Monday, April 16, 2007

Sheryl Crow

Name: Sheryl Crow
Birth Name: Sheryl Suzanne Crow
Height: 5' 3 ½''
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: February 11, 1962
Birth Place: Kennett, Missouri, USA
Profession: Actress, Song writer, Musician
Education: Kennett High School, Kennett, Missouri
University of Missouri at Columbia
Relationship: Lance Armstrong (cyclist; born September 18, 1971; met October 2003; engaged August 2005; split on February 3, 2006), Owen Wilson (actor; born November 18, 1968; dated 1999-2000), Eric Clapton (musician; broke up), Kevin Gilbert (musician; died in 1996)
Father: Wendell (trumpet player, lawyer)
Mother: Bernice
Sister: Kathy (older), Karen (older)
Brother: Steve (younger)
Claim to fame: Album: Tuesday Night Music Club

Singer, pianist and guitarist, born Sheryl Suzanne Crow, on February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri, to Wendell and Bernice Crow. She has two older sisters, Kathy and Karen, and one younger brother, Steve. Crow began playing piano at age six. 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 back-up 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. In 1991 Crow recorded an album for A&M Records which she shelved because it sounded too “slick.” She began playing with the band The Tuesday Music Club, comprised of Bill Bottrell, David Baerwald, David Ricketts, and Sheryl’s then-boyfriend Kevin Gilbert. In 1993 the group released the multi-platinum album Tuesday Night Music Club which included the smash hit, “All I Wanna Do.”

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 Music Club. She also performed a MTV Unplugged session in 1995. Crow released the album Sheryl Crow in 1996, winning two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She spent much of 1997-98 on tour, playing select dates on the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon tour and performing at the 1998 Lilith Fair concerts. She released her third album The Globe Sessions in the fall of 1998, which won a Grammy for Best Rock Album. During 1999, Crow performed in Europe and toured with Lilith Fair throughout the United States. 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."

2005 Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'
2005 All We Are Saying
2005 Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast
2004 Soundstage: Sheryl Crow
2004 Sheryl Crow: The Very Best of Sheryl Crow - The Videos
2004 De-Lovely
2003 Intimate Portrait: Sheryl Crow
2003 Sheryl Crow: C'mon America
2003 Soundstage: Farm Aid 2003
2001 Lilith on Top
2001 All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes
2001 VH1 Storytellers: Classics
1999 The Minus Man
1999 Eric Clapton & Friends: In Concert - A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua
1999 Sheryl Crow: Rockin' the Globe Live
1998 Saturday Night Live: Kelsey Grammer [2]
1997 Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music
1996 Saturday Night Live: Lisa Kudrow
Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet

Albums | Compilations | Singles | Videos | Other
2006 Wildflower [Bonus Tracks]
2005 Wildflower [UK Bonus Tracks]
2005 Wildflower [Target Exclusive] [CD/DVD]
2005 Wildflower [Japan]
2005 Wildflower [Japan Bonus Tracks]
2005 Wildflower [Deluxe Edition]
2005 Wildflower
2004 Globe Sessions [SACD/Bonus Track]
2003 Sheryl Crow: Live at Budokan
2002 Sheryl Crow [Japan Bonus Tracks]
2002 Globe Sessions [Japan Bonus Track]
2002 Globe Sessions [DVD]
2002 C'mon, C'mon [UK Bonus Tracks]
2002 C'mon, C'mon [Japan Bonus Tracks]
2002 C'mon, C'mon [Bonus CD]
2002 C'mon, C'mon
2000 Globe Sessions [Import Bonus Track]
1999 Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live in Central Park
1999 Globe Sessions [Japan Bonus Tracks]
1999 Globe Sessions [Australia Bonus CD]
1998 Sheryl Crow [Japan]
1998 Sheryl Crow [Bonus CD]
1998 Globe Sessions
1996 Sheryl Crow [Germany Bonus Track]
1996 Sheryl Crow
1993 Tuesday Night Music Club

  • Crow, riding aboard a bus that uses biodiesel fuel, is on an 11-stop college tour to raise awareness about global warming. (April 11, 2007)
  • Shocked her tour-mate John Mayer by appearing onstage in a skimpy bikini, one day after he surprised her by dressing up in a bear costume. (October 18, 2006)
  • Has been given the all-clear from breast cancer. (October 7, 2006)
  • Her cancer battle has prompted her to ditch junk food for a healthy new diet. (August 14, 2006)
  • Says it was difficult to be apart from ex-fiance Lance Armstrong after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, insisting that she still loves and thinks about him every day. (July 7, 2006)
  • Has reportedly found love with John Stamos, thanks to a mutual friend who set them up. (May 20, 2006)
  • Underwent surgery for breast cancer and the prognosis for a full recovery is excellent. (February 25, 2006)
  • Split from fiance Lance Armstrong just weeks before their scheduled wedding. (February 6, 2006)
  • Rules out wearing a certain Vera Wang gown when she exchanges vows with cyclist Lane Armstrong later this year - after donning it for Allure magazine photoshoot. (January 23, 2006)
  • Says Lance Armstrong's marriage proposal was spur-of-the-moment and terribly romantic. He popped the question to her on a boat in a lake. (September 26, 2005)
  • Is engaged to cyclist boyfriend Lance Armstrong. (September 7, 2005)
  • If she wrote a song about boyfriend Lance Armstrong, she said the title would be Make 'em suffer. (July 16, 2005)
  • Pulled out of the Paris, France Live 8 show due to a scheduling conflict. (June 29, 2005)
  • Has an aquatic center in her southeast Missouri hometown named after her.
  • Was elected to the Missouri Academy of Squires, a ceremonial group dedicated to honoring current and former Missouri residents. (2004)
  • The man who was accused of stalking her has been found not guilty. (December 2, 2004)
  • Best friend of actress Kelly Lynch.
  • Vanity Fair covergirls Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys engaged in all-out diva warfare in order to be best represented on the magazine -- each starlet brought their own hairdresser and make-up team. (October 17, 2002)
  • Her two front teeth are false. She lost the originals when she tripped on stage.
  • Was nominated for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television at Grammy Awards in 1999 for TOMORROW NEVER DIES. (shared with Mitchell Froom)
  • Nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1998)