• Sheryl Crow in the Brisbane Times January 28, 2008: "That song is about how to have your heart completely broken and still believe in love."
  • The Detours album was recorded in the basement studio at Sheryl Crow's farm near Nashville. It was produced by Bill Bottrell, who also produced the Tuesday Night Music Club record. Bottrell and Crow recorded 24 songs in 40 days, before selecting 14 tracks for the album. Crow told Rolling Stone magazine how her writing had been influenced by the adoption of her son, Wyatt, who was just 3 weeks old when she started on the record. She said: "I couldn't write fast enough - having this tiny, innocent spirit made me fearless. I felt a sense of urgency to write about what's really happening."
  • This was Crow's fourth set in a row to peak at #2 in the American album charts. According to Billboard, no other artist has had so many #2 albums without ever reaching top position.


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