Sheryl Crow has hailed Taylor Swift as “a powerhouse” for re-recording her early work.

The 62-year-old singer has revealed her admiration for the ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker for going back to her previous albums - such as ‘1989’ and ‘Red’ - in an effort to gain complete control over her old music.

Speaking to Esquire, she said: “I look at what Taylor Swift has done and think, ‘She’s a powerhouse’.

“The fact that she came up with solutions for how to not allow her music to be a moneymaker for other people when she should be owning it.”

The ‘Soak Up the Sun’ singer also admitted she felt it was challenging to be a woman in the male-dominated music industry.

She said: “There’s not a handbook for how to navigate, as a woman, a business that is predominantly run by men. Or for when you have a strong woman, how that challenges men and their feelings of importance.

"I have been advised on numerous occasions to please just tone it down. I wish I would shut my mouth, but I can’t do that."

Previously, Sheryl - who has released her new record ‘Evolution’ today (29.03.24) - explained that she believes albums are “a waste of time and money” due to the popularity of streaming.

She told the May 2024 issue of Red Magazine: “I still think [creating albums] is a waste of time and money! People don’t listen to records as a full body of work, but I had all these songs that felt very timely… So, I thought, ‘Okay, I’m not going to make a conventional album, thinking about the beginning, middle and end.’ Instead, it’s a compilation of new songs.’”

The country star then shared how she found comfort in music when she was growing up.

She recalled: “It was what I went to when all my friends started drinking and smoking pot and I felt left out.

“It was an identity crutch, and when it came time to figure out what I wanted to be, music was the thing I was good at.”