Fleetwood Mac’s song “Silver Springs” is based on Silver Spring, Md.
Stevie Nicks, a singer-songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, took inspiration from Silver Spring in Montgomery County for her song, “Silver Springs.”
Nicks has since said the song was about the end of her relationship with fellow bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. “I wrote “Silver Springs” about Lindsey. And we were in Maryland somewhere driving under a freeway sign that said Silver Springs, Maryland. And I loved the name…Silver Springs sounded like a pretty fabulous place to me. And ‘You could be my silver springs,’ that’s just a whole symbolic thing of what you could have been to me.”
Silver Springs peaked at 22 on the Billboard Global 200 in 1997 when it was rereleased as a live track. It originally released as a B-side track with the song “Go Your Own Way.”