GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Look: Sheryl Crow
On Sept. 10 nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow will release her new studio album, Feels Like Home. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your first look at a live performance video of the country-tinged track "Give It To Me," recorded recently as part of an installment of "The Live Room" sessions at Ocean Way Recording in Nashville, Tenn.
"'Give It To Me' was co-written with Jeff Trott, and somehow writing this song felt a bit like writing 'My Favorite Mistake' together years ago," said Crow. "We were in the studio and I was thinking about how I would love to write a song that was almost a throwback to Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill and that whole Hot Band period that I, along with so many other people, still love. For me, that's some of the greatest country music ever made. 'Give It To Me' is a tried-and-true love song, and like a lot of the better love songs, it's basically a true heartbreaker."
Born in Kennett, Mo., Crow's classic roots-rock sound made her one of the most popular female artists to emerge in the '90s. After performing as a background vocalist for artists such as Don Henley and Michael Jackson, in 1993 Crow released her debut studio album, Tuesday Night Music Club. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and spawned four hits, including "All I Wanna Do," which helped Crow garner her first three GRAMMY Awards, including Record Of The Year and Best New Artist. Her sophomore album, 1996's Sheryl Crow, led to two GRAMMYs for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the Top 10 hit "If It Makes You Happy." That summer, Crow toured as part of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair before returning in 1998 with The Globe Sessions, which earned Crow a second GRAMMY for Best Rock Album and her first nomination for Album Of The Year.
Subsequent studio albums included C'mon, C'mon (2002); Wildflower (2005); and Detours (2008), all of which peaked at No. 2. Crow's most recent studio album, 2010's 100 Miles From Memphis, was an homage to the singer's Southern roots and peaked at No. 3.
Set for release Sept. 10, Feels Like Home has been dubbed as Crow's first country album. The set features 12 tracks, including "Give It To Me," the hit single "Easy" and "Waterproof Mascara," a collaboration with fellow GRAMMY winner Brad Paisley. Crow is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour with country artist Gary Allan, with dates scheduled through October.