Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born on February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri, located about 200 miles south of St. Louis. The singer/musician/songwriter graduated from the University of Missouri, where she majored in music education and spent her weekends performing with a local band called Cashmere. After college, Crow worked as an elementary school music teacher in St. Louis County and spent time playing and singing in various St. Louis clubs.
In 2009, the Missouri native returned “home” to sing the national anthem at the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game at Busch Stadium and to headline the MLB All-Star Charity Concert beneath the Gateway Arch. During the show, she stated that the event would rank as a “top 20” life memory for her. When introducing her song “Leaving Las Vegas,” Crow told the crowd that she first performed it 20 years earlier at Mississippi Nights, a small nightclub that was located on the historic riverfront.
Crow has won nine Grammy Awards and sold more than 35 million records worldwide. Her 1993 debut album, “Tuesday Night Music Club,” earned Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Record of the Year.
Crow, a cancer survivor, remains a passionate supporter of environmental and health-related charities including the Revlon Run/Walk for Women, Stop Global Warming, the Dream Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and The World Food Program.