Sheryl Crow: New Album, New Tour and Wedding Bells?
October 18, 2005

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow rehearsed in Los Angeles for her first tour in three years, and she told "Extra" exclusively that this time around, fans can expect new tunes and some old favorites.

"It's great to have an exchange with the audience, which I haven't done in a while," said the singer about returning to the stage.

Also, for the first time, Crow's band will feature a huge string section, of which Sheryl told us, "It creates a whole different vibe on stage."

The tour is to promote "Wildflower," Crow's most introspective album yet. Sheryl wrote or co-wrote 11 songs on the album, many while traveling around Europe with no much more than a guitar and a tape deck. "It was time for me to just collect more stories and to have new experiences," she explained.

Among those new experiences was falling in the love with the man "Wildflower" is dedicated to: Crow's fiancé, seven-time back-to-back Tour de France winner and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong.

"My life changed in so many ways when I met Lance," Crow told us. "He reminds me everyday that the day I'm living right now I can't get back."

Crow's message runs through the set list on her nine-city tour. A bigger tour will follow, but before that…perhaps a wedding! "Somewhere in between this and doing a big tour, we're going to get married," she revealed. "And we would like to invite all of our fans, but we can't so we don't know what we're doing. We set a date and then we move it, we set a date and then we're just like let's run off, so I don't know."

Either way, this couple will be making beautiful music together for a long, long time.

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