Pacheco was the main songwriter in the group, with a psychedelic bent, but Nicks's own compositions brought a country rock flair to the group.
To support herself and Buckingham, who wrote music while recovering from mononucleosis, Nicks worked a variety of jobs, which included waiting tables and a stint cleaning engineer/producer Keith Olsen's house, where Nicks and Buckingham lived for a time before moving in with Richard Dashut. While there, Buckingham landed a guitar-playing gig with the Everly Brothers, and toured with them while Nicks stayed behind working on songs.
During this time, Nicks wrote "Rhiannon" after seeing the name in the novel Triad by Mary Leader.
They served as a backing band for several tracks on each of her solo albums, and the two have toured and performed together frequently over the past three decades.
The song "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", performed by Nicks and Petty, was one of the biggest hits for either artist. (May 18, 1892 – August 1, 1974), a struggling country music singer, taught Nicks to sing duets with him by the time she was four years old.
Nicks confirmed to the music magazine that she became pregnant by the Eagles singer, whom she dated before they worked together on the Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara,” Nicks said.