How Stevie Nicks helped Vanessa Carlton deal with 'A Thousand Miles' popularity

The singers are so close that Nicks, 72, helped Carlton, 40, come to terms with how big her breakout songA Thousand Milesbecame after it dropped in 2001.

While appearing on the PEOPLE Every Day podcast with Janine Rubenstein, Carlton revealed some sage advice Nicks gave her.

Stevie Nicks, I have the great honor of calling her a very dear friend of mine — she’s really my mentor —and she said to me, this was years ago, 彼女は言いました, ‘Vanessa, do you think there is any show that I play that I’m not playing “地すべり”?'” Carlton recalled.


ザ・ “White Housessinger confessed the conversation completely changed her “視点” about performing the popular song.

Singer Vanessa Carlton released "A Thousand Miles" に 2001.

Singer Vanessa Carlton releasedA Thousand Miles” に 2001. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

If you’re going to get on a stage, you are doing a service,” Carlton explained. “You are meant to give yourself and create a show and give people an experience, in addition to having your own experience. You know what I mean? So I think that that’s really what I was able to do.

A Thousand Mileswas the top song from Carlton’s debut albumBe Not Nobodyand earned her a song of the year Grammy nomination among two others.

The Broadway star also confessed that she penned the tune for a crush she had while attending Julliard who later became afamous actor” そして “purposefullynot attaching a genderto the person.

It’s just about a crush I had when I was a teenager,” 彼女は言いました. “And I guess this has made some news cycles because I’ve never mentionedthe specific story, 私は推測する. I won’t really go into specifics, but it is about somebody who’s now very famous. そう, I can’t ever say. I never want to share it.