Sheryl Crow has relocated to Music City and, of course, she's hatching a country album, too.
Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
Sheryl Crow now lives in Nashville. She has enjoyed two hit country duets with Kid Rock (with whom she'll tour this summer). She has performed on the Country Music Association Awards, on a tribute album to country legend Loretta Lynn and on Brad Paisley's upcoming album.
Is Crow ready to make her own country album?
"Funny you should ask. I'm working on it right now," said Crow, who will perform Saturday at the 29th annual Pacer Center benefit in Minneapolis. "I'm doing some work with Brad Paisley. I've been doing a lot of writing. Hopefully it'll be out early next year."
The nine-time Grammy-winning pop star thinks the lyrics will make this project seem country.
"I already had a pretty strong country influence in my music," she said recently from Nashville. "You listen to 'Strong Enough' and 'If It Makes You Happy' and 'Hard to Make a Stand,' there's a lot of country influence in there already, but there's just no pedal steel and no fiddle. The lyrics are nearing what I consider straightforward country lyrics; they're a little left of center.
"I had a huge response after I sang 'Coal Miner's Daughter' with Loretta Lynn [on the CMA Awards]. That's the kind of country music I really love -- the old-fashioned Jimmie Rodgers, Carter Family, Loretta Lynn kind of country music. It will be more old-fashioned than it will be new country."
Crow, 49, moved to Nashville full-time five years ago. With her sister Kathy nearby and their parents three hours away, she thinks it's the right place to raise her two sons, who turned 4 and 1 this weekend.
"My life is easier and better than it was in L.A.," said Crow, who spent 20 years in Los Angeles but grew up in southern Missouri not far from the Tennessee border. "In L.A. there's a lot more paparazzi around. It's a more difficult place for me to raise my kids. My family all lives down here, and I need them to help me. I love the people down here. I love the music down here. It just suits me better."
Crow recorded her most recent two albums, 2008's "Detours" and 2010's "100 Miles From Memphis," on her Nashville farm. This spring, she published an organic cookbook, "If It Makes You Healthy," inspired by her experience as a breast cancer survivor.
"I feel like food is a major contributor to staying well, disease prevention and immune-boosting," said Crow, who has worked with a personal chef since her cancer diagnosis five years ago. "There is so much I think every parent can benefit from. Everything in it is very tasty, but it's also a great handbook."
Always a teacher
A Missouri elementary school teacher before heading to the music biz in Los Angeles, Crow is also an activist involved with various educational, environmental and breast-cancer groups. One reason she's playing the Pacer Center benefit is because the Twin Cities organization works with children who have disabilities. Plus, the gig fit in perfectly with the start of her regular tour.
Motherhood has had a profound impact on her career, but not exactly in the way her mentor and friend Stevie Nicks had warned her. On a recent "Oprah Winfrey Show," Crow shared the story of Nicks, who is childless, telling her not to have kids because it would impair her songwriting.
"We've joked about it and she adamantly denies having said that and I probably got it a little backwards," Crow said. "It's a tradeoff. I love having kids and I love having a family. I get to make music when I feel like it and hopefully people will relate to it. It works out the way it's going to work out."
Being on tour with her sons is easier than being at home, she said, because things are more regimented on the road. She spends the daytime with them.
She is looking forward to touring with Kid Rock this summer -- and not just to sing "Picture" and "Collide."
"It's not very often that you get to have a counterpart like Tammy [Wynette] and George [Jones] had or Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn had. You definitely don't see it in pop music," she said. "I love Bobby [Kid Rock's real name]. He's a great person. He's a good dad. He has an amazing kid.
"Bobby is very excited about spending time with my kids. My son Wyatt loves Bobby. He's been over at his house and jumped off his diving board. It's definitely going to be a fun summer."
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sheryl has been nominated for 'Collaborative Video Of The Year' both for "Collide" (along with Kid Rock) and "Coal Miner's Daughter" (along with Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert) at the 2011 'CMT Music Awards.'
The event takes place on Wednesday, June 8 in Nashville, TN and will broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and CMT.com.
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Source: Sonicscoop.com - April 21, 2011
Tony Bennett's Duets II to Feature Sheryl, John Mayer, Faith Hill, Natalie Cole
It's already been reported that Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Amy Winehouse and Michael Buble were on board, but now more details have been revealed about the lineup of Tony Bennett's upcoming album, Duets II. USA Today reports that in addition to those artists, the project will find the legendary singer duetting with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Carrie Underwood, Natalie Cole and Willie Nelson.
Bennett describes the songs on Duets II as "hits that I've had through the years" -- for example, he and Michael are teaming up for a new version of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." USA Today reports that the recording sessions are being filmed for the inevitable documentary, which will be out in the fall. The album hits stores September 20th.
Source: WPLJ Radio
Songs About Faith: 20 Tunes Rocking Religious Themes
Singing about religion is a risky proposition for a secular act. Skeptical lyrics have the potential to seriously offend the public (remember when radio stations banned John Lennon's 'Imagine?') and/or alienate one's own fanbase. The flip side is that overly preachy or adoring songs can sound pretty square (which is why Christian rock often sounds so much like . . . Christian rock). Yet, some of the best songs with religious themes have been penned -- with great outcomes -- by rock, soul and pop acts. We count down our 20 favorite below.
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Missouri native will headline O'Reilly Family Events Center July 15
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Sheryl Crow will perform in concert in Springfield this summer.
The Kennett, Missouri native will perform Friday, July 15 at the O'Reilly Family Event Center on the Drury University campus.
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at www.drurytickets.com or by calling 417-873-6389.
Crow is touring this summer with Kid Rock on his "Born Free" tour.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Since graduating from the University of Missouri in 1984, Sheryl Crow has achieved musical success and became a major philanthropist through her fame. For her achievements, the University of Missouri will honor Crow with an honorary degree, one of the highest honors the university bestows.
For her achievements, the University of Missouri will honor Sheryl Crow with an honorary degree, one of the highest honors the university bestows.
“Ms. Crow is a celebrated musician, breast cancer survivor and a champion of children and music education,” said Michael O’Brien, dean of the College of Arts and Science. “Ms. Crow is an outstanding role model for current MU students and future graduates, especially women.”
A native of Kennett, Mo., Crow graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1984. She settled in Fenton, where she taught music in the elementary school. She left Missouri for Los Angeles in 1986 to pursue a career in music. Crow went on to win nine Grammy Awards and obtain international recognition.
With her fame, Crow has worked to help others in her home state and around the world. As a breast cancer survivor, Crow has worked to raise funds to find a cure. Last year, she opened The Sheryl Crow Imaging Center in Los Angeles, which features digital screening and imaging equipment for breast cancer patients. In addition, she has served as an advocate for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, United Nations World Food Programme and anti-global warming programs. Crow also is a vocal supporter of music education programs. She has performed a concert benefitting the VH1 Save the Music campaign to promote music education in schools.
Crow also has made a special effort to help entities in her home state and hometown. For years, Crow has raised funds through her website for the Delta Children’s Home, a center for needy children based in Kennett. She has hosted benefit concerts, built a local recreational swimming pool, and donated money and clothing to locals in need. She also headlined a concert benefiting Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.
“She not only says she supports her community, she lives up to it by her investment and commitment,” former Missouri Governor Bob Holden said. “She has not forgotten from where she came and those who helped her achieve fame.”
Honorary degrees are awarded to graduates or former students, who have achieved distinction. Degrees are also awarded to people who have rendered distinctive service to the state or the University, as well as people of high distinction from around the world.
Crow will receive her degree and speak at the Honors Commencement Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, on Francis Quadrangle on the MU campus.
Source: University of Missouri
'If It Makes You Healthy'
|.Friday April 15, 2011|
|[HD VIDEO] STEVIE NICKS AND SHERYL CROW - "LANDSLIDE" HD720P|
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|[HD VIDEO] STEVIE NICKS AND SHERYL CROW - INTERVIEW|
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|.Thursday April 14, 2011|
|[VIDEO] STEVIE NICKS AND SHERYL CROW - INTERVIEW|
|[VIDEO] STEVIE NICKS AND SHERYL CROW - "LANDSLIDE" @ OPRAH|
|.Wednesday April 13, 2011|
|[VIDEO] SORCERER UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, APRIL 9TH - #2|
|[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW TOUR SPONSORED BY TOM'S OF MAIN - AD|
|.Tuesday April 12, 2011|
|[MAGAZINE] PREVENTION - MAY 2011 - SHERYL CROW SPECIAL|
|.Sunday April 10th, 2011|
|[VIDEO] "SORCERER", WITH STEVIE NICKS - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, APRIL 9TH|
|[VIDEO] "LANDSLIDE", WITH STEVIE NICKS - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, APRIL 9TH|
|[VIDEO] WARM HUMMUS SOUP (BETTER NASHVILLE)|
|.Saturday April 9, 2011|
|[NEWS] MORE ON OPRAH-PALOOZA|
|[NEWS] ROCK GODDESSES @ OPRAH-PALOOZA!|
Tune in on April 13! ;-)
|[HD VIDEO] CYCLOP SALAD, BEEF TENDERLOIN AND CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE|
Sheryl Crow and chef Chuck White team up to make recipes from their new cookbook "If It Makes You Healthy," including cyclops salad; beef tenderloin and purple potatoes; and chocolate avocado mousse.
|[PIC] SHERYL WITH ADAM YAUCH AND ANNA SUI|
Sheryl with Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys) and the fashion designer Anna Sui
The Cinema Society & Nancy Gonzales host the after party for "Meek's Cutoff"
Jimmy @The James Hotel, NYC - March 28, 2011
Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan
|[PIX] SHERYL AND BRAD PAISLEY @ THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA|
February 26th, 2011
Brad Paisley's H2O Frozen Over Tour
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN, USA
Photo by Ben Enos. (l-r) Jorgenson, Crow, Paisley, Rucker.
|[VIDEO] SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS IN NEW YORK CITY|
'Meek's Cutoff' premiere - March 28, 2011.
|[VIDEO NEWS] TOM'S OF MAINE TO SPONSOR SHERYL CROW TOUR|
Watch Sheryl talk about the importance of natural beauty in her everyday life in this nice video took at her home near Nashville, Tennessee.
|.Thursday April 7, 2011|
|[MAGAZINE] PREVENTION MAGAZINE - MAY ISSUE|
Sheryl Crow: Exclusive Interview with Prevention
Sheryl Crow's Change of Heart
In her exclusive interview with Prevention, Sheryl talks about being a mom, beating breast cancer, and leaving L.A. behind
By Kim Severson
You might be surprised to know that the glamorous, Grammy-winning Sheryl Crow spends her time offstage chasing chickens and corralling horses. That's because the lady who made America love Santa Monica Boulevard is now happily settled on a 154-acre ranch outside of Nashville with her two sons, 4-year-old Wyatt and 1-year-old Levi. Life certainly didn't always look like this -- for 49-year-old Crow, it was a conscious choice to ditch the celebrity swirl of Los Angeles in 2007.
"I love LA," she says candidly. "I am so happy to see my friends there, but after four or five days, I'm like, Let's go home. Nashville feels more reality-based. I feel centered here. There's a connection between me and nature."
Crow needed that connection, after getting breast cancer in 2006 and undergoing a lumpectomy and radiation. But life has been on a steady, happy rhythm since then. Read on for highlights from Sheryl's interview in the May 2011 issue of Prevention, and get the full story on newsstands now!
On being a single mom:
I never thought I'd be raising a boy by myself. Now that I'm three and a half years in and I see Wyatt going into a little testosterone phase I'm like, Whoa! But he has great role models. He sees his two uncles and his granddad often and my farm manager on a daily basis.
Her best parenting advice:
I'm strict. I think one thing that is missing now with kids is that hierarchy of adults not being friends, even though ultimately that's what you want with your kids. They have to understand that somebody's in charge and sometimes the answer is no. It's about being consistent.
On putting herself first:
I think one of the reasons I got ill is that I ran my business and everything else in my life with the concept that everybody had to be happy, and everybody's needs came before mine. I really learned my lesson with this breast cancer diagnosis. Just the act of saying no is showing yourself respect.
What she learned from having cancer:
Anyone who's diagnosed with anything will agree that such news is not only a showstopper but also an opportunity to recreate the way you live and how you look at life. It was for me.
How she balances family and romance with her boyfriend of several months, a producer:
I've been in the situation where I've been involved with people and their kids, and if the relationship doesn't work out, it's heartbreak. So I'm keeping the relationship friend-based when we're around the kids. Luckily, we have a great foundation, having known each other for fifteen years.
On hanging with close pals Nicole Kidman, Faith Hill, and Kim Williams-Paisley:
We make a point to get together every couple of weeks. The other night we were at a Thai restaurant. My son goes to school with Kim's son, and they are best buddies. There's nothing sweeter than four-year-old boys holding hands.
For the full story, pick up the May issue of Prevention, on sale now!
|.Sunday April 3, 2011|
|[NEWS] SHERYL (AND KID ROCK) TO GUEST ON A NEW BOB SEGER'S SONG|
According to a recent interview published on Cleveland.com, Sheryl will be a guest on a new song penned by Bob Seger:
"I've got four really good songs," Seger said.
He's particularly excited about one titled "Hannah," which he just recorded a few weeks ago. It features backing vocals by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow.
"It's a father-to-daughter song," he said.
"It's not a hit or anything, but it's a pretty song. . . . Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow did a wonderful job.
"I recorded it on a Friday night in Nashville. Kid Rock just happened to be playing in town. He texted me and said, 'Come to the show.' I texted him back and said, 'I can't -- I'm recording at 8 o'clock. But if you want to come after the show and bring Sheryl, I've got something for you to do."
|[VIDEO] MEET THE WRITERS BY B&N|
|[VIDEO] Music engineer Jack Joseph Puig about the mixing of "Safe and Sound"|
|[VIDEO] SHERYL AND CHUCK WHITE ON 7LIVE|
|.Saturday April 2, 2011|
|[PIX] THE EARLY SHOW - 29 MARCH|
|[PIX] SIGNS COPIES @ BOOK PASSAGE IN SF - 31 MAR|
|.Friday April 1, 2011|
|[RADIO INTERVIEW] SHERYL CROW INTERVIEWED BY MARA DAVIS FOR 92.9 FM|
|[PIX] SIGNS COPIES @ BARNES & NOBLES IN L.A. - MARCH 30|
|.Thursday March 31, 2011|
|[NEWS] KID ROCK AND SHERYL CROW ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR|
Kid Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live album to follow. The duo will play 27 shows together starting July 2 in Cincinnati and finishing Sept. 3 in Houston.
"We've been talking about doing something like this for a long time," Rock tells Billboard.com. "You talk about things, and you never know if it's going to come to light, but we've always wanted to tour together."
Crow adds, "Any day, any hour of the day or night, if [Rock] calls me I'm totally there. I'm such a huge fan of his, and I love the guy. He's a great songwriter, and I feel like our collaboration together is always easy and it just...works."
Rock says the two will definitely join forces during the dates, and probably for more than just "Picture" and "Collide" (whose recorded version features Bob Seger on piano). The two also performed Free's "All Right Now" at Rock's 40th birthday concert in January at Detroit's Ford Field. Meanwhile, Rock adds that he and Crow "have been wanting to do a live record together, forever. If we do our hits -- 'Picture' and, if the clouds align and it becomes [a hit], 'Collide' -- and we do some fun covers we've been doing throughout the years and throw them on an album, that'll be fun for people to hear." The video for "Collide" is in the Top 20 at both VH1 and CMT.
Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band's summer tour also includes a pair of dates -- July 15 at the Chippewa Valley Music Festival in Cadott, Wisc., and July 27 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles -- that will not include Crow. Rock says he's also planning to do "something special" in his home town of Detroit this summer but has not determined what that will be yet.
Rock embarks on his Chillin' The Most Cruise on April 7 from New Orleans and plays on Thackerville, Okla., and at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival before starting a Canadian tour on May 21. Crow starts a U.S. headlining tour May 8 in Rochester, Minn., that will run up to June 30.
7/2/11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/9 at 10am)
7/3/11 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/9 at Noon)
7/6/11 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/9 at 10am)
7/7/11 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/8 at 10am)
7/9/11 Boston, MA Comcast Center W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/9 at 10am)
7/10/11 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/16 at 10am)
7/12/11 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/8 at 10am)
7/13/11 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake PAC W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/16 at 10am)
7/15/11 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Music Festival
7/16/11 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/15 at 10am)
7/22/11 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days W/ Sheryl Crow
7/23/11 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair W/ Sheryl Crow
7/26/11 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/8 at 10am)
7/27/11 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair (On sale now)
7/29/11 San Jose, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/8 at 10am)
7/30/11 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/16 at 10 am)
8/2/11 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/16 at 10am)
8/5/11 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/15 at 10am)
8/6/11 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (On sale 4/8 at 10am)
8/16/11 Cleveland, OH Blossom Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/8 at 10am)
8/19/11 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at 10am)
8/20/11 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at noon)
8/22/11 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/8 at 10am)
8/23/11 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at 10am)
8/25/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at 10am)
8/27/11 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at 10am)
8/28/11 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at 10am)
9/2/11 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/22 at 10am)
9/3/11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion W/ Sheryl Crow (on sale 4/9 at 10 am)
|[HD VIDEO] THE TALK - COOKING WITH SHERYL CROW|