September 6 Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Rock'N'Roll Marathon Series
September 17 Del Mar, San Diego
Del Mar Racetrack
Kaaboo Festival VIP Party
September 18 Del Mar, San Diego
Del Mar Racetrack
Kaaboo Festival (regular show)
September 26 Franklin, Tennessee
The Park at Harlinsdale
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
October 1 New York City
Carnagie Hall
Heal On Him - A Tribute to Bill Withers
October 4 Washington D.C.
National Mall
National Mall Concert For Addiction Awareness
October 9 Columbia, Missouri
Missouri Theatre
University Concert Series
October 16 Washington DC
DAC Constitution Hall
Musicheals MusiCorps benefit concert
October 17 Clearwater, Florida
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater Jazz Holiday
October 18 Raleigh, North Carolina
Walnut Creek Amphitheater
American Roots Music and Arts Festival
October 22 Phoenix, Arizona
Veteran Memorial Coliseum
Arizona State Fair
November 19 Las Vegas, Nevada
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
CA World 2015 - private event



February 20 Miami Gardens, Florida
Sun Life Stadium
Dolphins Cancer Challenge Fundraising Concert


[LIVE PIX/VID] Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN - 26 Aug

New York Life Private Concert
Grand Ole Opry
Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
26 August 2015


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Bits and Pieces


[TWEETS] Breakfast with Charlie / Desayuno con Carlos / Colazione con Carlo (e cena con il Lupardo)



This is still one of the most badass intro I have seen in an animation movie. Pixar+Sheryl=Awesomeness!


Sheryl with Larry the Cable Guy (Tow Mater voice) and the legendary Pixar director John Lassater. On July, 2015, while being interviewed by Autoweek, Lasseter stated that Cars 3 release should be summer 2018.

[LIVE PIX] Private concert in Chicago

21 August - Sheryl and her band performed at  ACE Hardware 2015 Fall Convention & Exhibits. The show was held at the beautiful Navy Pier Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois.


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[VIDEO] RS Country Party - "Stroung Enough" - "Picture/Happy"




By Craig Davis
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Grammy-Award winners Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge will headline a concert to culminate the Miami Dolphins’ annual charity fight against cancer, Feb. 20 at Sun Life Stadium.

The concert will celebrate the fundraising efforts of several thousand participants in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

The event, formerly known as the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, has raised more than $11.55 million in the past five years for cancer research being conducted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

“I’m thrilled to support the Miami Dolphins’ effort to fight cancer by performing at DCC VI in February,” Etheridge said in a statement. “Everyone can be a cancer fighter and I salute those who will ride, walk and volunteer to raise money for cancer research. I hope thousands of South Floridians will join us and I look forward to celebrating their efforts at the finish line.”

In addition to six charity bicycle rides, participants under the revised format in 2016 can take part in a 5K run or walk.

General admission tickets for the concert are on sale at for $50. Proceeds from the concert will also go to support cancer research at the Sylvester Center.

“We are excited for Sheryl and Melissa’s involvement in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge,” Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel said. “Like most of us, both women have been touched by cancer and are active in causes that raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research.”





[MAGAZINE] Nash Country Weekly - Country's Hottest Bachelorette (17 Aug issue)


Country artists tend to couple up and get married young, so it’s quite the hunt to find ones who haven’t. This time around, we looked at the lovely single ladies of country and discovered a group as diverse as their incredible musical output.

(Photo courtesy Lindsay Ell)



[PIX/VIDS/REV] Rolling Stone Country Party - Nashville, 17 August


Rolling Stone Country Celebrates One Year

Rolling Stone Country Celebrates One Year
By: Melissa Schindler

On Monday, August 17th, Nashville’s Acme Feed & Seed hosted the one-year anniversary celebration of Rolling Stone Country and filmed the final installment of the Rolling Stone Films’ “Mastering the Craft” series. Patrón Tequila sponsored the exclusive event and served cocktails paired with delicious cuisine. To end the night, legendary musician, Sheryl Crow, gave an amazing performance, singing songs such as “Picture” and “If It Makes You Happy.”

Also, in attendance were ABC Nashville’s Chris Carmack, Sam Palladio, and Nick Jandl. Scott Borchetta, Meghan Linsey, and Maddie & Tae were also present for the private event.

Upon arrival guests mingled, greeted one another, and sampled the drinks and cuisine. The atmosphere was very light and energetic. The event turned out to be a huge success with approximately 700 guests in attendance.



See Sheryl Crow Perform at Rolling Stone Country Party Presented by Patrón

By: Rolling Stone Magazine

"A change would do you good," Sheryl Crow sang at the start of a huge event in Nashville Monday night celebrating Rolling Stone Films and Rolling Stone Country, and presented by Patrón. Her 1997 hit was a fitting choice to kick off the party in the town she has called home for a decade now, making the huge change from busy Los Angeles to a quiet Nashville ranch and also making the gutsy (and widely praised) leap from rock to country with 2013's Feels Like Home album. Nashville has also become a second home to Rolling Stone, with last summer's launch of our country vertical, and the city serves as the backdrop for the sixth installment of Rolling Stone Films' "Mastering the Craft" series presented by Patrón, with the latest mini-documentary looking back on Crow's extraordinary rise from shy Missouri music student to Michael Jackson's backup singer to a rock & roll icon.

Rolling Stone contributing photographer Joseph Llanes captured our favorite moments from the Rolling Stone—Patrón bash, both on and off the stage. Flip through his photos of Crow's performance, along with shots of guests ranging from country newcomers Maddie and Tae to fellow music legend Steven Tyler, all enjoying the "All I Wanna Do" singer's nostalgic set.


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(Strong Enough "Trump" version - "A Change" - "Wanna Do" - "Happy")

Medley via Periscope
(Best of Times - Chatting - Picture/Happy) 



[NEWS] Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow to sing at DC rally on addiction


WASHINGTON — Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow and Joe Walsh from the Eagles will perform in a concert being planned for the National Mall in October to draw attention to the problem of addiction.

Organizers announced Monday that a new organization called Facing Addiction will stage the rally on Oct. 4. The group plans to launch a campaign urging people to confront the nation’s health problem of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Loving Mary and Jason Isbell also have signed on to perform at the event.

Facing Addiction says health problems from addiction have an impact on tens of millions of households. The group says 22 million American suffer from substance use disorder, and more than 23 million others are in recovery.



[VID/ART] Watch Sheryl Crow Start a New Chapter of Her Career, Live in Nashville

Rolling Stone magazine

Singer-songwriter revisits her early days onstage with Michael Jackson in an exclusive documentary, 'Live at the Bluebird Café'

"If I can walk into a room like the Bluebird and connect with even five or 10 people, that's, to me, better than playing for 100,000 people," says pop-rock legend Sheryl Crow.

With Live at the Bluebird Café – the sixth installment of Rolling Stone Films' "Mastering the Craft" series presented by Patrón — the singer-songwriter performs an intimate set at the Nashville venue, interspersed with interviews and archival footage documenting her ascent to stardom.

Despite being one of pop's most versatile stage singers, Crow says she wasn't born with that gift. "I liked performing in the privacy of my own bedroom, but as soon as anybody was around, I didn't love that," she says. "And I didn't love it for a really long time. If there'd been the 'Most Likely to Be a Rock Star' in the yearbook, that would not have been me."

But she honed her craft over time, absorbing the eclectic sounds of TV and radio in the Seventies. "I grew up in just an idyllic time," she says. "You'd turn on Saturday morning TV, and there'd be the Jackson Family cartoon, and every kid in America was singing along with that stuff, basically thinking that he and his sisters and brothers could be a band. That was my household. We grew up singing and dancing to American Bandstand."

Music, Crow says, is "the thread of [her] whole life" – and the film traces her early journey from music student to cover band singer ("I loved putting on that persona," she says) to breaking in the industry singing commercial jingles.

"She was a natural chameleon," says producer Jay Oliver. "She was very quick to be able to adapt a different style."

Crow eventually moved to L.A. with her first demo tape, landing a lucrative gig as back-up singer on Michael Jackson's Bad tour. "It was very nerve-racking," she says of working with the King of Pop. "I can't say that walking out with him every night was fun."

After meeting with various record companies, she recorded an album with producer Hugh Padgham (Genesis, Phil Collins) that wound up scrapped. "Everybody saw me as a pop vixen," Crow reflects. "I wanted to make rock & roll or blue-eyed soul."

And she found her niche with 1993's Tuesday Night Music Club, which spawned massive singles like "All I Wanna Do" and "Can't Cry Anymore."

"Out of the gate, she was on fire as a performer," says Dolye Bramhall II, who co-produced Crow's 2010 LP, 100 Miles From Memphis. "I thought she just had it. And she looks cool."

During her Bluebird performance, Crow relishes seeing the audience's faces – making a direct connection with her fans. It's the kind of personal spark that's kept her humble and motivated for three decades in the industry. "I just can't believe how blessed I've been to get to play with the people I've loved," she says. "I've stood on-stage with people I never thought would even know my name."

"The people in rock & roll you always think of that are real icons – she's one of those icons," Bramhall II adds. "She has that magnetism."

SOURCE: Rolling Stone magazine

[SONG] Pat Green, feat. Sheryl Crow - "Right Now" (2015)


[VIDEO/SONG] Sheryl Butterflow & The Julius Jr. Garage Band - "Nothing To It" (LIVE)

  Check out the new song recorded for the Julius Jr. animated tv series. Sheryl lent vocals to the character Sheryl Butterflow, a rocking and colorful butterfly!

Let's Rock and Roll! :-)

"Nothing To It" is available on iTunes (!-feat.-sheryl/id1022501132) and Amazon (

[NEWS] New SC documentary to premiere Monday, August 17 on





[VIDEO] Which '70s albums did Sheryl Crow rock out to? [PREVIEW]

CNN's Bill Weir talks with Sheryl Crow about her music memories of the decade. "The Seventies" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.




[NEWS] New duet on Pat Green's upcoming album

Texas country music singer-songwriter Pat Green will release his new album "Home" (Greenhorse Music) on August 14th. The record will feature a brand new duet with Sheryl titled "Right Now", a number penned by the veteran Nashville writer Chris Stapleton and Green himself.

"I wrote that with Chris Stapleton. I told him the story about my wife back when we were dating in college. I broke up with her on Valentine's Day. I'm the first one to say that I've made my mistakes in life! [Laughs] It took about two years to get back in her good graces and she finally took me back, but we needed that time when we dated other people. We never lost contact, and it obviously ended well!

Sheryl came in and captured such a beautiful side to "Right Now" on a harmony level. She took it from a good song to an, "Oh my God."





[LIVE REVIEWS] Hollywood Bowl, LA - Night #2 - 8 August


Review and Photos by

Larry & I went to the next show in our Hollywood Bowl season last night and it was great – Sheryl Crow! I’ve been a fan since her album “Tuesday Night Music Club” came out back in the 90s (ah, the 90s), and have enjoyed her many albums since then. I don’t know of any new album coming out so this seemed to be just a chance to perform for a big crowd and sing the hits, and that’s exactly what she did. I was planning to revolt if she didn’t play “A Change Would Do You Good” as that is by far my favorite of her songs – and the revolt didn’t occur as she ended up seguing right into it as the second song of the night after starting off with “Maybe Angels.”

It was a really good concert and she’s still got the pipes and enthusiasm for it. A random power outage at the Bowl right in the middle of “All I Wanna Do” stopped things for a little bit but once the power came back and all the systems were rebooted, she literally was just like, “let’s take it from ‘When the sun comes up over Santa Monica Blvd…'” and the concert picked right up. It was a good show and another enjoyable night at the Hollywood Bowl. Next up: Heart! But that’s not for a couple of weeks.

Here’s the setlist from the performance:

Maybe Angels
A Change Would Do You Good
Run, Baby, Run
Summer Day
My Favorite Mistake
Give it to Me
The First Cut is the Deepest
Leaving Las Vegas
Best of Times
Always on Your Side
Am I Getting Through, Parts I & II
Strong Enough
All I Wanna Do (before & after a power outage)
If It Makes You Happy
Encore: Soak Up the Sun
Encore: Everyday is a Winding Road
Encore 2: I Shall Believe

Would it have killed her to sing “Tomorrow Never Dies” though? She even had the Hollywood Bowl orchestra there! It could’ve been epic!




By Martin Vasquez

“Oh, heck yeah! She’s on next,” a male concertgoer to my left uttered seconds before Sheryl Crow hit the stage Saturday (Aug. 8) night at the Hollywood Bowl.

It was, of course, Crow’s second straight performance alongside conductor Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and opening act Alex Cuba before thousands of fans.

Before Crow dominated the venue, Cuba impressed with his musical charm (backed by a three-member band), uplifting vocals and spirited demeanor. Cuba’s eight-song set started with the lyrically intriguing “Vampiro” and finished with the infectious Spanglish “Todo En La Vida”/“The Secret.”

Cuba, who is originally from Cuba and now resides in Canada, was enthused to perform at such a worldwide acclaimed venue.

“Wow! We [are] playing the Hollywood Bowl. Can’t believe it. This is wonderful,” he said following the sensual “Tu Boca Lo Quita.”

After Cuba left the stage to a rather pleased crowd and standing ovation, Crow’s band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra began instrumentation on the country-rock infused “Maybe Angels.”

Crow, who has won nine Grammys and sold over 50-million albums globally, appeared happy to be back in Los Angeles – where she lived for several years before moving to Nashville, Tenn.

Among the emotionally touching tunes of the night was “Run, Baby, Run,” which Crow wrote around the time Bill Clinton was elected President in the 1990s. Although it’s slow in rhythm, the song truly makes you feel hopeful about pretty much anything and everything, which Crow alluded to before singing it.

She also paid homage to and showed her fondness of Cat Stevens with “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” followed by “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Best of Times.”

The thing that makes Crow special, and for that matter any of her live performances special, is that she’s more than proud of her own musical repertoire. Because of that, anything she sings is heartfelt throughout.

Such was the case with “Am I Getting Through” and “Strong Enough.” During both songs, she connected vigorously with the lyrics and, of course, the crowd.

Crow saved some of the most popular tunes from her catalogue for the finale: “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “Everyday Is A Winding Road.” “All I Wanna Do” was so brilliantly played that it shook the entire venue before and after a power outage was experienced. But that didn’t stop the guests from having fun and continuing to cheer for the beloved artist.

Not even that male attendee, who kept saying, “I want more.”



Am I Getting Through 

Summer Day

I Shall Believe (Piano), with Doyle Bramhall II

Leaving Las Vegas

All I Wanna Do - Power Outage!

If It Makes You Happy

Everyday Is A Winding Road 




[NEWS] Sheryl Crow's Hollywood Bowl Show Loses Power Mid-Set

The singer was in the middle of "All I Wanna Do" when the venue went dark.

The Hollywood Bowl suffered a power outage part-way through Sheryl Crow's concert on Saturday night.

The blackout occurred at about 10:20 p.m. PT, as Crow was in the middle of performing her hit 1994 song "All I Wanna Do."

After the lights went out, attendees used their cell phones to help illuminate the storied Los Angeles venue, and many concertgoers took to Twitter to share photos of the crowd sitting in the dark.

The outage lasted for approximately five minutes, at which point the flood lights came back, followed by the full lights. Crow picked up the song exactly where she had left off.

"Well, that was crazy," she told the crowd once power had returned.

An usher told The Hollywood Reporter that this marks the Hollywood Bowl's first full power outage in 19 years.

The cause of the blackout was not immediately known. A rep for the venue did not respond to a request for comment.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

[LIVE REVIEWS] Hollywood Bowl, LA - Night #1 - 7 August


Sheryl Crow makes beautiful music with Hollywood Bowl orchestra

By Steven Mirkin
Orange County Register
Photos by Drew A. Kelly/Orange County Register and Kelli Hayden/Entertainment Voice

The history of rock bands performing with orchestras is not an an especially happy one. For every band that figures out how to make it work (Belle and Sebastian with the L.A. Philharmonic in 2006 – sounding like they had moved thirty years in the past and a mile or so south to A&M Studios – being arguably the best example), there are many more that end up with a misbegotten mess, the orchestrations trading in heavy-handed bombast or overly delicate, classical sounding filigree, or with the band and orchestra working against each other.

Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl, the first of two shows, Sheryl Crow and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, energetically conducted by Thomas Wilkins, came together for a savvy, easy-going evening.

Crow, looking lean and healthy, remains a strangely uninvolving performer, but was relaxed, performing with a broad smile, noted the moment and gushed over the orchestra and Wilkins; It was a mutual admiration society, as Wilkins enthusiastically introduced Crow, placing

her in the tradition of Los Angeles pop music. But the real star of the show were the arrangements by David Campbell. They moved the songs solidly in the direction of Countrypolitan.

The strings had a shadowy edge for “Maybe Angels,” slouched insouciantly against Peter Stroud’s Abbey Road-ish guitar during “Run Baby Run,” added a nice counterpoint on her cover of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is The Deepest.” Already halfway to a power ballad, “Leaving Las Vegas” is a natural for the orchestra, and they bring a brassy swing reminiscent of the Rat Pack at the Sands.

More importantly, they know when to lay back, such as on the densely textured, double keyboard Elvis-Costello-meets-“Blonde-on-Blonde” sound of “My Favorite Mistake” and the shuffle of “All I Wanna Do.” Crow and her band has a looser sound without the orchestra, especially drummer Fred Eltringham, who shone on the bluesy “Best of Times,” which also included some soulful harp playing from Crow.

If Crow’s voice started to show the strain for the encore’s “Soak Up The Sun” and “Everyday Is A Winding Road,” it barely mattered. She had pulled off a rare melding of rock and orchestra.

SOURCE: The Orange County Register



by Ivor Livene
The Los Angeles Beat
Photos by Drew A. Kelly/Orange County Register and Kelli Hayden/Entertainment Voice

In a venue with an intimate feel that’s a perfect fit for the diminutive songstress, Sheryl Crow took to the stage last night for the first evening of her double date with Angelenos. It’s been almost 22 years to the day that her debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club” was released. Featuring the song that brought her to prominence; “All I Wanna Do”, this seemed to still be the mantra of both the band and the audience, as the crowd was definitely there to have some fun, but not only with Ms. Crow.

When opener Alex Cuba took to the stage, there were few empty seats in the house. It wasn’t surprising that given our culture here in L.A., Cuba was a big hit with the crowd. It’s not unusual to see a large portion of the audience at any venue show up after an opening act, but last night it was hard to tell how many were there for Cuba and how many were there for Sheryl Crow. His set consisted of songs which were sung completely in Spanish (with the exception of “Todo En La Vida”, which alternated between English and Spanish). During “Si Pero No” Cuba’s rapport with the audience was palpable when he asked the audience to sing along, which they did enthusiastically. At times his guitar playing had a George Benson-esque feel to it, and it felt great. It’s not always easy being anyone’s opening act, and Alex Cuba did a great job! I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him.

When it was time for Crow to take the stage, the songstress did so without fanfare. With Sheryl Crow, you get what you see, you see what you get; catchy pop tunes, mixed with some straight-forward rockers, and a shot of country mixed in. Although her last album, 2013’s “Feels Like Home” didn’t garner the critical praise of earlier albums, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.

Longtime band mate and band-leader Peter Stroud, back since 2012, had his signature 65 amps behind him (spotting the 65 amps are a pastime of mine. They have great tone!). Seated behind the band was the L.A. Philharmonic and this provided an element to the music that was both lush and moving at times. There’s nothing like having a full orchestra seated behind you to really add color and depth to one’s music. The orchestra wasn’t just used on one song for dramatic effect, it was used on eleven of her fourteen-songs set.

Opening with two songs from her Grammy-winning second album, “Maybe Angels” and “A Change Would Do You Good” she had the crowd engaged easily. Fighting a bad cold, she did sound a bit “pitchy” at times, but for a singer to power through a cold is very admirable. She even remarked at one point “it’s a snot-fest up here”. Props to Sheryl for being a true professional and giving us her best.

Prior to launching into “Best Of Times” from her last album “Feels Like Home” she remarked that “our best days are in front of us” and then ripped into the number, showing us her chops on the harp and her new Nashville meets Los Angeles take on music. It was Country, it was Rock, and it was kick-ass, showing the audience that there’s a fine line between Country and Rock, and above all, good music is good music.

“Always On Your Side” was a poignant part of the set. Seated behind a grand piano, accompanied by just the orchestra, with a single spotlight, she cut quite a striking figure. Her voice, carried on the breeze, wafted over the crowd and sounded like she was sitting beside you. The Bowl has that effect…

The lighting, which was red most of the time seemed in direct opposition to the music giving an almost hellish visual element to the show. It provided an interesting juxtaposition with that flourescent crucifix looming just to the right of the stage. Maybe the lighting crew was trying to one-up them.

The last two numbers, “All I Wanna Do” and “If It Makes You Happy” brought the audience to their feet predictably. Crowd pleasing numbers but perhaps she should have played one of them a bit earlier in the set, as a few of the songs were a bit subdued and had the audience mostly seated.

Overall, a great night and a very intimate time with Sheryl and a few thousand of her closest fans. And with the weather this weekend being surprisingly perfect for an August show, you still have another chance to see her tonight. If you haven’t already bought tickets, there are still some great seat available for tonight’s show.

SOURCE: The Los Angeles Beat


Maybe Angels
Run Baby Run
Summer Day
Give It To Me
First Cut is the Deepest
Leaving Las Vegas
Best of Times
Always On Your Side
Am I Getting Through
Strong Enough
All I Wanna Do
If It Makes You Happy

Soak Up The Sun
Every Day Is A Winding Road


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I Am Getting Through

Run Baby Run

Best of Times

My Favorite Mistake

Maybe Angels / A Change Would Do You Good

Strong Enough / All I Wanna Do 




14 Photos, Video and Setlist
Mountain Winery
Saratoga, California (USA)
4 and 5 August 2015

[VIDEO NEWS] Behind the Scenes With Sheryl Crow and 'Julius Jr.'

Grammy Award winner and mom Sheryl Crow is joining the preschool set in her voice role on Nick Jr. show "Julius Jr."

The mom of two boys, ages 5 and 8, will lend vocals to the character Sheryl Butterflow, who also happens to be a butterfly. The episode airs on Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m. on Nick Jr.

Crow also recorded an original song for the series, which will air during the episode and be available as a single on iTunes after the episode airs.

Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Crow — and Butterflow — in action!


[LIVE PIX] Wente Vineyard, Livermore, CA

Photo: Al Norris


Wente Vineyard
Livermore, California (USA)
3 August 2015

[VIDEO NEWS] Sheryl talks sons and 'Julius Jr.' guest voice appearance

Sheryl Crow has a new project in the hopper!

The "Feels Like Home" singer, 53, is making a guest appearance on "Julius Jr." on Sunday and will voice the character of Sheryl Butterflow. Crow, who has two sons, Wyatt and Levi, says it was a no-brainer to take a guest part on the hit pre-school show because her kids adore the series.

Naturally, the stunning 9-time Grammy winner is also lending her incredible vocal chops to the show and recorded original song for the series, which hits iTunes on August 14.




American Roots Festival, LLC (a subsidiary of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC) and Live Nation are proud to announce the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. North Carolina's own Eric Church, headlines two days of an extraordinary line-up of artists including Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC.

The festival will also honor Raleigh and the Triangle area community by bringing music fans together with local food, beer, & crafts vendors at The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration, scheduledto take place at the festival throughout the weekend.

Artist fan club and Citi® cardmember pre-sales begin Thursday August 6 at 10am edt through Sunday August 9 at 10pm edt. For complete Citi® cardmember pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit  

Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday August 10 at 10am edt at, via the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000. A range of dynamic VIP and travel packages will be available.

"Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. This incredible line-up headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church along with The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration will give music fans and the Raleigh community an unforgettable experience,"says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC.

"The American Roots Music & Arts Festival will be THE event of the season," says Wilson Howard, President Live Nation Southeast. "We could not be more excited to present such an incredible line-up of artists headlined by North Carolina's own Eric Church.  Live Nation and Blackbird are thrilled to bring a two-day festival of this magnitude to the Triangle area community.  Don't miss out!

The American Roots Music & Arts Festival initial line-up announcement is:

Eric Church (2 Nights)

Modest Mouse

Sheryl Crow

The Roots

Willie Nelson

Warren Haynes

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Grace Potter

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Chris Stapleton

Railroad Earth

Leftover Salmon

Greensky Bluegrass





By Brian Ives

42 years after the release of Bill Withers‘ classic Live At Carnegie Hall album, a stellar group of artists will come together at that legendary venue to recreate that album’s setlist, and to perform other songs from his catalog.

The lineup includes Ed Sheeran, D’Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Sheryl Crow, Amos Lee, Keb’ Mo’, Michael McDonald, Gregory Porter, Kathy Mattea, Ledisi and Dr. John; other artists are expected to be added. The concert will benefit the Stuttering Association for the Young, which is appropriate as Withers himself has stuttered since childhood and has worked with SAY for almost a decade. “Bill is a champion for all young people who stutter and has been a voice for more than 70 million people who stutter worldwide. SAY is honored to be part of what is sure to be a legendary night,” said Taro Alexander, SAY Founder & President in a press release announcing the concert.

The press release notes that “In a rare public appearance, Withers himself will be in attendance,” which is to say that he’ll be there, but won’t perform. Which is pretty much what happened at his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

The concert will take place on October 1. Tickets for the show are available here




By Jen Swirsky
The Nashville Gab

For years, Kelly Clarkson has been covering and slaying other artists’ songs on tour as a part of her special fan request slot on her set list. The fan request song gives Kelly’s audiences the opportunities to submit their wish lists of covers for the world class vocalist, but the crowds never know what song made the cut until the moment arrives during the show.

This past weekend, Kelly covered Sheryl Crow, putting her own touches on an already brilliant song, “If It Makes You Happy.” The audience sang along and, as with all of Kelly’s covers, the Internet later joined in, sharing its love for the performance. Included in those giving Kelly two thumbs up for her interpretation of the song was Sheryl Crow herself.

Kelly excitedly responded to the woman she described as “white” and “soulful” during her introduction.

Watch Kelly’s performance of “If It Makes You Happy”

SOURCE: The Nashville Gab