NPR had a good interview with Sheryl Crow today (listen here). Here’s a couple of interesting things I learned:
Crow actually produced an album prior to her official debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club. But she asked her label, A&M Records, NOT to release it because she didn’t think it represented who she was as an artist. She felt that it was “too slick” and over-produced. Surprisingly, A&M obliged.
The lyrics for Crow’s breakout hit, All I Wanna Do, were adapted from a poem by American poet Wyn Cooper. At the time, Sheryl Crow was a complete unknown (as was Cooper). Little did Cooper know that the royalties that from this one song would allow him to quit his job and become a full time poet.