10 Fun Sheryl Crow Facts: Her Favorite Things and More

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Last updated on June 8th, 2023 at 07:12 pm

Sheryl Crow is one of the most accomplished songwriters and singers of the 1990s, and she’s still just as popular today. From pop to rock to country, and with experience on several instruments, including the accordion, bass guitar, piano, and harmonica, it’s no wonder she’s sold more than 50 million albums across the world.

Everyone knows her songs, but how many know these fun, obscure facts? Here are 11 fun Sheryl Crow facts about our favorite “The First Cut is the Deepest” singer.

1. Early Career as an Elementary School Music Teacher

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Before Sheryl Crow started pursuing a music career, she was bringing the joy of music to children. After she graduated from the University of Missouri in 1984, she taught music to elementary school children.

2. Sheryl Crow’s Impressive Beginnings in Music

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Sheryl Crow worked with many famous artists before she hit big on her own, having been a background vocalist for Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Don Henley, and others.

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3. Sheryl Crow’s Favorite Eating Spots

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If you’re ever in Nashville, you may just run into Sheryl Crow if you visit restaurants like Tandy Wilson’s City House, The Catbird Seat, and Lockeland Table.

4. Kitchen Essentials for Sheryl Crow

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Want to make Sheryl Crow feel at home in the kitchen? Then you better have these essentials: organic milk, almond butter, frozen sweet potato fries, and quinoa spaghetti.

5. Sheryl Crow is a Doctor

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Sheryl Crow has honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri and Southeast Missouri State University, her alma maters. Of all the Sheryl Crow facts out there, we bet this is one of her proudest.

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6. Sheryl Crow’s Favorite Workout Routine

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You can often find Sheryl Crow jogging, going for a long bicycle ride, or spending a good workout at the gym. While she isn’t as much into weight lifting, she enjoys taking a brisk walk on an elevated treadmill and using a medicine ball.

7. Sheryl Crow’s Diet

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Sheryl Crow’s healthy lifestyle isn’t only in working out but with the food she consumes. Her favorites are quinoa salads, tuna salad, avocado, and roasted root vegetables. Plus, she’s always following the Healthy Eating Plate, making certain whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and lean proteins are also part of her regular diet.

8. Sheryl Crow was a Jock in High School

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Throughout her time in high school, Sheryl Crow became an All-American athlete, especially in track & field. She has won several medals for the 75-meter low hurdles.

9. She’s a Cancer Survivor

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Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Following a lumpectomy and seven weeks of radiation therapy, she was declared cancer free. She had another scare in 2011 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. To the relief of all, including her fans, it was benign, and no treatment was required. Beating cancer is the most inspirational of all the Sheryl Crow facts we found.

10. Sheryl Crow is a Dedicated Environmentalist

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Sheryl Crow is all about taking care of the environment. Whenever there is an environmental charity or organization having a benefit concert, you’ll be sure to see her name on the lineup.  

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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