Sheryl Crow Talks Michael Jackson, Performs Tonight in Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular

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Pop/folk singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow is set to perform at the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” tonight on NBC.

The program will air at 8PM and will spotlight a number of other artists such as Jeniffer Lopez, Heather Headley, Craig Campbell, Jamie Barton, Charlie Puth, Haile Steinfeld, Lady Antebellum, and Brad Paisley, along with the West Point Glee Club Band and the USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York.

Crow, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning musician, who claims fame to a stylized sound using a variety of different genres like blues, pop, rock, folk and country, spoke with Foo Fighters’ lead guitarist Chris Shiflett on his most recent weekly Walking The Floor podcast.

Covering ground on topics like the recent release of her tenth studio album Be Myself (released via Wylie Songs/Warner Bros.), and her summer tour with country legend Willie Nelson, the 55-year-old from Kennet, Missouri shared some insight to her time as a backing vocalist for Michael Jackson.

“I got to witness a lot of different styles of fronting and running bands,” Crow said. “It was really good for me. Not everyone has the opportunity to have different master classes for how to do it… Michael’s tour was more like a Broadway show… We went out every night and we did the exact same thing… His patter was the same every night. I went out and did two duets with him. It was very staged. Lots of choreography. That show, we did the same every night for a year and a half.”

Crow’s tour with Nelson (in his Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival) kicked off this past weekend in Dallas, Texas. For information on tickets, and a full list of dates, visit Sheryl Crow’s official website.

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