Sheryl Crow Songs, Early Life, Career, Solo Album, Awards, Relationship, Health Issues, Philanthropy and Net Worth

Published Date   25th Jul. 2017, 20:48 pm
Sheryl Crow Songs, Early Life, Career, Solo Album, Awards, Relationship, Health Issues, Philanthropy and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Sheryl Suzanne Crow
Date of Birth: 11/02/1962
Age: 62 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $40 million

American singer-songwriter and actress, Sheryl Crow songs have touched millions of heart and collected a number of Grammys.


Born in 1962, Sheryl Crow started her music journey majoring in music education. Before moving to L.A., she taught in an elementary school in St. Louis. Sheryl Crow songs incorporate pop, rock, folk, country and blues. For her excellence in music, her album has gathered nine Grammys including her solo work and sold out 50 million copies.

Background and Early Life

Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri in the United States of America. She holds an American citizenship. Her mother, Bernice is a piano teacher due to which she started playing piano from the age of 6.  Her father, Wendell Wyatt Crow is a lawyer and trumpet player. She grew up with her two older sisters Kathy and Karen and a younger brother Steven.

Sheryl Crow songs made her a popular celebrity later on; however, prior to her music career, she was an athlete in her Kennett High School days.  Crow was the Paperdoll Queen winner in her senior year. Later, she enrolled in the University of Missouri in Columbia from where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in in music composition, performance and education. She used to sing in local band, Cashmere during weekends.

Early Career

After graduating from University of Missouri in 1980, Crow began working as an elementary school music teacher in St. Louis. However, she did not continue it further and moved to Los Angeles in 1986. In L.A., Crow began working in record studio as back-up singer. She also recorded for advertisements. During late 1980s, Crow sang on Michael Jackson’s world tour in addition to singing as a back-up for Sting, Rod Steward and Don Henley.

In the beginning of 1990s, Sheryl Crow songs somewhat reached audience as she recorded an album for A&M Records. Soon, she started dating Kevin Gilbert and joined him to “Tuesday Music Club”. The Group members included David Baerwald, David Ricketts, Bill Bottrel, Dan Schwartz and Brian MacLeod. In Crow’s debut album Tuesday Night Music Club, the group members share their songwriting credits with Crow. The album consists of “All I Want to Do” which made smash hit.

Later Career, Solo Albums and Awards

The Tuesday Music Club became angry when Crow claimed that the song “Leaving Las Vegas” was autobiographical in the show Late Show with David Letterman. The song was actually the collective effort of the group members. Therefore, the group members decided that Crow should no longer be in the band.

After working singly, Crow won three Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year in 1995. She won the award for the song “All I Want To Do”. The same year, she won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Tuesday Music Club. The year 1995 became a prosperous one as Crow got to perform in MTV Unplugged Session.

The following year, Sheryl Crow songs gained prominence as she released solo album entitled Sheryl Crow. The album fetched attention of many listeners and winning two Grammy Awards in the category Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Towards the end of 1990s, Sheryl Crow songs travelled around places as she spent huge time in tours. She performed at the 1998 Lilith Fair concerts. The same year, Crow released her third album entitled The Globe Sessions. The album also won her a Grammy Award in the category Best Rock Album.

Crow toured with Lilith Fair throughout the U.S. during 199. She also performed in Europe due to which Sheryl Crow songs gained worldwide recognition. In 2000, Crow won Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for popular version of “Sweet Child o’ Mine”.  Similarly, her album Wildflower (2006) received three Grammy Awards nominations.

Her success continued with her albums Detours (2008). She gave away free copies of the album to support the Rock the Vote’s youth registration drive. Her later albums are Feels Like Miles From Memphis and Feels Like Home released in 2010. Feels Like Home turned into a huge success topping 10 on Billboard 200.

Relationships, Health Issues and Philanthropy

Sheryl Crow was in romantic relationship with musician Eric Claptop and then actor Owen Wilson. She dedicated her song “Safe and Sound” to Wilson. Afterwards, she dated cyclist Lance Armstrong in 2003 whom she engaged in 2005. Unfortunately, they split on February 2006.

Around same time, in 2006, Crow underwent lumpectomy after she was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer. After this, Crow collaborated with surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk and opened Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at Funk’s Pink Lotus Breast Center. She adopted a two-week old baby boy Wyatt Steven Crow in May 2007. Similarly, she adopted another boy Levi James Crow on April 2010. Crow now lives with her adopted sons in West Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, Crow supports environmental preservation. Therefore, she went on Stop Global Warming College Tour in April 2007 and continued performed at Live Earth concerts.

Crow was diagnosed with meningioma in late- 2011. It is a common kind of brain tumor that does not require treatment but regular follow-ups and examination.

Net Worth

The talented singer/songwriter has amassed a net worth of $40 million through her consistently amazing work in music. Apart from her professionalism in career accumulating 9 Grammies and selling 50 million copies, she is also a philanthropic celebrity. Due to this, Sheryl Crow songs have not only earned space in million people’s heart but also her work has awarded her with admiration.

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