As big time Sheryl Crow fans, we were floored to hear the announcement that Showtime will be premiering a documentary on the life and music of Sheryl Crow on May 6th 2022. As one of the most genuine artists of the past twenty five years, the artistry of Sheryl Crow has always been fueled by the sounds of 70s classic rock and pop music. She has always been a little bit Elton John, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Foghat all fused into one really entertaining and captivating artist. It’s wonderful news to hear that Showtime will be presenting a documentary on one of the most successful artists to have come out of the 1990s and continue onward for over twenty five years.
Being released alongside the Showtime documentary will also be a new two CD release entitled Sheryl: Music from the Feature Documentary. The new album will feature many of Sheryl Crow’s biggest hits that are featured in the film as well as a handful of new songs.
The new documentary will tackle not just the music of Sheryl Crow, but all the roads she traveled in her life. Sheryl Crow calls it “the really high highs and real low lows.” From winning multiple Grammy Awards when she just started out to discovering she had breast cancer, her life had been filled with incredible ups and downs. The documentary looks at many of the issues she has faced throughout her entire life as well as being a celebration of the wonderful music she has released over the years and the hundreds of artists she has inspired.
Showtime released a trailer for the film that gives us a preview of what to expect in the documentary. Showtime describes the film……
“An intimate story of song and sacrifice—musically gifted superstar Sheryl Crow navigates an iconic yet arduous musical career battling sexism, ageism, depression, cancer, and the price of fame, before harnessing the power of her gift.”
After watching the trailer it’s obvious that is exactly what the film is all about.
This is a film that appears to have had the full cooperation of Sheryl Crow as she is interviewed heavily throughout the documentary. Some of her comments in the trailer are quite powerful. It also features interviews with other rockers such as her friend Keith Richards.
Sheryl Crow had been around the music business for years working as a backup singer. Her most prolific backup singing gig was touring with Michael Jackson. However, in 1995 Sheryl Crow released an album entitled Tuesday Night Music Club. After flying under the radar for a few months, the album exploded when the single “All I Want To Do,” caught fire.
Sheryl Crow would become a household name in one evening when she won three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Female Vocal Performance at the 1995 Grammy Awards. She didn’t waste any time celebrating as she went back into the studio and released her fabulous second album entitled Sheryl Crow in 1996. The album was packed with perfect radio friendly rock and roll singles like “If It Makes You Happy,” “Everyday Is a Winding Road,” “Hard to Make a Stand,” “A Change Would Do You Good” and“Home.” From that point on, Sheryl Crow continued to release albums of substance and depth. So far, Sheryl Crow has released ten studio albums. She has also released two amazing live albums as well as four compilations. Her fans loved tracking down her early singles that always featured non album b-sides.
Sheryl Crow had become one of the biggest music stars in the business. She has also become one of those rare music stars who has penetrated mass popular culture while also generating a loyal cult following. Looking forward to the show!
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