Five interesting facts about Sheryl Crow

February 12, 2019 GMT

It’s her birthday

Famed musician Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born Feb. 11, 1962, in the Missouri bootheel town of Kennett. She is 57 today.

A teacher at first

After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1984, Crow worked as an elementary music teacher in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an entertainment career.

Backing vocalist for big names

At various times, Crow has served as a backup singer for Michael Jackson, Sting, Rod Stewart and Don Henley.

A cancer survivor

Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Fortunately, it was caught in the early stages, and she underwent immediate medical treatment.


Multiple Grammy winner

Crow has won nine Grammy Awards, the first three coming from her 1993 debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club.” The album includes “All I Wanna Do,” which arguably remains her most popular song.