Sheryl goes home. Buys a church on the Internet.

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“Sheryl Crow, 51, has sold over 50 million pop and rock albums.  She moved across the country from Los Angeles to Nashville, a place that, according to the title of her new album, “Feel’s Like Home.”…Today, Ms. Crow’s own home consists of a spacious stone mansion, a two-story barn and a church that she bought online for $5,000…

…Ms. Crow’s new songs reveal the singer’s search for a home of her own. “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was kind of a soul-searching time for me, and I realized the one thing that I didn’t have in my life was roots.”…For the past seven years Ms. Crow has been in Nashville, where she says there are no paparazzi. Her two adopted sons, Levi and Wyatt, aged 3 and 6, can finally go to school without being photographed.

….Her parents, who have been married for nearly 60 years, raised her in a small town of “churchgoing, hardworking people.” Ms. Crow considers herself a Christian, but she doesn’t subscribe to specific religious rules. That didn’t stop her from buying a dilapidated church on the Internet, which she had shipped to her house and restored near the stables on her property, for her personal use. “Since I was 21, I’ve always had a strong relationship and an everyday, ongoing dialogue with a higher power,” she says. “He or She seems to be most evident in nature, which I guess is why I’m so environmentally driven to preserve what we have around here…”

~ Sheryl Crow.  Read full interview in wsj.com: Sheryl Crow Goes Country


Image Credit; Sheryl Crow’s new album “Feel’s Like Home” can be found here.


Comments

  1. I think there is something incredibly sacred about having personal conversations with a higher power. Whether one finds that peace in a house of worship or not – the impact of her restoring a church to be her place of refuge is very cool in my view. Whatever works.

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    • Yes, hits middle age, needs to get grounded. I found it to be a great article. Esp discussion around her kids. She’s been through a lot (Breast Cancer, Lance Armstrong). Happy she’s landed.

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  2. Another great talent from small-town, Southeast Missouri. 🙂

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  3. Inspiring. One doesn’t have to worry about anything while having personal conversations with a higher power because deep down in our heart we all know that HE knows us more than ourselves.

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  4. I am quite certain I would slip into a ‘pew’ in Chery’s church and feel right at home…

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  5. I’ve always admired Sheryl Crow and I now I find her even more inspiring. Thank you for sharing her story!

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  1. […] digest mansion – but I haven’t been, so let’s just call it a house. Still, she bought a church on ebay. And paid for shipping. Even Kanye West hasn’t done […]

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