NEWS MARCH 2007


Sabato 31 Marzo 2007 / Saturday March 31, 2007

[NEWS] SHERYL AT THE REVLON RUN/WALK FOR WOMEN

Sheryl will be the host and spokeperson of the Revlon Run/Walk for women. The event will take place in Los Angeles at the Memorial Coliseum on May 12. The entire proceeds from entrance fee and sponsor pledges will support research into cause and cure of ovarian and breast cancer.

The beneficiaries of this event are:

- The Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program
- National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance (NWCRA)
- Team Survivor Los Angeles
- The Wellness Community
- USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital Women's Cancer Program
- The UCLA Digital Mammography Program
- T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Clinic, Inc.
- Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance
- Citrus Valley Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center
- Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Project
- Providence Saint Joseph Foundation
- Cedars-Sinai Gilda Radner Cancer Detection Program
- John Wayne Cancer Institute
- weSPARK Cancer Support Center
- AltaMed Health Services Corporation
- Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Training
- The Actors Fund - Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative

These beneficiaries are selected by The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a philantropic organization.

More info at : http://www.revlonrunwalk.com/

Please register or make a donation! :-)


Run/Walk route map (3,1 mile)



[BOOTLEG] COFFEE SHOP - LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATER, MARCH 17th, 1995

Coffee Shop
Beacon Theater
March 17th, 1995
New York City, NY (USA)

Soundboard Recording - Stereo - 76 mins

Tracklisting

1. Leaving Las Vegas
2. Love is a Good Thing (rockin' version)
3. Can't Cry Anymore
4. Run Baby Run
5. Hard to Make a Stand (alternate version)
6. Maybe Angels (preliminary version)
7. Solidity
8. The Na-Na Song
9. All I Wanna Do (folk-blues version)
10. Coffee Shop
11. Strong Enough
12. On The Outside
13. I Feel Happy
14. What I Can Do For You

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Excellent soundboard recording with an intriguing set list. Definitely one of the best show from the TNMC era. Sheryl is in a good mood and pretty talkative. And what about her girlish-crisp voice? - Rating: 9/10

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Giovedi' 29 Marzo 2007 / Thursday March 29, 2007

[VIDEO] EYE TO EYE: SHERYL CROW'S BREAST CANCER BATTLE

 



[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW TESTIFIES - EXCERPT FROM CNN

Sheryl is in Washington to urge passage of the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act.

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[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW TESTIFIES - EXCERPT #3

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[PICS] Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act Conference at the U.S. Congress

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[NEWS] SHERYL CROW TEAMS WITH HARRY REID



Singer-songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada discuss the importance of research to study the possible links between the environment and breast cancer. (Office of US. Sen. Harry Reid)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Singer-songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada today to promote his legislation that would create a national strategy to research the links between breast cancer and the environment.

“Every two minutes, another woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer,” Reid said. “Many of these women have no family history or known genetic links to breast cancer. My bill would help to identify the role of the environment in the development of breast cancer so we may learn more about this complex illness, including ways to prevent, treat and ultimately cure it.”

“Sheryl Crow’s personal story of breast cancer survival offers hope to women across the country and in Nevada, and now Congress has the opportunity to offer hope through this important legislation,” Reid added.

Crow was in Washington with the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) to draw attention to this important legislation.

“As a breast cancer survivor, and someone who cares deeply about women’s health, I want answers to the question of what causes breast cancer and how to prevent it,” Crow said. The coalition “will help find some of these answers."

Source: news.rgj.com



[NEWS] BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ARE "REAL ROCKSTARS"

WASHINGTON -- Singer Sheryl Crow spent the day lobbying on Capitol Hill for breast cancer research.

The singer, a breast cancer survivor herself, is among those encouraging congress to pass legislation putting money into researching the cause of breast cancer, including possible environmental factors.

"These are the real rockstars -- I'm just here soaking up some of the real wonderful beautiful power, enthusiasm and dedication," she said.

Crow was treated for breast cancer last year.

Source: nbc5.com

 


[VIDEO] NBC NIGHTLY NEWS - INTERVIEW WITH SHERYL

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[NEWS] SHERYL CROW LOBBIES TO BREAK BREAST CANCER BILL LOGJAM

Singer and Cancer Survivor Crow Joins Push to Study Links Between Cancer and the Environment

By Z. BYRON WOLF

March 28, 2007 — Senators from both parties took a short break from the Iraq War funding debate to unite behind an offensive in a different kind of war — a war that was declared back in the Nixon administration. And they brought out the heavy artillery — on Capitol Hill there is no better way to draw people to your press conference than star power.

Today it was breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow, who appeared with Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York (and others) from the left, and Sens. Orrin Hatch and Lisa Murkowski from the right.

"I was in high school when President Nixon declared a war on cancer," Crow said. "And there I am, 25 years later, diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago."

Funding for cancer research should be increased, the singer argued. "The war on cancer should be won," Crow said.

Crow appeared with lawmakers to lobby for the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act, which was first introduced in 2000. She met yesterday with the Congressional Women's Caucus.

Nothing brings out reporters and TV cameras on Capitol Hill like a real-live celebrity, who gets recognized outside the beltway.

"I know the platinum-selling musician you came here to see is not Orrin Hatch," said Hatch, who in addition to being a senator is also a successful writer of religious music.

The bill sets a national strategy and authorizes $40 million per year to fund research on possible links between breast cancer and the environment.

There is a higher occurrence of breast cancer in some New York Zip codes than in others, Clinton pointed out. Murkowski said that native Alaskan women have a higher incidence of cancer than other ethnic groups.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who told the audience that his wife had a scare when a lump in her breast was biopsied in the past several months, vowed to pass the legislation this year.

The bill was held up last year when anti-pork crusader (and OB-GYN) Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., placed a hold on the legislation. He worried that the bill would take the authority for research out of the hands of scientists and put it into the hands of politicians. Then-Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., had declined to sidestep Coburn's hold. Since then, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, which has been the chief proponent of the legislation, has declared a PR war on Coburn.

"The fact is, [National Institutes of Health] already has the authority to study possible environmental causes of breast cancer and is conducting that research to the tune of $100 million per year," Coburn said in a statement last year. "It's also important to note that the $690 million NIH is spending every year on all forms of breast cancer research is almost twice as much as any other area of cancer research. Colon cancer, for example, claims 40 percent more lives every year than breast cancer, but we spend nearly twice as much on breast cancer research."

Source: abcnews.go.com/

 

Mercoledi' 28 Marzo 2007 / Wednesday March 28, 2007

[NEWS] Reid's Legislation to Investigate Breast Cancer Receives Star Power

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and other chief sponsors at a news conference today to promote their legislation creating a national strategy to research the links between breast cancer and the environment, the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act (S.579, H.R.1157).

Who: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator Lisa Mukowski

Representative Nita Lowey
Representative Sue Myrick
Representative Lois Capps

Sheryl Crow, singer-songwriter, breast cancer survivor
Fran Visco, President, National Breast Cancer Coalition

Where: S-211 (LBJ Room)
US Capitol Building

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2007
10:30 a.m.

Source: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

 

Martedi' 27 Marzo 2007 / Tuesday March 27, 2007

[PIC] SMILE!



[NEWS] JUNE CARTER CASH COMING EARLY

(PR) Please be advised that the release date for "Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash," has been MOVED FROM June 19 to its NEW RELEASE DATE of June 5, 2007.

The life of the late country music legend JUNE CARTER CASH will be celebrated this June 5 with the simultaneous release of an all-star tribute album as well as an intimate memoir/biography written by her son, John Carter Cash. The CD, "Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash," boasts an impressive talent line-up including tracks by Elvis Costello, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and Ronnie Dunn, and Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson.

John Carter Cash, who produced the tribute CD, talks about the Emmylou Harris track, "Song for John."

"Emmy had been dear friends with my mother and father since the 1970s. She knew my parents' love for each other and how strong it was; she knew them in a way that gave her the ability to sing this song, which my mother wrote as a love song to my father, directly. I can't think of another person in the world who could've taken it on and made it so honest and pure. It's all about Emmy paying respect to my mother and father's love for each other."



[PIC] OUTRAGEOUS! CURVED AIR EDITION

 


[PIC] FLIRTIN WITH DISASTER

 



[NEWS] LADY C TO ATTEND 2007 OHIO EQUINE AFFAIRE

From Sherylcrow.com:

Sheryl's most favorite horse 'Lady C' is actually on a tour of her own and will appear at the Breyer Celebrity Horse Showcase at the 2007 Ohio Equine Affaire April 12th to 15th in Columbus Ohio

For more info Click Here
and here

BONUS

Rex, the REAL rockstar! ;-)

http://www.sherylcrow.com/news.aspx?nid=7639

 

Venerdi' 23 Marzo 2007 / Friday March 23, 2007

[VIDEO] LARRY KING LIVE - BREAST CANCER SPECIAL WITH MARIA SHRIVER

 

CNN International (satellite)


Giovedi' 22 Marzo 2007 / Thursday March 22, 2007

SHERYL TO PLAY AT CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL!

ERIC CLAPTON ANNOUNCES CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL
JULY 28, 2007

Day-Long Festival To Feature Legendary Music And Collaborations Including:
Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, BB King, Willie Nelson, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy and John Mayer

(New York, NY, March 23, 2007) – Credited throughout his career with creating super sounds in super groups, the ultimate Clapton collaboration will take place July 28, 2007 when he gathers the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible full day musical event. Announced today, the second Crossroads Guitar Festival, scheduled for July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Chicago, will be a cornerstone of this year’s summer music festival season. Profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and jam together for the benefit of a good cause. This year’s Festival will feature a full day of musical performances with once-in-a-lifetime guitar collaborations. Known as pioneers in their field, the roster of artists spans old and new, from BB King to John Mayer (anticipated guest list below). The audience can expect unrivaled entertainment, brilliant guitar work, surprise guests and impromptu jams that are the hallmarks of these performers.

The first Crossroads Guitar Festival, in June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, was an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a 2-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVD’s, recently achieving the 8x platinum mark in the United States alone.

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” said Clapton. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

Additional Festival artists and elements to be announced shortly.

Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 31 at 10am Central Time (11am EST) via www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster phone charge at 312-559-1950 or Ticketmaster retail outlets. Both reserved and general admission tickets will be available for this event. All tickets will be priced at $90 plus applicable ticketing/service charges. The ticket price includes parking for the day and the concert begins at NOON.
About Toyota Park:

Conveniently located just 15 minutes southwest of Downtown Chicago (at 71st and Harlem in Bridgeview), Toyota Park (www.toyotapark.com) is Chicagoland’s newest and most exciting outdoor concert facility.

CURRENT ARTIST LISTING CONFIRMED

Jeff Beck
Doyle Bramhall II
Eric Clapton
Robert Cray
Sheryl Crow
Vince Gill
Buddy Guy
BB King
Alison Krauss and Union Station
Sonny Landreth
Albert Lee
Los Lobos
John Mayer
John McLaughlin
Willie Nelson
Robert Randolph
Hubert Sumlin
Derek Trucks
Jimmie Vaughan
Steve Winwood

About Crossroads

Founded in 1997, Crossroads Centre, Antigua was created to provide treatment and education to chemically dependent persons, those with other compulsive addictive behaviors, their families and significant others. Treatment is provided through residential care, family and aftercare programs. The pathway to recovery is founded on the movement toward a change in lifestyle. Crossroads Centre, Antigua also operates a 16 bed halfway-house called The Bevon House (exclusively for local Antiguan residents) and facilitates a school-based education series, Breaking the Cycle, in all local schools.

www.crossroadsantigua.org
www.crossroadsguitarfestival.org



[NEWS] VINCE GILL SINGLE FEATURES SHERYL CROW

Crow says of Gill: "He's the best of the best"

NASHVILLE, TN Thursday Mar.22.2007 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Vince Gill follows his recent Grammy win with the March 16 release of "What You Give Away," the second single from his platinum-selling current album, These Days, on MCA Records.

The new release features guest vocals by Sheryl Crow. "There is no one more soulful to sing with, no one more fun to work with and no better musician to play with than Vince Gill," Crow asserts. "He's the best of the best."

Millions of fans are already familiar with "What You Give Away" through Gill's live performance of the song as the finale of the 2006 CMA Awards Show. He spotlighted it as well on the Grand Ole Opry special that launched the new album last October.

Source: netmusiccountdown.com

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Yeah, Vince Gill rocks! Especially on guitar! Check out this great solo at the Crossroads Guitar Festival (Dallas, 2004)

 


SHERYL CROW JOINS NATION BREAST CANCER COALIION AT U.S. CAPITOL

WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Singer, songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow joins the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) at a news conference to urge passage of the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act (S.579, H.R.1157) on March 28th.

The bills' lead sponsors will also participate. WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:30AM WHERE: S-211, U.S. Capitol (LBJ Room) PARTICIPANTS: -- Sheryl Crow, singer, songwriter and breast cancer survivor -- Fran Visco, President, National Breast Cancer Coalition Chief sponsors of S.579: -- Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) -- Senator
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) -- Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Chief sponsors of H.R.1157: -- Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) -- Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) -- Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots membership organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through the power of action and advocacy. Along with its research and education arm the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, the Coalition's main goals are to increase federal funding for breast cancer research; improve access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women; and expand the influence of breast cancer advocates wherever breast cancer decisions are made. Please visit http://www.stopbreastcancer.org/ for more information.

Source: National Breast Cancer CoalitioN

 

Mercoledi' 21 Marzo 2007 / Wednesday March 21, 2007

[VIDEO] ORDINARY MORNING - LIVE IN TOKYO

Ordinary Morning
Venue: Kosei Nenkin Hall
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 16, 1997

Bootleg - Audience Recording (VHS) - 4m 25s - 640x480

 

Lunedi' 19 Marzo 2007 / Monday March 19, 2007

Special appearance at Jack Ingram's performance

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Date: 3 March 2007
Venue: Exit/In
Location: Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
Notes: Special appearance during Jack Ingram's performance

Setlist

Hold On (with Jack Ingram)
If It Makes You Happy (with Jack Ingram) (Encore)


Reviews and Recaps

If there's ever been a Texas artist determined to punch through Music Row's mainstream, it's Dallas' Jack Ingram - a veteran of three Nashville labels, nominal success and a never-say-die attitude. That resilience, toughness and learning curve netted the rocker/writer his first #1 hit on country radio last year - the sweeping midtempo “Wherever You Are” - and a stint opening for Brooks & Dunn.

But with the defiance singular to those Texas acts, Ingram might be willing to do what's necessary to get on the radio, but the white-hot flame of his live show isn't something he'll turn down under any circumstance. With thin-legged rockers in calf-gripping backing him up, it was a raw intensity to the playing that brought the songs of the past 15 years to life on a stage Imgram first mounted in 1994.

Drawing on a relentless rock edge, it is the populism of a Texas John Mellencamp that defines Ingram's truth and perspective. These are songs of hardwon recognition (“Biloxi,” “Keep On”), utter disgust (“Barbie Doll”) and broken-in tenderness (the acoustic set closer “Good Night Moon”).

It is the same no-holds-barred, no reason to pull-up-short charge that ignites the common into a flashfire that's scorchingly hot and overpowering strong. “Mustang Burn,” a hip-cocked challenge to a bested objector, is covered in kerosene and consumed by the flames of an electric guitar that won't even stop for the line breaks - and singer that dares the taunted to “try it,” for the invitation is all our protagonist whose stolen the girl and set fire to the prized car wants to bludgeon the focus of his attention.

Not that everything is quite so aggressive, or nasty. “I Want You To Be My Girl” is the urgency that can only come from the most innocent, throw-yourself-over-a-cliff-in-pursuit desire. Which is the beauty of Ingram as a performer - beyond peppering his set with personal sharings about the things he's found along the way that mattered - he inhabits the emotional center of the songs he sings with even more ferocity than recorded.

Joined not once, but twice by rocker Sheryl Crow - who took Ingram on the road as her opening act this year - for an especially kinetic “If It Makes You Happy,” her voice tart and expansive, his gruff and raspy from the show. It was a moment of churning mutual respect: her acoustic guitar chiming against the cushions of B-3 and melody-reinforcing base.

His special guest was the embodiment of a truth that Igram defines onstage: the notion that basic rock & roll is much closer to what Hank, Haggard and even Emmylou Harris intended than today's lite hair metal and sodden '80s AC. Though his measured recreation of Hinder's “Lips of an Angel” appears to be working on country radio, the largely aggie frat-roots aficionado audience gave it the evening's most tepid response.

Balance that truth with the idea that “Measure of a Man,” a brand new song that had distinctively Springsteen prongs to the lyric - which painted a picture of how one's worth is weighed by how one lives - and a starkness to the muscular arrangement that left nothing obscured, earned him solid listening from what could be deemed “a true bar crowd.” For while his audience comes to party, they also come to have their souls fed, their truths told and their reasons to believe reinforced.

If Ingram can figure out how to incite that fervor in the mainstream audience - the same ones who revered Hank Jr in his prime, or Garth Brooks' Everyman pageantry - he could pull off the ultimate: turn into an arena act with high-impact performing in a way that's transforming, yet still communicate to the mainstream in a way that takes them deeper into the lives they live without always understanding why.

-- Holly Gleason

Source: AngryCountry.com


"The highlight of my trip was the Exit/In on Saturday night, where I saw Jack Ingram perform onstage and then Sheryl Crow jumped up onstage with him. That was the most fun thing that I did here." - Hannah Storm (Tennessean.com)

 

Domenica 18 Marzo 2007 / Sunday March 18, 2007

[VIDEO - REPOST] IN THE MORNING - BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS



"In The Morning" is a nice and catchy song by the Big Head Todd and The Monsters, a Colorado-based rock band with killer geetarz, bluesy vocals, and steady beat. A young and little known Sheryl opened for BHTM in 1993, while the following year she shared the stage with them at the H.O.R.D.E. Festival (yeah).

Aired for the first time on october 1994, this music video was filmed during the summer of the same year. It includes special appearances by Sheryl and Jimmy Cliff. According to my archive, the last time I posted it was in 1998 (!!). Funny how time flies...

Anyway, I still think that "In the Morning" was the one song that should have been a huge hit, but for some reason wasn't. But who cares? Music, video, groove... are just good!

Enjoy!


[MAGAZINE] LADIES' HOME JOURNAL - APRIL 2007 ISSUE

Many thanks to Kay, the groovy RedWineLover :-D

 



[MAGAZINE] ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - LATEST ISSUE

 

Venerdi' 16 Marzo 2007 / Friday March 16, 2007

[REVIEWS] LIVE AT GILLEY'S - MARCH 13, 2007

I never imagined I'd have so much fun at a Sheryl Crow concert. I thought it would be a good evening event, but I left with a real appreciation for her music. I'll definitely catch her the next time she's playing in LA.

About to call it a night after day two of my first major work conference in Dallas. Just got back from tonight's event, an intimate Sheryl Crow concert at Gilley's (where they filmed Urban Cowboy with John Travolta). They served up some great Texas barbecue before the show including Southwest salad, sweet potatoes, and beef brisket. Most of all, it was fun to hang out with VPs from my office with Coronas in their hand. Standing there, I felt like I must be doing something right.

Lots of cool travel coming up. I'm back in LA on Thursday, then back to Texas on Friday, then back to LA on Saturday night, then back to Texas on Monday, and back in LA next Wednesday. Look for me on CNBC next Tuesday night. Yeehaw!

Source: justinrd.livejournal.com




[RECENSIONE] WILDFLOWER (WAS: THE NAME GAME... SHERYL!)

a cura di : Claudio Tosatto

Settimo lavoro per Sheryl Crow che con questo album apre un nuovo ciclo nella sua carriera dopo averne chiuso uno precedentemente con un greatest hits che conferma una svolta creativa maturata come conseguenza della svolta personale della vita privata della cantautrice. Il nuovo disco si apre con "I Know Why", un bellissimo pezzo in stile pop/rock country (e anche un omaggio al compagno Lance Armstrong) che apre in maniera impeccabile il disco. Si continua con "Perfect Lie" dove l'importante presenza degli archi ,che non abbandoneranno mai il disco, comincia a farsi sentire in questo brano molto più melodico del precedente."Good Is Good" è invece un pezzo che guarda a quel passato che in parte Sheryl si è buttata alle spalle con questo nuovo lavoro ma senza sputare nel piatto dove per anni ha mangiato,la cantautrice ripesca quelle melodie pop-folk sempre piacevoli e mai fuori luogo. Con "Chances Are" inizia la camaleontica trasformazione della Crow che propone sonorità intimiste e una voce calda che tesse sonorità latineggianti con arpeggi di chitarra affascinanti e sensuali con l'apporto di synth ipnotici. "Wildflower" è forse il brano più bello del cd , un pezzo tutto acustico che troviamo con arrangiamento acustico ancora più scarno come bonus track e dove risalta la bellissima voce di Sheryl accompagnata solo da una chitarra acustica, un bellissimo "fiore selvaggio" che vale l'intero cd. Torniamo un attimo indietro con "Lifetimes" dove ritroviamo una Sheryl Crow pià radiosa."Letter To Good" è il solito omaggio a Dio che ogni artista pare debba scrivere, anche se il brano non è assolutamente da buttare. Con "Live it Up" ritroviamo lo stesso spirito di "I Know Why" con un ritmo rock pop un pò ruffiano ma molto accattivante a metà strada fra gli anni sessanta e la produzione pop di sempre della cantautrice americana. "I Don't Wanna Know" è un brno un pò troppo leccato dove non bastano i soliti arrangiamenti country per cavarsela con poco, mentre "Always On You Side" sembra una oscura b-side di Bonnie Raitt riarrangiata con il gusto della Sheryl Crow attuale e infine arriviamo a "Where Has All The Love Gone" dove gli archi sono più che mai determinanti in un pezzo assolutamente irriconoscibile confronto al passato. Molto importanti gli archi inseriti grazie agli arrangiamenti di David Campbell ( papà di Beck ) che assieme all'ottimo Jeff Trott ( chitarrista e coproduttore ) hanno saputo dare maggiore concretezza a questa nuova svolta creativa e artistica di una Sheryl Crow rinnovata che non deve scordare il passato equelle radici rock roots che le hanno fruttato ben 9 grammy awards.

Source: The House of Blues

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L'ho scovata per caso poco fa! La conoscevate?


[PICS] RODEO MOSAIC



LIVE AND TOUR DATABASE - UPDATE

http://www.sherylcrow.altervista.org/livetourdb/2007.html

 


Lunedi' 12 Marzo 2007 / Monday March 11, 2007

[NEWS] CROW TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT THE UNIVERSITY

Show part of "Stop Global Warming Tour"
by Michelle Mathew

The Union Program Council announced Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow and environmental activist Laurie David will be coming to the University Wednesday, April 11.

Crow and David have joined together as part of the Stop Global Warming College Tour, which will begin April 9 in Dallas.

According to a press release on David's Web site, stopglobalwarming.com, the duo "will visit 12 cities across the Southeastern United States in a bio-diesel bus to motivate college students" to take action against global warming.

Jason Meier, assistant director for Union Programs, said this is one of the most exciting events the University has ever been involved in.

"It's so important for LSU students to be educated on current events such as global warming," he said. "This is a national organization that came to LSU wanting to share a message, and students need to recognize the importance of this issue."

Meier said the show will feature a panel discussion, a lecture by David and performances by Crow.

David will also show clips from the Academy Award-winning documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," which she helped produce.

Tickets will be distributed starting March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Union Theater box office. Tickets are free and are first come, first serve.

Meier said the University should feel honored to host such an incredible event.

"They picked us," he said. "We need to show them that LSU students care about environmental issues."

Source: lsureveille.com

 

Domenica 11 Marzo 2007 / Sunday March 11, 2007

[VIDEO] HOUSTON LIVESTOCK AND RODEO 2007



Entrance


Strong Enough


The ride

 
All I Wanna Do


First Cut is the Deepest

 
Real Gone

 


[VIDEO] SHERYL SHUT THE GARDEN DOOR - LADIES HOME JOURNAL PHOTOSHOOT

 

Sabato 10 Marzo 2007 / Saturday March 10, 2007

[ADV] REVLON COLORIST - TV CAMPAIGN

Just put'em up. Enjoy!

 



[SELF MAGAZINE INTERVIEW] STUCK IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

From: self.com/livingwell/blogs/

So, Sheryl Crow invited me over to her house in West Hollywood to interview her for our March cover. Like I said in my earlier postings, this was the fourth time I was interviewing her in the past 5 1/2 years, so I think we both feel pretty comfortable around each other. Anyway, I was psyched to see her digs.

So I'm driving along Sunset Boulevard in my rental car, map in hand, looking for her street. I find it, turn down it and see this big wooden gate at the end of the block. "Please don't be her house! Please don't be her house," I thought to myself. Gates just make me nervous. They're like the driveway equivalent of tablecloth—a small touch that turns a casual encounter suddenly formal.

Deep breath. Hit the keypad, and the gate swings open. I pull in, and the gardener, who is walking by, says sarcastically, "Nice car." I'll tell you what: only in Los Angeles. And besides, it was a Pontiac or something, not a Pinto.

Sheryl's property backs up to a mountain-park, which means the land around her is protected. (That's the main reason, she says, she wants to keep the house, despite basing herself out of her new Nashville farm.) She had beautiful gardens, all seemingly in full bloom, and fountains around the hilly yard. I think there were also two guest houses on the property, but everything was so well landscaped, it was tough to tell.

Two minutes later, Sheryl, who is totally pretty without makeup, comes out of her kitchen. (Having just renovated mine, I paid close attention to the details, like her Viking six-burner stove and white subway tile walls.) We sat at a little rod-iron table and had an amazing conversation, which you can read in this month's issue of SELF and get more of here. I was happy when she told me that she might be in love again.

After we finished talking, I asked her to pose with me for a picture for this blog. She said she knew the perfect spot, so I followed her up this little path that runs alongside her house to this beautiful bridge, which spans her sunken cobblestone driveway.

Now, Sheryl is 5 foot 4. I am 6 feet tall, if I stretch. When I got this photo back, I was laughing so hard. It looks like I could put her in my pocket!

We said goodbye until next time. She went inside. I climbed into my car, and then I had my own little drama. I knew that darn gate was going to give me trouble! I backed toward it and waited, hoping my car would trigger it to open. Nothing. No movement. So I pull forward and back up again. Nothing. I start sweating. Now, look underneath the bridge in that photo. See how skinny the driveway is? Well, I decide to make about a 122-point-turn so I could exit the gate, front-end first. And what do you know? While I'm completely perpendicular to the gate, rolling up two inches, cutting the wheel, rolling back two inches, cutting the wheel, it opens. And, yes, closes. Finally, after what seemed an eternity, I made it out of Sheryl Crow's driveway. I wonder if she was watching this all from her house. Certainly, the gardener was. —Erin Bried

March 08, 2007

 

Venerdi' 9 Marzo 2007 / Friday March 9, 2007

[REVIEWS] HOUSTON LIVESTOCK AND RODEO

The lights went out for Sheryl Crow's performance, this being my first time inside reliant stadium for a concert, the atmosphere was electric, the fireworks superb.

Sheryl who last year had to cancel her performance at this same event after being diagnosed with breast cancer, made her way to the stage on a beautiful horse that didn't seem to want her to disembark! Take me for a ride lady!

She started off with a bunch of numbers I couldn't hum to and then got into the groove with First cut is the deepest, If it makes you happy, Are you strong enough to be my man ( An invitation to the Texan cowboys only!), All I wanna do I have some fun and Soak up the sun

The acoustics seemed a little screwed up as while she was talking I could barely understand her and most of the crowd too I presume as they couldn't respond well enough to her!

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sheryl crow.....

.......rocked!!!!!!!!!! Besides being pretty funny (apparently her sister told her to get to Texas and find a cowboy. The crowd went nuts! Even after her trist with prettyboy Lance Armstrong she hasnt given up on Texas men! Good for her!) and doing quite a few of my faves (I was bummed that she didnt do "Always on Your Side" or "Not Fade Away", but she did almost all of my other faves of hers, including "Picture" with a hotty named Tim Smith (although dont ask Steph because she'll tell you his name was Two Cents)) and being freakishly energetic, the girl can do some serious rockin' on Led Zeppelin! I sent Kevin and my dad text messages---wishing they could be there to hear it.

Besides it being a great concert, it was a great night out. Something I desperately needed. And apparently my buddy Steph needed too. The first song Sheryl sang was "A Change Would Do You Good" and Steph and I couldnt help but laugh and declare it our new theme song. We both need/want to make some changes in our lives and tonight---making time for ourselves and for our friendship----was a good kickoff for that!

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Umore: exhausted

So Chasen and I went to see Sheryl Crow tonight! It was great! I love her music. He is not that much of a fan, but he still went with me. It was so sweet of him. We probably ate the worst food for us (fried Oreos & fried twinkie), and I actually talked him into going on some of the rides with me! It was so much fun! However, I did notice that Sheryl Crow only sang for about an hour? That was odd to me, but I had a blast!

"Are you strong enough to be my man?" ~ Sheryl Crow

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Houston Rodeo...Sheryl Crow rocks my socks off.  There was a really excited fan a couple rows in front of me.  He was pretty funny to watch.  She said she's looking for a cowboy and she hasn't given up on Texas :')  

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Ok...so my aunt calls me around 5p.m. and says "hey I have an extra ticket to Sheryl Crow tonight, do you want to go?" My first thought is ugh Sheryl Crowl...While she is not overtly political she does contribute to the ever evil ACLU. And I pay attention to this stuff and it does matter to me. But mommy needed a night out. So, I found myself at the Houston Rodeo with a two top shelf ritas and a few drafts. Maybe it was the booze or maybe it was Sheryl, but I found myself singing every word and tapping my foot to every beat. She was great and as I listened she told me to lighten up and so for a few minutes I did and realized that it indeed..."is not that serious!" So, I am going to let the entertainers entertain me and not fret over what they believe and how it differs from what I believe. Who knows, I may even start listening to FM radio again.

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Comments from RodeoBlog (Houston Cronichle)

I'm not a big Sheryl Crow fan, but I enjoy listening to some of her biggest hits. Too bad all I could hear last night were muffled reverberations and horrendous echos. I could barely understand her when she was talking to the crowd. This was my first concert in the Stadium. Are the acoustics always that bad? For a stadium built, in part, for the rodeo and all the big name hoopla, I was hoping for something better. I enjoyed the rodeo itself, but for decent sound I would have been better off listening to my Ipod.

- westtexgeo

Sheryl Crow was Awesome! She did all my favorites and I danced in my seat the whole way through! If she is invited back to the Rodeo, I will surely be there!!!

- Monica B

I was happy to see Cheryl Crow last night at Reliant Center, but I must say, that was not an enjoyable concert. It was in no way Cheryl's fault, as the acoustics in the stadium are horrible, and it made for the worst concert I had ever heard there. I have been to other concerts at this venue and did not think it was a problem. I found that the music sounded better in the bathroom than in the stadium.

- Robert Potts

Reliant Center was not built for rodeo. It was built because the NFL wanted alot more seats for football games. The acoustics are horrible as a result. The circular Astrodome, for a large scale music arena, was great. But president Tagliabue of the NFL, told Houston if it doesn't build a new stadium, they'll lose any chance of a Superbowl. And so it was done.

- Joe

Sheryl sounded great and looked great. Hopefully not lost on the HLSR that she was a very upbeat enjoyable performance. Next time put her in a better night say a Sunday instead of some act most at the rodeo have never heard of IE 3/4/07.

- Keith

Sheryl Crow looked and sounded fantastic! I've never seen her in concert before and didn't know how really into it she gets. There was a weird audio time delay in the inside club area, but the music was wonderful and what a great night for her!

- Kathy

Sheryl Crow was great! She sang her hits and some uptempo songs that had all who attended rockin and rollin! She looked great and sounded wonderful! To the Rodeo and Sound Production people - you have some serious work to do. The poor sound didn't take away from having a great time though, I encourage everybody to attend at least one Show.

- Mike

Since the delivery of our third baby several months ago, my wife and I needed to reward ourselves with a nice date by attending and supporting the rodeo and livestock show. We were happy to see Sheryl Crow live in concert and to witness the fantastic horse and bull rides. But we must say -- the acoustics was anything but pleasant; it was absolutely horrible experience as we departed early. Send our refund to a charitable foundation -- MD Anderson Cancer.

- Support of Houston Livestock and Rodeo

I was dragged to the Sheryl Crow concert by my wife. I have to say she is a terrific artist. I enjoyed the very last song. However, the acoustics in the Reliant Stadium were the WORST I have ever heard. HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

- Jesse

Luckily, I knew all the songs, and all the words - the sound in the stadium was AWFUL!! Are the acoustics ALWAYS that bad? They need to back off on the musicians sound - and add clarity to the mike for the singer! BAD BAD job by HLSR!! Sheryl was GREAT - the acoustics sucked!

- J

This was my second concert this year, the first was Los Lonely Boys. I think Reliant needs to heed the complaint of most concert goers--the sound system is tooo loud. They need to lower down the volume by 20%. I wish they had electrical problem on my side of the stadium. I would have enjoyed the concert better. Next time I'm bringing earplugs.

Cheryl Crow was very pitchy and had no control at the lower tone. At times, she sounded like my 7-years old niece trying to imitate Madonna but screaming her lungs out. Maybe it was the sound system or maybe it was a combination of both.

- Simon Cowell

I think people that go to a live show and complain that the sound wasn't as good as their I-Pod are completely missing the point. Sheryl's performance was 10x better than the lower energy (& tipsy?) show back in October. She made each song unique, energetic, and intimate with the crowd last night which was really cool, and she appeared genuinely happy to be there. A live show is a chance to hear the music in a different way and watch the performer's expressions and personality. People that don't appreciate seeing a great performer and performance in person should stay home, watch MTV videos and listen to their I-Pods!

- Bryan

Sheryl Crowe was cool & suave & having the time of her life, despite sound imperfections. It "was" hard to make out what she said. She probably thought we were rude, but we just couldn't make our her comments that well. She was awesome to watch & sing along to. My 10-year old daughter & I had a great girls night out! Only wish she could have played even longer. :)

- Patricia Gassmann

Yeah, the acoustics are always horrible at Reliant. From my experience, it gets worse as you move up towards the cheap seats.

It was nice that she showed some versatility, playing multiple instruments, but she probably should have left that harmonica in her back pocket... it almost made me wince, but that may have been an acoustics issue.

- Gundy

Last night Cheryl rocked, it was great seeing her. The sound system needed some work. I hope she will become a regular.

- Marcus

Cheryl Crow was great in performing But the sound system was verybad. All you could hear was echos.You could not understand any of it.I would not spend any more money for another show.I would pay to see her some where else.

- Betty

I was so looking forward to the concert last night but the sound, acoustics and reverberations were atrocious - we left before the end of the show because we couldn't take any more and many people around us did likewise. Sheryl is a wonderful performer but HLS&R need to do a better job on the sound, etc. Last night was a disaster!

- Angela Hall

I love Sheryl Crow! She's so cool and relaxed and speaks volumes about how great it is to be a woman at this age!! I love her music and her attitude and wished that more people would have applauded and stood during the concert - there were only a few groups that stood and danced the entire time! It made me feel like it was a bunch of cowboy people that were not supportive of her. And...how could you not be? Accoustics did suckk and it was difficult to understand what she had to say - but she had such a great attitude and it was hilarious when the horse wouldn't budge - but, she kept on...I would go see her again anyday - even if the sound is bad!

- Molla

Sheryl's rodeo performance was better than the Woodlands, but she needs to change up her music. She has been playing the Zeppelin cover for years now. Why won't she play Leaving Las Vegas anymore? She did look like she was having fun performing again!

- Mark S

loved SHERYL, the sound was trash. always wondered how an artist can feel the audience in such a venue. made you want to reach out to her...

- mdingo98


[SETLIST] RELIANT STADIUM, HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 7, 2007

All I Wanna Do
A Change Would Do You Good - fade to Satisfaction
Steve McQueen
Real Gone
Picture
First Cut Is The Deepest
If It Makes You Happy
Strong Enough
All I Wanna Do
Soak Up The Sun
Everyday Is A Winding Road
Rock and Roll


[NEWS] PEOPLE, MARCH 8, 2007

Sheryl Crow: 'I'm Looking for a Cowboy'
THURSDAY MARCH 08, 2007 08:15 AM EST

By Wendy Grossman

Things didn't work out between Sheryl Crow and Austin native Lance Armstrong, but the singer is still optimistic about the Lone Star state.

"My sister said I needed to come out here and just say it: I'm looking for a cowboy," she told a rodeo crowd on Wednesday. "I'm not giving up on Texas – yet."

Amid cheers at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show, Crow then launched into her hit "Are You Strong Enough to Be My Man." Mid-way through the song she hollered, "Anybody up for the job?"

The past year has been emotional for the Missouri-born Crow, 45, who split with Armstrong in February and was diagnosed with breast cancer that same month (she has since successfully completed treatment).

"This is a real special night," she told the crowd on Wednesday, "because this time last year I got diagnosed with breast cancer and we couldn't come and we were so disappointed."

Crow cancelled her performance at the 2006 rodeo after undergoing surgery. In a show of support, fellow breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge played at the event instead.

Wednesday's event had a "Paint the Rodeo Pink" theme in honor of the battle against breast cancer. Vendors sold pink cowboy hats with awareness ribbons on the brim – and Crow urged the audience to join the fight.

"We appreciate you wearing your pink," she said. "I know cowboys don't normally wear pink – but real cowboys can get away with it."

Crow entered the rodeo ring on her own horse, a black and white-spotted Tennessee Walking Horse that reared on cue. She rode around the ring waving to the crowd before her horse extended its front left leg and bowed deeply.

"My horse, Lady C, she's not used to all these spotlights – she's new in the world of rock and roll," Crow said when she took the stage, thanking trainers at the Red Horse Ranch. "That was our first rodeo experience with Lady C – one of these days, I'm gonna be paying Lady C to open up for [me]."

Crow played a few songs before making an unexpected announcement. "I'd like to bring Kid Rock out," she said, prompting excited gasps from the audience. "But he's just not here tonight, so we'll have to do this one without him."

Instead, she sang "Picture," her duet with Rock, with bass player Tim Smith – and proved she's no Ashlee Simpson. Forgetting the words to "Soak up the Sun," Crow quipped: "That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you know it's live – when you screw up the lyrics. No lip-syncing here."

Afterward, she left the rodeo in suitable style – driving away in a red Mustang convertible.

Source: People.com

 

Giovedi' 8 Marzo 2007 / Thuesday March 9, 2007

[REVIEW] HOUSTON LIVESTOCK AND RODEO


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Crow takes stage year late but not a minute too soon

Sheryl Crow deserved a grand entrance at Wednesday night's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It was a year ago that a breast-cancer diagnosis forced her to pull out of the schedule.

She entered atop the majestic Lady C, but it didn't go quite as planned. The unruly horse meandered around the floor for several minutes before Crow dismounted near the stage.

"She's not used to all these spotlights," Crow joked. "She's new to the world of rock and roll."

Things went more smoothly onstage. Crow kicked off with A Change Would Do You Good, which morphed into the Rolling Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. And Steve McQueen was a rollicking ode to rebel cool.

Her little-bit-country, little-bit-rock vibe was a nice fit for the rodeo crowd.

Pink garb donned in support of breast-cancer awareness was sprinkled throughout the arena, which wasn't lost on Crow and crew.

"This is a real special night for us," she said. "Real cowboys can get away with (wearing pink)."

Crow repeated several songs from her October show at The Woodlands, but they still sparkled with urgency. She played harmonica during the revved-up licks of Real Gone and managed a fine Picture without duet partner Kid Rock.

By the time Crow crooned her cover of Cat Stevens' The First Cut is the Deepest, she had hit a confident, comfortable groove.

Monster hits If It Makes You Happy, Strong Enough and All I Wanna Do were like familiar, fantastic friends.

Pics: Smiley N. Pool

Source: Houston Chronicle

 

Martedi' 6 Marzo 2007 / Tuesday, March 6, 2007

[BOOTLEG] LIVE AT WEMBLEY '99

Wembley '99
Wembley Arena
February 18th, 1999
Wembley, London, UK

FM Recording - Stereo - 61 mins

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1. My Favorite Mistake
2. A Change Would Do You Good
3. Anything But Down
4. Riverwide
5. If It Makes You Happy
6. Sweet Rosalyn
7. All I Wanna Do
8. There Goes The Neighbourhood
9. Strong Enough
10. The Difficult Kind
11. Everyday Is A Winding Road

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[NEWS] SHERYL CROW SINGS WITH JACK INGRAM AT CRS

Sheryl Crow made an unannounced appearance to sing a duet version of "If It Makes You Happy" during the encore of Jack Ingram's concert at the Exit/In in Nashville on Saturday night (March 3). In addition, she also provided harmonies on a new song, "Hold On." She also sings the part on his upcoming album, This Is It, which will be released on Big Machine Records on April 3. Ingram was Crow's opening act on her tour last June.

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Lunedi' 5 Marzo 2007 / Monday, March 5, 2007

[BOOTLEG] GLASTONBURY '97

Glastonbury 97
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
June 29th, 1997
Pilton, United Kingdom

01 If It Makes You Happy
02 Hard To Make A Stand
03 Leaving Las Vegas
04 A Change Would Do You Good
05 Sweet Rosalyn
06 Run Baby Run
07 Everyday Is A Winding Road
08 All I Wanna Do
09 Na Na Song
10 I Shall Believe

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[MAGAZINE] US - FEB 2007


[NEWS] CROW B-DAY DONATION

Deanna Coronado
Daily Dunklin Democrat

Sheryl Crow’s fans prove, once again, their dedication to the award-winning pop artist and her fan forum website by raising €10,600 ($14,000) recently as a part of the singer’s annual Birthday Drive, a fundraiser which ultimately benefits the Delta Children’s Home in Kennett, Crow’s closest and most favored charity among three that she sponsors. Fans from America and all over the world including countries such as Brazil, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Portugal and Taiwan, registered on the Sheryl Crow Fan Forum website, www.sherylcrow.com, were invited as a part of the drive to buy chances at €3.79 ($5) each to win a Sheryl Crow signature series Gibson Acoustic Guitar that was modeled after Crow’s personal guitar and is considered to be limited edition.

The grand prize winner for this year’s event is Natalie Marchant of Edina, Minn., who received her guitar and had this to say, “the guitar came the other day and it sounds amazing. I plugged it in like Jim (Baker) told me to do and it just sang. What a beautiful guitar.”

The generosity and involvement of Crow’s fans started to form through the Birthday Drive in 2001, when the fans, wanting to give her something for her birthday, came up with the idea of donating to the Delta Children’s Home. The idea included the donation of gifts, furnished by the fans, and weekly drawings for little prizes. The volunteer Fan Forum moderator, Gregg Dempsey, and Kennett’s Jim Baker coordinate the forum’s Birthday Drive activity and oversee the efforts being done by Crow’s fans. According to Baker, all but one year the fans donated the guitar that has been signed by Crow and given as the grand prize in honor of Crow’s birthday, Feb. 11.

In addition to honoring Crow on her birthday, fans also honor and help support Kennett’s Delta Children’s Home year-round. “The fans themselves chose to sponsor or donate to the Delta Children’s Home because it is in Sheryl’s hometown and because they understand that it is a good cause,” Baker said. “It is amazing to see how involved they become in fundraising for the charity. Completely fan led.” Crow herself has remarked on her amazement and wonder in regards to the generosity of her fans, saying that she is “continually shocked” by the fan’s generosity. “I can’t begin to explain to tell you how much it means to me that you give so generously on my birthday each year,” Crow said.

In 2005, the reported total amount received by fans since 2001 was at €49,300 ($65,000). This year that total is reaching amounts close to €61,000 ($80,000) or more which is earmarked to benefit the Children’s Home. “A lot of these people are just like you or me,” Baker said of the fans. “They are adults, my age, some older, some younger, who feel connected to Sheryl, her music and the children at the Delta Children’s Home through supporting this cause.”

The drive ended at 9 p.m. Pacific time, Monday, Feb. 12 at with the ending total of €10,600 ($14,000). “It is totally amazing to me that we could raise this amount in a year that Sheryl doesn't have a new album out and isn't touring,” said Dempsey to fans on Crow’s Fan Forum. “We did this, all of us, and you should be proud of yourselves for helping some worthy children. This is totally amazing to me and I thank all of you for giving and giving and giving.”

In an attempt to explain why this year and every year’s contribution is so touching, one fan forum member may have put it best when they wrote, “I’ve only been apart of this for a little over a year, and in that year there is nothing that has made me feel better than to have watched this year's Birthday Drive on the Fan Forum. Pardon me while I reach for another Kleenex. What a wonderful thing for a bunch of music lovers to do. The residents of the DCH have their own circumstances to cope with, but I hope that somehow, they might know what music can do, as evidenced here. It can inspire kindness, generosity and compassion."

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