Olivia Rodrigo and Sheryl Crow to Perform Together at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

If it makes you happy, then it can't be a bad idea, right?

Photo: Olivia Rodrigo by Nick Walker (left)

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 1, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo and Sheryl Crow are set to share the stage for a second time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, chairman John Sykes revealed to The New York Times.

While the Rock Hall shared yesterday (October 31) that Rodrigo would be performing with "one of her heroes," Sykes confirmed that said hero was Crow — with whom the Gen Z pop star performed at Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe in September. They did a rendition of Crow's 1996 classic "If It Makes You Happy," which Rodrigo said was one of her "favourite songs of all time."
Crow also presented the "drivers license" hitmaker with the Billboard Women in Music award last year. "Her songs have a visceral power to them that touches your core," Crow said of the younger singer-songwriter. "I say to you, Olivia: 'You're going to be around for a very long time.'"

Rodrigo was supposed to perform with another hero of hers, Alanis Morissette, to pay tribute to Carly Simon at the 2022 induction ceremony — but the Canadian icon ultimately dropped out of the performance, citing a sexist environment. The 20-year-old pop star, who released her sophomore album GUTS earlier this year, ended up doing their "You're So Vain" duet solo.

Crow likewise partook in last year's iteration of the event, honouring Dolly Parton with a performance of "9 to 5" and a speech. This year, she's among the inductees, a class that also includes Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, the Spinners and Rage Against the Machine.

Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, Common, Ice-T, LL Cool J, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Sia, Elton John, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, H.E.R. and St. Vincent, among others, are also set to appear at the ceremony. For the first time in 2023, it will be streaming live on Disney+ starting at 8 p.m. ET this Friday (November 3).

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