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Wednesday's Connector: Sheryl Crow

October 13th, 2010
09:22 PM ET

She’s possibly the only singer who can claim to have gotten her big break working for McDonald’s, but that’s just what happened to Sheryl Crow, who landed her first major singing spot on a jingle for the fast food giant in the 1980s.

Sheryl quickly capitalized on the success, becoming a back up singer for Michael Jackson, Sting and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.

Since then it’s Sheryl who’s stolen the limelight.

She’s racked up nine Grammy Awards and sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

Her 1993 debut album, 'Tuesday Night Music Club,' rocketed here to the top of the charts and brought her global recognition with the smash hit 'All I Wanna Do,' and three others 'Leaving Las Vegas,' 'Strong Enough' and 'Can't Cry Anymore.'

Crow followed up that success in 1996 with her self-titled second record and the hit ‘If It Makes You Happy.’

Dial forward a decade and a half and Sheryl is still making waves with her music.

She’s just released 100 Miles from Memphis, and has even found time to take up charity work, campaigning against crimes against humanity for the Enough Project.

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Sheryl Suzanne Crow and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Sheryl Suzanne Crow on the following questions:

    – How has the Enough Project Improve Liberty and Order worldwide?

    – How has Raise Hope for Congo Improve the lives of the people living under the poverty line in Congo?

    – What can we expect from you in 2010 and 2011?

    I am awaiting Sheryl Suzanne Crow’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    October 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  2. Bodica

    This woman is a legend and a role model to us all. She makes great music and has a wonderful heart. She kicks ass live, I've just seen her perform in London. I'm buzzing!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:17 am | Reply
  3. joel

    I'd like to ask Sheryl if the song "Always on your Side" was written for Lance Armstrong?

    October 14, 2010 at 8:56 am | Reply
  4. Mac Scott

    Hi Sheryl! I always brag to people that you are from my home state and that you got the same degree as me from my Alma Mater. Go Tigers! LOL When you think back to your Mizzou days, how do you think your college studies helped prepare you for your future career?

    Thank you.

    Mac

    October 14, 2010 at 9:25 am | Reply
  5. Justine lee

    is being a mom everything that you imagined? Do you find it hard to balance a tough touring schedule with being a parent?

    October 14, 2010 at 10:58 am | Reply
  6. George

    do you think you're musical genre and style has changed a lot ince u started in the business?

    October 14, 2010 at 11:03 am | Reply
  7. Lisa

    what do tyou think the greatest change in you was that came about from ur battle with breastcancer?

    October 14, 2010 at 11:04 am | Reply
  8. richard arevalo

    hi , how can i do for listen your songs?

    October 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  9. richard arevalo

    i nead ear.

    October 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  10. Rhonda

    Hi Sheryl, just wondering when vol. 2 of 100 miles from Memphis will be out. Love this cd so much cant wait for round 2. Also how did you feel when someone like Lorretta Lynn asked you to sing Coal Miners Daughter on the tribute album. Also like to thank you for staying true to who you are, you are a true role model of how to do it right for up and coming artist. Hopefully they are watching and learning from one of the best.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  11. Keira

    I'd like to ask Sheryl, is there enough being done to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity? We're all talking about it, urging the international community/govts to get involved, etc, but is enough being done to help the victims of these crimes? If not, what's the next step in creating awareness?

    Thanks!

    Keira
    NY

    October 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  12. Abubakar luda

    Hmmmmmm...this woman is LEGEND...

    October 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  13. James

    What song you've written means the most to you? Loved seeing you love last week in London, was thrilled to meet you (James in the red checked shirt)!

    October 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  14. Don mao

    Hi sheryl u hav been a wonderful woman.l just know for the first time and am glad to know.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  15. Prince Nsetuk

    She's amazing!

    October 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  16. Rosemary

    Love u sheryl,wondering wat it have 2 take me 2 have dat golden voice.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  17. Rose

    Love u sheryl u deserved so much more wondering wat it have 2 take 2 get dat golden voice.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  18. realJR

    Will you always perform for as long as you are able? Please don't ever fade away!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  19. Wale

    Ples can i be ur friend.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Reply
  20. mekus victor

    How is cnn

    October 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Reply

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