April 14-18 Nashville, Tennessee Blackbird Studio Blackbird Studio Session
April 24 Austin, Texas Moody Theater Austin City Live with Jack Ingram
May 16 St. Louis, Missouri Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
May 17 Indianapolis, Indiana Klipsch Amphitheater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
May 21 Las Vegas, Nevada The Venetian IBM Edge 2014 (private concert)
May 29 Kingston, New York Ulster Performing Arts Center 2014 Tour
May 30 Wanthag, New York Nikon at Jones Beach w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
May 31 Hartford, Connecticut XFINITY Theater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
June 1 Lancaster, Pennsylvania American Music Theater 2014 Tour
June 7 Arlington, Texas AT&T Stadium Opening for George Strait
June 9 Franklin, Tennessee Franklin Theater Hope Academy Benefit Concert - Show #1
June 10 Franklin, Tennessee Franklin Theater Hope Academy Benefit Concert - Show #2
June 11 Franklin, Tennessee Franklin Theater Hope Academy Benefit Concert - Show #3
June 13 Interlochen, Michigan Kresge Auditorium Interlochen Arts Festival - 2014 Tour
June 14 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphit. 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
June 20 Saint Leonard, Maryland Bayside Toyota Pavilion 2014 Summer Concert Series
June 21 Boston, Massachusetts XFINITY Center w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
June 22 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
June 29 Dauphine, Manitoba, CAN Dauphin's Country Fest w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 10 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Downtown Airpark w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 11 Houston, Texas
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 12 Dallas, Texas Gexa Energy Pavilion 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 15 Bonner Springs, Kansas Cricket Wireless Amphitheater w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 17 Toole, Utah
Desert Peak Recreational Complex
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 24 Boone, North Carolina Appalachian State University Appalachian Summer Festival
July 25 Raleigh, North Carolina Walnut Creek Amphitheater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 26 Charlotte, North Carolina PNC Music Pavillion 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 27 Virginia Beach, Virginia Farm Bureau Live 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
July 31 Roanoke, Virginia Elmwood Park Amphitheater 2014 Tour
August 1 Cleveland, Ohio Blossom Music Center w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 2 Bristow, Virginia Jiffy Lube Live 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 3 Saratoga, New York
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 4 PNC Plaza Bethlehem, Pennsylvania MusikFest 2014
August 9 Mission, British Columbia, CAN Ak Chin Pavilion 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 13 Denver, Colorado Denver Botanic Garden 2014 Tour
August 14 Salt Lake City Red Butte Garden 2014 Tour
August 15 Phoenix, Arizona Ak Chin Pavilion 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 16 San Bernardino, California San Manuel Amphitheater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 17 San Diego, California Sleep Train Amphitheater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 21 Fresno, California Save Mart Center w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 22 Wheatland, California Sleep Train Amphitheater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 23 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheater 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
August 24 Stateline, Nevada
Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 4 Darien Lakes, New York
Darien Lakes Arts Center
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 5 Cincinnati, Ohio
Riverbend Music Center
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 6 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
First Niagara Pavilion
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 7 Grand Rapids Township, MI
Frederik Meijer Gardens
2014 Tour
September 11 Atlanta, Georgia Aaron's Amphitheatre 2014 Country Megaticket w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 12 Tampa, Florida
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphith.
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 13 West Palm Beach, Florida
Cruzan Amphitheatre
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 20 Toronto, Canada
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
September 21 Detroit, Michigan
DTE Energy Music Theatre
w/ Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
October 26 Sligo, Ireland
Knocknarea Arena
Sligo Live Festival
October 27 Glasgow, Scotland
Royal Concert Hall
UK Tour
October 28 Gateshead, England
UK Tour
October 29 Nottingham, England
Royal Concert Hall
UK Tour
October 30 Manchester, England
UK Tour
October 31 London, England
Royal Albert Hall
UK Tour - BluesFest 2014



[MINI LIVE REVIEWS] Tortuga Music Festival

Best Overall Set: Sheryl Crow

Let it be known, even after 30 years in the music industry and her recent foray into country music, Sheryl Crow sounds as fresh and lively as she did in 1993 when she was proclaiming ”All I wanna do is have some fun.” This weekend on the Tortuga main stage, Crow played “All I Wanna Do,” plus a number of her best songs, including “If It Makes You Happy” and, ironically, “Soak Up The Sun,” for what amounted to a greatest hits set sprinkled with newer tracks off of her 2013 country debut, Feels Like Home. Regardless of the climate, it must be said that singing and dancing to Sheryl Crow on the beach is by far the best way to enjoy her music.

SOURCE: Fuzzyheadphonez.com


Sheryl Crow isn’t averse to social media. With 212,000 Twitter followers, how can she be? But the If It You Makes You Happy singer had one request for the audience during her Sunday afternoon performance at the Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park: Give your cellphones a rest to fully enjoy the music as much as she and her band do. Looking buff, the country pop star said she was happy to be at such a beautiful venue and was especially pleased that the rain had stopped so she could rock the stage.

SOURCE: Miami Herald


[PIC] B.C.L.M.


[CANDID] Workin' on "Diner"...

Sheryl with Kathleen Marsahll and Barry Levinson
14 April

(Photo: Jeremy Woodard)

[LIVE PIX] Tortuga Music Festival - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tortuga Music Festival 2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
13 April 2014

[PIX] Huizenga Pavilion Grand Opening - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 12 April


Photo: Fiskey


My Favorite Mistake
(short clip)



Photo: Peter Stroud

Grand Opening of the Huizenga Pavilion
Amaturo Theater, Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
12 April

[VIDEOS] 29TH Annual RnR HOF

You're No Good

It's So Easy

When Will I Be Loved?


[LIVE PIX] 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

39 Photos
29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Barclays Center of Brooklyn
New York City, NY (USA)
10 April 2014

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Sheryl was among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt at her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night.

Sheryl joined Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris in a musical tribute to Ronstadt, who was one of country and rock’s first true crossover female superstars. She helped pave the way for subsequent generations of female artists with a string of hits including ‘Blue Bayou,’ ‘Silver Threads and Golden Needles’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved.’

Fellow Hall of Famer Glenn Frey inducted Ronstadt, his former boss. He played guitar in her band in the early ’70s with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner before they all departed to form the Eagles.

Ronstadt was unable to attend the induction due to her ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease, which she revealed in August of 2013 has robbed her of the ability to sing.

The rest of this year’s inductees include Cat Stevens, the E Street Band, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall & Oates,  Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Keep on Truckin' - by JR



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[HD VIDEO] Dierks Bentley & Sheryl Crow - "I Hold On" (ACM 2014)


[PIX] ACM Awards 2014 - Red Carpet + Show + Backstage - 50 photos!

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
6 April 2014

[PIX] ACM Awards Week - Las Vegas

MGM Grand Arena
Las Vegas, NV
4-5 April 2014


[LIVE PIX] First Friday Concert in Las Vegas - 4 April

27 Photos + 1 Video
Downtown Container Park
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
4 April 2014

The performance was presented by the First Friday Foundation and will benefit Feed the Children and Opportunity Village.

The First Friday Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing local artists and inspiring civic art in Las Vegas. Feed the Children was founded in 1979 with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Opportunity Village is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Southern Nevada with intellectual disabilities.

[NEWS] Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow talk kids, 'bra country'

By Cindy Watts

Las Vegas — Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow smoothed out their duet on his recent No. 1 song "I Hold On" during rehearsal at MGM's Garden Arena on Friday.

Bentley and Crow strapped on acoustic guitars and sang into the microphones as blue-hued landscape scenes streamed across the background.

After the first run-through, they joked about jazzing the performance up a bit.

"Now we know we can dig into the choreographed dancing," Bentley joked. "The moves."

"Like Bruce Springsteen, how they all get around the mike," Crow added.

They played the song several more times, working out where to stand and how to interact with each other before leaving the stage.

But their performance is organic — not a conjured pairing for television. The two are friends.

"We all live in Nashville close to each other and we all have kids the same age," Bentley said. "It's us and Keith (Urban) and Nicole (Kidman) and Brad (Paisley) and Kim (Williams-Paisley) can all kind of hang and we're all kind of pals. I got the opportunity to come up and sing this song and wanted to make it different and special and I asked if I could get Sheryl to sing on this song and they're like, 'Yes.'"

"So this morning when I was just going through the song again and my kids came in and said, 'What are you doing?' And I said, 'I'm singing with Evie's dad tomorrow night.' That's how they know what we do."

Bentley met Crow through his wife Cassidy Bentley who befriended the "Easy" singer at the Grammy Awards.

"I just left like, 'Oh, this is somebody I could totally hang out with,'" Crow said.

"All my good connections are through my wife," Bentley said. "Cassidy and Sheryl are good bros. It's not bros, what is it?"

"It's bras," Crow said. "We're good bras."

"Bra country," Bentley exclaimed, making a play on the term bro country. "It's time for it. Oh my gosh. Trademark that and get the URL. Bra country."

SOURCE: Tennessean.com

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:: Behind the Scenes at Rehearsals: Dierks Bentley & Sheryl Crow - 2014 ACM Awards ::



[LIVE PIX] 95.5 The Bull 6th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull (3 April)

13 Photos
Red Rocks Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
3 April 2014

[CANDID] Today in Vegas...

With Dierks Bentley

Rehearsal with Dierks Bentley

Interviewed by WAMZ Radio (Louisville, KY) @ Nashvegas Live!

[NEWS] FIRST LOOK: Watch Sheryl Crow's New Music Video

Lance Debler
People Country

Sheryl Crow may say she's feeling lonely, but from the looks of her new video, the feeling won't last for long.

In "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely," the singer/songwriter is in fine form, jamming with her band in a live performance while working a slinky leather vest and matching pants (yep, she's 52).

The song is lifted from Feels Like Home, Crow's latest album and first full foray into country music. And while "Callin' Me Lonely" has elements of classic Crow, with strumming guitars, a sing-a-long melody and a rollicking bridge, it has one key difference from her past hits: it wasn't written by the woman who penned Grammy-winning tunes like "All I Wanna Do" and "If It Makes You Happy."


"This is a song I love but did not write," Crow says. "When I initially started the album, I sat around with Brad Paisley and his longtime producer Frank Rogers, and Frank played me this song he'd heard. I loved it right away, so I said, 'What the heck? Let's cut it.'"

It didn't hurt that the lyrics rang true to Crow – or anyone who gets an unexpected phone call from an ex on a snowy Friday night. "Why's he always gotta be calling me when I'm lonely?" Crow sings. "It's so wrong to be leading me on when I can't say no. He swears that it's gonna be different this time, but it won't be."

"I really liked the idea of 'Callin' When I'm Lonely' because it's very true how when you're out of a relationship, people will call you," she adds. "Right until the embers are completely burned out, there's still a little smoke."

Crow won't have any time for old flames this summer, though; she's hitting the road with Rascal Flatts and Gloriana as part of their 2014 Rewind Tour.

"The great thing about living in Nashville is that you see other musicians all the time – at the grocery store or getting coffee in the morning – and we're all friends," Crow says. "So when Rascal Flatts invited me out on tour with them and Gloriana, of course I said yes. I've gotten to know both bands, and not only are they great musicians but they are great people. I love being on tour with creative people who enjoy what they do."

The tour kicks off in May, but you can get your Crow fix this Sunday when she performs "I'll Hold On" with Dierks Bentley at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The show starts at 8 p.m ET/PT on CBS.

SOURCE: People Country

[NEWS] Sheryl to perform in Roanoke's Elmwood Park


ROANOKE -- Sheryl Crow is coming to Roanoke, Virginia

The City of Roanoke announced Thursday that singer Crow will perform in Roanoke's Elmwood Park Ampitheater on July 31.

Mayor David Bowers made the announcement on Thursday.

"Sheryl Crow is coming to the Star City," Bowers said in making the announcement.

Tickets are $15 and available through the Jefferson Center box office.

Downtown merchants will be selling food and beverages at the concert.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on July 31, and the concert begins at 7:30.


[NEWS] Sheryl and Dierks Bentley to perform at the ACM Awards

Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow will team up to perform Bentley's song “I Hold On" at the ACM Awards this Sunday. The ceremony will air from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.


[NEWS] Sheryl Crow Knows Country Music Has a Problem With Women & We Couldn't Agree More (Bustle.com)

By Alex Kritzselis

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has some things to say about the current state of country music. Crow took to Twitter a few days ago to say: “Would someone please play a woman on the radio? Any woman. Doesn’t have to be me but if I hear one more bro country song I’m gonna vomit!”

Well said! But her gripe is far from unique. Even though country is a radio format that “primarily targets women,” women are barely being played on country radio at all. If you take a gander at Billboard’s current Country Airplay chart, you’ll find only four female voices inside the top 30. This Sunday, the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards will air on CBS. The award show’s New Artist of the Year category has three nominees — and they’re all men.

That speaks volumes about where women stand in country music today, doesn’t it? What gives?

“Bro-country” is what gives. Bro-country, a term coined by New York Magazine’s Jody Rosen in 2013, has taken over country radio. I’m talking about songs like Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and “This is How We Roll,” Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night,” and Brantley Grant’s “Bottoms Up” — the list goes on and on. It’s the songs that talk about beer and girls and tailgating and dancing and skinny-dipping and moonlight and every other country music cliché that you can possibly think of, all rolled up into nice little country-pop packages. When British GQ asked country newcomer Kacey Musgraves, “What musical trend needs to die out immediately?” in an interview last year, she responded, “Anyone singing about trucks, in any form, in any song. Literally just stop — nobody cares!” If only the industry had heard her plea.

Carrie Underwood spoke to Billboard about country music’s woman problem earlier this year, noting that while there are plenty of talented women who want to make it in country, “there seems to be only room for a few.” To the contrary, there seems to be “plenty of room” for the overwhelming amount of men singing about drinking, pick-up trucks, and “parking lot parties.”

There are lots of theories as to why women are not being given their fair shake. One theory is that women tend to write and perform songs with more substance, and that’s just not the trend right now. Julie Stevens, program director at radio station KRTY San Jose, wonders if male country artists get more initial exposure than women because their managers aren’t afraid to send them to any gig in the country, where labels and managers are “a little more cautious with a girl.” She continues, “They have to be a little more careful about where she stays, who she’s with, who’s doing the asking for her to perform the gig, etc.” Wow. How incredibly sexist! But entirely possible.

Another theory is that once female country artists are successful, they try to broaden their appeal and branch out to other radio formats (see: Taylor Swift). Smokey Rivers, music director at radio station KPLX Dallas, explains: “That increased airplay can cause quicker burn for the artist. The audience gets tired of hearing her on every station in town, which forces country radio to have to go looking for the next female superstar prematurely, and the cycle begins again.”

But if that were true, wouldn’t country audiences have gotten tired of acts like Florida Georgia Line by now? The group even remixed their already massive hit single, “Cruise,” with rapper Nelly in order to get increased airplay on other radio formats. I’m just not buying it.

Marc Patric, music director of country at radio station CJJR Vancouver, says that he would “love” for there to be more female artists on country radio, but listeners just don’t want to hear it. According to Patric, it’s the female artists who need to change their approach, not the country music industry:

The country females making it today are relating or winning over female listeners. If you are a female artist you need to win over female listeners somehow by making them love you, or cheer for you, as a person and what you stand for. You can’t just be a pretty face and a beautiful voice. In today’s landscape, that’s not enough.


So the fault lies with women and not with an industry that is marred by sexism and is primarily dedicated to traditional gender roles? Yeah, I’m not buying that, either. In her article, No, 2014 is Not Country Music’s ‘Year of the Woman’, writer Tasha Golden argues that the few female artists who have continually found success in modern country music (Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, etc.) have done so with songs that stick to the “cash cow country music narrative in which women do nothing but long for men, fall for “bad boys,” and marry uber-young.” She’s has a point: country music has carved out a very narrow lane that women need to stay in in order to be successful.

Aforementioned newcomer Musgraves took home a couple of Grammy Awards this year for her impressive debut, Same Trailer Different Park, but fantastic lead single “Merry Go ‘Round” failed to take off at country radio, possibly because of its supposed “anti-country” sentiment. So where do we go from here? Does Musgraves need to pen a song called “Backyard BBQ” and enlist Nicki Minaj to rap on the bridge in order to have a hit? It certainly seems like it (though I don’t even know if that would do that trick at this point).

The fact of the matter is: the female voice is sadly missing from mainstream country radio at the moment — and that’s got to change. Chipping away at the country music industry’s sexist foundation would be a start, but that’s a task that’s easier said than done.



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[NEWS] 2014 Rock Hall of Fame presenters, performers announced

By Randy Lewis
Los Angeles Times

March 31, 2014, 9:05 p.m.

Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Carrie Underwood will come together to salute Linda Ronstadt upon her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 in New York, while Bruce Springsteen, Glenn Frey, Questlove, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Michael Stipe and Tom Morello will be among the performers and presenters on hand to welcome in the other 2014 inductees.

Those will include Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens), KISS, Daryl Hall & John Oates, the E Street Band, Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham.

Ronstadt, citing health issues related to her Parkinson’s disease, will not attend the event and is among three of this year’s Rock Hall class not scheduled to perform.

“It’s something I never gave one thought to,” Ronstadt told The Times last week. “It wasn’t on my radar screen. Other people seemed to be way more interested in it than I am. It’s like other awards that have come my way: I’m delighted to get them and I’ve very grateful, but I didn’t work in music for that reason.” She revealed last year that Parkinson's had rendered her unable to sing.

KISS also has opted not to play because of a disagreement with Rock Hall officials over which band members would be inducted, and Nirvana, which will be inducted by R.E.M. singer Stipe, also is not slated to perform absent lead singer Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994.

Gabriel, Yusuf, Hall & Oates, and the E Street Band will play at the ceremony, being held this year for the first time in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center sports arena.

Martin has been tapped to induct Gabriel, the Roots’ Questlove is inducting Hall & Oates, Rage Against the Machine/Nightwatchman singer-songwriter-guitarist Morello will do the honors for KISS and Frey, who worked as a backup singer for Ronstadt before he and Don Henley broke out of her band to form the Eagles, will handle the welcoming speech for their former boss. It has not been announced who will induct Yusuf.

Highlights from this year’s event are scheduled to be cablecast at 9 p.m. Pacific and Eastern time on May 31 on HBO.

[NEWS] Sheryl to perform @ BluesFest in London

Tickets on pre-sale this Thursday, 9am: