Sheryl Crow New Album, Be Myself, Out in April

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Crow with her "Dream Team" (L-R) Jordan, Trott, Young (via her Facebook page)

Crow with her “Dream Team” (L-R) Jordan, Trott, Young (via her Facebook page)

Update, Feb. 11: Today marks Sheryl Crow’s 55th birthday and, nearly a full year since we reported that she was working on a new album (see below), there’s some solid news about it. Crow’s first new studio album since 2013 (and first for the Warner Bros. label) now has a title, Be Myself, and a release date, April 21. The 11-track collection, according to a press release, “marks a return to her rock and pop roots and cut from the same cloth as those found on her first couple albums. They share a similar swagger and vibe but with a lyrical perspective that illuminate how she sees the world through her eyes at this point in her life. Be Myself sends honest and sincere message from one of our greatest songwriters doing what she does best–just being herself.”

Here is our original report from March of 2016. The album described in this earlier report has not yet ben released…
Glad to see that Sheryl Crow is hard at work on a new, as-yet-untitled album. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning musician (32 times nominated) hasn’t released a new record since 2013’s Feels Like Home, but that multi-year streak should end soon.

Crow was all smiles in a picture she posted to her social media accounts last March of her “dream team.” Those include Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, original Blues Brothers band, John Mayer Trio), her songwriting collaborator Jeff Trott (“Every Day is a Winding Road,” “If it Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up the Sun”) and a fellow by the name of Neil Young. It was a small but tantalizing peek at her new release, which so far has been kept very well under wraps.

Then on August 5, Crow attended a social media event in Los Angeles, #Blogher16, to share the news that she had recently celebrated her 10th anniversary of being cancer-free. The singer-songwriter also revealed that she had been recording with Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson and Keith Richards. No release date has been mentioned.

On August 25, Crow offered a one word update on the progress of her album…

Crow offered a one word update on her Facebook page on August 25: "Writing"

Crow offered a one word update on her Facebook page on August 25: “Writing”

Including her 1993 debut LP Tuesday Night Music Club, Crow has released eight of her own studio albums and contributed to a number of live, compilation and soundtrack offerings, performing with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Sting and others. The debut single from her 1996 self-titled second album, “If It Makes You Happy,” became a massive radio success and earned her two Grammys for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Album. Crow has sold a reported 50 million albums worldwide.

Crow has had a light touring schedule this year. On June 25, she played the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience and then headlined a free 4th of July celebration in Nashville, which boasts one of the largest fireworks displays in the nation, set to the sounds of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. On July 12, Crow performed at the Festival d’été de Québec. Her current calendar features just three dates:

Sept 18 – Scranton, PA – Outlaw Music Festival (with Willie Nelson and Neil Young)
Sept 23 – Memphis, TN – Memphis Botanic Garden
Sept 27 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum

Best Classic Bands will continue to update the progress of Crow’s new album as well as her touring info.

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  1. Fuzzyj
    #1 Fuzzyj 12 February, 2017, 17:13

    “Be Myself” is a different album than the Steve Jordan produced one. That one is called “People I Love'”, and will be out later this year (hopefully!).

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