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Sheryl Crow Reveals ‘Demoralizing’ Touring Experience With Michael Jackson, Singing For Sandy Hook Victims


Sheryl Crow had a relatively quiet music career – in that her talents were recognized but you could rarely hear her embroiled in a scandal. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t known or seen the ugly side of the color industry. In fact, she said now that the music industry sometimes felt demoralized, especially when she saw what happened while on tour with Michael Jackson.

The 60-year-old singer rose to fame in 1987 when she had the opportunity to tour with late global superstar Michael Jackson, who died in 2009 aged 50 after a checkered career in the entertainment industry.

She admitted that while she found the experience “inspiring”, she was exposed to things she didn’t necessarily want to see. She said that literally six months before her tour with Michael Jackson, she was a schoolteacher. After 18 months, she was definitely exhausted. She was experienced. She had been sexually harassed and witnessed things I didn’t like to see.

She added that she cannot sugarcoat the story of a young man who suffered trauma.

Watching him perform incredible, never-before-seen moves was certainly inspiring. However, she thinks knowing about the music industry was demoralizing. As part of the new documentary “Sheryl,” the “If It Makes You Happy” singer opens up about her life and explains that while she initially had reservations about documenting her life in show business when asked asked, it’s been “freeing” to share her story for the first time.

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Sheryl Crow, Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Alternate Routes will perform in a performance organized by Artists for the Prevention of School Shooting and Youth Violence at City Winery in Nashville on November 30. Proceeds from the event, produced by In Plain View Entertainment, will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit whose goal is to educate and empower teens and adults to avoid violence in schools. , homes and communities.

SHP also promotes school safety and mental health at the state and federal levels through nonpartisan policies and collaborations. Mark Barden, musician and executive director of the Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund, and Rick Korn, filmmaker, founded Artists for the Prevention of School Shootings and Youth Violence to raise awareness of school safety programs and other measures to keep children safe. children at school. .

City Winery’s performance will be filmed as part of a series of docu-concerts leading up to the release of “A Father’s Promise,” a feature-length documentary about Barden, whose son was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on the 14th. December 2012, and how he turned his tragedy into activism and rediscovered his lost passion for music.

The film commemorates the 10th anniversary of the deaths of 26 students and teachers in the bloodiest school massacre in US history. In addition to Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Tim McGraw and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels are featured in the documentary.

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