[VIDEO NEWS] Sheryl Crow To Appear On "The Big Interview With Dan Rather"
Sheryl will be interviewed by legendary newsman Dan Rather on an episode of AXS TV's The Big Interview. The airing date is not known yet, but the first episode (with Kid Rock) will be on TV on February 14 at 8 p.m. ET. It looks like they had fun! Check the video out!
Other musicians who will appear on upcoming episodes of The Big Interview include the aforementioned Kid Rock, ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, and country singer Kix Brooks.
Here is the official sneak peek trailer for "PO" using Burt Bacharach's new original song "Dancing With Your Shadow" performed by Sheryl. The single is expected to be released this month..
[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Talks Return to Nineties Roots on Upcoming LP
By Andy Greene
Rolling Stone magazine
A little over three years ago, Sheryl Crow took her career in a radically different direction with the release of her debut country LP, Feels Like Home. Despite a relentless touring schedule and promotional campaign, the album didn't make much of an impression with country fans and no single placed higher than Number 72 on the Hot 100. "It was still a great experience and I learned a lot," says Crow. "But I gotta say that the country market is commerce at its most fully realized. Right now, I want to have an experience that feels detached from anything in commerce."
That was her mindset when she recorded her upcoming pop record Be Myself, which was cut with her Nineties collaborators Jeff Trott and Tchad Blake, the team responsible for hits like "My Favorite Mistake" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road." The album is slated for release in late March or early April. "I really wanted to get back to how I got started on my second record and third record," Crow says. "I wanted to revisit that sound and that feeling. It was a complete blast and the most effortless thing I've ever done."
Crow has worked consistently with songwriter/producer Trott during the past two decades and they remain close, but reuniting with Blake was another story. "It began with Jeff and I saying, 'What would complete this?'" she says. "We both said, 'Tchad Blake!' I thought in a million years he wouldn't come over because he lives in Wales and I haven't seen him in 15 years. But I emailed him and he said, 'When do you want me there?' He flew over and stayed with me in an apartment over my garage. Every day at 5 p.m. we'd drink a Guinness. He went through cancer treatment a year ago, and so we both had that in common. It felt profoundly sweet having him and Jeff here."
Once the trio that created 1996's Sheryl Crow and 1998's The Globe Sessions had reassembled, new songs began coming quickly. Over a period of just three weeks in September and October, they had created 17 compositions. More than anything, Crow wanted to make sure she wasn't overthinking the work. "As you get older you start making records that are more calculated and you're trying to compete with what you've done and not repeat yourself," she says. "You get more methodical and more analytical about the music and that doesn't necessarily make it better. I wanted to have the feeling I had when I made my first two records, which was like being a kid playing with my friends and writing about whatever came to mind."
The record was finished before Donald Trump won the presidential election, but the chaos that overtook the world in 2016 is still heavily reflected in the lyrics. "Fear is definitely present in the songs," Crow says. "I think the election really incited a feeling of us against them, and a feeling of trying to get back to reason, so thematically there's a lot of that on the record. Also, technology, for better or worse, is a theme. I really think that so much vitriol in our dialogue is partially due to the fact that people communicate over technology without having a sense of empathy."
One track Crow is excited to share with her fans is "Heartbeat Away." "I wrote it before that was any discussion of Russia," she says. "But it's about espionage and a guy who is burying his money off the coast of the Cayman Islands and Russia is hacking. Cut to the election and it became really foreboding, very eerie. It ends with a guy with a red face getting on a private jet and flying off into space. I almost changed it to an orange face, but I decided to just keep it red."
Another song, "Halfway There," reflects on divisions in America and is a contender for the first single, which may come out shortly after Trump's inauguration. "I am a liberal, which I think most people know," Crow says. "And I've seen Nashville change a lot in the past 10 years that I've been here. The idea of the song is that even though you may drive a big Chevy truck and I drive my hybrid, or you may wear designer clothes and I wear ripped jeans, that doesn't mean we don't want the same things in life and the same things for our kids in the future. The message is we need to agree to disagree and just try and meet halfway there."
Returning to her Nineties roots may come off to many as a complete rejection of her short-lived country period, but Crow doesn't see it that way. "It's not a rejection at all," she says. "It's just that a fair portion of my songs where inspired by the Rolling Stones during their Let It Bleed and Exile periods when they were doing their version of country, and the Flying Burrito Brothers and people that rocked. That doesn't get played at country radio, so I don't know why I would ever get played at country radio. I'm not shunning country music. I'm just not part of that format."
Even if she were part of the format, the country-radio promotion game isn't something she enjoyed. "It was more political than I expected," she says. "You do lots of free playing for radio stations in trade for getting played between three and four in the morning. And that's just not how other formats work, and that goes against my grain. I'm too old to allow that for myself and to spend any night away from my kid for that is not justified."
Crow plans to promote Be Myself with a huge tour. At one point there was talk about doing an "Outlaws" tour with Neil Young and Willie Nelson, but she's not sure if that is still happening. "They're still putting it together," she says. "They've asked us to do it, and I'd be fully on board. Then we'll do a bunch of our own dates." In the meantime, she's also working on an all-star record with Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson and many others. Several of the songs are new, though she's duetting with Keith Richards on the 1994 Rolling Stones tune "The Worst" and Johnny Cash's estate has allowed her to cut a virtual duet with the Man in Black on "Redemption Day," a songs of hers he covered toward the end of his life. She hopes to get the album into stores near the end of the year.
In the meantime, Be Myself seems poised to reconnect with old school Sheryl Crow fans, but she says that isn't the goal. "I don't know who I'm gonna connect with," she says. "I don't know how it gets played at Spotify or other subscription services. I don't look at it and think I'm gonna make a ton of money and I'm gonna have big hits cause I know that's not how it works anymore. But I would love for people to hear it, and I would love for them to enjoy it and have the experience that I used to have when I'd hear a song and go, 'Oh, my gosh, I totally get it.'
SOURCE: Rolling Stone
[NEWS] More info about the next album from the RS Magazine
From the latest issue of the Rolling Stone magazine
NOTES: CBS blocked this video on YouTube, so I decided to reupload it on Vimeo. The overall quality is much better now, plus the clip is also available in Full HD. Just click on the "HD" button and select the resolution (1080p; see below).
James Taylor tribute @ Kennedy Center Honors.
4 December 2016, Washington D.C. (USA)
With Leland Sklar, Russell Kunkel, Craig Doerge and Danny Kortchmar. Vocalists: Arnold McCuller & Kate Markowitz.
[NEWS] Kennedy Center Honors concert tonight: Don't miss it on CBS
Don't miss Sheryl performing on the Kennedy Center Honors tonight 8PM on CBS. Sheryl will perform "Fire and Rain" plus a James Taylor's medley along with Darius Rucker and Garth Brooks.
[PIC] Donuts b4 Xmas!
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From The Barn in Nashville, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Y'All!
[NEWS] Notes From Nashville
Americana singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell recently recorded a new song with Sheryl for his forthcoming album scheduled to release in spring of 2017 on New West Records. Background vocals were provided by Tania Hancheroff (who previously worked on "Feels Like Home") and Vicki Hampton.
[VIDEO] Sheryl with Derek Blasberg in "Picture" (CNN Style backstage)
[NEWS] 14 DECEMBER - Early report from the Wylee's in Nashville
The location of the Wylee's at 1312 Woodland St. in Nashville
Chef Richard Blais - One day I'm making marshmallow snowmen for a talk show. The next I'm hanging with the amazingly talented and inspiring Sheryl Crow.
Sheryl with Jon Taffer, host of Rescue Bar.
"It was an absolute pleasure working with her", he said.
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Jason Galaz - "Operation sneak on TV set: Mission Accomplished. The guy from Bar Rescue was at Mad Donna's in East Nashville with Sheryl Crow. I walked right on to their set with a Muddy Roots jacket and acted like I was supposed to be there."
(Photo courtesy of Jason Galaz)
Jon Taffer with Sheryl and Chef Richard Blais (who created new menu at Wylee's) during the taping. Photo courtesy of Danny Kelley.
So, what do we know about this event?
- They was taping the pilot of new tv show
The aforementioned show will be hosted by Jon Taffer, best known as host of the reality series Bar Rescue on Spike
- Sheryl is involved in the project. In short, the old Mad Donna's has reopened under new name (Wylee's). Same owners with Sheryl as partner
- Wylee's is named after Sheryl's sons Wyatt and Levi.
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First draft of the Sheryl Crow-themed menu
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As pointed out by Eater Nashville, "A menu posted outside Wylee’s shows what must surely be an abbreviated version of what the full menu will be."
Singer part of an unnamed pilot filming in East Nashville
By Stephen Elliott
A producer on the television show currently renovating Mad Donna’s in East Nashville has confirmed to the Scene that Sheryl Crow is involved in the project.
The restaurant and music venue abruptly closed its doors last week, though rumors flew that it was part of a Bar Rescue-style revamp.
“The owners would like to extend their sincere appreciation to you all for the last 9 years and are excited to announce exciting details for a new project soon,” the restaurant’s management wrote on Facebook last week.
This week, signs went up around the neighborhood indicating California-based Buckingham Television was filming a reality television pilot episode at Mad Donna’s, and Eli Holzman, executive producer for the company, confirmed Tuesday that Crow, the Nashville-based singer, was tied to the show.
Holzman declined to provide more information. He has previously been an executive producer on Project Runway and Undercover Boss.
Filming was scheduled monday for the exterior of the new restaurant, according to notification fliers distributed in the neighborhood.
On Tuesday, a new awning at the entrance of restaurant was installed, which reads “Wylee’s Cafe & Bar.”
[NEWS] 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors - Rehearsal
For those of you that don't know, Sheryl is among the musical guests lined up to perform during the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
The 2016 Kennedy Center Honors recipients to be honored this year are: Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and singer songwriter James Taylor. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the recognition and gratitude of their peers through performances and tributes.
Ms. Crow will perform tonight with a cracking band at the Opera House in Washington DC!
The complete show - hosted by Stephen Colbert - will be broadcast on CBS on December 27th at 9 p.m., ET/PT!
Sheryl just rocked the house in morning rehearsal for Kennedy Center Honors
(Photo courtesy of Rise Zywotow Birnbaum)
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Sheryl in Washington DC
4 December 2016
[VIDEO] Sheryl & Kristofer Buckle trying to sing holiday songs (30 Nov 2016)
Post shoot holiday fun.
Clip courtesy of Kristofer Buckle.