American roots rock singer-singwriter, Sheryl Crow, started out as a session musician/singer, working for stars including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Stevie Wonder, and spent 18 months backing Michael Jackson on his Bad World tour. She finally launched her solo career with 1993's debut, Tuesday Night Music Club, a breezy collection of West Coast rock that was a slow-burning success that finally exploded with the transatlantic success of the infectious single, All I Wanna Do. Her Grammy-winning, self-titled follow-up was a slick collection of AOR, undercut with drum loops and electronic flourishes but Crow withdrew after the sparse 1998 set, The Globe Sessions. She finally returned after a four-year hiatus with C'mon C'mon in 2002, which marked a return to the sunny pop hooks of her debut. Crow remained one of the most popular mainstream rock stars of the 00s, and after successfully battling breast cancer made a welcome return with the spiky Detours in 2008.
Followers: Michelle Branch, Taylor Swift, Shelby Lynne
Influenced By: The Rolling Stones, Sting, Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, James Taylor...