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Stevie Nicks pays tribute to Taylor Swift for the song "You’re On Your Own, Kid"

23 May 2023, 18:18 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Steve Nicks thanks Taylor Swift for writing "You're On Your Own, Kid".

Last night, during a show in Atlanta, Georgia, the Fleetwood Mac singer took a moment to thank Taylor Swift for writing the song which features on her Midnights album.

Nicks told the audience that the song has helped her grieve her friend and Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie over the last several months.

“Thank you to Taylor Swift for doing this thing for me, and that is writing a song called "You’re On Your Own, Kid",” Nicks said. “That is the sadness of how I feel. As long as Chris was, even on the other side of the world, we didn’t have to talk on the phone. We really weren’t phone buddies. Then we would go back to Fleetwood Mac, and we would walk in and it would be like ‘little sister, how are you?’ It was like never a minute had passed, never an argument in our entire 47 years."

In November, last year, on Christine McVie's Facebook page, a statement was posted announcing that the Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter had passed away "peacefully at hospital" after a "short illness" aged 79.

Stevie Nicks penned a separate tribute to McVie and shared it via Instagram, which read: "A few hours ago I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975 had passed away,” she wrote. “I didn’t even know she was ill…until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London – but we were told to wait…See you on the other side, my love. Don’t forget me."

Towards the end of her thanks to Swift, Nicks added: "So, when it was the two of us, the two of us were on our own, kids, we always were. And now, I’m having to learn to be on my own, kid, by myself. So, you help me to do that. Thank you".

Stevie Nicks is set to appear on Dolly Parton's forthcoming album, Rock Star.

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