Sheryl Crow is a talented musician with a new country album, “Feels like Home.” She has also teamed up with One A Day Women’s and Feeding America on the “Nutrition Mission” to help feed the close to 50 million Americans at risk of going hungry.
In an interview with Examiner.com, she discusses her involvement with One A Day Women’s and Feeding America, surprisingly hidden talent, and transition into country music.
Examiner: How did you get involved with One A Day Women’s and Feeding America on the “Nutrition Mission?"
Crow: Food insecurity is a problem in America with nearly 50 million Americans living in food insecure households. I am so proud to be teaming up with One A Day Women’s and Feeding America this Hunger Action Month on year two of One A Day Women’s Nutrition Mission, an ongoing, national charitable campaign. Since the start of Nutrition Mission, One A Day Women’s has donated four million meals to Feeding America’s network of more than 200 food banks, which helps distribute food to communities across America. Additionally, One A Day Women’s is awarding $100,000 in grants to four local food banks to help people continue the fight against hunger.
Examiner: How can we get involved?
Crow: Fighting hunger in America starts locally and together we can make a real difference. Visit www.NutritionMission.com to read the winning Nutrition Mission grants contest stories and learn how you can help in your local communities.
Examiner: You’re such a talented musician, but what is one other talent people would be shocked to know you have?
Crow: I’ve been known to be a great baton twirler.
Examiner: You're known as one of the most amazing female rock stars, so was it 'easy' transitioning into country music?
Crow: I’m from Missouri, so I’ve always been a country girl at heart. When I broke into the business, country wasn’t what it is today and so my music fell into the rock category. Not much has changed; I always want to tell a story through my music and no one does it better than country. That’s why my album is called Feels Like Home – country is a natural fit for me.
Examiner: How do you think fans will respond to the change?
Crow: I’ve got the best fans, and they are well accustomed to me having a country base – it’s at the core of what I’ve always done - so I think they’ll embrace it effortlessly. I also hope to engage some of the core country fans as well with my new record.
Examiner: What can fans expect from your new album "Feels like Home," and when is the release date?
Crow: The album was released on September 10th – we’ve been getting a great response on the road - I’m so thrilled it’s finally time for everyone to listen to the album, and I can only hope they love it as much as I do.
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