Sheryl Crow Will Release Her Final Album in 2019 With ‘Dream Lineup’
Sheryl Crow, popular American singer, songwriter, and actress, told Kyle Meredith of WFPK at the end of June that she will release her next and final album in 2019.
“That doesn’t mean I’m not making good records. It doesn’t mean that I’m not staying vital and creative,” the 56-year-old said during an interview.
In fact, Crow plans to come up with more singles and get immediate feedback in the future after she was introduced to Stem, a distribution service founded in 2015 that aims to provide a platform where musicians can release their work through a transparent procedure and receive monthly payments. Meanwhile, albums seem to be a dying art form.
The name of Crow’s final album is yet to be announced, but she states, “my forthcoming album features collaborations with many of my heroes, people who have shaped the past, present, and future of music. It’s a dream lineup really,” according to her website.
For instance, on June 25, she released a new song, “Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You,” which features Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent. Other artists, such as Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Joe Walsh and Don Henley will also be included in the new collective work.
Crow’s past 10 albums covers different genres ranging from folk, pop, country to rock. Some of her most popular songs include “All I Want to Do,” “Strong Enough,” “Can’t Cry Anymore,” “Every Day is a Winding Road,” “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “My Favorite Mistake,” etc.
She received traditional music training and got her bachelor of arts degree in music composition, performance, and education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. With her achievement and success, she was awarded with honorary doctorates from the same school and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
Crow has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and received nine Grammy Awards out of her 32 nominations.
After college graduation in the late 1980s, she became a music teacher and sang with bands. Later on, a record producer Jay Oliver invited her to perform for advertising jingles. She actually sang in commercial jingles for McDonald’s and Toyota in the past. Before she had her own albums, she also used to work as a backing vocalist for Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Her first official album, “Tuesday Night Music Club,” won her three Grammy Awards and sold more than seven million copies just in the U.S. & UK. In addition, some of her works are the included in other popular singer’s albums and in the movies such as: “Tomorrow Never Dies (007),” “Try not to Remember (Home of the Brave),” and “Kiss That Girl (Bridget Jones’s Diary).”
Her mother, Bernice, was a piano teacher and her father is a lawyer who plays trumpet. Crow can play guitar, bass guitar, piano, harmonica, organs, and accordion. She has also appeared on television shows, such as “30 Rock,” “Cougar Town,” and more.
Crow was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2006, and meningioma, a type of benign brain tumor, in 2011, which she decided not to remove and made up her mind to cherish the time she had left.
With her international success, Crow experienced several relationships and periods of deep depression. She now lives with her two adopted boys named Wyatt and Levi, aged eleven and eight, in West Nashville, Tennessee. Her album named “Feels Like Home” of 2016 includes many songs that touch on motherhood.