Sheryl Crow Remembers Her First Time
When Crow finally heard herself on the radio for the first time, she was in a very successful place. Literally. "The first time I heard myself on the radio, I was in a rented car because my car had broken down," Crow told Radio.com. "I had an old Corvair and it wasn't working. I rented a little convertible Volkswagen for the week while it got worked on. I was driving through Beverly Hills of all places and 'Leaving Las Vegas' came on the radio. It was just such a California experience: beautiful weather, top down [and] my song came on the radio."
Crow had relocated to Los Angeles from Missouri, where she was a teacher, to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and songwriter. And that particular California moment was experienced by Crow like many of the city's commuters: alone in her own car.
"I'm just looking at the cars around me going, 'That's me!'" Crow recounted. "It was such a surreal experience and I remember it so well. Obviously nobody knew who I was but I am a small town girl from Missouri and to be in the height of glamour and money, right there in Beverly Hills and to have your song come on the radio, I felt like, 'Yes I've made it! I've made it! Where is everybody? It's playing!' It was a really, really fun moment." more on this story
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