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Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. Her music blends country, pop, folk, and blues rock into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. Crow is also a noted political activist who uses her fame to promote causes she supports. Crow graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Education. She was a member of the school's Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After graduation, she worked as a elementary school music teacher at Kellison in Fenton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. She worked there in order to live closer to her fiancé. Teaching during the day allowed her the opportunity to sing in bands on the weekends. She was introduced to a local musician and producer named Jay Oliver. He had a thriving studio in the basement of his parent's home in St. Louis and helped her by using her in advertising jingles. Her first jingle was a back-to-school spot for the St. Louis department store Famous-Barr. McDonald's and Toyota commercial jingles soon followed. She was recently quoted in a 60 Minutes segment as saying she made $50,000 on her McDonald's commercial alone.