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Greenerpalooza III Something to Crow About

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Nine Grammy Awards, six top ten studio albums on the Billboard 200 charts, three American Music Awards and an ASCAP Pop Music Award….this year’s Greenerpalooza artist is nothing if not prolific.

Yes, Sheryl Crow is a true American icon who has played to sold out audiences across the world and now she will be headlining this year’s Greenerpalooza III show at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford on August 12th with special guest Colbie Caillat.

sheryl-crow1For those of you who are unaware of what exactly Greenerpalooza is, it’s a celebration of energy efficiency and environmental consciousness in the Granite State. Each year, thousands of concert goers descend upon the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion to visit an eco village showcasing the latest green products while also enjoying some great music.

This year’s Greenerpalooza artist certainly embraces green causes as evidenced by her hit song with Ben Harper titled “Gasoline.” She has also actively supported organizations such as Stop Global Warming and the Nature Conservancy as well as joining Dave Matthews, Guster and other music superstars to form the Green Music Group, a coalition of musicians and fans dedicated to environmental action. And in terms of her musical chops, just check out these pieces of Sheryl Crow history from her online bio at www.sherylcrow.com:

Each of her previous studio albums has charted Top 10 and earned at least platinum certification. The seven times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club hit #3 and earned three Grammys–Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the classic “All I Wanna Do.” The album also featured “Strong Enough,” “Can’t Cry Anymore,” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”

1996’s triple platinum Sheryl Crow (#6) earned the Grammy for Best Rock Album and, for “If It Makes You Happy,” Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 1998’s platinum The Globe Sessions (#5) also garnered the Best Rock Album Grammy, as its “Everyday Is A Winding Road” and “My Favorite Mistake” both reached the Pop Top 20.

The new millennium brought 2002’s platinum C’mon C’mon (#2), whose gold “Soak Up The Sun” peaked in the Top 20 and “Steve McQueen” again nabbed her a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy. The 2003 greatest hits compilation, the four times platinum The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow, was also a #2 charter, featuring a new recording, a cover of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is The Deepest.” 2005’s platinum Wildflower (#2) featured the duet with Sting, “Always On Your Side.”

Crow will be joined by opener Colbie Caillat whose “CoCo” debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and remained in the top 20 of the chart more than half a year after the CD’s release. The single “Bubbly” spent a staggering 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and four weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart. “Bubbly” has also been certified platinum; signaling sales of more than 2.6 million downloads. The CD’s second single “Realize,” about a friend, who was secretly in love with Caillat, was also a huge hit. And the third is proving to be the charm as “Little Things” is following the path of its predecessors.

The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and Public Service of New Hampshire have joined together to sponsor Greenerpalooza III in partnership with the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion with New Hampshire Business Review serving as media sponsor. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at:  http://www.meadowbrook.net/?page=event_info&show_code=081210.

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director