Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Sheryl Crow Biography

Birth Name:
Sheryl Suzanne Crow
Birth Place:
Kennett, Missouri, United States
Singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Taught music at Kellison Elementary School in Fenton, MO
  • Wrote jingles for McDonald's and Toyota
  • Performed as a backup singer for George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Don Henley and Michael Jackson
  • Received an honorary doctoral degree at Southeast Missouri State University in 2001
  • Inspiration and lyrics for Grammy-winning hit "All I Wanna Do" came from Wyn Cooper's poem "Fun
  • " Active politically, she endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008
  • In 2010, appeared on episodes of such TV series as Cougar Town, playing a love interest for Josh Hopkins' character, and on Hannah Montana Forever and Marriage Ref
  • That same year, she joined Miranda Lambert on Loretta Lynn's remake of Lynn's iconic song "Coal Miner's Daughter" for the CD Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn
  • Lynn told Billboard
  • com that Crow added "soulfulness" to the recording


  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated