EAST LANSING — Free-spirited, fearless and fierce, Sheryl Crow has garnered nine Grammys; performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger; released seven studio albums which sold more than 35 million records worldwide; is a cancer survivor and passionate humanitarian; and has even performed for President Obama!
Now Crow is coming to mid-Michigan and will be performing at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 in the Cobb Great Hall inside the Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University.
Tickets are on sale now online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto Owner’s Insurance Box Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
Crow began her career as a music teacher for an elementary school while singing in bands on the weekends. After meeting musician and producer Jay Oliver, Crow entered the world of advertisement by singing jingles for various companies. She eventually began work as a backup singer and toured with Michael Jackson in his Bad World Tour from 1987-1989, slowly working on her own music and performing with various established artists including Stevie Wonder, Belinda Carlisle and Don Henley.
With her hometown only 100 miles from Memphis, Crow grew up listening to soul sounds on the radio in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Big artists such as Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Al Green and many others served as Crow’s inspiration for her music. Her seventh album titled “100 Miles From Memphis” pays tribute to the soul sounds that shaped her as an artist.