Sheryl Crow brings the heat to the Extra Innings festival in Tempe, Arizona

By on March 7, 2024

Sheryl Crow is one of the most versatile and successful singer-songwriters of the past three decades. From her breakthrough debut album Tuesday Night Music Club, which spawned the Grammy-winning hit “All I Wanna Do”, to her latest release Feels Like Home, which showcases her country roots, Crow has explored various genres and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, such as Eric Clapton, Sting, Kid Rock and Willie Nelson.

File Photo: Sheryl Crow performs at the Extra Innings Festival in Tempe Arizona, March 2, 2024. (Photo Credit: Charles Reagan)

Crow’s musical journey began in her hometown of Kennett, Missouri, where she learned to play piano and guitar and sang in local bands. She moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s and worked as a backup singer for Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Don Henley. She also wrote songs for other artists, such as Celine Dion and Wynonna Judd. In 1993, she released her first solo album, which was co-written with a group of musicians known as the Tuesday Night Music Club. The album was a huge success, selling more than seven million copies in the US and earning Crow three Grammys, including Best New Artist.

Crow followed up with several critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, such as Sheryl Crow (1996), The Globe Sessions (1998), C’mon C’mon (2002) and Wildflower (2005). She also branched out into film and television, appearing in movies like The Minus Man and De-Lovely and contributing songs to soundtracks like Tomorrow Never Dies and Cars. She also became an activist for various causes, such as breast cancer awareness, environmental protection and animal rights.

In 2008, Crow released her first country album, Detours, which reflected her personal and political views on topics such as adoption, war and climate change. She continued to explore the country genre with her next two albums, 100 Miles from Memphis (2010) and Feels Like Home (2013), which featured collaborations with country stars like Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Zac Brown. Crow has also performed at several country music festivals and events, such as the CMA Awards, the ACM Awards and the CMT Music Awards.

Crow has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and won nine Grammys out of 32 nominations. She has also received numerous honors and accolades, such as the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Female Artist of the Decade and the Kennedy Center Honors. She is widely regarded as one of the most influential and respected female artists of all time.