Sheryl Crow Lives Out the Ultimate 'Staycation' in 'Easy' Video
... man starts taking tiki decorations, a record player, white lights, a surfboard and other beach-themed items into the next room. A peak into the room reveals that he's setting up the ultimate 'staycation.' Crow's at-home destination is complete with a hammock, trees, video of crashing waves and a gorgeous sunset and -- of course -- a little bit of sand for her toes. We're not quite ready to ditch our beach vacation yet, but the 'Easy' video makes staying at home seem pretty darn tempting.Next: Read Our Review of Sheryl Crow
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Sheryl Crow Releases Easy Video
... (Radio.com) Never mind that your bank account is running low, and that it's pouring rain outside. As Sheryl Crow
shows us in the new video to her country single "Easy," with a little imagination, there are plenty of ways to kick back right where you already are. "A couple years ago gas was so expensive, and the term 'staycation' became part of our vernacular," Sheryl Crow
explained in a recent Radio.com interview. "And that's really what the song is about." The video stars Crow alongside Jason Lewis, who's best known for playing emerging actor Smith Jerrod on Sex and the City. As Crow sings, he sets up the room for a faux-tropical celebration for two, complete with lights, leis, umbrella drinks, beach movies, and an old record player spinning, we can only presume, Jack Johnson (who according to Crow is "the new Don Ho"). "Easy" is the first single from Sheryl's upcoming new country album. A release date has not been set, though the album is expected this year. Check out the video here. Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Sheryl Crow
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Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal Sing 'Home Again' - Song Premiere
... soundtrack was assembled with the help of T Bone Burnett and features array of artists like Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson and Neko Case. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to "Home Again," a sparse acoustic number tinged with simple percussion and deep, chilling harmonies from Sheryl Crow
, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and Taj Mahal. RelatedJohn Mellencamp and Stephen King Musical to Open Next YearQ&A;: T Bone Burnett on 'Nashville,' Elton John's Comeback and Retiring as a ProducerThis article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Sheryl Crow
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Sheryl Crow (Feb. 11, 1962)
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She grew up in a rural Missouri town and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1984 with a degree in classical music.
Her first job out of college was teaching music at an elementary school in St. Louis.
In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, where she waited tables before landing a gig as a backup singer on Michael Jackson's Bad tour.
She sang in jingles for McDonald's. Her line was "It's a good time for the great taste of McDonalds."
She was a backup singer on tours for George Harrison, Joe Cocker, and Rod Stewart before starting her solo career.
She gained a lot of exposure when she opened for The Eagles on their 1994 reunion tour. She was a backup singer on Don Henley's album The End Of The Innocence.
In 1996 Kevin Gilbert, her former boyfriend and songwriting partner, died of autoerotic asphyxiation, a fetish where people cut off their air supply to get sexual pleasure. It is rumored that this is how Michael Hutchince from INXS died.
Crow is good friends with Stevie Nicks, and inducted Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
In 2005, she and cycling legend Lance Armstrong announced their engagement. In early 2006, they called it off.
Her father was a trumpet player and her mother played piano and sang.
She dated Eric Clapton for a while. He appeared on her album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live From Central Park in 1999, around the time of their affair. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
Sheryl Crow's 2002 backstage rider contains day-to-day instructions on alcohol in the dressing room – Monday is for Makers Mark Bourbon, Tuesday is for Bombay gin and Schweppes tonic, on Wednesday she would have Courvosier brandy, Thursday is for champagne, Friday is for Silver tequila and Margarita mix, on Saturday she drinks Absolut vodka with orange juice and Sunday is again a tequila and margarita day. 8 years later, in her 2010 tour rider, Crow's alcoholic demands have been reduced (vodka or tequila on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and tequila on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) to give way to her pro-environmental concerns. The rider contains an environmental portion "to be strictly followed and policed," designed to minimize "the overall environmental impact" of the tour. To that end, Crow demands only biodegradable cups and dinnerware be used by the caterer, as well as food that is "organic and purchased from local suppliers as much as possible" and water that "must be sourced from a local spring water vendor." She also asks for separate recycling bins for plastic, glass and paper and wants her buses and trucks to be fueled with bio diesel only. The rider includes "Venue greening suggestions" like using traditional bulbs instead of fluorescent, eco-friendly cleaning and bathroom products, and renewable energy sources. Her eco-friendly stance extends to paper products as Crow also asks for "disposable napkins made of 100% recycled fiber" and "post-consumer recycled toilet paper and paper towels."