Sheryl Crow

Born - Feb 11, 1962 in Kennett, MO  |   Genres - Music [nf]

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  • 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.