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Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow sang backup for stars like Rod Stewart before becoming a star in own right. Her 1996 album Sheryl Crow won two Grammys.
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The diagnosis shocked the singer. "It doesn't run in my family," she explained to Shape magazine. "And I've always worked out and been fit, so I figured I'd never get sick. But when I was diagnosed, I realized disease isn't about how fit you are. In my mind, it's so much more about how you live your life and how much stress you're under."
Fortunately, Crow’s cancer was caught in the early stages. She had a lumpectomy and underwent seven weeks of radiation. After completing her treatment,
Crow bought a horse farm near Nashville -- fulfilling a childhood dream. She later went on tour with John Mayer that year.
Again hitting the road, Crow went on her Stop Global Warming College Tour in April 2007. She continued to show her dedication to environmental causes, performing at the Live Earth concerts that July. Pursuing her dream of becoming a mother, Crow adopted son Wyatt that year.
In 2008, Crow released her sixth studio album, Detours. "It's about how I feel things are going in the world and what’s happened to me the last couple of years -- the end of a relationship, adopting a baby," she told Entertainment Weekly. The magazine described the recording as "her best-sounding work in nearly a decade." To make the recording, she reunited with Bill Bottrell, who produced her first album.
Politically active, Crow has been given away free digital copies of her Detours album to support the Rock the Vote's youth registration drive. The first 50,000 who got three friends to register would be able to get their free copy. "This is our moment to wake up and seize our power regarding the future of this nation and what it stands for," Crow writes on the Rock the Vote website. She also played at an environmental-themed event related to the Democratic National Convention in August 2008. In 2010, Crow released her seventh studio album, 100 Miles From Memphis.
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