71 Facts About Sheryl Crow


Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born on February 11,1962 and is an American musician, singer and songwriter.


Sheryl Crow has released eleven studio albums, five compilations and three live albums, and contributed to several film soundtracks.


Sheryl Crow was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2023.


Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri, the daughter of Bernice, a piano teacher, and Wendell Wyatt Sheryl Crow, a lawyer and trumpet player.


Sheryl Crow has two older sisters, Kathy and Karen, and a younger brother, Steven.


Sheryl Crow joined the pep club, the National Honor Society, and the National FFA Organization, and was crowned Paperdoll Queen in a celebrity-judged beauty contest during her senior year.


Sheryl Crow then enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia and in 1984 received a BS Ed degree in music education.


Sheryl Crow was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Society, as well as working as a Summer Welcome orientation leader.


Sheryl Crow was later introduced to local musician and record producer Jay Oliver.


Sheryl Crow had a studio in the basement of his parents' home in St Louis and helped her by using her in advertising jingles.


Sheryl Crow's first jingle was a back-to-school spot for the St Louis department store Famous-Barr.


Sheryl Crow was quoted in a 60 Minutes segment as saying she made $40,000 on the McDonald's ad alone.


Sheryl Crow recorded background vocals for Stevie Wonder, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Buffett, Kevin Gilbert and Don Henley.


In 1989, Sheryl Crow contributed backing vocals to the Neal Schon track "Smoke of the Revolution" from his album Late Nite.


Sheryl Crow sang in the short-lived Steven Bochco drama Cop Rock series finale in 1990 and her song "Heal Somebody" appeared in the film Bright Angel.


In 1992, Sheryl Crow recorded her first attempt at a debut album with Sting's record producer Hugh Padgham.


Sheryl Crow began dating Kevin Gilbert and joined him in an ad hoc group of musicians known to themselves as the "Tuesday Music Club".


Tuesday Night Music Club featured many of the songs written by Sheryl Crow's friends, including the second single, "Leaving Las Vegas".


Sheryl Crow performed at the 1994 Woodstock Festival and appeared in the "New Faces" section of Rolling Stone in 1994.


Sheryl Crow supplied background vocals to the song "The Garden of Allah" from Don Henley's 1995 album Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits.


Sheryl Crow produced the album herself and played a variety of instruments, from various guitars, bass or pedal steel to various organs and piano.


The album was banned from sale at Walmart, because in the lyrics to "Love Is a Good Thing" Sheryl Crow says that Walmart sells guns to children.


Also in 1997, Sheryl Crow contributed the theme song to the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.


Sheryl Crow collaborated on Scott Weiland's 1998 album, 12 Bar Blues.


Sheryl Crow won the 2001 Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "There Goes the Neighborhood".


Later in 1998, Sheryl Crow took part in a live concert in tribute to Burt Bacharach, contributing vocals on "One Less Bell to Answer".


Sheryl Crow released a live album called Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live From Central Park.


The record featured Sheryl Crow singing many of her hit singles with new musical spins and guest appearances by many other musicians including Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks, the Dixie Chicks, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton.


Sheryl Crow has been involved with the Scleroderma Research Foundation since the late 1990s, performing at fund-raisers and befriending Sharon Monsky.


Sheryl Crow showed support for injured soldiers in 2003 by playing her guitar and singing to individual patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


Sheryl Crow recorded the song "Kiss That Girl" for the film Bridget Jones's Diary.


Sheryl Crow recorded a cover version of the Beatles' song "Mother Nature's Son" for the film I Am Sam.


Sheryl Crow sang a duet with rock artist Kid Rock on the crossover hit single "Picture", from Kid Rock's 2001 album Cocky.


Sheryl Crow collaborated with Michelle Branch on the song "Love Me Like That" for Branch's second album, Hotel Paper, released in 2003.


Sheryl Crow released the single "Light in Your Eyes", which received limited airplay.


In 2004, Sheryl Crow appeared as a musical theater performer in the Cole Porter biographical film De-Lovely.


In December 2005, the album was nominated for a Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy, while Sheryl Crow was nominated for a Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy for the first single "Good Is Good".


In 2006, Sheryl Crow contributed "Real Gone", the opening track to the soundtrack for Disney and Pixar's 2006 animated film Cars.


Sheryl Crow appeared on Larry King Live on CNN on August 23,2006.


In late 2006, Sheryl Crow was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the song Try Not To Remember from the film Home of the Brave.


In early 2007, Sheryl Crow was scheduled to sing at an annual benefit concert for the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital that sportscaster Bob Costas hosts every year.


Sheryl Crow's performance was opposed by Catholic Archbishop Raymond Burke due to her position on abortion.


Burke resigned as chair of the medical center's board of governors when Sheryl Crow's appearance was confirmed.


Sheryl Crow contributed her cover of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" on the soundtrack for the DreamWorks animated film Bee Movie in November 2007.


Sheryl Crow contributed background vocals to Ryan Adams's song "Two" from his album Easy Tiger.


Sheryl Crow returned with her sixth studio album Detours, which was released on February 5,2008.


Sheryl Crow endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election and later performed on the fourth and last day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


Sheryl Crow stated that she would donate $1 of each ticket purchased for her 2008 tour to the United Nations World Food Programme.


In 2010, Sheryl Crow contributed the original spoken-word track "My Name Is Mwamaroyi" to the Enough Project and Downtown Records' Raise Hope for Congo compilation.


In July 2011, Sheryl Crow performed at the opening night of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.


On September 20,2011, it was announced that Sheryl Crow will write the music and lyrics for Diner, a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed 1982 film.


On October 11,2011, William Shatner released the album Seeking Major Tom, on which Sheryl Crow sang the track "Mrs Major Tom" by electronic music artist KIA, released in 2003 on the album Adieu Shinjuku Zulu.


Sheryl Crow sang the only period piece song on the project, Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer".


Sheryl Crow was invited by journalist Katie Couric to write the theme song for her new talk-show, Katie.


On November 1,2012, Sheryl Crow released an original song she called "Woman in the White House" that was made available for a free download.


In 2013, Sheryl Crow signed a recording contract with Warner Music Nashville and, a few months later, released "Easy", the first single from the upcoming album, which became her first top twenty country radio hit and her highest charting lead single since 2005.


Sheryl Crow was one of the opening acts for George Strait's 2014 leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.


Sheryl Crow hosted the event along with Jeff Bridges and performed with Kris Kristofferson, Gary Clark Jr.


Sheryl Crow sang on a rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" that appeared on Darius Rucker's Christmas album, Home for the Holidays.


Sheryl Crow added that she will continue to write and tour and will potentially release short-form music akin to extended plays.


Sheryl Crow was among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.


Sheryl Crow confirmed to BBC News that the master and safety back-ups for her first seven albums were lost in the fire, and said she was not informed of their destruction until she read the Times report.


Early in her career, Sheryl Crow performed extensively with a 1962 Gibson Country Western guitar which was her personal favorite, but she eventually feared that it would not stand up to the rigors of continued touring and stage use, and in 1999 asked Gibson to build her a replica for use on stage.


In May 2007, Sheryl Crow announced on her website that she had adopted a boy who was born the month before.


In June 2010, Sheryl Crow announced that she had adopted another boy born the previous April.


Sheryl Crow owned a loft apartment in the NoHo neighborhood of Lower Manhattan from 1998 to 2017.


In November 2011, Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with a meningioma, the most common kind of brain tumour, usually benign, for which she continued to have regular follow-up exams.


Sheryl Crow was raised Presbyterian, but she moved towards a more general affiliation and now describes herself as Christian.


Sheryl Crow is known for her liberal political standpoints, opposing the invasion of Iraq in 2003, supporting gun control measures, opposing military intervention in Syria, and supporting efforts to reduce climate change.


Sheryl Crow has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Missouri and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.


In 2006, Sheryl Crow was a recipient of the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award presented by Awards Council member Steven Spielberg at a ceremony in Los Angeles.