Sheryl Suzanne Crow is a singer, songwriter, and actor from the United States of America. For many years, she has been a favorite of the country music industry, having received multiple Grammy Awards. She has had a long and illustrious career in music, having recorded eight studio albums, two compilation albums, a live album, and several songs for films such as “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “Cars,” and others. Her parents always encouraged her desire to pursue music, and she began playing the piano at a young age. She began doing backing vocals for well-known singers such as Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, and others once she was certain of what she wanted to accomplish with her life. Her debut album, ‘Tuesday Night Music Club,’ was a big success, earning her three Grammy nominations and a large fan base. Her music is known for combining pop, rock, country, and folk elements, and she has also dabbled in acting, appearing on shows such as “One Tree Hill,” “30 Rock,” and “Cougar Town,” among others.
Early Years and Childhood
Wendell and Bernice Crow gave birth to Sheryl Crow on February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri. Kathy and Karen are her older sisters, while Steve is her younger brother. She had a natural affinity for music, having started playing piano at the age of six. She graduated from Kennett High School and went on to the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1984. She used to perform with a local band named ‘Cashmere’ while she was a student at the university. Crow began teaching music in an elementary school in St. Louis in 1986 after graduating from university, but she relocated to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. She worked as a back-up singer and recorded commercial jingles in Los Angeles.
Career of Sheryl
Crow was a member of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad World Tour’ crew from 1987 to 1989, when he sung as a backup vocalist and frequently performed ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ with him. Belinda Carlisle, Stevie Wonder, and others were among the artists with whom she collaborated. She made her acting debut in Steven Bochco’s 1990 drama “Cop Rock.” In the same year, she performed a duet with Kenny Loggins for his album ‘Leap of Faith’ called ‘I Would Do Anything.’ She recorded a self-titled debut album with Hugh Padgham in 1992, but it was never released, despite the fact that some copies of her records were leaked, giving her some attention.
Crow’s debut album, ‘Tuesday Night Music Club,’ was published in 1993, and the single ‘All I Wanna Do,’ became a surprise hit. In America and the United Kingdom, 7 million copies were sold. It earned her three Grammys. Sheryl Crow’s second album, ‘Sheryl Crow,’ was released in 1996 and won two Grammy awards. The album’s singles, such as “If It Makes You Happy,” “Home,” and others, were enormous hits. Crow sang a song for the James Bond film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ in 1997. The song was an instant hit, receiving Grammy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song. The Globe Sessions won a Grammy Award for its release in 1998. The album’s lyrics were said to be about her anguish over her failing romance with Eric Clapton at the time.
Crow made her acting debut in 1999 in the suspense drama ‘The Minus Man,’ in which she co-starred with her then-boyfriend, Hollywood actor Owen Wilson. Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park’ is another album she has published. Crow’s fourth studio album, ‘C’mon, C’mon,’ was released in 2002, and the album’s lead single, ‘Soak Up the Sun,’ was a worldwide smash. For the album, she was honored with a Grammy Award. ‘The Very Best of Sheryl Crow’ was released in 2003 as a best hits compilation. The collection included successful singles from all of her previous albums. ‘Light In Your Eyes’ was also included as a single on the album.
In 2004, she starred in the Cole Porter biography ‘De-Lovely,’ and released her fifth studio album, ‘Wildflower,’ the following year. It reached number two on the Billboard charts, but critical reception was mixed. In 2006, she sang the song “Real Gone” for the Disney animated film “Cars.” She was diagnosed with breast cancer the following year, in the same year. A few months after being diagnosed with cancer, she performed for the first time in Florida.
Crow wrote a foreword for Kris Carr’s book ‘Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips’ and sang ‘Here Comes the Sun’ for the ‘Bee Movie’ in 2007. She also sang backing vocals on Ryan Adams’ “Two.” Crow’s sixth studio album, ‘Detours,’ was released in 2008, and it was recorded on Crow’s farm in Nashville. On the Billboard 200, it debuted at number two.
She endorsed Obama for President of the United States in the same year. ‘100 Miles from Memphis,’ her seventh studio album, was released in 2010 and included the smash track ‘Summer Day.’ ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn’ was released the same year, and she contributed to it. Crow sang “Mrs. Major Tom” on William Shatner’s CD “Seeking Major Tom” in 2011 and announced that she would write the music and lyrics for Kathleen Marshall’s Broadway production of “Diner.” Crow signed a recording contract with Warner Music Nashville, and her latest album, “Feels Like Home,” was published in 2013. The album was produced by Crow herself and debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 chart.
Work on the Big Picture
Crow’s biggest hit track, ‘Soak Up the Sun,’ from the album ‘C’mon, C’mon (2002), is still regarded her biggest single to this day. It was number one on the Billboard Adult Top 40 list and contains her signature country-style pepiness.
Achievements and Awards
Crow has been nominated for 32 Grammy Awards and has won nine of them for albums such as “Tuesday Night Music Club,” “Sheryl Crow,” “The Global Sessions,” and “C’mon, C’mon,” among others. For ‘Tomorrow Never Dies,’ she also won a Golden Globe.
Life and Legacy of an Individual
Crow has dated a number of celebrities, including Owen Wilson, Eric Clapton, Lance Armstrong, and others. Crow was engaged to Lance Armstrong for a period, and Armstrong was quoted in the press several times as declaring that Crow’s music cured his cancer. In 2006, Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent radiation treatment. Kristi Funk, a Los Angeles-based breast cancer surgeon, oversaw her treatment, which was effective. Her meningioma was later discovered. In 2007, she announced the adoption of Wyatt Steven Crow, a two-week-old boy, and three years later, she announced the adoption of Levi James Crow, another two-week-old child. In Nashville, Tennessee, she lives with her sons.
Estimated Net Worth
Sheryl Crow is a singer-songwriter and musician from the United States with a net worth of $70 million. Crow has sold more over 50 million records worldwide after a career that has taken her across genres such as pop, country, jazz, rock, and many others. Her contribution to the world of music has been recognized by critics, and she has received numerous honors, including nine Grammys. Sheryl also appears as an actress on a variety of television shows on a regular basis.