Tuesday, January 24, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sheryl Crow

Artist:Sheryl Crow
Song:All I Wanna Do
Album:The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow has proven to be one of the most durable singer songwriters to emerge in the 90s. All I Wanna Do was her breakthrough hit in 1994 and is to date her biggest hit. She was born Feb. 11, 1962 in Kennett, MO. Her father was a lawyer who played trumpet in local bands and her mom was a piano teacher. So of course Sheryl learned piano as a child. While attending the University Of Missouri, she was in the local band Cashmere. She earned a BA in music composition. While working as an elementary school music teacher, she recorded jingles with local musician Jay Oliver. She made enough money from the jingles to pursue music full time. She moved to Los Angeles and worked as a studio singer while touring with Michael Jackson. She also appeared in the TV series Cop Rock. Record companies wanted to sign her as a dance pop singer. She turned them down until Phil Collins' producer Hugh Padgham got her a deal with A & M Records. But her debut album was never released. She didn't like it and neither did A & M. Back to the drawing board. She was dating session keyboard player Kevin Gilbert and he got her involved in collection of musicians called Tuesday Night Music Club led by producer Bill Bottrell and also including David Baerwald, David Ricketts, Brian MacLeod and Dan Schwartz. Because Sheryl had a record deal, they concentrated on producing her 1993 album Tuesday Night Music Club. The first two singles didn't catch on. But All I Wanna Do finally scored and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1994. The song was based on the poem Fun by Wyn Cooper. That was Bottrell's idea. The music video helped as Sheryl was portrayed as very sassy. There's actually a second music video that you can watch on Youtube. Sheryl won three Grammys in 1995. Sheryl continued to have success with hits like If It Makes You Happy. She still records for A & M and is scheduled to release a new CD in 2012. This comp is a good intro to her music. Sheryl Crow had surgery for breast cancer in 2006 that appears to have been successful. She has never married but was engaged to cyclist Lance Armstrong a few years ago. She has adopted two sons and is currently dating guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. She is also working on the music for the stage musical adaptation of the 1982 film Diner which is to debut on Broadway later this year. So she's still very busy. Here's the video for All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow.

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