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Sheryl Crow

 

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums in the U.S. and over 50 million albums worldwide. Additionally, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of 32 nominations) from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

In school, she was active in choir, athletics, and school plays. Even at a young age she was a perfectionist who strived to please her parents. In high school she was a drum majorette, member of the Pep Club, the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Freshman Maid, Senior Maid and Paperdoll Queen. When her prom date was later questioned about her fame he said that at the time he thought she “would be a doctor’s wife someday”. She graduated in 1984 from the University of Missouri where she majored in music education with a concentration in piano. Coincidentally, actor Brad Pitt and ABC-TV news anchor Elizabeth Vargas were also students at the University of Missouri at the same time Crow was studying there; however, it is unknown whether or not any of these three future celebrities actually knew each other while they were students.

In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Steve Earle, Prince, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Kid Rock and Sting, among others. She has also performed backing vocals for Tina Turner, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary celebrating Dylan's thirty years as a recording artist.

As an actress, Crow has appeared on various television shows including 30 Rock, GCB, Cougar Town, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as well as One Tree Hill.


She grew up in a rural Missouri town and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1984 with a degree in classical music.

Her first job out of college was teaching music at an elementary school in St. Louis.
In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, where she waited tables before landing a gig as a backup singer on Michael Jackson's Bad tour.
She sang in jingles for McDonald's. Her line was "It's a good time for the great taste of McDonalds."

She was a backup singer on tours for George Harrison, Joe Cocker, and Rod Stewart before starting her solo career.

She gained a lot of exposure when she opened for The Eagles on their 1994 reunion tour. She was a backup singer on Don Henley's album The End Of The Innocence.
In 1996 Kevin Gilbert, her former boyfriend and songwriting partner, died of autoerotic asphyxiation, a fetish where people cut off their air supply to get sexual pleasure. It is rumored that this is how Michael Hutchince from INXS died.
Crow is good friends with Stevie Nicks, and inducted Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
In 2005, she and cycling legend Lance Armstrong announced their engagement. In early 2006, they called it off.
Her father was a trumpet player and her mother played piano and sang.
She dated Eric Clapton for a while. He appeared on her album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live From Central Park in 1999, around the time of their affair.

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A Change Would Do You Good
All I Wanna Do
Can't Cry Anymore
If It Makes You Happy
Strong Enough to Be My Man

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Everyday Is a Winding Road

Holiday

Run Rudolph Run

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