Sheryl Crow, a musician from Los Angeles, says that her decision to embrace a country lifestyle and soak up the sunshine away from Los Angeles ultimately saved her life.
The Grammy Award-winning singer empathized over the weekend with her audience members who were going through tough times.
She said, “I understand how difficult it can be for young people. I’m not sure if anyone else has experienced the same pain as I did in my youth. But these are tricky waters now.”
People magazine reported that she told them, “It was the nature that saved me.” She said this before performing “Cross Creek Road”
The 61-year-old shared, “So I moved to Nashville, and I bought myself a farm.” “I sat under the trees, and asked God for some answers, and ended up writing this song.”
Crow moved to Nashville in 2003. She told Rolling Stone that she “completely related to Nashville” because of her many friends who were also involved in the music industry. I like the friendly atmosphere and homey feel. “I feel a sense of relaxation over my entire body, which I don’t usually feel in New York or L.A.”
She told the New York Times she purchased her farm just two weeks after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
She said, “I felt like I didn’t have roots anywhere.”
Crow, who adopted Wyatt in 2007 and Levi in 2010, noted that Tennessee was the perfect place to raise her kids – far from the cameras, there are no paparazzi there.
“It’s great to have my kids grow up with the mentality that they live in a community, they owe their good fortune to helping other people.”