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Sheryl Crow

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Missouri, United States (1993 – present)

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an singer, guitarist, bassist, pianist and songwriter. Her music blends , , , and into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. Crow is also a noted political activist.

Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. Her parents were members of a local in which her father, an attorney, played trumpet. The family was very musical and owned three pianos.

In school, she was active in choir, athletics, and school plays. Even at a young age she was a perfectionist who strived to please her parents. In high school she was a drum majorette, member of the Pep Club, the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Freshman Maid, Senior Maid and Paperdoll Queen. When her prom date was later questioned about her fame he said that at the time he thought she “would be a doctor’s wife someday”. She graduated in 1984 from the University of Missouri where she majored in music education with a concentration in piano. Coincidentally, actor Brad Pitt and ABC-TV news anchor Elizabeth Vargas were also students at the University of Missouri at the same time Crow was studying there; however, it is unknown whether or not any of these three future celebrities actually knew each other while they were students.

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