Crow's Album Inspired By Rove Falling Out

Subscribe to Sheryl Crow alerts

Sheryl Crow went political with her new album DETOURS following her run-in with U.S. chief of staff Karl Rove last year (07). The campaigning singer was inspired to pen tracks including God Bless This Mess and Make It Go Away (Radiation Song) following the infamous White House dinner bust-up, which was sparked by her asking Rove to discuss the American government's climate change policy. During the incident, Rove demanded Crow not touch him after she grabbed his arm. Crow reportedly replied, "You can't speak to us like that, you work for us," and Rove is then said to have retorted, "I don't work for you, I work for the American people." The headline-making fall out pushed Crow into recording the politically-charged Detours. She tells Rolling Stone, "I'm shaking even talking about it again. I feel like I got his stink on me. "To have someone bring you to a height of your anger and frustration, and to be shot down that way - it was a pivotal moment for me. It became the impetus for making this record so political.


Tags: Sheryl Crow - Karl Rove

Subscribe to Sheryl Crow alerts

More Sheryl Crow

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer

After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit...

Get Ready For Tortuga Music Festival 2014 Headlined By Eric Church And Luke Bryan

Following the excitement of the Academy of Country Music Awards at the weekend, it's only right to give a little reminder of what's coming next...

Lake Bell And Ashley Greene Deny Paparazzi Decent Shots At Marchesa Show During NY Fashion Week - Part 1

Several well-dressed familiar females hit the seats at the Marchesa Spring/Summer 2014 show which took place during the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Among them...

Schoolboy Blues: Mick Jagger Wanted To Be A Teacher!

Mick Jagger considered being a teacher, a politician and a journalist. 'Start Me Up' singer revealed his early career plans during a televised interview. Speaking...


Warfare on 'The Voice' At Top 8 Pull Out All The Stops

The top eight singers on The Voice took their performances to another level on Monday evening (May 27, 2013), with fire, feather and cowboy boots...

Sheryl Crow And Lance: Country Star Knew About Doping?

Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong dated from 2003 until 2006, before breaking off their engagement. However, during the relationship, Armstrong rode in the Tour de...

CMT Awards 2012 - Results Are Top Secret For First Time Ever

The 2012 CMT Country Music Awards took place on Monday (December 3, 2012) in Nashville but this year, the winners will be kept top secret...

Sheryl Crow Gets Behind New Food Campaign To Help Poor Families

Sheryl Crow is getting behind a new campaign to ensure that America's poorest families have access to healthy meals. The writer of hits like All...



Sheryl Crow Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sheryl Crow

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All