“Doing yoga on the road was really a life-saver, and a life-changer….It kept me focused and gave me more control over the way I divided my energy. I realize that if [a place of goodness] is the basis for all decision-making, then the road is clear.” – Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow, nine-time Grammy award winner, singer-songwriter and yogi, is a musical icon who has continuously reinvented herself and her music. She has survived cancer and the fallout of a very public life and is now happily raising her three-year old son and embracing her musical roots. This summer, Crow celebrates the release of her seventh album, a return to the soulful sounds she grew up with, “100 Miles From Memphis”.
Soon after Crow moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career in the mid 80’s, she landed a gig singing background vocals on Michael Jackson’s “Bad” tour, stints singing for Sting, Stevie Wonder and Don Henley and songwriting cuts by Celine Dion and other major artists, but her first solo album for A&M Records was never released. Following that challenging time, several studio musicians famously formed the “Tuesday Night Music Club” around Crow’s undeniable talent, creating the breakout album that earned her first Grammys and attention as a solo artist. Her second album was even more warmly received by critics, and her work since then has spanned radio friendly pop, hard living rock ‘n’ roll, country and soul, all marked by well crafted lyrics and a passionate, honest delivery.
Crow began her Ashtanga yoga practice shortly before 1999’s Lilith Fair and has incorporated it deeply into her life. She speaks out publicly in support of breast cancer issues and is also an advocate of Save the Music, a program that supports the teaching of music in schools.
“Lyrically – this song might feel a bit more ‘down” than the others on the record, but the honest vulnerability and all-too-familiar condition of the human heart Sheryl so beautifully expresses is something universal to each of our journeys – whether in our yoga practice, our faith, or our relationships. If there is one significant teaching it touches on, it would be on the power of surrender.” – Frank Fitzpatrick
“Then not everything is gonna be the way you think it oughta be. It seems like everytime I try to make it right, it all comes down on me. Please say honestly you won’t give up on me, and I shall believe.” – Sheryl Crow