Sheryl Crow was born on February 11th, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri. Her parents were also musicians. She started to study piano since she was 5 years old. she showed great talent that she was able to compose her first songs at the age of 13. She graduated in composition, interpretation, and music teaching at the University of Missouri.
She taught in a school in St Louis in an elementary school where she could teach music to mental disabled kids, but at the same time, she played with local bands in some bars at nights. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles where she found a job as a waitress, and a jingle singer for some commercials.
Sheryl Crow began making choirs for Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Rod Stewart records, and she also accompanied Michael Jackson for almost two years for his album Bad tour. Incredibly, she never spoke to him. The price of this tour was expensive for Sheryl due to physical and mental fatigue entered a depression that lasted 6 months.
When she recovered her health, she went on a trip with Don Henley on his “End of the Innocence” tour and created some of his own compositions performed by Wynonna, Lisa & Cult Jam and Celine Dion.
In 1990, “Hugh Padgham”, the producer best known for his work with The Police and Phil Collins listened to her tape and joined her with the record company A & M Records. Thus, they recorded an album in which Padgham took control. However, the record never went on sale.
In 1991, Sheryl Crow began to play with a fixed band in L.A clubs and bars every Tuesday. Then, something magic began and Crow released “Tuesday Night Music Club”, in 1993, under the production of Bill Bottrell. Her first single was “Leaving Las Vegas”, but the success came in 1994, when she released the single “All I Wanna Do”, an album full of nuances, beautiful ballads like Strong Enough, We Do What We Can, No One Said It Would Be Easy, I shall Believe and the so-called Run Baby Run.
Sheryl Crow started selling thousands of albums, and became famous worldwide, as well as she got the respect of critics. Tuesday Night Music Club gave her 5 Grammy nominations, winning three as best new artist of the year, best record of the year and best pop singer.
Even more when she began touring with John Hiatt, Crowded House, Big Todd, Monsters and The Eagles. She was also one of the few female singers to participate in 1994 Woodstock, and singing Under My Thumb with Mike Jagger when it was the first act in the Rolling Stones recital at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. She has made other albums such as, Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, C’mon C’mon. her current net worth is $40 million.