Sheryl Crow to Release “100 Miles From Memphis” July 20th


Sheryl Crow is about to unveil her soul stylings on the new studio set 100 Miles From Memphis due for release July 20th on A&M Records. Crow will hit the road with a string of June dates followed by a headlining slot on the first five Lillith Fair dates. After the release of 100 Miles From Memphis Crow will debut a new live band to take her funky new sound on the road. A complete list of tour dates can be found on her website.

Crow is revealing “Summer Day,” the lead single from the new album, via her official website and Facebook page. Head over to for the exclusive premiere.

Growing up in Kennett, Missouri, 100 miles from Memphis, Crow grew up listening to the irresistible soul sounds on the radio coming out of Memphis in the late 60s; Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, Aretha Franklin and early 70s; Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone and Aretha Franklin, all of which shaped the artist Sheryl Crow is today.

‘I feel artistically revitalized and the music feels fresh and at the same time very familiar to what I do,” says Crow in a letter to her fans posted on her website this week. “Many of my past songs such as “Run Baby Run,” “My Favorite Mistake,” “Now That You’re Gone” and others are already steeped in this style.”

Produced by the team of Doyle Bramhall II and Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton), 100 Miles From Memphis was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, Henson Recording in Los Angeles and Sheryl’s Nashville based home studio Cross Creek. A talented line up of musicians has recorded on the album including Tommy Simms on bass, Chris Bruce on guitar, Victor Indrizzo and Homer Steinweiss on drums and Jeff Babko on keyboards.

Since the release of her seven times platinum debut set Tuesday Night Music Club in 1993, which was nominated for five Grammys and won three, Crow has released five studio albums (each charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection, a Christmas album and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting, Kid Rock, Mick Jagger and more. She has also been nominated for an additional 27 Grammys, winning six more. Her most recent nomination was for her sixth album, 2008’s critically acclaimed Detours. Crow saw the launch of her very own clothing line Bootheel Trading Co., is a cancer survivor and passionate supporter of a variety of environmental and health-related charities, including The NRDC, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The World Food Program. Recently Crow has taken an interest in acting having appeared in a three episode arc of “Cougar Town” and an appearance on her friend Jerry Seinfeld’s show “The Marriage Ref.” Crow as sold more than 35 million records worldwide.

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