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Sheryl Crow Celebrates Album Release at The Franklin Theatre with Sold Out Concert Event

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Sheryl Crow Celebrates Album Release at The Franklin Theatre with Sold Out Concert Event

Concert performance for release of Evolution, nine-time GRAMMY® award winner Sheryl Crow’s 11th full- length studio album, took place on March 23rd at The Franklin Theatre and was presented by Southall; concert will be televised nationally on PBS later this year 

FRANKLIN, TN (April 2nd, 2024) – Sheryl Crow, the nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and 2023 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, celebrated the release of her 11th full-length studio album, Evolution, at The Franklin Theatre on March 23rd, 2024 with a special concert event.

The concert sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale with ticket buyers coming in from ten states ranging from California to New York to be part of the special engagement. It was also simulcast live to a capacity audience outside of the Franklin Theatre near downtown Franklin’s historic square.

The event was in part made possible by presenting sponsor Southall as well as label Big Machine.

“Southall believes in supporting the Franklin community, and is proud to have been the presenting sponsor for this event. To have a generational talent like Sheryl performing at Franklin Theatre, one of the most treasured institutions in our community, made for a truly magical experience we won’t ever forget,” said Paul Mishkin, Owner Southall Farm and Inn.

The concert was filmed and broadcast to a national audience on PBS later in the year, marking the first in a series of special events at the Franklin Theatre. Sheryl’s set list included all tracks from her new album Evolution including the album singles Alarm Clock, Evolution Do It Again and Digging In The Dirt. She closed the show with fan favorites If It Makes You Happy, Soak Up the Sun, and Everyday Is a Winding Road.

“Sheryl Crow is one of the most delightful human beings I’ve had the privilege to meet, and her music speaks to her compassion,” said Becky Magura, President and CEO of Nashville PBS. “This PBS concert is the perfect blend of celebrating all of her tremendous hits with a few new tunes sprinkled in before a hometown audience, at the Historic Franklin Theatre, that came with a heart full of love!  It’s PBS Arts is at its best!”

More on Evolution

Evolution, via The Valory Music Group. Featuring nine new songs, the album is produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr) came out on March 29th. Stream Evolution HERE.

Evolution features standout tracks “Do It Again,” the sole track on the album produced by John Shanks, and “Digging In The Dirt” featuring Peter Gabriel, which is available exclusively on the digital deluxe version of the album. Crow took to TV for stirring live performances of the album’s contemplative title track, “Evolution,” on both Good Morning America and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Evolution also features the single “Alarm Clock,” co-written by Crow with Elizondo and Emily Weisband.  Critical acclaim for these songs has poured in:

““Alarm Clock” is an uplifting rocker emitting more ’90s Crow vibes, and pinpoints protecting the simpler pleasures in life” – American Songwriter

“Sheryl Crow ponders artificial intelligence in “Evolution.”…The song is a broad-shouldered rock anthem, bolstered by strings and a squealing lead-guitar solo.” – The New York Times

“Sheryl Crow Covers “Digging in the Dirt” with Peter Gabriel…Though Crow stays faithful to the original lyrics, her version adds power chords that give the song a more rock-centric feel.” – Consequence

Crow publicly stated that she would not release another full-length album after Threads (2018), so Evolution comes as a welcome surprise. “Everything is more song oriented now with streaming, and making an album is a huge endeavor.” says Crow. “I started sending just a couple of demos to Mike, but the songs just kept flowing out of me and it was pretty obvious this was going to be an album.”

Evolution is Sheryl Crow at her most authentically human self. “This music and these lyrics came from sitting in the quiet and writing from a deep soul place. I said I’d never make another record, thought there was no point to it. But this music comes from my soul. And I hope whoever hears this record can feel that.”

Sheryl Crow is a nine-time GRAMMY AWARD recipient and an American music icon. Her first nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven charted in the Top 10, and five were certified for Multi-Platinum sales. Crow has been feted by a new generation of singer-songwriters who have covered her songs and talked about her influence, including Phoebe Bridgers, H.E.R, Haim, Maren Morris, Lorde, Sasami, Best Coast, and Brandi Carlile.

Evolution Tracklist:
1. Alarm Clock
2. Do It Again
3. Love Life
4. You Can’t Change The Weather
5. Evolution
6. Where
7. Don’t Walk Away
8. Broken Record
9. Waiting In The Wings
10. Digging In The Dirt (Digital Deluxe Only)

Evolution (Deluxe) Tracklist:
1. Alarm Clock
2. Digging In The Dirt (featuring Peter Gabriel)
3. Do It Again
4. Love Life
5. You Can’t Change The Weather
6. Evolution
7. Where?
8. Don’t Walk Away
9. Broken Record
10. Waiting In The Wings

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ABOUT THE FRANKLIN THEATRE

Following a complete restoration by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County in 2011, the historic Franklin Theatre (Est. 1937), re-opened its doors as a state-of-the-art live music venue featuring performances by world-renowned artists.  The theatre also honors its heritage by continuing to show movies. The Theatre’s mission is to provide world-class, diverse performing arts experiences to residents and visitors alike and to be a platform for local philanthropic engagement and education, all delivered with unparalleled guest service. For more information about The Franklin Theatre, visit  www.franklintheatre.com.

ABOUT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY
Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has been dedicated to preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, PumpkinFest and Dickens of a Christmas bring an estimated 300,000+ locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year, creating more than $10 million in economic impact annually. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre, Downtown Franklin Association, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, and its newest historic adaptive reuse project, The Moore-Morris History & Culture Center of Williamson County. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit www.williamsonheritage.org.