 65.
Witherspoon once played a musician in a biopic. She won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her portrayal of june carter in the 2005 movie walk the line.