Sheryl Crow was born into a musical family to become the third child of four. Her mother taught the piano playing, while the father worked as a lawyer and played the trumpet. During her school studies, Sheryl was a majorette and took part in a big amount of school organizations. She graduated from the University Of Missouri, becoming a teacher of music. In her University studies, the girl was a soloist in the local band Cashmere. Sheryl also became the member of two admired fraternities Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Alpha Iota. After her graduation, Sheryl headed to Fenton, Missouri, where she lived an active life, teaching music in the nursery school during the day and performing with the local bands in the bars in the evenings. Soon Crow started making money, recording jingles, after she met producer Jay Oliver. Since 1987 until 1989, Sheryl took part in Michel Jackson's tour BAD. In 1992, the artist recorded her long-anticipated solo album, but the label refused to issue it.
Sheryl started dating with Kevin Gilbert, the leader of the Tuesday Night Music Club band. Gilbert and his command helped the singer to record one more solo attempt, which was titled Tuesday Night Music Club by the grateful singer. The album brought Sheryl two Grammies and world fame, though her relations with Gilbert finished soon after this release. Such pop rock singles as All I Wanna Do and Leaving Las Vegas (inspired by the eponymous film), turned the eye of the public on the promising singer. The second disc called Sheryl Crow, released in 1996, appeared to be darker and more politically oriented then its predecessor. It presented the world with a handful of sparkling hits - If It Makes You Happy, Home, A Change Would Do You Good and Every Day Is a Winning Road. Soon after that, Sheryl brightly contributed to the James Bond film with the titling composition Tomorrow Never Dies. In the state of deep depression, caused by Crow’s parting with Eric Clapton, she recorded her album The Globe Sessions, which featured the ultimate rock hit My Favorite Mistake.
In 1999, the artist made her acting debut in the drama The Minus Man. A little time later, Sheryl made an unexpectedly short hair cut and recorded a brilliant live rock full-length Sheryl Crow And Friends: Live From Central Park. In 2002, Kent Sexton, a close friend of the musician, died and Sheryl performed the hymn Be Still My Soul at his funeral. This tribute was included into her album C'mon C'mon. Known for her active demonstration of political views, Crow strongly criticized the war of the USA with Iraq in 2003. The same year she recorded a winding duet Picture with Kid Rock, releasing the compilation of her best songs titled The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow. The work also featured several new songs, including the glorious cover for the pop-rock ballad The First Cut Is The Deepest, originally performed by Cat Stevens. In September 2005, Sheryl amused listeners with the romantic ballads collection Wildflower. She also announced her engagement with sportsman Lance Armstrong. However, soon the singer was diagnosed breast cancer. She began fighting the illness immediately, parting with Lance in the course of treatment. In 2007, a documentary about this uneasy period in Crow's life, titled Crazy Sexy Cancer, saw light. In May 2007, Sheryl adopted a child and called him Wyatt Steven Crow. In February 2008, the artist released an extremely sincere disc Detours, coming back to rock sound. The renewed album Tuesday Night Music Club was issued in 2009. It includes Sheryl’s new songs and the remix of the composition I Shall Believe. The artist’s discography was enlarged by an extremely strong record titled 100 Miles From Memphis which headed the US Billboard chart of rock albums in 2010. Crow’s new work was critically acclaimed and numerous listeners really enjoyed its powerful rock sound. Definitely, Sheryl has plenty of fresh ideas and she is glad to share them with her fans; thus, such a bright long play as 100 Miles From Memphis is the best proof of that.