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  • Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and political activist. Her music incorporates elements of rock, folk, hip hop, country, and pop.

    The discography of Sheryl Crow, an American singer-songwriter, consists of seven studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, thirty singles, six promotional singles, seven video albums, and thirty-one music videos. She has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

    After signing a contract with A&M Records and having her first attempt at a debut record rejected, Crow finally released Tuesday Night Music Club in 1993. It remains her most successful effort to date and one of the best-selling albums of the 90s, having sold more than eight million copies, internationally, by the end of the decade. Such hits as "All I Wanna Do", "Strong Enough", and "Can't Cry Anymore" garnered Crow's popularity on radio, while Tuesday Night Music Club became a Billboard 200 mainstay, spending exactly 100 weeks on the chart. In 1995, Crow won three Grammy Awards (out of five nominations), including for Best New Artist.

    Her second album, Sheryl Crow, was released in 1996 and debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, becoming Crows's second consecutive top-10 album, spending over a year on the chart and ranking as the one of the most sold albums of 1996 and 1997. In less than a year, the album was certified as triple platinum. The album produced five singles: "If It Makes You Happy", "Everyday is a Winding Road", "Hard to Make a Stand", "A Change Would Do You Good" and "Home", with the first two peaking at number ten and eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The self-titled record remains Crow's most critically acclaimed album to date. Crow won two Grammy Awards for this new effort in 1997 and one additional nomination in 1998. Shortly afterwards, Crow contributed to the Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack, writing and performing the theme song for the James Bond movie. The song became Crow's fifth top-20 hit in the UK and received nominations for a Golden Globe and a Grammy.

    Despite encountering difficulties in recording her third studio album, Crow released The Globe Sessions in 1998. Preceded by the hit single, "My Favorite Mistake", the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell more than two million copies in the United States. The Globe Sessions received five Grammy Award nominations, including for Album of the Year, but eventually won only for Best Rock Album. The next year, Crow's rendition of the song "Sweet Child O'Mine" was included in the Big Daddy soundtrack and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Also, Crow released her first live album, recorded at Central Park in the company of guest musicians such as Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks and Eric Clapton. The album was not as commercially successful as its predecessors, being certified as gold only in Canada. The album, though, garnered Crow three fresh Grammy nominations, eventually winning Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "There Goes the Neighborhood".

    C'mon C'mon (2002), her following release, debuted at number two in the US, Canada and United Kingdom. The album became her highest debut in several countries and produced the hit single "Soak Up the Sun". The album helped Crow win an American Music Award and five Grammy Award nominations. Once again, Crow won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, this time for the second single "Steve McQueen". In 2003, Crow released The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, her first greatest hits compilation. Propelled by the major hit single "The First Cut Is the Deepest", the album went on to sell over 4 million copies in the United States alone, staying inside the Billboard 200 for 80 weeks. Crow won two American Music Awards the next year in the categories Favorite Rock/Pop Female Artist and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

    Her fifth studio album, Wildflower (2005) debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Canadian Albums chart. The album was certified as platinum in less than a year and spawned the single "Always on Your Side" that became Crow's ninth Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hit. Wildflower received three Grammy nominations. In 2008, Crow released Detours, her first album in three years. Like its last two predecessors, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for over 20 weeks and becoming one of the year's best-sold albums. Her most recent album, 100 Miles from Memphis, was released in 2010 and became her last album on A&M Records. Read more
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest.
    A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" has been described as radically altering the parameters of popular music in 1965. His recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

    Dylan's lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, and the music and performance styles of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning fifty years, has explored numerous distinct traditions in American song from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

    Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.

    Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
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  • Miranda Lambert

    Miranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records.
    Lambert made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. This album, which was certified Platinum in the United States, also produced the singles "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
     
    After Epic's Nashville division closed, Lambert was transferred to Columbia Records Nashville for her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which was released in early 2007. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles ("Famous in a Small Town", "Gunpowder & Lead", and "More Like Her") were all Top 20 hits, with "Gunpowder & Lead" becoming her first Top 10 country hit in July 2008. Lambert's third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Five singles have been released from the album, including Lambert's two Number One hits "The House That Built Me," which spent four weeks at the top of the chart, and "Heart Like Mine". Lambert has also been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.
     
    In 2011, Lambert married fellow country singer Blake Shelton. She also released "Baggage Claim", the first single from her fourth album Four the Record, and collaborated with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Pressley in the side project Pistol Annies.

    The discography of Miranda Lambert, an American country artist, consists of four studio albums, one extended play, seven other appearances, 14 singles, and 12 music videos. In 2001, Lambert released a self-titled and self-financed independent album. After gaining exposure as the third-place winner of the television competition Nashville Star, Lambert signed with Epic Nashville in 2004.
     
    Lambert's debut major-label album, Kerosene, was released in March 2005. Although its debut single, "Me and Charlie Talking", only reached #27 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #18 on the Billboard 200 list. The second single, entitled "Bring Me Down", was a second Top 40 hit. The release did not spawn a major hit until the title track was issued, peaking at #15 on the Hot Country Songs chart, pressing the album to certify platinum in the United States. Her third album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in May 2007, and also debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart, but peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 list. The title track was released as the lead single, but only peaked at #50. The album's second single, "Famous in a Small Town", became her highest-peaking hit at that point, reaching #14 in mid 2007. It was the third spawned single, entitled "Gunpowder & Lead", that yielded Lambert her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Country Chart, peaking at #7. The song's background and story yielded Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to certify gold in the United States in 2008, after selling 500,000 copies. The final single, "More Like Her", became her fourth Top 20 hit, after peaking at #17 in early 2009.
     
    Her most recent album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. It became Lambert's third release to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, while also debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200. The lead single, "Dead Flowers", was released in May 2009, and peaked within the Top 40. The album's second and third singles, "White Liar" and "The House That Built Me", have become her highest charting singles to date. The final two singles from Revolution were "Only Prettier" and "Heart Like Mine", the latter has become Miranda's second number one hit. Miranda Lambert has sold about 3 million records according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Her fourth studio album, Four the Record, was released on November 1, 2011. The album's first single, "Baggage Claim," became Lambert's highest debuting single at number 33 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. A deluxe edition was also released on November 1 featuring a bonus song and a DVD. Read more
  • Jack White

    Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975 in Detroit), American rock musician, producer, and actor. He is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the rock duo The White Stripes and more recently guitarist and vocalist of The Raconteurs, and drummer and vocalist for the band The Dead Weather. White produced Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose in 2004, which won them a Grammy for best country album, and an additional Grammy for best country collaboration for the song Portland Oregon.
    The Love Interruption Songfacts reports that his debut solo single, Love Interruption, was made available on January 30, 2012 at White’s pay-to-join club Vault and at Jackwhiteiii.com. A week later, it was released on the singer’s preferred format, vinyl. It was produced by the ex White Stripe and recorded at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville along with its exclusive non-LP B-side Machine Gun Silhouette.
     
    His blaring guitar solos and ability to pull sound from the simplest of “instruments” are his greatest strengths along with his desire to partner with female vocalists.
     
    He currently resides in Tennessee. He announced his divorce in 2011 from wife since 2005, fellow musician Karen Elson, and they have two children. Third Man Records (White’s label) and Elson’s clothing boutique are also located there. Read more