Sheryl Crow

  • Born in Kennett MO, in 1962.
  • Her music career began after college, in 1985. She sang jingles for a local St. Louis department store, and then moved up to jingles for McDonald’s and Toyota. In 1987, she sang backing vocals for Michael Jackson on his tour that year. She also sang backing vocals for other artists, including Stevie Wonder and Don Henley.
  • In 1992, she attempted her debut album, but it ultimately was scrapped – it was deemed “too produced.” In the meantime, songs that she wrote were performed by major artists like Celine Dion, Tina Turner and Wynonna Judd.
  • Crow finally released her first studio album, Tuesday Night Music Club, in 1993. It was a major hit – it sold over 7 million copies, and the single All I Wanna Do won 2 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, and it peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 chart. The album won her another Grammy.
  • Her second album in 1996, the self titled Sheryl Crow, was a strong follow-up. She produced the album herself, and played many of the instruments. The single If It Makes You Happy won her another 2 Grammy awards. The album was banned from sale at Walmart, because one of the songs contains a lyric saying that Walmart sells guns to children. The album sales were triple platinum.
  • Her next 2 albums – The Globe Sessions and C’mon C’mon – each had sales exceeding 2 million copies. Each had a major hit single – My Favorite Mistake and a song that makes everyone’s summer playlist, Soak Up The Sun.
  • Crow’s latest album, Be Myself, was released in April this year, and is a return to a more rock-sounding album, compared to her 2013 album Feels Like Home, which has more of a country sound.
  • Crow’s mega-single The First Cut Is The Deepest was part of her greatest hits collection in 2003, though the song was not on any of her previous albums. The song was written by Cat Stevens in 1967, and was a hit single for Rod Stewart in 1977. Here’s Sheryl Crow’s video of this great song.

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