You will hardly find anyone as talented as Sheryl Crow, who is an actress and a versatile singer. She has become popular in several important genres such as pop, rock, country, and blues. As one of the 100 biggest women in Rock & Roll, Crow is multiple Grammy-winning singers who began her career in 1987 and has since released over 10 albums.
Sheryl Crow Biography
The singer was born Sheryl Suzanne Crow, daughter of Wendell and Bernice Crow, on February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri. She grew up there with two sisters, Kathy and Karen, and a brother, Steve.
For her education, Crow attended Kennett High School and later moved to the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she earned a degree in music composition. Although music has always been her thing since she was a little girl, Sheryl Crow was interested in track events during her school days and was also a majorette.
Before she finished her education, Crow sang in a band, Cashmere, with which she performed on location. Once she finished her education, she got a job as a music teacher at an elementary school but soon moved to Los Angeles to continue her career in entertainment.
In Los Angeles, she first recorded commercial jingles and then worked as a background singer, later collaborating with the likes of Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, and Don Henley.
Before fully embarking on her career, she joined the band The Tuesday Music Club in 1991. The band had her then-boyfriend Kevin Gilbert, David Baerwald, David Ricketts, and Bill Bottrell as members. The band released Tuesday Night Music Club in 1993.
Sheryl was slammed the doors by the band after she claimed on the late show with David Letterman that Leaving Las Vegas was an autobiographical piece, although it was actually a collaborative effort by the band members. She then went solo and released her first work, Sheryl Crow, in 1996. The album won Best Rock Album of the Year at the Grammys, while Sheryl was named Best Female Rock Vocalist for If It Makes You Happy.
She subsequently released other albums, including The Globe Sessions (1998), 100 Miles from Memphis (2010), Feels Like Home (2013), and Be Myself (2017). She has received a number of awards for her music, including the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and the BRIT Awards. She was also named one of the 100 greatest women in music by VH1 in 2012.
In addition to music, she has also worked as an actress and appeared in films such as The Minus Man and 54. She has also appeared in several television shows such as Cop Rock (1990), Fairway to Heaven (1996), and Cougar Town (2010).
Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 but was able to beat it thanks to early detection. The diagnosis shocked her because no one in her family had ever had cancer and she believed she was leading a very healthy lifestyle.
Net Worth: How Much Does She Make?
Sheryl Crow has net assets estimated at $40 million. She has earned her fortune mainly through her music career and through her few acting roles and other engagements. However, she has not been open about her salary and how much she earns per performance, but be assured that it is an impressive amount.
Who Is She Married To?
Sheryl has never been married in her life, but she has had a number of relationships in the past. She was romantically involved with people like Owen Wilson, Eric Clapton, and Lance Armstrong.
Her relationship with Lance Armstrong began in 2003, and in 2005 they became engaged. Unfortunately, the engagement ended in 2006 when they ended the relationship. Although it is not known when she was re-engaged, she revealed that since she had been engaged several times in the past, she would definitely skip that part if she ever got married.
In 2017 she revealed that she is still open to dating and romance, but does not necessarily believe that you have to get married to have a great relationship.
The singer has two adopted children, Wyatt, whom she adopted in 2007, and Levi in 2010, and she believes that the two children are her greatest blessing in life.