Robert and I did it to have fun and see what would happen, but to start with it was very scary because both of us were out of our comfort zones.
I know that’s strange in this day and age but I don’t.
I do have one but it lives in the basement and comes up to the house maybe once a year when friends come over and want to watch a big football game or similar.
I vividly remember calling him before we started Raising Sand and saying, ‘I’m worried’, and he said, ‘That’s good, because I am too’.
He’s a great guy to spend time with – and as a singer, to watch how he works was amazing.
During the three-years she reportedly showed up to various concerts across the globe and even sent him bunches of flowers, presents and tried to leave hotel keys for him in a bid to get close to the rocker.
TMZ reports some of the notes include her writing: 'Your betrayal with another woman still stabs my mind,' before adding another chilling note: 'She's got you so p***y whooped and henpecked, it makes me want to puke...
When we are working he is always playing me new stuff and saying things like [speaking rapidly], ‘You have to listen to this incredible Egyptian singer I’ve just discovered blah blah blah.’It’s a music of the mountains and of the farm and those people who make their living off the land. It has a beautiful, timeless sentimentality and the songs are about how things go wrong sometimes.
It’s closely related to traditional Irish music and skiffle and it’s something that’s been handed down over the generations.
When you’re making music, you may listen with your ears but it’s all about the gut.
I always know if something is working because I feel it in my bones – my recent album was tough to make as I couldn’t get that feeling so I just had to stop.
She released her first solo album in 1987 and her first album with Union Station in 1989.