About Sheryl Crow
Even though Sheryl Crow’s first album was a huge success, she was no overnight sensation. She had already spent years singing out of the spotlight, on commercial jingles and as a backup singer for Michael Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Don Henley, and others. Her breakthrough, Tuesday Night Music Club, released in 1993 but not a blockbuster until a year later, was named after the collective that cowrote the album with her, including the ironic pop megahit “All I Wanna Do” and the gentle ballad “Strong Enough.” The multiplatinum Grammy magnet made Crow—born in 1962 in Kennett, MO—a superstar. Crow took the production reins for her self-titled 1996 follow-up and wound up with a couple more ubiquitous hits in “If It Makes You Happy” and “Everyday Is a Winding Road,” serving notice that her success was no one-shot deal. She went from strength to strength in the 2000s. Her 2002 duet with Kid Rock on the ballad “Picture” became not only a pop smash but a country crossover hit, and she was all over the radio with big singles like “Soak Up the Sun” and her cover of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is the Deepest.” Even a bout with breast cancer in 2006 didn’t keep her down for long. Crow only grew in stature in the years to come, becoming one of American pop’s most respected singer/songwriters. The roll call on Threads, her 2019 album of all-star collaborations—including the likes of Sting, Keith Richards, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson—stands as an indication of the lofty status she’s attained.
BORNFebruary 11, 1962