.Saturday January 29, 2011


Country superstar Brad Paisley has recruited famous friends Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Marty Stuart, and even Clint Eastwood (yep, “Dirty Harry” himself) to appear on his eighth studio album, “This Is Country Music,” out April 19.

With “This Is Country,” Paisley is bringing in influences and musicians from genres other than country.

“I’m really lucky to be at this spot where people see me as maybe you don’t know what to expect,” Brad tells the Evansville, Ind. Courier & Press. “I have license to do both ends of the spectrum now, and that’s a hard place to get.”

The album features the Eagles’ singer Don Henley on a song titled “Love Her Like She’s Leaving,” and members of Alabama on track, “Old Alabama.”

In addition, Paisley recruited Mary Stuart, Sheryl Crow and Carl Jackson to sing on the gospel classic “Life’s Railway to Heaven.”

He also called in suprise guest Clint Eastwood to whistle on an instrumental track, appropriately titled “Eastwood.”

Fans can pre-order Brad’s new album on his website along with exclusive content, including previews of the new music before it’s official release April 19.



.Friday January 28, 2011


Friends Of Sound Horses (FOSH) is honored to announce that it is the recipient of a very famous and talented Tennessee Walking Horse mare, Lady C,  from world renowned singer and entertainer, Sheryl Crow.  “Lady C” is a black and white tobiano, double registered as a Tennessee Walking Horse and a Spotted Saddle Horse.  Sheryl Crow graciously donated Lady C to FOSH to fill the position of Ambassador Horse.

The mare will reside at Red Horse Ranch where she is cared for by Sue DeLaurentis, co–founder of Imagine a Horse, who will donate the lifetime care and continued training.

Sheryl Crow is universally known and has won nine Grammy Awards, performed with the Rolling Stones and has sung duets with Mick Jagger,  Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, John Mellencamp, Kid Rock, and Sting among others, She has sold 35 million albums worldwide.

Lady C is known for numerous publicity events with coverage in magazines that include The Gaited Horse, Rolling Stone, Equine Lifestyle, the Horse Gazette, Trail Blazer and The Voice, and Johba Life (Japan).  She is also the star in several trick horse training  DVDs produced by   Imagine A Horse. When Animal Planet filmed a segment called “Trail Mix” that featured pop stars and their horses, Sheryl Crow and Lady C were included.

Lady C's credits also include trick horse exhibitions and demonstrations at the National Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration clinic in August 2007, the Equine Affaire, Equine Extravaganza and many other equine expositions.   One of Lady C’s biggest accomplishments was when she carried  Sheryl Crow into the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Arena for her 2007 concert.  Lady C was undaunted by the  pyrotechnics, 55,000 wildly screaming fans, and pulsating  music that shook the bleachers!  She delivered Sheryl safely to the stage, reared on cue and then took a bow.  

Ms. Crow commented on Lady C’s new position with  FOSH:  "I donated my horse "Lady C" to FOSH because I believe in her new role as Ambassador horse and know that she will help to promote sound training principles that create an enduring relationship between the horse and the human.  The positive reinforcement methods that "Imagine a Horse" used in "Lady C's" education in exhibition trick training, and the sound principles that guide FOSH, are both so congruent with what I believe.  As I have come to know individual Tennessee Walking horses, I love their minds and their generous and willing nature.  I wish Lady C the best as she shares the next chapters of her life with FOSH and Sue DeLaurentis of "Imagine a Horse."

When asked about the generous donation of Lady C to FOSH, FOSH President, Lori Northrup said, “We are so thrilled with the amazing horse that Sheryl Crow donated to FOSH.  Having Lady C as a valuable resource to show the world how a sound, naturally-trained Tennessee Walking Horse can excel in versatile skills along with her learning ability will be a bonus for years to come for our nonprofit organization.”

FOSH is a national leader in the promotion of natural, sound gaited horses and in the fight against abuse and soring of Tennessee Walking Horses. For more information about FOSH or to become a member, please visit or call 1-800-651-7993. 



William Shatner announced today that this year's musical guest for the Hollywood Charity Horse Show Western Dinner will be Sheryl Crow.

Come join us on Saturday April 30, 2011 for an uplifting and worthy event to support an important cause.

You can purchase tickets to the dinner event HERE.

About Hollywood Charity Horse Show

Hollywood Charity Horse Show, headed by William & Elizabeth Shatner, is in its 21st year raising funds for organizations in Los Angeles, California for children’s health care and other programs.

For More Information on Bill's Hollywood Charity Horse Show visit:

.Monday January 24, 2011



If It Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons
Sheryl Crow, Chuck White


WHERE: Barnes & Noble The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270

WHEN: Wednesday March 30, 2011 7:00 PM



WHERE: Book Passage
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

WHEN: Thursday March 31, 2011 6:00 PM


PS: If you live outside the area or can't make it, you may preorder a signed copy at this link:




.Sunday January 23, 2011


11th Annual Birthday Drive
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Staff Reports, Daily Dunklin Democrat

The 11th Annual Sheryl Crow birthday drive, sponsored by her fan club, to help raise funds for the Delta Children's Home, is well underway this year.

According to Kennett resident Jim Baker, fan forum birthday drive coordinator for the Delta Children's Home, the amount raised so far this year is at $4,000. "We don't know what to expect this year. We'd love to see a large amount of funds but we're just happy to get whatever we get."

The birthday drive began in 2001, and since then, Baker noted that over the past 10 years, the fundraiser has raised over $115,000 benefiting the Delta Children's Home.

In addition to donations from the local community, the birthday drive has received funds from Crow's fans located all around the world. Baker said, "We've had donations over the years from just about every country that you can think of, including Iceland and all the Nordic countries, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. We're eternally grateful to all these people around the world that go to great lengths."

The fundraiser begins around the first of January and comes to an end on Crow's birthday in February. During this time, fans of Crow put up prizes for those who choose to donate to the Delta Children's Home. Weekly drawings are held up until Crow's birthday. Some of the prizes donated this year are some hard to find CD's, pictures of Crow, and a signed tour guide. Then on February 12, 2011, a drawing will be held to see who will be the lucky winner of a Fender custom shop Eric Clapton stratocaster guitar. This will be personally autographed by Crow.

Baker adds that a PayPal account has been set up this year for anyone wishing to donate. Go to PayPal and then go to account and put in

According to Baker, with even a $5 donation, that person's name will be able to go into the drawing to win the guitar by contacting the Fan Club moderator Greg Dempsey at He also encourages those who do this to leave their e-mail address so a thank you can be sent.

Regarding Crow's reaction to the birthday drive, Baker said, "She's been really pleased that they've done this. She's never asked them to do it. She's always extended her thanks to her fans for doing that. It says a lot about Sheryl but it also says a lot about the fans she's got. It's been a real blessing for the Delta Children's Home."

For those who wish to send their donations by mail, the address is Delta Children's Home Birthday Drive, P. O. Box 573, Kennett, Mo., 63857.

Winners will be announced after the birthday drive is over, pending their approval.

Source: Daily Dunklin Democrat

.Saturday January 22, 2011



.Tuesday January 18, 2011




.Sunday January 16, 2011



20 Photos

Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan (pix by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Songs with Sheryl

"All Right Now"


"All Right Now"




Santiago Esparza and Adam Graham / The Detroit News

Detroit — Kid Rock hit the stage at 9 p.m. after a video chronicling his career played to the delight of the estimated 60,000 fans at Ford Field for his 40th birthday concert Saturday night.

Scantily clad women danced to "You Say It's Your Birthday" as Kid Rock came out wearing in jeans and a black hat. Fifteen-minutes into his set, a recorded video message from comedian Conan O' Brian with birthday wishes was played. He then sings "Cowboy."

Uncle Kracker, who Kid Rock called his best friend, joined him on stage around 9:20 p.m. for a duet on "It Feels Good to be Me." Kracker sported a Bob Seger T-shirt underneath a gray sport coat.

After a birthday greeting video from "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh came on stage and presented Rock with the Spirit of Detroit Award and the first ever Spirit of Detroit jersey.

Next up was Martina McBride and a videotaped T.I. joining Rock on "Care." Rock said T.I.'s "heart is good." T.I. is serving an 11 month sentence in an Arkansas prison stemming from a 2009 gun conviction.

Around 10:45, Sheryl Crow joined Rock on "Picture," and "Alright Now" after a videotaped birthday greeting from "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and wrapping up a three-song mini-set with "Collide" from the new album.

Just before 7:30 p.m. the lights dimmed and Ty Stone took the stage to kick off the concert.

Stone got a nice pop from the crowd. The burly singer wore black and played a matching guitar. He said he has "Detroit on his mind" as the crowd roared.Stone is a Kid Rock protege and has a country rock feel.

Attendance is nearly 60,000, concert officials saidFor hours earlier on Saturday, hundreds jammed the streets around Ford Field before the stadium doors opened.

The line to enter Cheli's Chili was over 100 people deep. There was a similar line to enter covered tents at the Elwood Bar and Grill directly across from the stadium. It's a party atmosphere as many concert goers arrived hours before the doors opened at 5:30 p.m. Many are wearing only T-shirts, sweatshirts, or short skirts. The doors opened minutes before 6 p.m.

WYCD-FM 99.5 is passing out signs fans can hold up at the concert to wish Kid Rock a happy birthday. The radio station has a tent set up and was playing music.

"We've been to his last four concerts. Every year we take a bus with 40 or 50 people to go see him. We love Kid Rock," said Cherie Quain, 39, from Emmett, just northwest of Port Huron.

This traveling Kid Rock fan club calls themselves "The Emmett Shamrock" and chartered a bus to get to Ford Field.

Ian and Dawn Hovey from St. Clair Shores scored VIP tickets to the concert that included a football commemorating the concert, free drinks and Detroit Lions jerseys with the number 40 on the front and a picture of Kid Rock on the back. The jerseys also have the Made in Detroit logo, which is Kid Rock's clothing line.

"He definitely rocks. He's definitely a performer. This is our fourth concert," said Dawn Hovey, 31.

Downtown parking lots filled up early Saturday with fans the concert or any number of related parties at downtown watering holes.

The rap rocker and adopted hometown hero is expected to attract 55,000 to the concert, and thousands more to area bars and clubs, many of which are hosting after parties and are destination points before the show.

Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, has received critical acclaim for his 2010 "Born Free" album. He also received lots of local love for a rendition of "Times Like These" on the American Music Awards show in November. The song, which pays homage to Detroit, was in stark contrast to some of the show's other performers' choreographed and pop offerings.

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Source: Detroit News



(thanks Ben!) 


.Wednesday January 12, 2011




Found it on:

In 1994 I stood in front a small music club in Cologne. It wasn't that it was that much of an assignment, but by some quirk of fate or luck I had been able to snatch up a press ticket from the Culture Section of the Bonner General Anzeiger, where I worked at the time. A lot of these tickets were never used, because the head of the department had absolutely no interest in promoting anything that was younger than a hundred years old and was preferably played by a full orchestra.

Most of the other journos, much more jaded than I was at the time, didn't even bother to look at the slush pile of younger artists, most of them unknown or barely known at the time, and if that makes you wonder, it has only gotten worse today, where not even the abrest minimum of PR is done, unless you have Wonder Tits or are some gayish-emo-type boi that one can put on magazine covers (and no, I love gayish emo-type bois, visually speaking. I think they are beautifully unearthly and alien and glamorous, but that is not the point. The point is that in another three or four years it is black midget muscle dwaves, or whatever strikes the music industry's fancy, it is a rigged game).

In 1994, I took of from work a little early and drove the roughly 20 miles to Cologne, parked my car and waited outside at the music club, which was still about an hour from opening. I was so early, in fact, that I could watch the band arrive, and with it, the tiniest little person you could imagine, all smiles and still a year or so away from being surrounded by bodyguards.

"You here for the show?" she asked me.

"Yeah," I said.

"Gonna be a good one," she promised.

"I hope so," I said, "because I like to write about it."

"You're a reporter, then?" she asked.

"Yeah. Regional rag," I said.

"What you like?" she asked.

"Oh, you know. Springsteen. Bryan Adams. Bon Jovi."

"The usual suspects?"

"And Enya."


"I'm open."

She laughed. Her band was already inside. We were still talking.

"I think you're going to enjoy this," she said.

"Looking forward to it," I said.

And that is how I met Sheryl Crow, when Tuesday Night Music Club was all she had to offer up, roughly an hour's worth of a concert, in a small, cramped club that would be filled with about 120 people, and a sound that was hammering to you from a poorly rigged stage. And on that stage was her, singing her tiny heart out. And know what? She was taller on stage, as artists often are, as if they know that this is their moment, and only the best truly rise up to it.

And she did. I loved her from the first time she opened her mouth and made sure that I bought her CD right there on the spot, having her sign it after the show, when she was all sweaty and happily grinning from ear to ear as she made her way through the dispersing small crowd, finding me.

"Did you like it?" she asked me.

"Loved it," I said.

"Could have been a better performance," she said.

"Could have been a bigger club," I said. "But I think you'll fill them, the bigger clubs and the stadiums, pretty soon."

"Will you write that?"

"If my editors let me."

She laughed, and laughed again when I had her sign the CD, which is something I rarely have ever asked for. In fact, other than Sheryl Crow I had only one other artist who I met and asked for a signature, during my time at NBC, and her name was Heather Nova (and I had already bought her very first CD and loved it, which reminds me that there are still CDs I have to convert again, gah).


.Thursday January 6, 2011




.Wednesday January 5, 2011






.Monday January 3, 2011


Happy 2011!