Crow’s albums have garnered nine Grammys and sold over 50 million units worldwide.
Sheryl Crow turns 61 today
Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri. Crow began playing piano at age 6. She graduated from Kennett High School in 1980 and the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1984, where she majored in music education. During college, she spent her weekends performing with a local band, Cashmere. After college, Crow worked as a music teacher in an elementary school in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles in 1986. She began recording jingles for advertising clients, including McDonald’s and worked as a backup singer. In 1987-’88 she sang on Michael Jackson’s “Bad” world tour. She later sang back-up for Sting, Rod Stewart, and Don Henley. Crow in 1991 began playing with the band The Tuesday Music Club, the group released the multi-platinum album “Tuesday Night Music Club” which included the smash hit, “All I Wanna Do” in 1993. In 1995, she won three Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year for “All I Want to Do” and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Tuesday Night Music Club”. Crow released the album “Sheryl Crow” in 1996, winning two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She released her third album, “The Globe Sessions” in the fall of 1998, which won a Grammy for Best Rock Album. At the Grammy Awards in February 2000, Crow won for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, for her rendition of the Guns N Roses hit “Sweet Child o’Mine.” Crow’s 2006 album, “Wildflower”, was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Crow has been romantically linked with musician Eric Clapton and actor Owen Wilson, she would begin dating legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong in 2003. The pair got engaged in September 2005, but they ended their relationship in early 2006. Shortly after the breakup, Crow discovered that she had breast cancer. The diagnosis shocked the singer. “It doesn’t run in my family,” she explained to Shape magazine. “And I’ve always worked out and been fit, so I figured I’d never get sick. But when I was diagnosed, I realized disease isn’t about how fit you are. In my mind, it’s so much more about how you live your life and how much stress you’re under.” Fortunately, Crow’s cancer was caught in the early stages. She had a lumpectomy and underwent seven weeks of radiation. Crow’s albums have garnered nine Grammys and sold over 50 million units worldwide.
By Ken Warren, 2017/18
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