1. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues.
2. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks.
3. She has sold more than 17 million albums in the U.S. and over 50 million albums worldwide. Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
4. In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Steve Earle, Prince, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Kid Rock and Sting, among others. She has also performed backing vocals for Tina Turner, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and Bob Dylan.
5. Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri, the daughter of Bernice , a piano teacher, and Wendell Wyatt Crow, a lawyer and trumpet player. Her great-grandfather was congressman Charles A.
6. Crow . She has two older sisters named Kathy and Karen and a younger brother named Steven.
7. While studying at Kennett High School, Crow was a majorette and an all-state track athlete, medaling in the 75-meter low hurdles.
8. She then enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition, performance, and education.
9. While at the university, she sang in the local band Cashmere.
10. Crow has stated that her musical inspirations are not restricted to one genre—she likes anything with a drum beat.
11. After graduating from the University of Missouri, Crow worked as a music teacher at the Kellison elementary school in Fenton, Missouri. Teaching during the day gave her the opportunity to sing in bands on the weekends.
12. She was later introduced to local musician and record producer Jay Oliver.
13. Crow also sang in the short-lived Steven Bochco drama Cop Rock in 1990.
14. That same year, her song “Heal Somebody” appeared in the film Bright Angel.
15. The following year, she performed “Hundreds of Tears”, which was included in the Point Break soundtrack, and sang a duet with Kenny Loggins on the track “I Would Do Anything”, from his album Leap of Faith.
16. The self-titled debut album was due to be released on September 22, 1992, but Crow and her label mutually decided that the album did not merit for release.