Stevie Nicks has joined country star LeAnn Rimes for a duet of her 2013 track "Borrowed," which is part of Rimes' new Re-Imagined EP, which is released today (June 20th). Nicks recalled to Rolling Stone the first time she heard Rimes original version of "Borrowed," saying, "I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry. I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real. . . and I understood that it had happened to me. When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny."

She went on to sing Rimes' praises as a vocalist explaining, "You can't compete with her; you can only keep up with her. To sing with her is to be blessed. She teaches you; she takes you along for the ride. She takes you on her journey and you arrive a much better singer."

Stevie Nicks told us she hopes that her decades of singing, writing and performing have helped inspire future generations of women to do the same: "I hope that I'm a part of the reason why they make music, y'know? I always wanted to be inspirational to other singers, and I wanted to be a success story for women where they could say, 'Well, she made it. I could make it, too.' It seems that somehow I've managed to do that. I never really tried to do that, but it seems that that has happened."

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