They hope that their upcoming tour will be just as easygoing and fun as the project itself. “There’s so much pressure when you’re on tour with your own record, your solo project, or your life story,” Williamson said. “This project just feels like a party and a lot of fun. In a way, it seems to be for everyone.”
For both artists, the sound of Plains is like coming home, because the way their singing voices have changed shows how they have come to terms with their pasts.
Crutchfield said, “If you only knew how hard I worked to hide that Southern accent for so long.” “It’s sad, because when I listen to some of my old records, I can hear that I was trying too hard to sound cool.
But “I Walked With You a Ways” has the same strong sense of self-acceptance and hard-won confidence that drew people to “St. Cloud.” Crutchfield can tell how old she is by the sound of her own voice. “Over time, singers get better,” Crutchfield said. “You work on your voice and chip away at what it should really see. From what I’ve seen, I think that everyone gets better as they get older. So I think that just trying to relax has helped me a lot.” She gave a big sigh. “It almost feels like I’ve taken my bra off.”
Williamson was happy with the comparison. “I like that picture, Katie,” she told her. Then, they laughed at the same time as they do on their record.